Plus where to go for Irish breakfast

Your 2019 St. Paddy’s Day rundown

Updated with more listings
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00pm

    Sunday is Funday for St. Patrick’s Day this year and here is a list of all your neighborhood joints who’ll be celebrating #HolyDay. Just make use of Uber or a DD and enjoy responsibly!


    Rollie’s Bar and Grill

    Don’t expect to be standing around in your green pajamas waiting for them to open at 6 a.m. this year: It’s not happening. Apparently there wasn’t enough of a breakfast crowd last year to warrant it this year. They’ll open at their usual time, 11 a.m., with drink and food specials.

    Front Street Pub

    You know who is opening for Irish breakfast? Bingo. Starting at 8 a.m. the first 50 people to arrive will get an extra surprise. Half-off all Irish Whiskeys. $3.50 Guinness from 8 to 10 a.m. Green beer. Swag give aways all day long.

    Bowen’s Tavern

    Well, well, looks like we’ve got another early riser this year. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. with a Bloody Mary Bar until noon as well as $4 Guinness pints, $5 car bombs & $6 Jameson. Corned beef and cabbage starts at noon. The kitchen will be open until 9 p.m. and the bar until 10 p.m. The Onceover will be playing 5-8 p.m with no cover charge.


    The Whale’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant

    Serving corned beef and cabbage all weekend, The Tooth is officially kicking off their annual St. Paddy’s Day party at 5 p.m. on Sunday with live music from “The Irish Twins” Mr. McBlake and Mr. FitzClement.


    The Drouthy Bear, the Midcoast’s only Irish/Scottish bar, plans on being open Sunday from 11a.m. to 5 p.m., but aren’t planning on going all out for a party this year, so just a regular day there!


    Pour Farm

    The nanobrewery is getting into the green spirit all weekend with corned beef reuben sandwiches on Saturday and Blind Albert playing at 6 p.m. And then on Sunday, they’ll offer Johns River Oysters from noon to 4 p.m.


    St. George River Café

    The Gardenia Duet will play a selection of Irish and Celtic music to celebrate St Patrick's Day, at the St George River Café in Warren from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. on Sunday. Multi-instrumentalist Cindy Millar (fiddle and mandolin) and Dick White (guitar)make up the duet. No charge.


    Ada’s Kitchen

    They may be Italian, but love a good St. Patty’s throwdown as much as the next person. Starting at 5 p.m. Ada’s will be having Happy Hour  all night with pizzas and Irish twists on Italian classics.

    Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery

    Opening at 9 a.m. for drinks only, they are planning a special lunch menu with drink and food specials all day, plus music from Cranston Dean from noon to 3 p.m. and Rob Burnell trio from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Trackside Station

    Trackside is celebrating all weekend with an official party Saturday night featuring the Rock Hard Johnson band starting at 8:30 p.m. ($5 cover) and drink specials all Saturday and Sunday.

    Myrtle Street Tavern

    The Myrtle is opening at 5:30 p.m. with musician Riff Johnson kicking off their St. Paddy’s Day party with drink specials.

    Time Out Pub

    On Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Time Out Pub is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Mad Sound ENT, a live DJ.

    Liberator Brewing Co.

    Rockland’s newest microbrewery is hosting their first St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday March 16, opening the taproom at noon with a new Red Sky Irish ale. Up In Smoke BBQ will be serving from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets available at 207-594-8436.

    Road trip to Portland for Irish breakfast

    Around the state, there are are few well known authentically Irish pubs that will feel like you’re smack in the center of Dublin. Rí Rá Irish Pub, 72 Commercial St., Portland is kicking it off with a fundraising polar plunge at 5:30 a.m. and opening at 6 a.m. ( and free breakfast for the the brave plungers!) Bull Feeney's, 375 Fore St. is also openings its doors at 6 a.m. with a special breakfast menu and live music all day. Brian Boru Public House, 57 Center St. is another place to start your Holy Day at 6 a.m. with The Napper Tandies playing for you between 8 and 10 a.m.

    Celebrating elsewhere

    Geaghan’s Pub in Bangor is starting at 9 a.m. they’ll have a day of family, fun, and live music starting at noon. They’re “just a bit of the Emerald Isle in York County,” and Byrnes Irish Pub (in Bath) will also be starting the day off at 6 a., with kegs and eggs plus live music.

    Listings were pretty scanty in the Midcoast this year. If you’re a bar or restaurant doing something special, please contact Kay Stephens at