It’s a precious thing when St. Patrick’s Day, a day of frivolity and stout-drinking, lands on a Saturday. Enjoy drink specials, live music and green-colored merriment at these area gatherings.
Chrome Horse Saloon, NewBo
1201 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday at 9 a.m. to Sunday at 2 a.m.
Food: Brunch starting at 9 a.m.
Drink: Bloody Mary bar from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Music: Well Lit (2 p.m.), Black the Sun (7 p.m.)
1103 3rd St SE
Saturday, 8-11 p.m.
“Calan brings together the remarkable talents of five young musicians, each adept at giving a fresh, vibrant sound to Welsh musical traditions. Their lively, contemporary approach breathes new life into old customs, conjuring up sparkling melodies, tunes to set your foot tapping, and their own spirited, championship step dancing. Calan’s unique instrumental blend features not only fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes, but the pibgorn, a traditional Welsh reed instrument incorporating a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. A typical show sees the band blasting their way through beloved old reels, jigs and hornpipes, then melting into the most beautiful and haunting song and ballads imaginable.”
203 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday from 3-6 p.m.
Dick’s Tap & Shake Room
1602 E Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday at 9 a.m.-Sunday at 2 a.m.
217 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday at 8 a.m.
Food: Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., lunch and dinner from 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
$4.00 Domestic Tall-Boys
$5.00 Bloody Marys
$5.00 Cherry/Jager Bombs
$6.00 Car Bombs
Fiddle Music at Brewhemia
1202 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday at 3 p.m.
Music: In the Attic, Piper McGee and Tanner Parks (Waystoke), will be playing original and Irish fiddle music. The event is free and open to the public.
2013 16th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday at 8 a.m. to Sunday at 2 a.m.
Food: Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. For the rest of the day, corned beef, cabbage and Irish stew will be added to the menu
Lion Bridge Brewing
59 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food: Bangers & Mash from The Sausage Foundry.
Drink: Brewhemia’s Olde No. 17 Dry Irish Stout (“the official beer of the Sapadapaso!”) will be featured
Music: Kellen O’Cullom (3:30 p.m.), a Cedar Rapids-based Irish music act, playing standard pub tunes with a twist.
The Map Room
416 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Food: Corned beef and cabbage burgers, loaded fries
Drink: $4 Irish whiskey
Music: Irish musician Kellen O’Cullom
4201 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food: Reuben Pizzettes
Drinks: Green Mimosas, Green Sangria, & Green Beer
Wear green to get $1 off wine and beer by the glass
Big Grove Brewery and Taproom
1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City
Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Food: Brunch (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) including corned beef and cabbage, potatoes O’Brien and pancakes, oatmeal bar, bacon and spinach frittata
Drink: Beer releases (9 a.m.): Calf-einated Zadar! Nitro Milk Stout: with JBC Roasters’ Rock the House and the easy-drinking Irish-Style Dry Stout
Games: Must be 21 and older
12 p.m. – Three-legged race
1 p.m. – Cabbage shot put
2 p.m. – Stein holding contest
2:30 p.m. – Forrest Gump ping pong
3 p.m. – Corn hole tournament
110 E College St, Iowa City
Saturday at 7 a.m.-Sunday at 2 a.m.
13 S Linn St, Iowa City
Saturday at 12 p.m.-Sunday at 2 a.m.
Food: Free food starting at 12 p.m., available while it lasts
Drink: $3 Guinness and Jameson
Music: St. Patrick’s Day drag and dance party (8 p.m.)
310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City
Saturday from 8:30-11 p.m.
Music: “A night of filthy riffs for the masses.”
Admission is $5
Uptown Bill’s Coffee House
730 S Dubuque St, Iowa City
Saturday from 6-8 p.m.
Music: Irish music session
Uptown Bill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day potluck is one of the more family-friendly March 17 gatherings
13 S Linn St, Iowa City
Music: St. Patrick’s Massacre 14
Aaron Kam and the One Drops
6 Odd Rats
Knights of the Turntable
Coralville, North Liberty and beyond
903 Quarry Rd, Coralville
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Food: $8.99 Rueben Baskets
Drink: $10 Pot of Gold (Gold Coin pitchers)
“Let’s eat, drink, and be Iowish!”
Kalona Brewing Company
405 B Ave, Kalona
Saturday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Food: Special menu items:
Irish Potato and Leek Soup
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned Beef Hash with Fried Eggs
Stout Chocolate Cake with Sour Ice Cream and Caramel
Drink: A new oatmeal stout will be released
Call ahead to reserve a table at (319) 656-3335
Amana St. Patrick’s Day Bash
Price Creek Event Center, 4709 220th Trail, Amana
Saturday, 4-10 p.m.
Food: P.H.A.T. Daddy’s will be serving an Irish themed buffet with corned beef, ham, cabbage, Irish stew, carrots and Irish potatoes ($12.99 for adults)
Drink: $2 draws
Music: SaLOONatics, a Cedar Rapids cover band performing ’70s & ’80s classic rock
920 E 2nd Ave #123, Coralville
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Food: In-house cured corned beef and hash with fried eggs and Calabrian hollandaise; pizza with corned beef, potatoes, leeks, mozzerella, ricotta and horseradish cream
Drinks: $3 Jameson however you like it, Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version), Lion Bridge Olde #17 Irish Stout, Evil Twin / Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
Music: Brian McKenzie, Irish and Scottish bagpiper
405 N Dubuque St, North Liberty
Saturday at 11 a.m.-Sunday at 2 a.m.
Food: Corned beef and cabbage made by Chef Abe
Drink: Green beer; a lucky coin flip could earn half-priced drinks
Music: DJ Jon
A bags tournament will be hosted in the morning