Irish for a day: Prescott's full of St. Patrick's Day plans
Plan on a little Irish luck as the tri-city area celebrates St. Patrick's Day this weekend. A number of downtown Prescott's pubs, bars and more will take part in the Eighth annual St. Patrick's Day Miller Lite Pub Crawl, with prizes, free t-shirts, green beer and free cab rides offered in the evening.
The crawl is scheduled to begin Sunday around 1 p.m. Murphy's manager Tamara Stupak said crawl participants should plan to meet at Murphy's to kick off the event.
"Everyone signs in here and then they get their tickets to go to all the other pubs in town," Stupak said. "It ends at Matt's Saloon. Everyone should be there by 7 p.m. in order to be eligible for the drawings."
The first 550 participants will receive a free Pub Crawl T-shirt. There is no entry fee.
"You don't have to drink to participate, but free cab rides will be available," Stupak said. "Pub crawls are a chance to socialize and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer and Irish coffees."
Thirteen establishments will take part in this year's Pub Crawl, and stops at each participating pub can be made in any order, according to the crawl's official rules. While there aren't many rules, they do require participants to be at least 21-years of age.
In order to be eligible for prizes, crawlers also must visit the official Miller representative at each pub to have an official mark placed on their Pub Crawl card. Cards are available at Murphy's the day of the event. All 13 official hosts must be marked on the card in order to qualify for the grand prize.
As of Tuesday, that grand prize remained under wraps.
Besides Pub Crawl hosts, such as Scottie's, The Office, El Charro, Hooligan's and the Jersey Lilly Saloon; a number of other locations will offer their own St. Patrick's Day festivities as well.
Pudge & Astis Sports Grill will hold their annual Blarney Shootout steel dart tournament for St. Patrick's Day beginning Friday and running through Sunday. The tournament has been a Prescott tradition for 28 years, according to bartender Monica Foard.
"We have the oldest running steel dart tournament going on for the Blarney," she said. "It's something we do every year. The winner gets a Blarney mug at the end of the weekend. Come in and have fun. There will be giveaways throughout the day. We have a lot of fun down here."
Some area pub's offerings include:
Celtic Crossings Pub: Located at the Gateway Mall, Celtic Crossings Pub will offer three days of music in honor of St. Patrick's Day and a menu sure to bring out a little of the Emerald Isle in everyone. Dishes on tap for Sunday include corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, bangers and mash and more. On Friday, the pub will host Karl Jones, with Jane Hilton on fiddle, beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the pub hosts Cat's Vyktrola with an Irish set at 7 p.m. From noon to 1 p.m., and from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, the pub will host Irish pipers, followed by dancers at 2 p.m., Karl Jones from 3-6 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m.
Drunken Lass Pub: Located at 218 West Gurley Street, the Drunken Lass Pub will offer a four-day music lineup beginning Thursday. The Lass, also a part of the Pub Crawl, will offer Irish food over the weekend, as well as green eggs and ham starting at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Firehouse Kitchen: Located at 218 W. Goodwin Street, Firehouse Kitchen is another featured stop on the Pub Crawl and will offer specials for their guests throughout the evening.
Gurley Street Sports Pub: Located at 801 E. Gurley Street, Gurley Street Sports Pub will feature the band Muddgroove on Saturday night. Also expect live music Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Happy hour is from 9 a.m. to noon, with specials on well, wine and domestic beer, with a subsequent happy hour from 3-6 p.m. featuring 50 cents off everything. Play pool for free every Sunday.
Jackass Bar and Grill: Located at 8156 E. Valley Road in Prescott Valley, Jackass Bar and Grill will hold a St. Patrick's Day blast featuring Truly Reckless on Saturday night. Look for drink specials the day of the party.
Lyzzard's Lounge: Located at 120 N. Cortez Street, Lyzzard's Lounge plans a St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday night featuring green beer and musical performances by The Mods. The rock band is set to begin at 9 p.m. On Sunday, the lounge, part of the Pub Crawl, will feature DJ Eric's Garage from 4-7 p.m., followed by music from DJ Whiteout beginning at 8 p.m.
Matt's Saloon: Located at 112 S. Montezuma, Matt's Saloon is a participant in this year's Pub Crawl and will feature drink specials and live music. The saloon will also pre-register pub crawlers prior to the St. Patrick's Day.
Moctezuma's Bar: Located at 144 S. Montezuma Street, Moctezuma's Bar will also take part in the Pub Crawl, with two-for-one drafts offered in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.
Murphy's: Located at 201 N. Cortez Street, Murphy's is hosting this year's Pub Crawl. Participants in the crawl are asked to sign in at Murphy's by 1 p.m. for tickets and registered Pub Crawl locations. Free t-shirts will also be handed out to the first 550 participants.
The Palace: Located at 120 S. Montezuma Street, The Palace is an official Pub Crawl participant. Along with their involvement in the event, The Palace also plans a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal.
The Windsock Lounge: Located at 1385 Iron Springs Road, the Windsock Lounge will offer their celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Friday with a performance by Cadillac Angels beginning at 7 p.m. A traditional St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner will be offered for hungry fans of Irish cuisine beginning at 6 p.m.
Pudge & Astis Sports Grill: Located at 721 Sixth Street, Pudge & Astis will offer corned beef and cabbage all weekend, as well as a full service restaurant and a number of Irish drinks. The grille will also host the annual Blarney Shootout Friday through Sunday.
Donna's Hut: Located at 444. W. Goodwin Street, Donna's Hut will offer corned beef and cabbage in celebration of everything Irish.