St. Patrick's Day in Tampa Bay: Here's where to party, eat, and drink green beer

All these events are on Thursday, March 17 unless otherwise noted.

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It's the time of year where most Americans drink their weight in beer and pretend to be leprechauns. All these events are on Thursday, March 17 unless otherwise noted. Don't forget to add some razzle dazzle to your outfit with the classic "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" merch.

American Social One day isn't enough, so the sports lounge has a week's worth of festivities including an Irish Breakfast party and silent disco for the holiday. Through March 18. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. Unit 107, Tampa, 813-605-3333.

Apollo Beach Wine Bar An Irish tasting event featuring Ireland's favorite white wines and Irish style craft beers. Food pairings include an assortment of Irish cheeses and meats along with other food options. Reservations strongly suggested. $50/person. 6 p.m. 238 Harbor Village Ln.,  Apollo Beach, 813-331-3907. @apollobeachSocietywinebar on Facebook

Bake'n Babes This month's Freak Shake and The Works features a vanilla cupcake, a slice of funfetti cake, and lots of other treats. $20. Various locations.

The Brass Tap A St. Patty's Day party featuring several food & drink specials, giveaways every hour, and trivia. Lucky guests can get 50% off their bill. 1 p.m.-11 p.m. 203 N Dale Mabry, 813-422-6810. @brasstaptampamidtown on Facebook

Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co. A night with special menu items, music, bingo, and plenty of beer. Doors at noon. 3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Valrico, 813-703-8835. @bullfrogcreekbrewing on Facebook

Chill Bros. Scoop Shop Grab a scoop of their newly-released "Luck of the Irish" ice cream flavor made with cereal milk and marshmallow charms. Various locations.

Courigan's Irish Pub A block party in beautiful DTSP with food, drink, and live music. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 1 Beach Dr. SE no. 43, St. Petersburg, 727-551-9019. @courigans on Facebook

Crawl With Us Guests at the luckiest bar crawl can win a $1,000 in a costume contest and enjoy hella drink specials at local bars. $15-$20. Saturday, March 19 4 p.m.-midnight. Various locations.

Crooked Thumb Brewery Get into shenanigans at the brewery with live entertainment and Irish favorites like shepherd's pie, bangers and an Irish stout on tap. 5 p.m-10 p.m. 555 10th Ave. S., Safety Harbor, 727-724-5953.

The Ditch Plains Surf Bar A week's worth of festivities with delish Irish food, drinks, and nonstop fun. Through March 17. 33180 U.S.-Hwy 19 S, Palm Harbor, 727-789-5574.

Downtown Crawlers A St. Patrick's Day-themed bar crawl with stops at MacDinton's Irish Pub, Yard of Ale, and more. $15-$60. 3 p.m.-11p.m. Various locations.

Duffy's Sports Grill Through the entire month of March until April 4, guests can test their luck with the Taste of Ireland menu, which includes fan favorites loaded potato soup, reuben burger, and shamrock pie. A St. Patrick's Day special menu is available all day the day of. Various locations.

The Forge Irish Pub Live Music, green beer, Irish fare, drink specials and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 109 W Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, 813-548-7090. @theforgeirishclub on Facebook

The Galley A weekend's worth of Irish food and drink specials ends on Thursday with a big party including live music. 27 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-575-7071. @thegalleydtsp on Facebook

HEW Parlor & Chophouse Celebrate with HEW food specials like corned beef and Shepherd's Pie. $25. 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, 727-683-5980.

O'Briens Irish Pub A $10 all-day cover grants guests access to live music from five bands throughout the day, Irish fare, and drinks. Through March 18 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 15435 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, 813-961-4092. @tampaobriens on Facebook

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Locals and travelers can celebrate Celtic culture with specialty drinks like the Irishman, Irish Mule, Irish Car Bomb, Leprechaun, and more. Attendees can dine on Irish-inspired classics like Irish nachos and Reuben sandwiches. Grab a Red Bull from a Red Bull truck onsite during the event. Menu ranges $8-15. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 200 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, 813-223-2222.

The Tiki Tavern Doors open for live performances and drink specials like $5 Florida green tea with Jameson orange and $2 green Jell-O shots. Noon. 201 Main St. Unit 101, Safety Harbor, 727-843-8454. @thetikitavern on Facebook

Top Shelf Sports Lounge Have fun with a trivia night and food/drink specials all night. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, 813-953-1032.

WOB Bar & Kitchen The Brandon location is partnering with Bold City Brewing for a few featured beers starting at 7 p.m. Various locations.
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