Green beer, Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, and general revelry ... sounds like St. Patrick’s Day to me. Here are a few places where you can get your inner Irish on.
Not surprisingly, St. Paddy’s Day is a pretty big deal at the newly renovated, re-concepted and renamed Slainte Irish Pub + Kitchen (1500 Gateway Blvd., 561/742-4190). The Boynton Beach eatery begins its holiday celebration on Friday, March 16, with a sixth anniversary bash. There will be free birthday cake during lunch, complimentary bar bites during happy hour, $5 Irish beers from 4 p.m. until close, live entertainment and assorted giveaways.
On Saturday there’s the sixth annual St. Baldrick’s Day party and fundraiser for kids fighting cancer. There’s an Irish breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., head shaving to support the fight against cancer from 2 to 9 p.m., plus kiddie and big kid activities. Then Sunday comes the big bash—from 3 p.m. until close with food and drink specials, live music from several different local bands, a Guinness beer truck and more. As if that isn’t enough ...
At Deck 84 (840 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/665-8484) they’ll be throwing a party after the Delray Beach Parade on Saturday, March 16. Look for drink specials like the Little Leprechaun (Irishman whiskey and Fireball whiskey liqueur) and Irish Crunch (Irishman Irish cream and Fireball), as well as traditional Irish fare like corned beef hash, corned beef and cabbage, and Guinness beer cheese soup. Live music starts at 1 p.m.
Party the night away at Il Bacio (29 SE 2nd Ave., 561/865-7785). The Delray niteclub-lounge-restaurant kicks off the festivities at 3 p.m., with $4 beers, Bailey’s and Jamisons until 7 p.m. The kitchen will be dishing up Angus burgers, barbecued chicken, meatball sammies and shortribs with polenta. Live music and a DJ until 2 a.m.
And over at the Little House (480 E. Ocean Ave., 561/420-0573) you can celebrate the day in your PJs. Literally. Chrissie Benoit’s cute, tiny Boynton Beach restaurant is hosting their usual Sunday brunch, fortified by a pajama contest. Show up in your best sleepwear (and we don’t mean birthday suit), dig into green eggs and ham, swill down Bloody Marys from the bottomless BM bar and see if you’re the winner. If you are, you’ll get free brunch for two every weekend in April. No four-leaf clovers necessary.