The 7 Day Stretch

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Posted March 15, 2012 in The 7 Day Stretch
Do you know why we celebrate the land of emerald green, debatably fictitious leprechauns and the belief in luck? Neither do we, but the IE’s got Irish fever and tons of good brews and night-long parties. Plan ahead because St. Patrick’s Day lands on Saturday, March 17 this year. Sooner or later your favorite hotspot that will have you yelling, “Erin Go Bragh!”

 

135 EAST

Add a few Whiskey Shamrock Shooters to a few other drink specials, not to mention the 100+ drink mixes available, and you might end up seeing a few “sexy leprechauns” wandering around.

135 E. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 629-8100; www.135east.com.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST 328

You’ll never see so many Irish-American police officers in one place. Join this charity to support Fallen Officers Memorial Fun, while you feast on traditional Irish foods and listen to Ken O’ Malley and the Twilight Lords while watching the Celtic Gold Irish Dancers.

$30. 3888 Old Hamner Rd., Norco, (909) 371-9108. 21+.

 

THE BEACH SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

Raffles, giveaways and a ton of beer to boot.

11am. 8022 Limonite Ave., Riverside, (951) 360-4700.

 

BRANDIN‘ IRON

If it’s a party you’re looking for then you’ll find nothing less at the famous Brandin‘ Iron Saloon which sports green draft beer and $2.50 well drinks until 9pm.

No Cover 6pm-7pm. 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com. 18+.

 

CADILLAC RANCH

With the Ranch’s Beergarden and Whiskeyfest shooter bars you’ll have an unending amount of booze to make this the best St. Patty’s day ever. Top it off with some live music to boot which the Ranch always has plenty to offer.

22581 Outer Hwy. 18, Apple Valley, (760) 247-7060; www.cadillacranchav.com.

 

CHARACTERS

What’s St. Patty’s day without music? No such thing. You’ll find a ton of great tunes feat. music by The Bohunks, The Failures,  Bodegas, DJ Gonzo and Low Life Sound System.

9pm. $5. 276 E. 1st St., Pomona, (909) 622-9070; www.characterspomona.com. Shows: 21+. 

 

FAIRMOUNT PARK

Help out the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center at their annual “St. Pawtrick’s Day” celebration while pumping yourself up for pancake breakfast, bagpipes, pet costume contests and best of all . . . the “Kiss the Blarney Dog” booth.

8am. Market St., Riverside. 

 

GOODFELLAS BAR AND NIGHTCLUB

Alongside favorite local bands such as Intake, No One’s Mercy and I Am Cassette, grab a brewsky and Sham-Rock away.

12pm. 8034 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 987-3005.

 

HANGAR 24 BREWERY

The IE most renowned microbrewery is having a little something special for the fans; an Irish Coffee Cask (complete with H24’s Chocolate Porter with Irish whiskey oak chips and coffee) to start off the morning and a few live bands for the afternoon.

7am. 1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, (909) 389-1400; www.hangar24brewery.com

 

KILLARNEY’S IRISH PUB

An Irish Pub has to celebrate in style and Killarney’s does it best by donning a huge tent in the parking lot offering live music, dancers, bagpipers and contests for free gold; you’ll be satisfied from the beginning with the Kegs N Eggs breakfast down to the late night beer fest.

8am. 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, 951.682.2933; www.killarneys.com/riverside/home

 

LAKE ALICE TRADING CO.

You’ve got everything here from traditional Irish fare like Corned Beef and Cabbage and green beer alongside the Irish flair of the Dark Isle Pipe Band and later, everyone’s IE favorite: Trainwreck.

11am. Cover Charge for Band $6. 3616 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 686-7343; www.lakealicetradingco.com

 

LA QUINTA CIVIC CENTER

Most St. Patrick’s Day celebrations don’t start until the late evening, so make this year’s event a day of variety with this Frisbee golf tournament.

10am. $5 per player. 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, (760) 777-7000; www.la-quinta.org.

 

LIMERICKS TAVERN

Take advantage of this cozy pub’s many beer taps while you sit wishing and hoping you’ll win one of the giveaways. Bonus: Irish Nachos.

12pm. 1234 W Foothill Blvd., Upland, (909) 920-5630; www.facebook.com/ltupland.com.

 

THE LOUNGE

Lounge all you want here while you order a few green-friendly drink specials and listen to the tunes of Castle Pines, Desert Family, Tall Tales and Walter Cabal.

1125 W. 6th St., Corona, 951.808.9122; www.theloungebarcorona.com.

 

MILL CREEK CATTLE COMPANY

Enjoy local band favorite ON THE ROXX while relaxingly toasting to another great St. Patty’s day.

8:30pm. 1874 Mentone Blvd., Mentone, (909) 389-0706; www.millcreekcattlecompany

 

MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE

You’re favorite musical venue and eatery has gotten even better with bands like Still Dreadful, Will of the Flesh and Suspicious Activities. But face it; you’re stuck on the free Corned Beef and Cabbage at 4pm.

8pm. $7 before 10pm. $10 after 10pm. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.

 

PAPPY & HARRIETS

With a bit o‘ the luck of the Irish you might find yourself enjoying some live music from Jackson Tanner, Gal Holiday, The Broken Numbers Band and Paladino while sippin‘ some tasty brews.

53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.

 

RAQUEL’S JAZZ LOUNGE

Put the bars on the backburner and have dinner and a show instead. Eat the completely Irish based Emerald Isle Feast complete with corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, among other cleverly Irish renamed dishes while you enjoy some music by Trio7. But hey if drink specials are what you’re looking for then they’ve got those too.

Feast at 8pm. Show at 9pm. $20. 134 S Riverside Ave., Rialto, (909) 874-1976; www.facebook.com/raquelsjazzlounge. 21+.

 

ROMANO’S CONCERT LOUNGE

With a fist raised high in victorious nature, Queen Tribute band Queen Nation is ready to rock your Irish loving socks off.

9pm. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Riverside, (951) 781-7662; www.theconcertlounge.com. 21+.

 

WILD ROCKET SEASONAL KITCHEN AND BAR

Here you get a choice: The downstairs pub or the upstairs club. Either way you’ll get to try some Irish food and some of Hangar 24’s Irish Stout on what these guys call the “The Luckiest Night of the Year.”

345 W Pearl Ave., Redlands, (909) 798-6300.

 

WORTHINGTON’S TAVERN

Not only will you get a free dish of Corned Beef and Cabbage with your entrance fee but you’ll also gain access to the many drink specials. All the while chillin‘ with the beats of a few guest DJs.

3587 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9169. 21+.


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