N0318STPAT02.JPG N0318STPAT02 Left to right, Kevin Credelle, Ty Morris, Nate Lind and Justin Drapeau celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Conor O’Neill’s on Tuesday. cq all photo by Marty Caivano/March 17, 2009

S t. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and thankfully for University of Colorado students, this year the Irish-themed holiday falls on a Saturday.

Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 1922 13th St., is throwing down in a major way (check out the coverage in Friday’s Colorado Daily), but since you have a full day to recover, why not check out everything Boulder has to offer?

Walrus Saloon

1 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, 1911 11th St., 303-443-9902

With $1 Odell’s Red drafts and gelatin shots and $4 full-size car bombs, the Walrus has a feeling Boulder is about to see its biggest night ever.

The Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill

10 p.m. Saturday to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, 1346 Pearl St., 303-440-3355

Feel the rhythm as local bands Hot Soup brings the funk and Barren Waves blend Irish folk and punk.

The Underdog

4 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, 1346 Pearl St.

Head underground for the first ever St. Patrick’s Day party at the Underdog. Come for the drink specials, and stay for the chance to win tickets to Technicolor Tone Factory’s performance at the Boulder Theater. The Underdog is located in the basement of The Lazy Dog.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

10 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, 1535 Pearl St, 303-546-0886.

Celebrate the day with the music of Lyons-based TAARKA. Their indie-gypsy chamber folk sound is the perfect fit for some St. Patty’s Day dancing.

West End Tavern

11:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, 926 Pearl St., 303-444-3535

The West End Tavern is going all out with Irish dance performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and food and drink specials all day. Wash down your corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash with a shamrock shake, car bomb slushie or Irish beer.

Asher Brewing Company

3:30 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, 4699 Nautilus Court South #104, 303-530-1381

Head to North Boulder to dine on food from Heirloom food truck and listen to live music from Bob Dylan cover band, The Zimmermans, and jazz fusion group, Jababa.

Hotel Boulderado

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 2115 13th St., 303-442-4344

There’s no cover, but there is a two-item minimum for this celebration. Choose from items such as potato latkes, Reuben sandwiches and mint chocolate chip mousse while listening to acoustic Irish music from The Green Party and Irish step dancing from the McTeggart Dancers.

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