Here's where to eat, drink and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay this year

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click to enlarge Here's where to eat, drink and celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay this year

Another drinking holiday is on the horizon, and we've rounded up some of the best drink specials and events around Tampa Bay. Being that St. Patrick's Day is on a Tuesday this year, most concepts are hosting celebrations the weekend prior. Do yourself a favor by getting some points on your rideshare apps as you get ready to party. 

Armature Works Slide by the food hall while Tullamore D.E.W. is set to be on-site distributing “O’Tampa” T-shirts at their special Tullamore D.E.W. bar on the lawn to the first 100 customers. Visitors can also enjoy Irish bands and drink specials. Sat. March 14. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa.

American Social Get ready for a five day St. Patrick's Day celebration. On Friday, American Social is set to host a silent disco party, costing $10 per ticket, which includes a complimentary drink. Saturday's festivities include a St. Patrick's Day Dock Party featuring local DJs. You can sign up in advance to secure a complimentary green beer or green tea shot. Throughout the entire five day extravaganza, customers can snag $3 green Bud Lights, $6 Jameson cocktails, and $8 peanut butter Irish Car Bombs. March 13-March 17. 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. #107, Tampa.

Bar Crawl Nation A crawl through some of St. Petersburg’s popular bars. Purchase tickets online to save $10 off door price. Registration ends at 7 p.m. during the crawl. Email [email protected] with any questions. Must be at least 21 years old to participate. $22.99. Sat. March 14. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Various locations. 

Crawl With Us Round up a group of friends for what promoters are calling "the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party of the year." A ticket includes food and drink specials, a $500 costume contest, and more. It starts at American Social, but organizers don't even know what the other three stops are. Must be at least 21 years old to participate. $20. March 14. 4 p.m.-midnight. Various locations. 

City of Tampa's River O'Green The all-ages, Irish-themed 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest paints the Hillsborough River green. Enjoy plenty of live entertainment, food trucks, and games galore. Salvation Army of Tampa/Hillsborough County is collecting food donations. March 14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. 813-274-8615.

Courigan’s Irish Pub No better way to celebrate the holiday than at this 15th Annual Block Party featuring live music, green beer, and plenty of other festivities. March 17- March 18. 10 a.m.-3 a.m. 1 Beach Dr. SE Suite 41, St. Petersburg. 727-551-9019.

Dog Bar St. Pete Can’t forget about our furry friends! The Shamrockin’ St. Pawtrick’s Day features green beer, Jell-O shots, and shenanigans. Food truck Maggie on the Move whips up classic Irish fare. A portrait of your pet—made by local artist Oley Art —will be raffled off with proceeds going to Animalluvr’s Dream Rescue. March 14. 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 2300 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-317-4968. 

Downtown Crawlers Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with this 2nd Annual Shenanigan Brunch, Crawl and Party Bus. Tickets include a buffet at Park & Rec, several freebies, raffle and an entry in the “Best St. Patrick’s Day Outfit” contest. $20-$80. March 14. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Various locations.

Duffy’s Sports Grill Enjoy specials on Jameson and Guinness all weekend long alongside new drink: The "Lucky Duffy," a concoction of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bundaberg Ginger Beer with a splash of lemonade and Angostura bitters. By the way, if you have the name Duffy (even if its in a tattoo) you can show proof of said name or tat on March 17 for a complimentary "Lucky Duffy." March 14-March 17. 1 p.m.-11 p.m. 1580 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa. 813-875-7340. 

Epicurean Hotel Turn St. Patrick’s Day into a date night situation with a culinary experience with chef Jeff Philbin. Learn how to make authentic Irish foods like Brown Butter Soda Bread or Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie. Each guest receives two drink tickets. $185 per couple. March 16. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-999-8707. 

First Chance Last Chance Bar The March party's theme is Pot of Gold; expect drink specials and a DJ spinning all night. March 6. 5 p.m.-3 a.m. 1707 N. 16th St., Tampa. 813-816-1707. 

The Forge Irish Pub Green beer, leprechauns, kilts, and live music by The Rectifiers. March 17. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 109 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. 813-548-7090.

The Kilted Axe A new axe-throwing bar celebrates its official ribbon cutting ceremony with professional bagpipers. March 7. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 6027 Wesley Grove Blvd. Suite 208, Wesley Chapel. 813-778-4488. 

Krewe of Shamrock Ticket price includes a drink, Irish hors d’oeuvres, and live music at Strandhill Public. Gift baskets are raffled off with proceeds benefiting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. March 7. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 10288 Causeway Blvd., Tampa. 813-442-7080. 

Lucky Dill Deli Local chain celebrates with seven days of food specials, live music, fire dancers, whiskey, and plenty of green beer. The first 1,000 guests to register online and check into The Lucky Dill during the seven days receive free St. Paddy’s Day swag. March 11-March 17. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 33180 US 19, Palm Harbor. 727-789-5574.

MacDinton’s Irish Pub Head to the OG Tampa location to grab a free breakfast and a beer to prep yourself for all St. Paddy’s Day festivities. The St. Petersburg MacD's—located downtown at 242 1st Ave N.—is only hosting food and drink specials plus Irish bagpipers and dancers on March 17. Both locations is also pouring up Tullamore D.E.W. specials throughout the evening. 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-251-8999. 

Maloney’s Local Irish Pub Festivities for the entire family with authentic Irish foods. March 14 and March 17. 11 a.m.-midnight. Various locations.  

Metro Diner Swing by to get a taste of the restaurant's corned beef and cabbage featuring baby red potatoes and tender carrots in a savory broth for only $11.99 in honor of St. Patrick's Day. March 16-March 20.Various locations.

O’Briens Irish Pub Show off those legs at Kilt Night. Enjoy music from Clover's Revenge and raffles to help young dancers, pipers, and athletes. March 6. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon. 813-661-9688. 

O’Keefe’s Tavern A St. Patrick’s Day Party with food, drinks, games, and Irish Dancers. March 17. Noon-midnight. 1219 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 727-442-9034.

Park & Rec TPA A weekend full of food and drink specials, a photo booth, DJs, and Jameson swag. Book a table and bottle service by emailing [email protected]March 14 and March 17. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. 290 S. Meridian Ave., Tampa. 813-563-4777. 

Rat Rider’s Bicycle Club The Pre-Paddy Day Irish Ride is a slow-paced ride between Skip's and Hurricane Eddie's. Don’t forget to decorate yourself and your bike as green as possible. March 7. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 371 Main St., Dunedin. 727-734-9151.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Cafe and Fresh Harvest serve up a few Irish-themed selections and menus. $8.95-$29.95. March 13-March 18. 11:30 a.m.-midnight.

Ybor City Wine Bar Watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade go by and partake in $5 drink specials. Reserve a veranda via phone or by emailing [email protected]. Limited space available. March 14. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 1600 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City. 813-999-4966.

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