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Go Beyond the Green Beer This Weekend

Not all St. Paddy’s Day festivities include green beer. Some revolve around tequila or whiskey - or roast beef.

Tequila comes with a lime, which is green, therefore totally appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.
Tequila comes with a lime, which is green, therefore totally appropriate for St. Patrick's Day.
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Wednesday, March 16

Tequila dinner

Cantina Laredo at Mall of America is hosting their first tequila dinner on Wednesday, March 16, so you can still go get your green on for St. Paddy’s Day. $49.99 per person gets you a four course dinner featuring Milagro Tequila.

Pork and pickle party

Pork & Pickle chef Geoff Hausmann will be hanging out at St. Genevieve with several types of handmade sausage available for purchase. Stop by for all your St. Patrick’s Day needs, try some samples and stay for some bubbly.

Downstairs at Marin. Photo courtesy Facebook

Downstairs at Marin. Photo courtesy Facebook

Thursday, March 17

Whiskey at the Library

The Library Bar at Marin is offering a special flight of Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey for $15. The downtown Minneapolis bar will feature Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey, Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey Aged 10 Years Sherry Cask, and Tyrconnell Irish Whiskey Aged 10 Years Port Cask, all chosen by bartender Michael Rasmussen, who will be on-hand to answer questions and guide guests through their experience.

Fancy St. Paddy’s Day

Bradstreet is taking St. Paddy’s Day up a notch with what they are calling "an upmarket St. Patrick’s Day celebration," with flights of Irish sipping whiskeys and a limited-time-only Irish cocktail, the Offaly Smash. The Offaly Smash combines Tullamore D.E.W, a spiced Guinness syrup, lemon, mint and blackberries. The two sipping flights include Redbreast 15-year, Tyrconnell Sherry Cask, Powers John Lane’s 12-year Irish whiskeys. So put on your extra fancy green pants.

Photo courtesy Bauhaus Facebook page

Photo courtesy Bauhaus Facebook page

St. Patrick Swayze's Day

At Bauhaus, they are paying homage to everyone's favorite Patrick. Patrick Swayze, of course. Enjoy some Copperpop Hoppy Red Lager while taking in some of the beloved star's best roles on the big screen. We are hoping for a constant loop of Roadhouse.

O’Gara’s celebrates a big birthday

The beloved St. Paul bar has been celebrating their 75th birthday all week with special throwback prices like $1.50 burger baskets and $1.25 Grain Belt Premiums. For the grand finale, they will throw their notorious St. Paddy’s tent party, complete with the 25th Annual World’s Shortest Parade and the 2nd Annual Irish Run on Saturday.

Dubliner tent party

Dubliner’s infamous tent party includes with lots of music, beer and grass fed roast beef from Gastrotruck to soak it all up. These guys don’t mess around, the party starts at 11 a.m.

Eater Inside: A Look at Erick Harcey's Upton 43 Lucy Hawthorne / Eater Twin Cities

Chef Erick Harcey at Upton 43. Photo by Lucy Hawthrone

Friday, March 18

Chef’s Table at Upton 43

For this weekend’s edition of the Chef's Table at Upton 43, Chef Erick Harcey will team up with Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart for a 10 courses dinner featuring the best from both local talents. Gayer is a James Beard nominated pastry chef and has been named Best Pastry Chef by Bon Appetit magazine.

Tickets are $125, beverages not included.

Saturday, March 19

Celebrate the Corn Dog

Poor National Corn Dog Week. No one pays much attention to it, what with all the green beer flowing around town. From Thursday, March 17th through Saturday, March 19th, eateries like Tilia, The Draft Horse, Constantine, Sheridan Room, Nighthawks, Red Wagon Pizza, The Curious Goat and Grumpy’s Northeast will celebrate National Corn Dog Week by crafting their own signature recipes using Red Table Meat Co.’s Red Dog. The event is co-sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon so Be sure to wash down your dog with a cold Old Tankard Ale.