15 Methods for observing St. Patrick’s Day in Denver

Shamrock the Block is a week-long celebration of Irish culture at the Dairy Block. Activities include whiskey tastings at Seven Grand, dance performances by WICK School of Irish Dance in the Maven hotel lobby, and corned beef nachos at Kachina Cantina. March 11–17; Times change; St. Patrick’s Day at the Red Barber is free. This RiNo rooftop bar is giving Denverites more time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy $11 frozen green cocktails, $8 Guinness and Jameson, and $12 spinach artichoke dip as drink specials until Sunday. Try the special panini with cabbage and corned beef after Thursday. through March 19; Times change; free admission RELATED ARTICLE What the Return of the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Means for the City 9 Ways the Irish Influenced Denver Colorado’s Best Craft Breweries Fun Things to Do in Denver, March 14 to March 20 St. Patrick’s Day at WestFax Brewing Sip some suds that are themed to the holiday at this Lakewood brewery. A dry Irish stout dubbed “Tears of the English” will be available on nitro at WestFax in addition to the extensive selection of ales, IPAs, and sours on the menu. Along with potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, the Seasoned Swine BBQ food truck will be on hand to serve cherry-smoked corned beef braised in WestFax beer. March 17; 2 p.m.; free participation

Holidaily Blending Co. St. Patrick’s Day Festivity
Gluten-narrow mindedness revelers will see the value in this Brilliant outfit’s St. Patty’s Day contributions. You can celebrate the occasion with a unique, glittery-green brew or one of the brewery’s regular gluten-free beers. In addition, Irish-inspired gluten-free dishes will be served by Farmhouse 5280 and Waive the Grain bakery from their food trucks. March 17; noon–2 a.m.; St. Patrick’s Day Party at Talnua Distillery with free admission Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, this Arvada distillery releases a limited-edition whiskey to celebrate its anniversary. You can get one of the special bottles during this two-day celebration, and after that, stay for specialty cocktails, live music from Queen City Pipe Band and Banthom House, and food from Big Belly Brothers BBQ and El Jefe Brats and Tots. 17-18 March, 1-9 p.m.; attendance is free; St. Patrick’s Day Family Pizza Night at Pelican Bay for 21 and up If you’re celebrating the holiday with young men and women, you should come to this event that is fun for the whole family. Tickets for each child (adult admission is free!) gives them access to a photo booth, a mocktail bar, carnival games, face painting, and more. At the bar, adults can get specialty drinks like green beer; Green sherbet floats and pizzas will also be available. March 17; 6–9 p.m.; St. Patrick’s Day at Luki Brewery Arvada’s Luki Brewery has produced two new beers in honor of the occasion: ” On nitro, you can get the malty pale ale “Sneaky  with either pint. March 17; 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Establishment at Bradburn Village is open to the public and free to attend. Grab a mug of green beer or an Irish car bomb and get ready for a night of Irish-themed celebrations at this Westminster event venue. After witnessing a live dance by the Wick Irish School of Dance at 8 p.m., hit the floor to dance your own jig to DJ Howe Eventful’s music. Watch out for the secret gold coins, which will procure you a free beverage. March 17; 5 p.m.; $20–$25 St. Patrick’s Day at Stanley Marketplace The Cheluna Brewing Company, a craft brewery inspired by Oaxaca, Mexico, will celebrate the Irish holiday by serving frosty green cerveza. On the Southeast Plaza, don’t miss the Wick School of Irish Dance’s traditional Irish step dance while you’re at the Stanley. March 17; noon performance; Admission to Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden is free: In addition to serving pints of the ubiquitous green beer, Hops ‘n Hash in Louisville will also serve Guinness Irish stew and other Irish delicacies. While the Colorado Junction String Band provides live entertainment, competitive partygoers can participate in games like stein holding, keg bowling, and a sausage-eating competition. March 18; 1–5 p.m.; free participation

Shamrock Soirée and Drama on Tap at Puzzle Market
On Friday, this Berkeley scene will have a gathering highlighting tarot card readings, drink specials, and Celtic prog-musical crew Destitute Line. At Opera on Tap, a monthly music festival, settle in for Irish tunes, drinking songs, and other Irish-inspired melodies on Saturday. March 17 Shamrock Soirée; 7-10 p.m., $7; March 18: Tap Opera; 6–8 p.m.; $8-$10

Sham’rock’ St. 
Exemplary Irish melodies (Punt Murphys, anybody?) will be frequently rotated at this raucous party. The $7 beer and shot special might persuade you if you need a little push to get on the dance floor. Or, give the bowling, skeeball, and karaoke games at the restaurant a shot. March 17–18; Sat, 10 am to 2 am, Sun 10 a.m.- 12 PM.

St. Patrick’s Day at Blimp Station
Launch your St. Patty’s Day horseplay with the beverage specials at this RiNo food lobby and bar, from $10 Irish Drop Shots (Guiness, Irish cream, Jameson) to $5 Jello shots to a $13 Guinness-and-a-shot bargain. Visit Le Rouge, the cocktail lounge in the hall, for a more refined experience with live entertainment and themed cocktails. March 17–18; Times change; St. Patrick’s Shamrock Shenanigans at Mile High Spirits: If you forgot your green attire at home, avoid being pinched by arriving early to this bash: Le Rouge tickets are $18. Zeppelin Station entry is free. Shamrock glasses and St. Patrick’s Day beads will be given to the first 250 attendees. Enjoy green cocktails and spirit infusions, listen to DJ Kiss and DJ Agon’s music, and dance the night away at a silent disco once you enter the tastefully decorated tasting room. March 17; 4 p.m. – closing before 10 p.m., no cover.

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