The MenuPages Guide To St. Patrick’s Day

There aren’t that many American cities that celebrate St. Paddy’s Day as well as Boston. So just to ensure that you have to call in sick on Wednesday morning, here are our picks for the best St. Patrick’s Day events to attend without buying a plane ticket to Dublin:

75 Chestnut: 4-day St. Patrick’s celebration comes to a close. Corned beef and cabbage, Irish beef stew, green beer, fabulous prizes. Leprechauns wanted.

Beehive: Erin Go Beehive: hearty Irish food and cocktails, traditional Irish music by Matt and Shannon Heaton, and Irish step dancing. 5pm on, no cover.

Bristol Lounge: Afternoon tea served with Irish herb scones, pastries, and tea sandwiches. Music by Harvard University’s Krokodiloes a capella group. $28 per person, 3 to 4:30 pm. Reservations required.

Doyle’s: The best corned beef and cabbage in Boston, at least 21 beers on tap, live music from noon on; $10 cover charge goes to youth programs in Dorchester.

Grand Canal: Full Irish breakfast starting at 8am, special performance by Bear Fight at 8pm, corned beef and cabbage served all week long.

McFadden’s: Last Man Standing party: win a free trip to Ireland by being the last man or woman with your hand on the Blarney Stone. Begins at 9am, but revelry lasts all day.

Turner Fisheries: Guinness-braised, rope-grown mussels, organic Irish trout with braised cabbage, fennel seed, Gaelic spuds and lemon glaze. Reservations recommended.

Vox Populi: Traditional boiled Irish dinner, green beer, Pot O’Gold raffle, and $10 certificates for anyone who actually comes from Ireland; 5pm on.

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The MenuPages Guide To St. Patrick’s Day