In order to properly celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scottsdale, you’ll want to know where to go to hoist a pint of your favorite brew. Whether you’ve got Irish blood coursing through your veins or you just want an excuse to celebrate with the O’Flannerys and Raffertys of the world, here are a few great Irish pubs around town, places where everyone is welcome.
O’Donaghue’s Pub & Grille: If you want to feel like you’re in Ireland while still smack dab in the city of Scottsdale, O’Donaghue’s Pub on North Hayden Road is where you need to be. The bar itself – along with the tables, chairs and ceiling tiles – were shipped across the Atlantic from Dublin to give the interior an authentic Old World feel. O’Donaghue’s invites all patrons to experience the flavor of their Guinness perfect pints, which are accredited by the Dublin Brewery’s own brewmaster.
The Skeptical Chymist: Offering traditional Irish brews as well as great Irish fare, the Skeptical Chymist on North Pima Road provides more than just food and drink. Their unique apothecary provides spices and remedies straight from Ireland.
Mulligan’s Brick Bar: The fun and festive atmosphere at Mulligan’s Brick on East Stetson Drive persists all year long. Go on St. Patty’s Day, sure – but come back again, because you’ll have a blast. Featuring a whopping six-hour happy hour from 3 to 9 each Wednesday through Sunday, Mulligan’s Brick is a great place to lift a Harp or Smithwick’s with friends.
The Dubliner: If you find yourself over in Phoenix for St. Patty’s Day, make sure to check out The Dubliner on East Thunderbird Road. Music will fill the air as some of central Arizona’s favorite Irish bands perform all day and into the night. If you get hungry, satisfy your stomach with their hearty Irish stew or delicious corned beef and cabbage.
Visit Scottsdale this St. Patrick’s Day and experience a touch of Ireland in the heart of the desert. Sure, a desert mesa dotted with cactuses isn’t a moss-covered knoll, but it’s sort of green, right? Have fun in the city of Scottsdale this March. For one day, it won’t be hard to envision yourself in the Emerald Isle.