(March 15, 2013) Thousands of people will be dressed in green on Saturday when the Irish and Irish at heart celebrate during Ocean City’s 32nd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, along Coastal Highway, from 58th Street to the 45th Street Village, where a festival will take place.
A number of parties will take place across town and beyond, as restaurants and bars pay homage to the Irish saint with corned beef and cabbage, green beer, Guinness and whiskey. Here are a few of the events on tap for Saturday:
WEST OCEAN CITY:
19th Hole Bar & Grill, Route 611: Specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. include $8.99 corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, $3.17 Irish beers and whiskey shots, $2 green shots. Music by Geoff Kilian, 6-10 p.m.
Giuseppe O’Learys Irish Pub, Sunset Avenue: Irish music, specialty drinks, Irish appetizers, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, shepherd’s pie and $3.17 Guinness pints.
Harborside Bar & Grill, Harbor Road: Irish fare served all weekend. Drink specials. Entertainment by Simple Truth at 2 p.m.; DJ Jeremy, 9 p.m. On Sunday, Opposite Directions start at 2 p.m.
Sunset Grille, Sunset Avenue: $4 Shepherd’s pie, $5 corned beef and cabbage, $6 corned beef and swiss, drink specials. Teaser’s and The Bridge bar opening party.
Hooters, Route 50 and Keyser Point Road: Lauren Glick 7-11 p.m., $3.17 16-ounce aluminum Bud Light bottles, $5 car bombs and Angry Irishmen, $4 Killian’s and $3.17 fried pickles.
Station 7 Restaurant, Route 707: Happy hour, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., features $2 domestic drafts and Killian’s, $2.50 domestic bottles and rail drinks, $4 Guinness drafts. Smoked corned beef and cabbage, Irish beef stew and shepherd’s pie. Chainbreak will perform at 9 p.m.
The Pour House, 501 S. Baltimore Ave.: Entertainment by DJ Batman, 2-6 p.m., and Rob Fayhe, 6-9 p.m. Corned beef, cabbage and potatoes and drink specials.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub, Fourth Street and the Boardwalk: Festivities kick off today at 9:30 p.m. with entertainment by James Gallagher & Off the Boat. Saturday and Sunday, Patrick McAllorum and Off the Boat. The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipe Band, Ocean City Pipe Band and Camden County Pipe & Drum band will make an appearance. Food and drink specials.
Hooters, Fifth Street and the Boardwalk and 123rd Street locations: $3.17 16-ounce Bud Light, $5 car bombs and Angry Irishmen, $4 Killian’s and $3.17 fried pickles.
Brass Balls, on the Boardwalk between 11th and 12th streets: Karaoke on Saturday. Food and drink specials.
Fish Tales, 22nd Street, bayside: For the first time since Fish Tales opened 18 years ago, the bayside bar will be open for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. The establishment opens in April and closes in October, annually.
“We’ve been here getting the place ready [for the season] and people walk in that day, but we’re not open [during the St. Patrick’s Day parade weekend],” said Manager Brandon Hemp. “The past couple of years the weather has been really nice so we thought we’d give it a shot. We’re excited.”
Fish Tales will open today, Friday, at 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Green beer, Guinness, Killian’s and a variety of Irish drinks, among others, will be available. “Benny’s famous” corned beef and pulled pork sandwiches will be offered, as well. Bagpipers will stop by between 3-4 p.m. April 10 is Fish Tales’ official opening day.
Coins, 28th Street: Crather Brother’s Irish Band will perform. Irish Coffees for $4, domestic pints $3, Killian’s Pints $3.50, Guinness $4.75, corned beef, cabbage and potatoes $5.25, corned beef sandwich, cod fish cakes and Reubens.
Seacrets, 49th Street: Entertainment by Jimmy Milligan, 1-5 p.m.; Jon Maurer Band, 5-9 p.m.; Face Parade, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; and Steal the Sky, 10: p.m. to 2 a.m. Deejays also. “Local New Year” balloon drop at 6 p.m. On Sunday, Full Circle, 5-9 p.m., on the tiki bar stage. Drink specials.
Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street: Wayne Jordan & the Paddy Wagon Boys will perform tonight, Friday, and during the parade on Saturday. Rick & Regina take the stage Saturday night. Food and drink specials. Souvenir cup.
Fager’s Island, 60th Street: Friday, 6-10 p.m. Bushmills 10-year-old single malt tasting party. Fish and chips or corned beef and cabbage, Bushmills Ten Irish Whiskey, Guinness draft and Baileys Mint martini. Music by the Shamrogues. Tickets cost $20. Saturday, Opposite Directions at 2 p.m., DJ Groove, 9 p.m. and Animal House 10 p.m.
Galaxy 66, 66th Street: Happy hour specials 2-6 p.m. and Irish Trash Cans and Irish Crushes. DJ Rob Cee. Special Irish food menu.
Big Pecker’s, 73rd Street: Reuben sandwich, Guinness and bomb specials all day Saturday and Sunday.
BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street: The party gets started tonight with Full Circle at 9 p.m. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mulligan stew, corned beef and cabbage, Irish coffee, beer and Rolling Rock specials. The Chesapeake Caledonian Pipe Band will parade through the restaurant playing Irish favorites at 3 p.m. North Point Band at 9 p.m. Food and drink specials Saturday and Sunday.
Horizons Restaurant and Breaker’s Pub, in the Clarion Resort Hotel, 101st Street: Lunch special of cabbage and barley soup and hot or cold corned beef sandwich for $6.95, March 16-17. Corned beef, cabbage and potato dinner, $12.95, available same days, 5-10 p.m. Drinks specials include $2 domestic drafts and $2.50 bottles. Power Play at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Greene Turtle, 116th Street: Specials include $9.75 Irish Twins (Guinness pint and Jameson shot), black and tans, Guinness pints, Irish coffees for $5.50. Fish and chips, corned beef sandwich or corned beef, cabbage and potatoes platters for $8.95 each. DJ Wood 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, $3.50 Bloody Marys and wings special.
Carousel, 117th Street: $1.50 Killian’s Irish Red drafts, $4 Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s, $5 black and tans, $6 Irish martinis and $7.95 corned beef reubens and Irish stew.
Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Mumfords Landing Road: Music by Wayne Jordan & the Paddy Wagon Boys, 5-9 p.m. Traditional Irish menu available. Sunday, Celtic brunch at 9 a.m. Noon Irish lunch menu. Ginger Band, 3-7 p.m. Drink specials include $2 drafts.
House of Welsh, 1106 Coastal Highway: Music 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday corned beef, potatoes and cabbage, $3.77; reuben $5.95. Reuben chowder and Irish drink specials. Saturday and Sunday, Tom Lowe from 2-5 p.m. and Tony Vega, 5-10 p.m.
High Stakes Bar & Grill, Route 54: Saturday and Sunday, $2 Coors Light drafts, $3.17 ham and cabbage plate, $5.99 corned beef and cabbage, $4 Guinness and Jameson Irish whiskey drinks and $5 car bombs. Bobby Burns plays at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by DJ Rupe at 9 p.m.
Harpoon Hanna’s, Route 54: Specials offered Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and all day Sunday include $2 Coors Light drafts, $4 Jameson and Guinness, $5 car bombs and $5.99 corned beef and cabbage. Saturday, entertainment by Dave Sherman, 7-11 p.m.
Smitty McGee’s, Route 54: Entertainment by DJ Wax, noon to 4 p.m., followed Randy Lee Ashcraft & the Saltwater Cowboys, 4-8 p.m. Bo Dickerson Band, 8 p.m. On Sunday, DJ Wax noon to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials and giveaways.
Cottage Café, Route 1 (across from Sea Colony Towers): In the bar and pub area, $4 Guinness pints and Jameson Irish coffee, $5 carchatta bombs and $2.25 pints of green beer. Food specials include corned beef and cabbage, $11.99; bangers and colcannon potatoes $6.99 and Irish onion soup for $5.99.