Walt's Best St. Patty's Day Hangouts
St. Patty's day falls on a Sunday this year. Bummer for businesses that prefer it on a weekday. Maybe an act of Congress can move the holiday to the third Friday in March so it's guaranteed to stimulate the economy? My top places to go this weekend to celebrate St. Patrick's.
*Old Sacramento. The 17th annual Old Sac St. Patty's parade starts at 1pm on Saturday. 60 marching units and 1000 members. It's free! After the parade, make sure you hit O'Mally's Irish pub for some beverages. The blue cheeseburger with bacon is worth the stop anytime. www.oldsacramento.com
*Boxing Donkey Irish Pub, 300 Lincoln in Roseville. They start serving on St Patty's day at 6am! Live music all day. This place has become a destination spot for all of Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay. The Schubert family knows how to run a pub. www.theboxingdonkey.com. Old town Roseville is getting a bunch of pubs together.. check it out!
*DeVere's Irish Pub, 1531 L St Sacramento. What a true Irish pub run by real Irish! This spot has become a true destination for all who haunt downtown. The beer selection is excellent, and the food is authentic irish. Try the beef stew and the lamb sliders. Deelish. www.deverespub.com
*Bonn Lair Pub, 3651 J St Sacramento. Great neighborhood bar with excellent stouts. Like any St Pat's destination, get your bowl full of corned beef and cabbage.l
*Gallagher's Irish Pub, 1201 K St Sacramento. One of the old time downtown pubs that moved to a new location a few years back. They boast 30 single malt Irish and Scotch whiskeys avail.
Other St. Pat's hot spots;
East Sacramento-Club 2-Me, Chargins and Pine Cove.
Land Park area-Jamie's and Riverside Clubhouse.
Auburn-the Power Club. www.powerclubauburn.com
Those are my reccomendations for this weekend. Got any hot spots i don't know about yet?