Pubs around here take St. Patrick’s day seriously, opening their doors (and taps) as early as 6 a.m. for all-day, corned-beef-fueled parties filled with live music and good Irish cheer. Here are five picks. Feel free to add your own to the comments.
—Order up a pint a Guinness and some fish n’ chips and take in the St. Paddy’s Day lineup: New England Americana All Stars, Comanchero and Three Day Threshold. Doors at 5 p.m., show ~6-9 p.m., when you start seeing leprechauns, up to you.
Party All Day at The Burren—The taps started flowing at 6 a.m., the kitchen is serving corned beef and other Irish treats all day, and every minute will be filled with live Irish Tunes. Squeeze in for live traditional Irish music in the front room all day and check out the acts in the back: Molly’s Misfits 12-3 p.m., Johnny Come Lately 3-8 p.m., The Pubtones 8 p.m.-close.
—Don’t be barging into the diner demanding green beer, OK? Head to the Bar out back for two bands, one DJ and one big bash with: The Tampoffs, You’re Under Arrest and DJ Prince Paul. Show at 9 p.m., 21+, $15 cover.
— Fill up on corned beef dinners and sandwiches all day (they open early at 11 a.m.) then check out Speir Mohr as they perform traditional Irish session tunes live starting at 8:30 p.m.
—It’s the St. Paddys trifecta at Olde Magoun’s today: food, music and games on the flat screens. Load up on all the traditional fare your Irish eyes desire including corned beef, boiled bacon dinners, Irish Guinness stew and shepherd’s pie and tap your feet to live Irish bands all day for no cover: 4 p.m. Ronan Quinn, 7:30 p.m. Half Moon. Then wow your pals as you “multitask” by sipping a pint while watching the day’s games.