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6 St. Patrick's Day Activities

Cucumber Basil Cocktail at Pacifica Del Mar
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Looking for something to do this St. Paddy’s Day? Maybe you wanna sip on a little green, or go full-on party-mode? Whatever your pleasure, there’s something out there for you. Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day drinks, parties, and bites you’ll find in San Diego this year.

Alchemy

Want to sip on something festive? Visit Alchemy in South Park where they've rolled out three holiday-inspired drinks. The Gangs of New York features Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Punt e Mes Vermouth and Cynar Bitter Liquer. The Meet my Mistress contains Boru Irish Vodka and Irish Mist, and the O’Connors Oatmeal Stout is a special beer provided by Thorn Street Brewery. Cocktails are $7 each and the Oatmeal Stout is $5. For more information, visit www.alchemysandiego.com

Pacifica Del Mar

For a classy green cocktail this holiday, or for the entire month, visit Pacifica Del Mar, where the Cucumber Basil Cocktail will be available on St. Paddy’s Day for $9. If guests are still craving some green after the holiday, they can enjoy a Cucumber Rosemary Martini with Hedrick’s gin, fresh rosemary, muddled cucumber and green grapes on the regular menu for the rest of the month. Visit www.pacificadelmar.com for menu prices and more.

Harrah’s Southern California

The recently renovated and re-named hotel, Harrah’s So Cal, will honor St. Paddy with a bevy of festivities all weekend long.

On Friday, March 14 the debut of Neon Nights at Dive will start at 9 p.m. Guests can enjoy live entertainment and beverage specials poolside in the "green" Lazy River. On Saturday, March 15, between 4 - 11 p.m., Irish dancers will spontaneously flash mob the casino floor, and on Sunday, March 16, The Fighting Jamesons will be playing in the Events Center. This band delivers a traditional style of Celtic music with an aggressive and energetic modern approach. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Before and after the show, guests can party at Corked. In addition to their craft beer and wine list, the lounge will be serving up green beer with live music. Finally, on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17, guests can try their luck on the casino floor with Harrah's St. Patrick's Day Hot Seat Promotion. From 5 - 9 p.m., 10 guests per hour will be randomly selected to win $1,000 in free play when using the Total Rewards card. A live bag pipe player and roaming leprechaun with a pot of gold will add to the day’s festivities. Visit www.harrahsresortsoutherncalifornia.com for more information.

The 19th Annual ShamROCK

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the largest outdoor party on the West Coast, on Saturday, March 15, in downtown. The streets will turn green with over 80,000 square feet of Astroturf, and 20,000 attendees will party from 4pm-Midnight between Fifth Avenue and F Street. Expect a 150-foot Irish Pub, and entertainment including live bands performing Irish Rock, Irish Punk Rock, and much more. Tickets are $40 for General Admission and $75 for VIP until March 14th and $45 for General Admission and $85 for VIP on the day of the event. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.sandiegoshamrock.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Head to Mission Valley where Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will offer St. Patrick’s Day specials for the whole family. Enoy a Harp Lager topped with Guinness (Half & Half) in a 16oz or 22oz for $5.95 or $7.50, a James & Ginger cocktail for $7.50 and Irish Nachos (Fried potatoes covered in Lazy Dog Chili, Jack and Cheddar cheeses, sour cream, onions, tomatoes, and house-made pickled jalapenos) for $7.95. These festive specials will be available until March 27th at all Lazy Dog locations.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at RA with all day beer, sake and cocktail specials starting at just $1! On Monday, March 17, from open to close, toast to good luck with $1 green hot sake, $4 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $5 Melon Margaritas and Kirin/Kirin Light, or $6 Irish Car Bombs. If green drinks aren’t your thing, throughout the month of March, RA Sushi is also offering its signature Sea Monkey cocktail for only $6. This sweet and colorful martini is made with SKYY Raspberry vodka, Chambord and pineapple and cranberry juices. Call 619-321-0021 or visit www.facebook.com/RAsushiSanDiego for more information.

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