St. Patrick's Day revelry

You don't need the luck of a four-leaf clover to find somewhere to raise a pint, or two, with friends or soon-to-be friends in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 17.

Whether you're Irish or just Irish for the day, Petaluma has a pot of golden opportunities for fun on St. Paddy's — and that's no blarney.

Maguire's Irish Pub

Every year, Maguire's Irish Pub does the "wearin' o' the green" in style with a full day of festivities, and this year is no differed.

Irish dancers will be performing throughout the day, and there will be a live band in the afternoon. DJ Joe will spin tunes as the sun goes down.

In addition, the pub will be serving up a St. Patrick's Day feast of corned beef and cabbage.

Maguire's is located at 145 Kentucky St. For information, call 762-9800.

McNear's Saloon

Over on Petaluma Boulevard, McNear's hosts its annual St. Patrick's celebration all day Sunday, March 17 with corned beef and cabbage, music and more.

McNear's is located at 23 Petaluma Blvd. North.

For details, call 778-6060.


Taps will be hosting a St. Patrick's celebration of its own complete with corned beef and cabbage and other specials.

Petaluma's own Arann Harris and the Farm Band are also set to perform from 2 to 5 p.m.

Taps is located at 205 Kentucky St. beneath the Petaluma Hotel.

For information, call 763-6700.

Social Club

The Social Club holds its first St. Patrick's Day patio party all day from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner will be served until 9:30 p.m.)

The festivities include live music from 3 to 6 p.m.; the Oyster Girls traveling oyster bar from noon to 5 p.m.; and menu specials, such as traditional Irish stew and green beer.

The Social Club is located at 132 Keller St. For information, call 238-0158.


This year marks Dempsey's Restaurant and Brewery's 21st anniversary St. Patrick's Day celebration.

On the menu beginning at 11:30 a.m. are corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Belfast salmon and the brewery's Sonoma Irish Ale. There will be live music beginning at 6 p.m.

Dempsey's is located at 50 E. Washington St. in the River Plaza Shopping Center (formerly known as the Golden Eagle Shopping Center).

Call 765-9694 for more details.

Aqus Caf?Foundry Wharf

A lively afternoon of Celtic music is planned as Aqus Caf?Foundry Wharf celebrates the occasion.

The session begins at 2 p.m. There is no cover charge.

Aqus is located at 189 H St.

For details, call 778-6060.

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Lagunitas Brewing Co., kicks the St. Patrick's Day revelry off with a concert featuring the Mad Maggies beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

The Bay Area-based group plays a mixture of everything from Celtic to Ska, Cajun to Klezmer and from polka and swing. The group consists of Johny Blood, tuba; Adrian Gormley, vocals, baritone saxophone; Maggie Martin, accordion, vocals; Ian Luke, drums; Rhian Robinson, clarinet, tin whistle; Tim Sarter, bass guitar; and Gary Wium, guitars.

There is no cover charge. Lagunitas is located at 1280 N. McDowell Blvd. For information, call 769-4495.

Pub Republic

On the south end of town, the newly opened Pub Republic is gearing up for its first St. Patrick's Day celebration.

The pub is planning on menu specials and music.

Pub Republic is located at 3120 Lakeville Highway.

Call 782-9090 for details.


If you're looking for a no fuss family evening of corned beef and cabbage, Lumberjacks restaurant is offering a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. "until supplies last."

Lumberjacks is located at 732 E. Washington St. Call 762-4095 for information.

Penngrove Pub

The sun may go down, but the St. Patrick's Day party continues with dancing to Les Amis Zydeco from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at the Penngrove Pub.

Based in San Francisco, the band performs traditional cajun, zydeco, creole music. Band members include Dwight Shackelford, Holly Earl, Jim Scott, Patty Hammond and Dave Rogers.

There is no cover charge. The pub is located at 100005 Main St. in Penngrove.

For details, call 664-8018