From bagpipes to Guinness milkshakes, New Brunswick restaurants and bars have it covered this St. Patrick’s Day. While you probably won’t see leprechauns prowling the streets (depending on your blood-alcohol level), you can count on finding corned beef and cabbage, specialty drinks and Irish music waiting for you in many locations throughout the Hub City. Here are some featured spots worth checking out:
The Old Bay, 61 Church St., 10 p.m., $2 cover charge, $4 Chocolate Guinness Shakes (chocolate ice cream and Guinness), $3 Guinness pints, $3 Jameson whiskey shots. Live music by Jersey Minx. Free buffet (corned Beef, boiled cabbage, boiled potatoes, Guinness Irish shepherd’s pie, Irish soda bread)
Tumulty’s Pub, 361 George St., Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring $3 beers and $4 mixed drinks. No cover charge. Live Irish music. Special St. Patrick’s Day menu with such items as mixed greens with Irish smoked salmon, corned beef and cabbage, Irish lamb stew, shepherd’s pie and Gaelic steak
Harvest Moon Brewery & Café, 392 George St., Five-course dinner starting at 6:45 p.m. Beer-braised corned beef slider, watercress salad with shaved peppercorn duck ham, pink peppercorn seared salmon, stout-braised beef short ribs and an assorted cheese plate as the final course. Each course paired with a special beer. $60 per person with phone reservation, $70 at door. Reservations encouraged
McCormick’s Irish Pub, 266 Somerset St., $6.99 corned beef and cabbage dinner, $4.50 corned beef sandwich, $4 Jameson shots, $5 specialty drink (Magner’s Irish Cider and Guinness). No cover charge. Irish music
The Court Tavern, 124 Church St., $7.50 corned beef and cabbage with boiled potato, $5 shots, specialty drink is Clontarf Irish whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream. No cover charge. Live band performances by Cronus and Four Nights Gone, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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