St. Patrick's Day Column

Mar 15, 2006 at 4:00 am
Al Hrabosky's VIP Party: Featuring green beer on tap and an assortment of green shots. Fri., March 17, 11 a.m.-3 a.m., $5. Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon, 800 Cerre St., St. Louis, 314-241-6969,

Berkshire Grill's St. Pat's Day: Drink and appetizer specials and corned beef and cabbage featured all day. Fri., March 17. Berkshire Bar & Grill, 1630 Gravois Rd, 636-449-4500.

Deaver's St. Patrick's Day: Enjoy Irish bagpipers from 10 p.m. to close Thursday and Friday. Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar, 2109 Charbonier Rd, Florissant, 314-838-0002.

Dervish: Traditional Irish folk music from the Sligo-based ensemble. Sat., March 18, 8 p.m., $7-$15. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, UM-St. Louis (1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Rd), Normandy, 314-516-4949,

Dressel's St. Paddy's Day: St. Pat's menu includes corned beef, cabbage and new potatoes; live music form 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring Tom Hall, and Barb and Ted playing Celtic and folk music; plus games and prizes. Fri., March 17, 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m., free. Dressel's, 419 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-1060.

Fr. William Faherty, S.J.: Author of The St. Louis Irish: An Unmatched Celtic Community discusses and signs copies of his book about the lucky Irish who landed in St. Louis. Fri., March 17, 2 p.m., free with regular garden admission. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 314-577-9400,

Growler's Creve Coeur St. Pat's Day: Breakfast buffet starting at 6 a.m., corned beef and cabbage at 11 a.m. and live music by the Tommy Martin Irish Duo from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fri., March 17, 6 a.m. Growler's Pub, 763 Old Ballas, St. Louis, 314-432-3110.

Growler's Sunset Hills St. Pat's Day: Breakfast buffet starting at 6 a.m., corned beef and cabbage at 11 a.m. and live music by The Barley Boys from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and JD the DJ live in the heated tent out on the patio starting at 8 p.m. Fri., March 17. Growler's Pub, 3811 S Lindbergh, St. Louis, 314-984-9009.

Helen Fitzgerald's St. Pat's Day: Breakfast buffet from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., live broadcast from Y98, corned beef and cabbage, heated beer tent, Irish dancers, bagpipers and specials all day long. Fri., March 17. Helen Fitzgerald's, 3660 S. Lindbergh, Sunset Hills, 314-984-0026.

Hessler's Pub St. Pat's Day: Featuring green eggs and ham, lunch specials, bag pipers and Bud Light girls. Fri., March 17, 7 a.m. Hessler's Pub & Grill, 11804 Tesson Ferry Rd. (Plaza 21), St. Louis, 314-842-4050.

Ancient Order of Hibernians' St. Patrick's Day Parade: Come to the 23rd annual St. Pat's Day Parade which starts south of the Tamm Avenue overpass at Oakland Avenue, then continues south to Tamm Avenue, past St. James the Greater Catholic Church, and ends at Manchester Road. Fri., March 17, 12:30 p.m., free.

John D. McGurk's St. Patrick's Day: Live Irish music all day and night, performers include Bernie and Barbra McDonald, Darren Maloney, John Higgins and Laura Kerr. Fri., March 17, 10 a.m., $5. John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, 1200 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-776-8309,

Maggie's O'Brien's St. Pat's Day Party: Maggie O's is a downtown landmark, celebrating St. Pat's since 1980; come enjoy corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, cod, fish and chips and a full day of drinks and fun. Fri., March 17, 10-3 a.m. Maggie O'Brien's, 2000 Market St., St. Louis, 314-421-1388.

Nick's St. Pat's Day: Opening at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nick's is serving up all-you-can-eat green eggs and ham with biscuits and gravy from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and corned beef and cabbage with potatoes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; grab an Irish coffee on the way to the parade and return there afterward to enjoy some of the many Irish beers, liquor and food specialties; green beer is served all day long and live Irish music begins at 10 a.m. Fri., March 17, 8 a.m.-3 a.m., $4 cover charge after 1 p.m. Nick's Irish Pub, 6001 Manchester, St. Louis, 314-781-7806.

Patrick's at Westport's Free Irish Breakfast: Free breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and live broadcast from 101.1 the River; free giveaways and green beer. Fri., March 17, 5-1 a.m. Patrick's, 342 West Port Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue), Maryland Heights, 314-878-6767.

Pat's Bar and Grill St. Patrick's Day: On Thursday, KSHE 95 will broadcast live at 1 p.m., the River City Rage players and cheerleaders will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. and music by Kiss the Sky starts at 9 p.m.; On St. Pat's Friday, KSHE's broadcast starts at noon, the parade starts there at 12:30 p.m. and Kiss the Sky plays at 9 p.m. $5 cover after 5 p.m. on Friday. Pat's Bar and Grill, 6400 Oakland Ave. (At Tamm Ave), St. Louis, 314-647-6553,

St. Louis Irish Arts: A festive evening of songs, music and dance in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Sat., March 18, 7 p.m., $4-$10, call 636-207-2541 for tickets. Marquette High School, 2341 Clarkson, St. Louis.

Soulard Charity Pub Crawl: Soulard area bars offer food and drink discounts to crawl participants; purchase a bracelet at participating bars; e-mail stpatscharitypubcrawl for a complete list of bars and additional details. Sat., March 18, starting at 11:30 a.m., $10 for a bracelet, 314-471-4612.

St. Pat's Day Party at the Park: A buffet of corned beef, bangers and mash, Shepard's pie, Irish soda bread, Irish stew, boiled cabbage, colcannon and more, plus music by the Ultra Violets. Fri., March 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. in the Black Stallion. Fairmount Park, 9301 Collinsville Rd., Collinsville, 618-345-4300,

Syberg's St. Patrick's Day and Anniversary Celebration: Join Syberg's to celebrate St. Pat's Day and also their 26th anniversary; opening at 7 a.m., get ready for the parade with free breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; there's also drink specials, giveaways and Irish food all day long, plus visits from the Bud Light Bus and Irish bagpipers — it's tradition! Fri., March 17, 7-1 a.m. Syberg's-Gravois, 7802 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, 314-832-3560.