St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow. Here are some places to party


The official Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. It’ll run south from 33rd Street and Broadway to 43rd Street and Broadway. The grand marshal is Gone Girl author and KCMO native Gillian Flynn, who is in possession of an impressively Irish name. 

Looking to have a tipple before, during or after the parade? Many joints in town are happy to serve you. Here are some spots likely to draw green people: 

*Browne’s Irish Market & Deli (3300 Pennsylvania). Serving Irish breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Irish lunch at noon, plus various Irish entertainment throughout the day (bagpipes, dancers, Scarlet Town).

*Kelly’s (500 Westport Road) will be wall-to-wall.

*Harpo’s (4109 Pennsylvania) probably will be, too.

*RecordBar (1020 Westport Road) will host an all-day show starting at noon, featuring the New Suits, Irreplacable Ska Orchestra, New Common Ground, Old Sound, Whiskey for the Lady, the Potlickers, Western Automatic and Blarney Stoned; $5.

*Harlings Upstairs (3941 Main) opens at 11 a.m. with $2.50 Jameson shots and, at 7 p.m., music from Jonathan Ramsey. 

*Riot Room (4048 Broadway) hosts DJs starting at noon, with Might Mouse, Sheppa, Spinstyles and Trace Beats; $5.

*Uptown Arts Bar (3611 Broadway) opens at 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast, $5 per person, and $3 red cup keg beer and $4 Irish whiskey shots. Parade seating is $2 per person. A parking spot, plus a beer and a breakfast ticket, can be had for $20.

*Mike Kelly’s Westsider (1515 Westport Road) will be serving up corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, Irish stew, and fish and chips, plus Guinness and Jameson specials. Music by John Morris at 1:30 p.m. and Brother Bagman at 4:30 p.m.

If you’re looking to go the Power and Light District route, several bars there are opening at 7 a.m. Full list here. Starting at 1 p.m., bands including Retroactive, Rattle & Hum, Lost Wax and Big Data (which is an electronic-music act NOT a powerful technology-related lobbyist group) will perform at the KC Live bandstand. No cover. 

On the Plaza, O’Dowd’s Little Dublin (4742 Pennsylvania) opens at 7 a.m. and features live music from Eddie Delahunt from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’ll be tents outside with local DJs.

Farther south, Charlie Hooper’s, Lew’s and the Well are holding hoolies beginning at 9 a.m. Irish breakfast will be offered, followed later by corned-beef and cabbage specials. Flannigan’s Right Hook performs at the Well at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 presale, $10 tomorrow, and are good for entry into all three bars. 

Even farther south, Llywelyn’s Pub (6995 W. 151st St., in Overland Park) opens at 8 a.m., with live music from the Nace Brothers at 9 a.m., Flannigan’s Right Hook at 1 p.m. and Wonderfuzz at 7 p.m., plus $5 Irish car bombs. 

A more comprehensive list of bars and deals is here. Street closings and other information about the parade can be found here

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