3/17/2013 10:20:00 AM

Green Beer, Irish Fare and Music on Tap for St. Patty's Day

Laura Grealish's Green Monstah awaits you at the Green Briar pub in Brighton.

From bacon and cabbage (the real Irish tradition) to green beer, we got some hot spots and dishes in Greater Boston for you to get your Irish on today, March 17.

Stew with a view: Take in an Irish beef stew or the infamous corned beef and cabbage at 75 on Liberty Wharf overlooking Boston harbor; add a Leprechaun Martini (Bully Boy vodka, muddled basil, agave nectar, and lime juice) and you’ll be sailing (entrees are $18-$20; 617-227-0754).


Party Hearty: The Beehive in the South End is putting on its 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day party on Sunday, complete with Boston-based Irish musicians, special whiskey drinks and Irish treats a la carte, such as corned beef & “cabbage” flatbread with sauerkraut and cheese; smoked fish & chips with malt vinegar aioli; and grilled lamb chops with colcannon mashed potatoes. (5 PM-1 AM; P. 617-423-0069).

No-Nonsense Irish: We love Matt Murphy’s Pub in Brookline Village for the no-fuss but over-crowded rowdy fun you get just by being there on St. Patty’s Day; on Sunday, they’ll serve up specials like bacon and cabbage (OK, we’re getting that bacon is it, not corned beef) and bangers and mash, each under $15. Or come just for the Guinness; you wont’ be disappointed (617-232-0188).

Erin Go Sweet: Green Briar in Brighton is celebrating with lots of good stuff, including a special dessert - a “Three Leaf Clover” chocolate bread pudding made with Jameson, Bailey’s and Guinness, topped with vanilla ice cream. Could be dinner AND dessert (617-789-4100).

Freebie Bites: The Irish Village in Brighton is doling out free corned beef and cabbage sandwiches all day Sunday; but stick around 'cause you'll want to catch authentic tunes from Finbar Doyle (5-8 PM). Don't forget the Guinness (617-787-5427).

Green Liquids: Dbar in Dorchester gets right to the point, offering $3 green beer starting at 11 AM (while it lasts) and a menu with a French twist (go figure, rather than go bragh; 617-265-4490). You can also pop by Green Briar not only for dessert but for a dandy Green Monstah (pictured above), a concoction that includes Pinnacle whipped cream vodka, Kahlua and creme de menthe, thanks to bar keep Laura Grealish (617-789-4100).

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