St. Patrick's Day is like Christmas. You wake up early with excitement and dress in festive garb, but instead of gifts from Santa you get Jell-O shots and green beer from strangers on Greenville Avenue. If you survived Saturday and your liver functions have returned to normal, you better get ready to celebrate the official holiday on Thursday. Here's where to find drink specials, Irish food and live music tomorrow. If we didn't mention a party you're attending, let us know in the comments section.
Barcadia, 1917 N. Henderson Ave. -- Half price appetizers all day, $4 Jameson Irish car bombs, $4 Murphy's Irish Stout, $7 select shots
Idle Rich Pub, 2614 McKinney Ave. -- Opening early at 11 a.m.; tent party featuring The Whiskey Folk Ramblers at 3 p.m., bagpiper at 5 p.m., Irish dancers at 6 p.m. and The Killdares at 7 p.m.
Molly Maguire's, 5815 Live Oak St. -- Opening early at 7 a.m.; outdoor stage featuring Needfire at 11 a.m., Ray Johnston Band at 6 p.m. and late night performances by Sir Silky, DJ Big J and Gallery Cat.
Tilted Kilt, 2290 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville -- "Shamrockin" tent party with music from Dustin Perkins Band and Justin Kaczyk; $2 domestic bottles, $3 green beers, $4 Irish car bombs and 16 oz. Guinness pints for $4
Brackets, 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane -- "McBrackets" party all day with $3 Guinness pints and 32 oz. "Man Beer" for $6
Mignon, 4005 Preston Rd., Plano -- Serving an Irish version of beef bourguignonne for lunch and dinner; Irish-themed wine tasting for $15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
RA Sushi, 7501 Lone Star Dr., Plano -- $8 St. Patty's Roll (spicy tuna, cucumber, asparagus and crushed cashews wrapped in lettuce) and $6 Irish Kiss cocktails (Midori, orange liquor, lemonade and lemon-lime soda)
Kona Grill, 8687 N. Central Expressway -- "Patty O Party" with happy hour all day; $2 domestic drafts, $3 imported drafts and special green sake bombs
BlackFinn, multiple locations -- "Kegs and eggs" at 9 a.m.; $2 green Jell-O shots, $2.50 green Miller Lite pints, $3 Irish car bombs; $3.50 Smithwick's, Guinness and Harp
Dick's Last Resort, 2211 N. Lamar St. -- Half gallon of green Miller Lite for $11.75, $2 green Jell-O shots and $13.99 "Pot of Gold" (bucket of wings)
The Matador, 1906 Greenville Ave. -- $2 draft beers and select shots
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Barley House, 5612 SMU Blvd. -- Opening early at 11 a.m., burger and two draft beers for $10
Flying Saucer, 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland -- $3 Boulevard Irish Red Ale and Harpoon Celtic Ale, $4 select Irish beers and $6 Irish car bombs The Quarter Bar, 3301 McKinney Ave. -- $3 Guinness, Murphy's Stout, Bass and Harp; $3 shots of Jameson, Bushmills and Boru Irish Vodka; $2 Irish car bombs for $10
Paciugo, multiple locations -- Guinness and chocolate Guinness gelato available for a limited time.