Here are a bevy of Leprechaun-approved spots to get your green on for Sonoma County’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2016. Have a favorite spot we missed? Add it in the comments below.
Healdsburg is ground zero for the local St. Pat’s celebrations, starting early with a parade, and ending late with plenty of Guiness and Irish coffee.
B&B Lounge: A parade and corned beef feed that started as a lark more than 15 years ago has become a Healdsburg tradition. Corned beef and cabbage starts at 1p.m., drinking starts at 6a.m.1239 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.
John and Zeke’s Bar: Corned beef and cabbage start at 4p.m., drinking at 6a.m., 420 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.
Healdsburg Bar and Grill: Drink for the Dogs, to benefit Greendog Rescue Project from 11a.m. to 9pm., 345 Healdsburg
Costeaux French Bakery Cafe: Green eggs and ham until 3p.m., 417 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg
Spoonbar at the H2 Hotel: A toast to bartender Fred Dagnino of SF’s famed Buena Vista Cafe who served up SF’s Buena Vista’s legendary Irish Coffee for over 43 years. Dagnino died recently, but at last count had served over 4 million Irish Coffees. Corned beef and cabbage, Irish trivia, benefit for Healdsburg Education Foundation, 5-8p.m.
Jasper O’Farrell’s Pub: Irish entertainment and beers a’plenty. Food from Barley and Hops’ Kyle Gray. 6957 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol, 829-2062.
Woodfour Brewing: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right with a new beer release: Nurple the Gnome’s Sack of Secret Herbs, as well as the new St. Patty Melt and other menu items 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol.
Murphy’s Irish Pub: You can take the high road or the low road, but all roads lead to Sonoma when it comes to annual St. Paddy’s parties. Just off the town square, this pub has one of the rip-roarin-est parties in the county, with plenty of Emerald Isle brews, whiskeys and cock o’tails. Bagpipes start at 1:30p.m., 4:15p.m. features a performance by the Kennan School of Dance geared toward kids. Live music. 464 First St. East, Sonoma.
Friar Tuck’s Pub: Costumed bagpipers belt out Danny Boy and other Irish tunes throughout the day, green beer flows and nearly 1000 pounds of corned beef steam at this Cotati pub. Family-friendly fun from 11a.m. to 9p.m., over 21 after 9p.m. . Open until 2a.m., 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 792.9847
Maguire’s Pub: The former Finbar Devine’s Irish Pub opens early and will serve Corned Beef and Cabbage all day. Kingsborough kicks off the live music at 8p.m., Keenan Irish Dance School at 5:45p.m., Outdoor service, four open bars will have Guinness beer and Jameson Irish whiskey “flowing like water”. 145 Kentucky St., Petaluma, 762-9800.
Ruth McGowan’s Brewpub: On the menu, corned beef and cabbage and carrot cake, lunch 12-2, dinner 5-8p.m., $15.99. 131 E First St., Cloverdale, 894-9610.
The Nutty Bar and Restaurant: Each St. Patrick’s Day, the shamrock-hat and beer-goggle crowd overrun this usually-quiet local bar to the bemusement of regulars. Menu includes a corned beef sandwich, corned beef and cabbage and “jacked potatoes” with melted cheddar, jack, bacon, green onions and ranch. Bar open until 2a.m., Kitchen from 11a.m.-8p.m.995 Piner Rd., Santa Rosa, 544-1447.
Stout Brothers: This cozy faux-tiqued public house will still be packed to the rafters with whiskey and beer-drinking revelers on St. Pats. 527 4th Street, Santa Rosa, 636-0240.
Toad in the Hole Pub: Corned beef and cabbage, outdoor beer garden, bagpipes and live music. No cover. 116 Fifth St, Santa Rosa.
Willie Bird’s Restaurant: Corned beef and cabbage abounds, 1150 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.