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Go green!'s Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Party Guide

12:01 AM, Mar. 1, 2012
Andy Marlette/


Don't see your party plans here? That's because you never sent them to us! We'll be updating our St. Patty's Party Guide through the big day, so if you'd like to be added -- or if you need to change anything -- hit us up at We'd advise you to do that before March 12, if you can -- the print version of this guide will run in the March 16 issue of the PNJ's Weekender, and March 12 is your drop-dead deadline to make the print version.


Mardi Gras may be an all-too-recent memory, but we sure hope you didn't give up partying for Lent. Because St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and in Pensacola, that means another whole week of partying.

And thanks to the vagueries of the Julian calendar, the big day -- a huge party in ANY year -- falls on a Saturday this year. Brace your liver, 'cause it's gonna be EPIC.

The fun started March 10 with the McGuire's St. Patrick's Day Run and doesn't stop until the last drop of green beer is gone.

Don't believe us? Check out this killer line-up. And keep in mind that this doesn't even take into account that March 16 is Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola, that BeulahFest with Travis Tritt and Rodney Atkins takes place during St. Pat's weekend, and the Wharf has concerts including Experience Hendrix and the Avett Brothers...


Music at Paddy O'Leary's

7 p.m. The White Sands Panhandle Band reunites for a special St. Patrick's Day week show. Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-9808, or visit


St. Patrick's Weekend with Dot Dot Dot

8 p.m. doors. Friends of, Chicago's own Dot Dot Dot is back at Capt'n Fun Beach Club with music that unites rock elements cloaked in dance beats with "synthy" frills. The Chicago band had a hit last year with "Stay," and was featured in the competition series "The Next Great American Band." For ages 18 and older. Capt'n Fun Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-3978.

St. Patrick's Weekend Kickoff Party

Get a jump on your big weekend at Paddy O'Leary's with Not Quite Fab on the outside stage and a free green beer toast at midnight. Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-9808, or visit

St. Paddy's Day Warm-up Party

9 p.m. The Sandshaker kicks off your green-fueled weekend with music from Banana Republic until 1 a.m. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 932-2211, or visit

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St Patrick's Day at O'Riley's Irish Pub

11 a.m. As has become an annual tradition, O'Riley's expands for the holidat with two huge tents set up around the buidling for an epic indoor/outdoor party that has to be seen to be believed. The party gets even bigger this year, as O'Rileyt's welcomes popular New Orleans party band Bag of Donuts to perform for the thousands that will celebrate. Green Jell-O wrestling is set to take place after the band's performance. The day also will feature bagpipers playing throughout the night and fish and chips available all day and night. Five full-service bars and two beer tubs outside will expand service beyond the full-service main bar inside, with green beer, Irish car bombs, Guinness and green Bud Light aluminum bottles flowing all day and night. O'Riley's Irish Pub, 3728 Creighton Road. 474-0522.

St. Patrick's Day at Paddy O'Leary's

9:30 a.m. Pensacola Beach's own Irish pub sill be celebrating throughout the day in grand tradition! The fu starts at 9:30 a.m. with an Irish Catholic Mass. Corned beef and caggage and fish and chips will be available all day long, and St. Patrick himself will be on hand for the festivities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy Irish music by Duel Christian and Tom Burman. Other entertainment includes performances by An Broc Irish Dncers at noon, Ultra Violet from noon to 4 p.m., Patrick Brown's 2,000th and Josh Neese's 3,000th Irish Carbomb Parties at 4 p.m., a re-enactment of Tim Finnegan's Wake at 4:30 p.m., Lektric Mullet from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Petty Cash at 9:30 p.m. Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-9808, or visit

St. Patrick's Day at McGuire's Irish Pub

The fun starts early at McGuire's, with live entertainment, lively contests and activities all day and night. Doors open early and the party goes well into the late night, with live music including Rich McDuff, Dun Aengus and the McGuire's Pipe Band. Other entertainment and promotions are to be announced, but traditionally, McGuire's features pub crawls throughout the day, a variety of drink specials, party favors, green beer, Irish wakes and a variety of themed contests. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. 433-6789, or visit

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25th annual Pensacola Beach St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

9 a.m. Pensacola Beach goes green for an epic pub crawl featuring 17 stops including a Green Bikini Contest, Pot O'Gold Poker Tourney, a re-enactment of Tim Finnegan's Wake, Catholic Mass, appearance by St. Patrick, lots of parties with live music and fine Irish fare.

Pub Crawl Schedule

10 a.m.: Sidelines.

10:35 a.m.: Gilligan's Bar at the Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach.

11:05 a.m.: Latitudes at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.

11:40 a.m.: Riptides Tiki Bar at the Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach Resort.

12:15 p.m.: Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub.

12:50 p.m.: Paradise Bar & Grill.

1:25 p.m.: Lillo's Tuscan Grill.

2 p.m.: Crabs We Got 'Em.

2:35 p.m.: The Dock.

3:05 p.m.: Flounder's Chowder House.

3:40 p.m.: Castaway's.

4:15 p.m.: Hemingway's Island Grill.

4:50 p.m.: Bamboo Willie's/Hooters -- Green Bikini Contest.

6 p.m.: Surf Burger.

6:35 p.m.: Sabine Sandbar.

7:05 p.m.: The Sandshaker Lounge. Post pub-crawl party will feature live music with Banana Repulic until 1 a.m.

Pensacola Beach. Maureen Lamar, 932-1500.

Green Bash 2012 with Dot Dot Dot

Capt'n Fun Beach Club's killer St. Patty's party will feature more music from Dot Dot Dot and plenty of green-fueled fun. For ages 18 and older. Capt'n Fun Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-3978.

St. Patrick's Day Glow Rage

8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Have you seen the photos shot at the most recent Glow Rage party at the Getaway Lounge? If not, go look now, and tell us that doesn't look fun. For St. Patrick's Day, Glow Rage returns with all-green paint, a free keg, VIP packages available and a special contest -- the person covered with the most paint at midnight will win a prize. Multiple DJs, including featured DJs from Good Vibe Tribe, will keep the party raging until the early morning. For ages 18 and older. $10 for ages 18-20; $5 for ages 21 and older. The Getaway Lounge, 7200 Plantation Road. 607-2633, or visit

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St. Patrick's Day at Seville Quarter

11 a.m. Celebrate with a full day of events. The fun starts with an Irish-themed lunch of Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage and Irish sliders. The party will continue at 5 p.m. with Irish music, Irish whiskey, Guinness, green beer and Irish folk music. Later in the evening, enjoy the Irish jig, Sexiest Redhead and hottest Leprechaun contests (with categories for guys and girls). All contests will be audience judged. The party continues all night long with music by the Modern Eldorodos, Big Jim Brown & the Speed Kings, DJ Mr. Lao and the Rosie O'Grady's Duelling Piano Show, with lucky four-leaf clover surprises throughout the night. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit

Play's Patrick's Day Palooza

Play celebrates with $1 Killian's Irish Red, green beer (of course), free Reuben sandwiches, the "Oh My God, It's a Ginger" contest, special Irish King Koopas priced at $6 (32 ounces of Play's signature cocktail gone green!), live music featuring Irish drinking favorites and a special green jelly-themed event hosted by McLicken. Who is McLicken? Find out at Play on St. Patrick's Day. Play, upstairs at 16 Palafox Place. 466-3080, or visit

St. Patrick's Day Rock Show

8 p.m. doors; 8:30 p.m. show. Vinyl Music Hall celebrates with music -- of course -- and a free show (if you're of drinking age) with rockers Top of the Orange and Lugosi. All ages are welcom, but there is a $5 at the door for those younger than 21. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 Palafox Place. Visit

St. Patrick's Day at Chan's Nightclub

Chan's will feature $5 Irish Car Bombs and $3 Irish Wakes, Irish Irish Kisses, Angry Irishmen and Dirty Leprechauns. Wear green and your first drink is on the house. A "Kiss Me I'm Irish" contest will earn the victor a $25 drink tab. Chan's Nightclub, 610 E. Nine Mile Road. 477-9961.

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St. Patrick's Day at the Fish House

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and March Madness, as TVs throughout Atlas Oyster House will be tuned to the tournament. Throughout the complex, Irish Punch in commemorative Fish House glasses will be available for $5. Special Irish-inspired dinners also are available, including a Gaelic Surf and Turf and Colcannon Grouper. 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003, or visit

St. Patrick's Day at Jackson's Steakhouse

5:30 p.m. Chef Irv Miller's special features for the evening include a potato soup with smoky Cheddar and Guinness beer as well as a grass-fed spring lamb with fresh mint marmalade, parsley new potatoes, grilled asparagus and traditional Irish soda bread. The full dinner menu also is available. Jackson's Steakhouse, 400 Palafox Place. 469-9898, or visit


Hangover Sunday at Paddy O'Leary's

Recover with the hair of the dog -- $2.75 Bloody Marys and half-price leftover green beer. Live music with Vince Serra and Tim Jackson starts at 3 p.m. Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-9808, or visit

Crawfish Boil at Bamboo Willie's

1 p.m. Cure your hangover with crawfish and -- starting at 3 p.m. -- live music from Banana Republic. Bamboo Willie's, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 916-9888, or visit

Party at Paradise Bar & Grill

1 p.m. Music by the Wade Baker Jazz Trio from 1-3 p.m. and Trampled Under Foot from 4 to 8 p.m., Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach. 916-5087, or visit

Post St. Paddy's Day Party

4 to 8 p.m. Party at the Sandshaker with music from the Michael Jencks Band. The Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. 932-2211, or visit



Featuring 2-for-1 well, draft and wine happy hours and Irish whiskey and carbomb specials. Castaway's, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-6117.

Crabs We Got 'em

Happy hour prices and $5 Crab Traps for anyone wearing at 2012 Go Irish T-Shirt; $2.50 Sex on the Beach and many Irish drink specials. Crabs We Got 'em, 6 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach. 932-0700, or visit

The Dock

Irish whiskey shot, green beer and carbomb specials. The Dock, 4 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach. 934-3625.

Hooters on Pensacola Beach

$5.99 Pitchers of Miller Lite and $5 margaritas. Hooters, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-9464.

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