You’ll find a touch of the blarney at local watering holes and clubs.
▪ The fun starts early for a night with Irish-American rockers the Young Dubliners, who continue to make Boise part of their annual festivities. Openers are Boise’s Irish tinged-duo Chad & Vashti Summervill and acoustic rockers Maw Band, who are out of Victor. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $14. TicketWeb.
▪ Green up for Hannah’s “St. Patrick’s Day Bash” with The Giant Leprechauns, The Boise Highlanders (9 p.m.) and The Rocci Johnson Band (9:30 p.m.). And, seriously, wear your green and see whether you can top Johnson’s outfit: The greenest person wins a $100 bar tab. 3 p.m. to close Thursday, March 17, at 621 Main St., Boise. No cover.
▪ One of the spots the Highlanders will visit is Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub, 855 Broad St., in BoDo. The Irish bar will celebrate St. Paddy’s Day all day and night — from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Expect to find an exclusive menu of Irish-American classics such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, lamb stew and a Guinness-spiked Angus burger. Don’t be surprised to find lots of special prices on draft Irish brews (Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s), shots of Irish whiskey (Bushmills and Jameson) and cocktails.
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Boise Highlanders schedule
Get your jig on with The Boise Highlanders. This group has been helping Boise celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for more than 20 years. They have several units that make up an armada of pipers who appear at bars and clubs throughout the Treasure Valley. Many of the establishments below will be serving up corned beef and cabbage, stew and other Irish specialties, so click on their websites to learn more.
Thursday March 17
Noon: The Crescent “No Lawyers” Bar & Grill, 5500 W. Franklin Road, Boise
4 p.m.: The Tavern at Bown, 3111 S. Bown Way, Boise
4:30 p.m. Harry’s Hyde Park Pub, 1501 N. 13th St., Boise
5 p.m.: Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, 5181 N. Glenwood St., Garden City
5:15 p.m.: Hooligans Pub, 10704 W. Overland Road, Boise;
6:15 p.m.: Quinn’s Restaurant, 1005 Vista Ave., Boise
6:30 p.m.: Rudy’s Pub and Grill, 2310 E. Overland Road, Meridian, Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery, ???
7:15 p.m.: Barbacoa, 276 Bobwhite Ct., Boise
7:45 p.m.: The Refuge, 404 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise
8:15 p.m.: Angell’s Bar and Grill Renato, 999 W. Main St., Boise and Gil’s K-9, 2506 W. Main St., Boise
8:30 p.m.: 10 Barrel Brewing, 830 W. Bannock St., Boise
9:15 p.m.: The Crescent “No Lawyers” Bar & Grill, 5500 W. Franklin Road, Boise
9:45 p.m.: Jim’s Alibi, 2710 Broadway Ave., Boise
Saturday March 19
4 p.m.: Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom at Boise Towne Square, 350 N. Milwaukee St., Boise
6: p.m.: Highland Hollow Brewhouse, 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise
8:45 p.m.: TGI Fridays, 16225 N. Marketplace Blvd., Nampa