St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are still in the works for a number of local restaurants, bars and churches. Note: due to COVID-19 concerns, many establishments are changing their policies by the hour. Check the venue you plan to go to online or call ahead first.
Friday, March 13
• St. George River Café in Warren is celebrating with an open mic night, along with corned beef and Guinness as well as an Irish tune or two from 6 to 8 p.m.
• Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast is also celebrating with four beers on tap, including Smiling Irish Bastard alongside Refueler, King's Pine IPA, and Higgins Irish Red, starting at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
• Start your morning off with an Irish pancake breakfast. The Freedom Congregational Chuch is hosting a public breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. with pancakes served with local maple syrup, fresh organic eggs from The Village Farm in Freedom, and authentic homemade Irish Soda bread, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, coffee, and juice. $7.00 a person (purchase at the door). FMI: Details
• Liberator Brewing Co. in Rockland is hosting its second annual St Patrick’s Day Event from 1 p.m. until close with a special release of Red Sky Irish Red Ale and Highland Lager along with a boiled dinner, Irish Soda Bread, pulled pork Irish Nachos for sale. No Cover.
• The American Legion in Thomaston is killing two birds with one stone, and hosting a classic colonial New England boiled dinner as its Maine 200 Celebration at 5 p.m. On the menu: corned beef, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, turnips, and beets using an authentic colonial-era recipe. Everyone is welcomed to celebrate and learn more about Maine’s history, the American Legion, Post 37 and the Post Auxiliary. Adults - $8.00/Children - $5.00/Families - $25.00 (2 adults and children). FMI: Details
• Lake St. George Brewing in Liberty is putting on a pre-St. Paddy’s Day party at 5 p.m. There won’t be any green beer, but the Oystermen will bring the Irish spirit with traditional Irish jigs, reels, and hornpipes and singing (mostly) Irish songs.
• Trackside Station in Rockland is also hosting a pre-St. Paddy’s Day dance party with MLC live starting at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17
• The Front Street Pub is starting early with a traditional St. Paddy’s Day breakfast, served until noon with Guinness drafts and Irish whiskey specials starting at 8 a.m.
• Cancelled The First Church, UCC, (55 Spring Street, Belfast) is hosting a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage, carrots and potatoes, vegetarian fare, beverages, and a special dessert from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be live music, as well as some sing-along Irish tunes. $10 per person and $25 per family.
• Rollie’s Bar & Grill in Belfast, always has an Irish gathering every year, whether or not they advertise it. They’ll open at 11 a.m., with drink and food specials.
Neighborhood in Belfast will be open tomorrow for St Pat’s. 6 Irish Whiskeys, locally raised Corned Beef, and more starting at 4 p.m. They’ll be offering curb-side pick up for your take-out orders. 505-0425.
• The Vintage Room in Camden is hosting an early Irish tasting of food and drink starting at 2 p.m. FMI: Menu and details
• Whale’s Tooth Pub is throwing their annual St. Patrick’s Day party with live Irish music, corned beef and cabbage starting at 5:30 p.m. It’s always packed, so call for reservations: 207-789-5200. Note: they are also allowing people to order Irish dinners to go.
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