The Big List of St. Patrick’s Day parties in Pittsburgh

Green beer! Green Cosmos! Kegs ’n’ eggs! Open containers in Market Square! More green beer!

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MJ Slaby

St. Patrick’s Day may actually be next week, but Pittsburgh celebrates early on Saturday — and in a big way.

We rounded up all the parties we could find so you can better plan your weekend of green beer, Irish music and, well, more green beer.

But first, parade details: It’s at 10 a.m. Saturday. The route starts near Liberty Avenue and Grant Street, travels down Grant to the Boulevard of the Allies and ends at Stanwix Street. And remember: There’s a 24-hour free shuttle from Downtown to the South Side that runs from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Onto the parties. As always, if we missed one, drop us a line.

Sláinte! ?

Friday, March 10

If you just can’t wait and want to start

Claddagh Irish Pub
407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
9 p.m.
Start the weekend with music from The Wild Geese.

Club Cafe
56-58 S. 12th St. (South Side)
8 p.m.
“The Calm Before The Storm” features traditional Irish music by Mark Dignam Music & Friends. $15 tickets.

Saturday, March 11

If waking up early for kegs ’n’ eggs sounds not crazy to you

Bigham Tavern
321 Bigham St. (Mount Washington)
7 to 11 a.m.
Get a full breakfast buffet and two green beer drafts for $15. Plus, there are prizes every hour.

Buckhead Saloon
225 W Station Square Drive (South Shore)
8 to 10 a.m.
For $30, you’ll get an open bar, t-shirt, breakfast buffet and all-day drink specials.

Carson City Saloon
1401 E Carson St. (South Side)
8 to 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 a.m.
Free breakfast buffet, $1.50 green drafts, and $5 car bombs. Daylong drink specials.

Crystal on Penn
1211 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
7 a.m.
For $6, get breakfast and a green beer. Other drinks available, as well. For lunch, get Irish foods for $7.

Harris Grill
5747 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
8 a.m.
There’s a $10 brunch buffet, as well as $2.50 green beer, green Cosmos and frozen shamrock cocktails.

Micro Diner
221 Shiloh St. (Mount Washington)
7 a.m.
Come for parade-day specials and up to two free draft beers with breakfast.

Revel + Roost
242 Forbes Ave. (Downtown)
7 to 9 a.m. 
For $30 ($25 in advance), get a breakfast buffet, bottomless mimosas, open bar, a t-shirt, and pay no cover for the rest of the day. Later, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a $20 cover for the day and you get a $15 gift card for your next visit, drink specials, pizza buffet and prizes.

Stack’d Shadyside
728 Copeland St. (Shadyside)
9 a.m.
Free breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon and all-day beer specials.

Tipsy Cow
5741 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
9 a.m. 
Free breakfast until noon, and all-day beer specials.

After/during the parade, you can return to a breakfast spot or you head here

941 Saloon
941 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
11 a.m.
No cover and a free green margarita when you arrive.

Allegheny City Brewing
507 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Special parade-day hours, plus Coop Chicken and Waffles at 4:30 pm.

Bar Louie
330 North Shore Drive, Building 1B (North Shore)
10 a.m. to midnight
Drink specials all day.

The Claddagh
407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
8 a.m.
Bands in the tent start at noon, and bands in the pub start at 4 p.m.

Cruze Bar
1600 Smallman St. (Strip District)
10 a.m. 
No cover, plus drink and food specials.

Diesel Club Lounge
1601 East Carson St. (South Side)
10 a.m.
Pickup your pre-paid $25 ticket for no-wait and no-cover at four South Side restaurants: Local, Steel Cactus, Diesel and Skybar.

East End Brewery Taproom
102 19th St. (Strip District)
9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The Beagle Brothers Irish Band will play two sets at the taproom.

Irish Fair in Market Square
210 Forbes Ave. (Downtown)
1 to 5:30 p.m.
Before and during the parade, there are drink specials, street vendors and green beer. Open containers will be allowed in the plaza from 2 to 5:30 p.m., according to the city.

McFadden’s Pittsburgh
211 North Shore Drive (North Shore)
9 a.m.
It’s the official 96.1 KISS parade afterparty, with drink specials and music starting at 10 a.m.

Friday, March 17

If you want to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day (or again)

Bar Louie
330 North Shore Drive, Building 1b (North Shore), and 240 Station Square Drive (South Shore)
11 a.m.
Drink specials all day.

The Claddagh
407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
10 a.m. 
Music starts inside at noon and in the tent at 5 p.m.

Mullaney’s Harp and Fiddle
2329 Penn Ave. (Strip District)
8 p.m. 
Come to hear the Donnie Irish Band perform.

The Rex Theater
1602 E. Carson St. (South Side)
7 p.m. 

See The Krank Daddies and Shelf Life String Band. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.