Ireland celebrates it. Chicago really celebrates it. Why not Woodbury? Don’t let March 17 pass you by this year. Instead pop on over to these three Woodbury restaurants to toast good fortune and celebrate the Emerald Isle. Sláinte to good friends, Guinness and Celtic tunes. It’s the next best thing to booking a plane ticket.
• O’Malley’s Irish Pub celebrates Ireland all week long with festive events including a customer appreciation day, food and drink specials, a fish fry and a kid’s celebration. On St. Patrick’s Day, sample Irish beers and cuisine; if you want to get an early start, O’Malley’s is hosting a day-long tent party on March 15 with live music. Last year’s event featured musical guest The O’Briens. O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 1775 Radio Drive #A; 651.578.7007.
• Stop into Carmine’s Restaurant and Bar for specials on imported beers and appetizers on St. Patrick’s Day; if you’re Italian, the deals are even better. Does your last name end with ‘o’, ‘i’ or ‘e’? Buy one domestic pint and get one free! If you’re hungry, choose from one of Carmine’s delicious pasta or flatbread options. 9900 Valley Creek Road, 651.730.4500.
• The atmosphere is always lively at Bonfire – it’s a great place to gather with friends to celebrate holidays and non-holidays alike. On St. Patrick’s Day, the bar will feature a drink special guaranteed to celebrate the luck of the Irish. 1424 Weir Drive; 651.735.0085.