You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find something to do for St. Patrick’s Day (or the merry ones around it).
Discover this sampling of food, drink and fun that awaits you.
Hotel Padre (1702 18th St.): Enjoy Irish-inspired fare all day at the hotel’s Brimstone Bar. Start with a breakfast of grease-glazed scones with homemade marmalade ($5); Bailey’s French Toast ($10), made with homemade brioche, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Jameson Maple Syrup; or Corned Beef Hash ($14) with House Corned Beef, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Poached Eggs and Herb Hollandaise Sauce.
For lunch, opt for a Padre Reuben ($15), made with house-smoked bison pastrami, Gruyere cheese, homemade kraut, caraway rye and whole-grain Guinness mustard.
Dinner options are shepherd’s pie ($18), made with Angus beef, Guinness sauce, peas and carrots, and potato gratin; and the Classic Irish Dinner ($26), with homemade corned beef, Yukon Gold potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and Guinness mustard. Both are served with honey oatmeal Guinness rolls. You can also treat yourself to an Irish lava cake ($8), a Guinness chocolate cake with Jameson truffle, Bailey’s butter cream, English and Bordeaux cherries.
Also the group Easy In will play at the Prairie Fire from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Take the family to Flight Adventure Park (3200 Buck Owens Blvd, #100), which asks “Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?” with his hunt.
On March 19, there will be two hunts at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., each lasting 30 minutes as participants search for all the gold coins around the park.
Those who play have a chance to win a golden ticket, which entitles the bearer to free jumping at the park for 30 consecutive days.
The Crest Bar and Grill (5025 Wible Road): Enjoy a clover combo ($25.95) including corned beef dinner, with corned beef, red potatoes, cabbage, and corn on the cob; a portion of shepherd’s pie; and a slice of Irish cake, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on site or to take away. Those with lighter appetites can stick with individual entrees, including the Corned Beef Dinner ($20.95), Shepherd’s Pie ($14.95) or Guinness Beef Stew ($7.95). $95).
Vine me (3900 Coffee Road Suite 2): The wine bar hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day Modern Day Beer Tasting. Taste five Modern Times beers and wear green for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $25, which includes a tasting, 7-ounce logo glassware, and Bavarian pretzel appetizer plate, and must be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com.
Lucky’s Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Crawl: Join the “Luckiest Pub Crawl Ever,” starting at 4 p.m. on March 19 at 2nd Phase Brewing, 1004 19th St.
Other stops include Hotel Padre; CraSh Lounge, Jerry’s Pizza & Pub, Pyrenees Cafe, The Selfie Studio and Silver Fox Starlite Lounge followed by an afterparty at Jerry’s Pizza & Pub. Each will have unique specialties.
Extra fun includes a costume contest with a grand prize of $1,000, food and drink specials, a personalized lucky badge and a lanyard.
Irish Pub McGarry (1110 Calloway Drive): The Iron Outlaws will ring in the holidays with special guest Country Deluxe starting at 6 p.m. March 15 via Iron Gate Records.
Shenanigans Irish Pub (4715 Coffee Road): The soon-to-be The Hideout bar offers “lots of joy, beer and Irish blessings” to revelers from 3 p.m. March 17 to 2 a.m. March 18.
Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame (2230 Q St,): The venue will host a concert with Frank Myers, who is known for his success as one half of the duo Baker & Myers as well as a writer and producer for some of the biggest names in country and music. pop .
Some of his award-winning works include Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle’s “Just You and I”, John Michael Montgomery’s “I Swear”, Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” and “My Front Porch Looking In” and “Tomorrow” by Chris Young. His other co-writing and production work has him teamed up with Richie McDonald, Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, All-4-One, Pam Tillis, The Gatlins, Andy Griggs, Eddy Raven, John Rich, Dave Fenley, Angie Keilhauer and more.
On March 17, Jimmy Nichols, one of Nashville’s busiest keyboardists, also served as musical director for Faith Hill on “The Soul to Soul II Tour with Tim McGraw,” the highest-grossing country tour of all. the temperature. He has recorded with Carrie Underwood, Daryle Singletary, Billy Ray Cyrus, the late Mindy McCready and Elton John.
For the concert, Nichols, a Yamaha Motif keyboard expert, will play the Buck Owens Knabe grand piano at his current home downtown.
Longtime Buckarette Kim McAbee and guitarist/vocalist Teddy Spanke will open the show, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on March 17 at the venue. Tickets ($20 to $25) can be purchased at bakersfieldmusichalloffame.com or at the box office.
Call 661-864-1701 for more information.
Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.