Tampa Bay food and drink events

Thursday, March 10: The Seminole Heights Independent Bar

Join Philanthropic Young Tampa Bay for their next event which takes place at the Seminole Heights Indie. Featuring an extended happy hour, free food, and video art. Find out more about PYT at pytampa.org. $5 donation for PYT; 7-9 p.m. 5016 North Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-341-4883, independenttampa.com

Friday, March 11: World of Wines South Tampa

This Peirano Estate Heritage Collection wine tasting event will feature 9 different varietals from the Peirano Estate in Lodi, California, along with tasty hor d'oeuvres. $10; 6-8 p.m. 3431 South West Shore Blvd, Tampa. 813-835-9463, worldofwinesofsouthtampa.homestead.com

Friday, March 11: Bern's Fine Wine & Spirits

This Crush Hour event will feature Caymus Vineyards wines of the Wagner Family, including: '09 Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir, '09 Belle Glos Clark &  Telephone Pinot Noir, '08 Silver Chardonnay and more. $25; 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1002 South Howard Ave, Tampa. 813-250-9463, bernsfinewines.com

Friday, March 11: Vintage Wine Cellars

Taste 10 different blends at this wine tasting event. Reservations appreciated. $10; 7-9 p.m. 3629 Henderson Blvd, Tampa. 813-879-2931, VintageWineCellars.net

Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13: Park Square Cellar

Taste over 100 wines at Park Square Cellar's 6th Annual Spring Wine Fest. The event is free, but you may purchase a Park Square Cellar commemorative wine glass for $15 or 2 for $25, or you may bring a glass from home. Plastic tasting cups will be provided as well. Light appetizers will served and the bistro and bar will be open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are highly recommended. Get 15% off 6 bottles or more; club members get 20% off. Free; Saturday: 1-5 p.m., Sunday: 1-4 p.m. 16132 Churchview Dr, Lithia. 813-689-4560, parksquarecellar.com

Saturday, March 12: Total Wine & More St. Pete

Join Total Wine for a special tasting of cocktails designed to bring you the "Luck of the Irish," featuring Baileys Irish Cream and Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Free event; 4:30-7:30 p.m. 4880 Park Street N, St. Pete. 727-544-6018, totalwine.com

Saturday, March 12: Cigar City Brewing

It's the annual Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout release party! Featuring food, live music and a TON of beer. The first 750 people who receive a wristband will be able to buy Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (up to 4 bottles) when it goes on sale at 6 p.m. Bottles will only be on sale at the brewery and will most likely sell out very quickly. See here for more details. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 3924 W Spruce Street Suite A, Tampa. 813-348-6363 ext 206, cigarcitybrewing.com

Sunday, March 13: The Refinery

Help The Refinery celebrate their 1st anniversary by attending their fabulous party, complete with live music, drink specials and a free buffet. Free event; 3-8 p.m. 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa. 813-237-2000, thetamparefinery.com

Monday, March 14: A la Carte Event Pavilion

Ever wonder how Tampa Bay’s Executive Chefs do it? Find out at the Child Abuse Council’s (CAC) 2nd Annual Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay Event, a one-of-a-kind culinary event inviting guests to sit tableside while one of Tampa Bay’s premier chefs prepares a five-course meal. Chef Daniel Goldich of Pelagia Trattoria will be defending the title of Top Chef of Tampa Bay he was awarded in 2010. Proceeds will benefit the Child Abuse Council. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, call the Development Department at (813) 673-4646 x.224 or visit topcheftampabay.org. $125; 6 p.m. 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa.

Wednesday-Saturday, March 16-19: The Lucky Dill Palm Harbor

Throwing a four-day celebration with leprechauns, bagpipers, step dancers, live Irish music, free green beer (with purchase) and some killer corned beef and cabbage. Call for hours and more info. 2800 Alt 19 N, Palm Harbor. 727-789-5574, luckydilldeli.com

Wednesday, March 16: Pour House

This week, Pour House is hosting Saint Somehwere Brewing and brewmaster Bob Sylvester. Offering $12 for a paddle of four of Saint Somewhere's farmhouse ales, as well as draft specials. 7 p.m. 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite #112, Tampa. 813-402-2923, pourhousetampa.com

Thursday, March 17: Durty Nelly's

Celebrate the Irish holiday at Durty's Nelly's block party with free live music, food and lots of beer. Free; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 149 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 813-220-1799. durtynellysirishpub.com.

Thursday, March 17: The Pub at International Plaza

Irish food and drink specials all day, green beer and live music, including a DJ (from 8 p.m.-midnight. Free; 10 a.m.-close. 2223 N. West Shore Blvd. Suite B212, Tampa. 813-443-5642, tavernrestaurantgroup.com

Thursday, March 17: Crowleys Downtown Grill and Bar

Offering $4 Guinness pints, $15 corned beef and cabbage with a Guinness and more specials. Free; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. 269 Central Ave, St. Pete. 727-821-1111, crowleysdowntown.com

Thursday, March 17: O'Keefe's Family Tavern & Grill

Celebrate O'Keefe's 50th anniversary this St. Patty's day with live music, Irish food, dancers and plenty of green beer. Free parking. Free; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. 1219 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 727-442-9034, okeefestavernonline.com

Thursday, March 17: Peggy O’Neil’s Irish Pub & Eatery

Spend the holiday in Peggy O’Neil’s 25,000-square-foot backyard with live music, Irish step dancers and lots of food and drink. Free; 12 p.m.-close. 1025 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. 727-787-7734, peggyoneillsirishpub.com/palm_harbor

Thursday, March 17: Maloney’s Local Irish Pub

Enjoy live music inside and out featuring the Dave Matthews Tribute Band, along with green beer and Irish food, a cornhole tournament, and giveaways. Live broadcast of the Cowhead Show from 3-7 p.m. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Maloney’s Local Irish Pub, 9540 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. 813-749-0859. maloneyslocalirishpub.com

Thursday, March 17: Tampa Tap Room

In the location formerly known as Tank's Tap Room, the new owners are throwing a St. Patty's/March Madness Tip Off party, offering $3 Guinness and Black & Tans, $5 Irish Car Bombs, Jameson and Baby Guinness. DJ Dave Lizeo spins from 5-10 p.m. Free; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. 13150 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-961-BEER, Facebook.com/TampaTapRoom

Thursday, March 17: O'Brien's Irish Pub - Brandon, Plant City and Tampa

All three O’Brien’s Irish pub and grill locations are hosting parties. Enjoy Irish dancers, performances by the Tampa Bay Pipe Band, and live music pumped straight from Ireland. Senior 50% discount on all food until 2 p.m. 701 W Lumsden Rd., Brandon; 1701 S Alexander St, Plant City; 11744 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. obrienspubs.com.

Thursday, March 17: Mazzaro's Italian Market

In the spirit of the holiday, Mazzaro's will be serving cheeses from the famous Neal's Yard Dairy along with beer from Cigar City Brewing and the Guinness Brewery. Each cheese will be carefully paired with beer and presented by Mazzaro's resident sommelier, Jeffrey DiMaio. $20; 12-1 p.m. 2909 22nd Ave N, St. Pete. 727-321-2400, mazzarosmarket.com

Thursday, March 17: MacDinton’s Irish Pub

Irish Whiskey specials all day and night. Live music from 2 p.m. till close. Irish dancers and bagpipers. $5 cover after 5 p.m. 2 p.m.-3 a.m. 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-251-8999. macdintons.com.

Thursday, March 17: Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Hoist a pint to Irish heritage at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival grounds with a St. Patrick’s Day party in Piper’s Valley. Partake of traditional grub, music and free green beer. Adults $17.95; Children 5-12 $9.95; four and under are free; 4-10 p.m. Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI): 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-987-6300, bayarearenaissancefest.com.

Thursday, March 17: Whole Foods Market Tampa

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Enjoy a journey through the cheeses of Ireland, including a special Irish cheddar variety, with WFM's cheese expert. Class limited to 30 people; register by the exit lobby or by emailing [email protected]. Free; 6:30-7:30 p.m. 1548 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-874-9435, wholefoodsmarket.com

Weekdays: Wood Fired Pizza Wine Bar

Monday- College Night: 2-4-1 happy hour with college or faculty ID, 5 p.m.- close; Tuesday- Half-priced wine bottles, 5 p.m.- close; Wednesday- 2-4-1 glasses of wine. 5p.m.- close; Thursday-  $12 unlimited drafts, 8-10 p.m. 2822 E. Bearss Ave., Tampa. 813-341-2900, wood-firedpizza.com

Mondays: Peabody's

Penny pitchers! Buy one pitcher get the second for a penny, including well liquor pitchers and select draft beers. 15333 Amberly Dr., Tampa. 813-972-1725, peabodysbilliards.com

Tuesdays: Cafe Alma

Who needs a Friday or Saturday date night? Get out on a Tuesday to indulge half-priced bottles of wine and tapas all evening, starting at 4:30 p.m. Being frugal never tasted so good. 260 1st Avenue S., St. Pete. 727-502-5002

Tuesdays: Beak's Old Florida

Get 25% off Palm Plate entrees of steaks, pork and choice seafood dishes for "T-Bone Tuesdays" at Beak's (dine in only). 2451 Central Ave., St. Pete. 727-321-9100

Tuesdays: MacDinton's

Specials from 7-close, including: $2 Sam Adams Seasonal drafts, $2.50 Smirnoff vodkas, and $4 Smirnoff shots, and $3 build-your-own-burger. And free karaoke makes this night even better. 7 p.m.-3 a.m. 405 South Howard Ave, Tampa. 813-251-8999; macdintons.com

Wednesdays: World of Beer (all locations)

Half-off select drafts and, if you kill one of the kegs, you'll be the lucky winner of a $10 gift card to spend on even more beer at WOB. Open-close. www.wobusa.com

Thursdays: Kon Tiki at The Tahitian Inn

$5 SKYY martinis and half-priced bottles of wine. 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 800-876-1397, tahitianinn.com

Fridays: Taps Wine and Beer Eatery

Ladies receive $4 martinis from 5-10 p.m. 777 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa. 813-463-1968, www.tapswineandbeer.com

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Wednesday, March 9: ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - 66th St. N, St. Pete

Another installment of ABC's tastings which feature over 50 wine selections from around the globe and cigars. Each guest receives a souvenir wine glass and a coupon for $5 off any purchase the night of the event. $10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2855 66th St N., St. Pete. 727-345-6149, abcfws.com

Wednesday, March 9: Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center

Italian Bacchanalian Wine Dinner: This special culinary dinner at Maestro's Restaurant will feature a four-course meal with wines from the best Italian vineyards. See the menu here. Reservations can be made by calling 813-229-7827, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. $75 (including tax and gratuity); 5:30 p.m. 1010 N WC MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Wednesday, March 9: Total Wine & More St. Pete

Beer Class: Lagers and Ales, Beyond Pilsners and Pales. Taste a range of different color beers covering a wide, palate-smacking flavor spectrum. Class includes beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class. Class limited to 30 people. Call store for reservation. $15; 6:30-8:30 p.m. 4880 Park Street N, St. Pete. 727-544-6018

Thursday, March 10: ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - Fletcher Ave, Tampa

Another installment of ABC's tastings which feature over 50 wine selections from around the globe and cigars. Each guest receives a souvenir wine glass and a coupon for $5 off any purchase the night of the event. $10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2330 Fletcher Ave E, Tampa. 813-971-2122, abcfws.com

Thursday, March 10: Cru Cellars

This month, Tampa Bay Uncorked will take place at Cru Cellars. Meet with fellow wine lovers and sample wines by the glass from all over the world. All proceeds to benefit The Spring of Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County's only certified Domestic Violence Prevention and Emergency Shelter Agency. Representatives from The Spring will also be on hand to collect donated items. $10 at the door (cash or check only); 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2506 S . MacDill Ave, Tampa. 813-831-1117, crucellars.com

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