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Order the green eggs and ham special at Spanky's Roadhouse. Photo by Lauren DeFelippo

11 Fantastic Foodie Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020

No parade? No problem. Sip on Irish whisky cocktails, dance to Celtic music, feast on corned beef and cabbage, and a lot more.

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Specials at Spanky’s Roadhouse | March 13–17 

Starting this weekend and running through St. Patty’s Day, Spanky’s will serve all manner of Irish-leaning specialties, from classic corned beef and cabbage to a Dr. Seuss-inspired pesto and avocado green eggs with fire-braised ham. Wear a kilt to brunch and get a Jameson pickleback or green tea shot on the house. Menu prices vary; 1800 E. Evans Ave.

O’Everyone Tullamore D.E.W. Pop-Up Pub at Union Station | March 13–14

Make the Irish holiday all about you: At the Tullamore D.E.W. pop-up pub inside Union Station, you can enter your name into an iPad and watch the bar signage change to reflect your surname (ie, O’Jones). Take a keepsake photo and have your own personalized O’Last Name t-shirt printed while you sip on free drink samples. Free; 1701 Wynkoop St.; Friday 1–8 p.m; Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 

St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Denver Central Market | March 13–17  

Make your way to Larimer Street’s Denver Central Market for holiday specials for all, including Tullamore D.E.W. Irish coffee and cans of Guinness at Curio Bar; ricotta, sausage, and sautéed cabbage rigatoni from Vero; and hot corned beef and Swiss sandwiches at SK Provisions. Menu prices vary; 2669 Larimer St.  

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Woods Boss Brewing | March 14 

Boulder-based band Indigent Row will headline Woods Boss Brewing Company’s third annual celebration with a blend of traditional and progressive Celtic rock tunes. Attendees can groove to songs about heroes and thieves while enjoying Irish beers like Hisolda Irish Coffee Cream Stout and Foothills Fire Red American/Irish Red Ale. Free; 2210 California St.; 4–7 p.m. 

Luck of the Irish Brunch at Old Major | March 14

Dressing festively on holidays has its rewards: If your whole party comes dressed in green to Old Major’s brunch affair, you’ll receive a free bottle of bubbly on the house. Enjoy it with a plate of corned beef hash and eggs (no artificial green dye here), and maybe even enjoy a $7 Irish coffee or $6 shot of Jameson. Menu prices vary; 3316 Tejon St.; 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 

St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at the Pig & the Sprout | March 14 

If you’d rather jig than jog on Saturday morning, head down to this LoDo joint. Arrive early for kegs ’n’ eggs and stay for lunchtime corned beef and cabbage. Bartenders will be serving up all the classics, from pints of Guinness and black and tans to Jameson shots, while you take in live music by the Barenaked Leprechauns. Free; 1900 Chestnut Pl.; 7 a.m.–4 p.m.

Breckenridge Brewery Brew Run | March 14

Partake in a scenic 5K, which will start at the Farmhouse at Breckenridge Brewery and wind along the South Platte on the lush Mary Carter Greenway Trail. Afterward, head back to the taproom for a beer and plenty of food and outdoor games on the gorgeous 12-acre property. $30–$35; 2990 Brewery Ln., Littleton; 10 a.m.

Celtic Bites at the Corner Office Restaurant | March 14–17 

For four days, the Corner Office will offer a classic Celtic feast. The Reuben with house-made corned beef, braised sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing, and Swiss cheese on rye bread goes best with one of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails, such as the brunch time espresso-based Devil in Dublin or the Campari- and sweet-vermouth-infused Belfast. Menu prices vary; 1401 Curtis St.  

Irish-Inspired Menu at Yard House | March 17

At this celebration, guests can choose from any of Yard House’s more than 100 beers on tap, but how can you not order a festive shamrock-green ale? If you’re not a beer drinker, opt for a Jameson and ginger cocktail to accompany your meal of beer-braised corned beef, cabbage, and boiled red potatoes. Prices vary; multiple locations

Dinner at El Rancho Brewing | March 17

As a thank you to its loyal customers, this brewery will host a free St. Patrick’s Day dinner for Evergreen residents. Help celebrate the business’ spring menu and welcome its new brewer at this community feast. Attendees of legal drinking age will receive two beers on the house with dinner. Free (RSVP at luckofthelocalsrsvp@gmail.com); 29260 Hwy. 40, Evergreen; 5:30–7:30 p.m. 

Corned Beef and Cabbage at Gattara Restaurant | March 17 

Savor a quintessential St. Patrick’s Day meal at the Italian-American restaurant, where chef Thomas Newsted will prepare cabbage and house-cured corn beef rubbed with his very special spice blend. The dish will be available starting at lunchtime, until it runs out. Menu prices vary; 1776 Grant St.; 11 a.m.–10 p.m. 

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