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St. Patrick's Day

By Claire Taylor

It's that time again to hunt down an article of green clothing and show some Irish pride—or to drink enough green beer for your tongue to qualify you for a pass from being pinched

The Bank A St. Paddy's Day celebration with Bass on tap and Grasshoppers all night. Mon, Mar 17. 14421 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.867.5155.

The Black Brothers Traditional Irish music from the Irish sibling trio. Thu, Mar 13, 8pm. $18/$20. Little Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. 650.FOX.4119.

Blue Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge Open on St. Patrick's Day with a special menu. Mon, Mar 17. 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. 408.255.3300.

Boswell's Drink specials and music from Drive. Mon, Mar 17. 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell. 408.371.4404.

Boulevard Tavern Free corned beef and cabbage, Irish music, green beer and drink specials to celebrate the saint's holiday. Mon, Mar 17, 3pm-close. No cover. 15043 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos. 408.358.0774.

Britannia Arms Almaden Celebrate all weekend with live music, Irish food, Guinness and Harp. Fri-Mon, Mar 14-17. 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose. 408.266.0550.

Britannia Arms Cupertino The pub shows its Irish spirit early with Irish dancers on Wednesday, then hosts a St. Pat's Day party with live music from Emerald, Irish dancers and bagpipers and traditional Irish food. Wed, Mar 12 and Mon, Mar 17, until close. No cover. 1087 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd, Cupertino. 408.252.7262.

Britannia Arms San Jose A day of Irish cheer, including corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, DJ Bex, Irish dancers and bagpipers. Mon, Mar 17, 6:30pm-close. No cover. 173 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.278.1400.

Cardiff Lounge Celebrating the saint's day with drinks and dancing. Mon, Mar 17, 3pm-close. No cover. 260 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell. 408.374.7477.

C. B. Hannegan's The pub hosts its annual daylong St. Patrick's Day fest, with live music, Irish food (including a barbecue) and alcohol. Sun, Mar 16, noon-close. $50. 208 Bachman Ave, Los Gatos. 408.395.1233.

Club 99 A St. Paddy's Day '90s party from Movin' 99.7-FM featuring MC Breed and the D-O-C and beds for everyone. Sat, Mar 15, 9pm-2am. $5-$10. Inside Scruffy Murphy's, 187 Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.735.7394.

El Toro Brewpub The pub releases its new beer, "El Toro Irish Stout," and serves corned beef and cabbage dinners. Plus Irish music and a free raffle. Mon, Mar 17, 3pm on. 17605 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, 408.782.2739.

Fibbar MaGees Serving Irish food favorites daily, the restaurant's St. Patrick's Day includes live music and bagpipers and Irish dancers at lunchtime. Mon, Mar 17. 156 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale. 408.749.8373.

Johnny V's An evening of live music. Mon, Mar 17, 8pm. 31 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.947.8470.

Katie Bloom's Irish Pub & Restaurant Live music from Celtic Soul. Mon, Mar 17, 5pm-close. No cover. 369 Campbell Ave, Campbell. 408.379.9687.

Khartoum Drink specials, corned beef and green beer. Mon, Mar 17. 300 Orchard City Dr, Campbell. 408.379.6430.

King's Head Pub A "St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza," with corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips served all day, plus $5 beers. Mon, Mar 17, 11am-close. No cover. 201 Orchard City Dr, Campbell. 408.871.2499.

Los Gatos Brewing Co. Serving Irish menu specials and the restaurant's own beer. Sun-Mon, Mar 16-17. 130-G N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. 408.395.9929.

Lupretta's Delicatessen Celebrate with corned beef and cabbage, live music, bagpipers and more. Sat, Mar 15. 14480 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408.484.0004.

Mission Ale House Lunchtime Irish menu specials on St. Patrick's Day, plus green beer. Mon, Mar 17. 97 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.292.4058.

Molly Magees The pub opens early for the saint's day, serving traditional Irish food and hosting a DJ in the evening. 241 Castro St, Mountain View. 650.961.0108.

Murphy Avenue The Sunnyvale strip comes alive with entertainment on five stages, food, drinks and craft booths. Mon, Mar 17, 4-8pm. Free. Between Washington and Evelyn, Sunnyvale. 408.516.7217.

Murphy's Law Irish Pub & Sports Bar A St. Patrick's Day party with live music, traditional Irish food and more. Mon, Mar 17. 135 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale. 408.736.3822.

Number One Broadway Dancing to a DJ. Mon, Mar 17, 9pm-close. 102 S. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos. 408.354.4303.

O'Flaherty's Four days of St. Patrick's Day, kicking off at 4pm on Friday. Celebrate Irish style with Bailey's Irish Cream, Irish Whiskey, Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's and a full bar. Plus live entertainment. Fri-Mon, Mar 14-17. 25 N. San Pedro St, San Jose. 408.947.8007.

Patty's Corned beef and beer specials, bagpipers and live music from 5:30pm. Mon, Mar 17, noon-late. No cover. 102 S. Montgomery St, San Jose. 408.998.4566.

Poor House Bistro A St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration with the Guinness Girls, beads, jello shots and corned beef po boys, plus live music. Fri-Sat, Mar 14-15. 91 Autumn St, San Jose. 408.292.5837.

San Pedro Square The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Pipes and Drums perform on the strip. Free. Mon, Mar 17. San Pedro Square and Santa Clara St, San Jose.

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub Traditional Irish food, corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, fish and chips and Guinness all day. Plus a seven-piece pipe band at 7:30pm, followed by a DJ. No cover. 187 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale. 408.735.7394.

Smoke Tiki Lounge Lunchtime Irish menu specials, drink specials and Black Pearl performs from 6-10pm. Mon, Mar 17. 152 Post St, San Jose. 408.292.4266.

Stephens Green Work up an Irish fervor Friday with the Guinness Girls, then watch Six Nations Rugby on Saturday. Sunday features the Guinness Girls and music from Martin Lacey and a DJ. St. Pat's includes corned beef and cabbage and green beer, a live bagpiper at noon, music from Rosin the Bow from 5:30-8:30pm and dancing to DJ Seamus from 8:30pm until close. Mon, Mar 17. 223 Castro St, Mountain View. 650.964.9151.

Teske's Germania Music from the Internationals, traditional Irish food and more. Sat, Mar 15, 7-11:30pm. 255 N. First St, San Jose. 408.292.0291.

Toon's Nightclub St. Patrick's Day dance party. Mon, Mar 17. 52 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose. 408.292.7464.

Tres Gringos Baja cantina-style St. Patrick's Day with $3 green Coronas and $5 Jameson shots. Mon, Mar 17. 83 S. Second St, San Jose. 408.278.9888.

Vivid Charmed: Get Lucky. An XXX evening with lingerie "sexier than a pot of gold." Sat, Mar 15, 9pm. 8 S. First St, San Jose. 408.279.4444.

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