Top of the freakin’ mornin’! As we get ready for the second most popular drinking holiday in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day – stop struggling and check out these awesome events around the Bay Area to celebrate the festivities. From the traditional to modern yoga, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy! Now remember Boneheads, St. Patrick’s Day does fall on a Sunday this year so don’t forget to wear your green and have a good excuse for missing work Monday morning. Did we mention it’s also Lamont Hollywood birthday?
St. Patrick’s Day Parade– The United Irish Societies of San Francisco hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Sat., March 16. Festivities include Irish music, dancing and a never-ending supply of beer. 10am-5pm, with parade starting at 11:30am at Second and Market streets. Festival is at Civic Center Plaza. FREE.
Buena Vista Café (2765 Hyde St.) – Now they don’t have anything officially listed, but missing out on having an Irish Coffee from where it is fabled to have its origin, why not? Be sure to get there early, this place fills up and is self seating. If you’re looking to eat DO NOT SIT AT THE BAR! Table seating is meant for eating and those fill up very quickly but still you’ll have a great seat for the show that is the legendary bartenders preparing multiple Irish Coffees in the way they have been since the Buena Vista opened.
St. Paddy’s Day Bash at Freewheel Brewing Company – Come down to Redwood City’s first brewery for their annual St. Paddy’s Day Bash with multiple beer releases, corned beef tacos, and music starting at 1pm. Music will include Paddy O’Furniture and Freewheel’s own Dr. Colossus.
Oak + Violet St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Oak + Violet is having a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch with bottomless Mimosas and Greenmosas for $25 per person. There will be afternoon/evening drink specials starting at 2pm including shandys and Irish Boilermakers. Food for the event will include both traditional and vegetarian Shepard’s pies.
St. Paddy’s Day Party and Fundraiser – If you’re in the East Bay and not in Dublin then head over to Ocean View Brew Works where they’ll have the Albany Irish Dance team along with ‘Crow for a Day’ music. There will also be fundraising going on along with the Pop-Up Kitchenette serving up toasty pasties and Oakland Gelato Co. will be scooping up gelato into green cones.
36th Annual Dublin Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The 36th Annual Dublin Lions Club St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, winding through the downtown area of Dublin. Afterward, the Festival, which begins at 10:00 a.m. is just a short walk away at the Dublin Civic Center.
Hapa’s Brewing presents Beer+Yoga+Music – Follow the rainbow, wheel pose, to it’s end and find a pot of gold, fresh Hapa’s beer! The magical (and maybe Irish?) Bri Deckard will guide us through a charming yoga flow. We’ll have upbeat music by DJ Yogic Flow and delicious Hapa’s beer before, during, or after the class. Tickets includes one all-levels yoga class and an incredible Hapa’s beer. Cost EARLY BIRD (Register early: $5 off): $20, Normal ticket: $25, At the door: $30, Yoga mat rental: $5. You must be 21 or older to participate in this event.
St. Patrick’s Day at Clandestine Brewing – My good friends at Clandestine Brewing are throwing a Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day party where they are teaming up with Artisan Candies for a special Irish dinner fare and beer pairing where the beer won’t be exactly Irish but Irish inspired!