Halloween parties may bring out big crowds, and New Year’s Eve is always a busy night -- but when it comes to pub parties, St. Patrick’s Day is peerless.
Although usually unrelated to the religious observances and cultural history of the Feast of Saint Patrick, every year March 17 proves to be a day people head out to behave festively, whether of Irish descent or otherwise.
“SPD” (“St. Patrick’s Day”) gatherings take place at practically every LI establishment that serves drinks in some fashion -- but for a head’s up on Suffolk County spots that have definite bashes set to mark the occasion, here are some considerations:
Friday, March 15: starting at 8 p.m.; live music from bands Bangers and Mash and The Fian. No cover.
Saturday, March 16: live music starting at 10 p.m. from band Just Groovin,’ followed by DJ; drink specials and two-for-one drinks for women.
Sunday, March 17: starts at noon; drinks specials, live music and DJ.
WHERE Bay Street Theatre: Main Street and Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500
Saturday, March 16: starts at 8 p.m. (this is the rescheduled “Mardi Gras” party from Feb. 9; it is now the “Erin Go Mardi Gras Party”). Live music from bands Joe Lauro’s Hoodoo Loungers and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks. $25 at the door, $15 in advance online at baystreet.org.
March 17: free corned beef and cabbage from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; drink specials.
March 17: hosted by 102.3 WBAB-FM morning show (“Roger & JP’s Corned Beef & Chaos”) starting at noon. Live broadcast, various performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, free corned beef and cabbage (from noon-2 p.m.), drink specials, live music from band Mean Machine at 5 p.m.; games and prizes.