Local restaurants offer St. Patrick’s-themed food and entertainment

Mary Mattingly

Today, over 34.7 million Americans claim Irish ancestry, according to the 2010 U.S. census. There’s no better way for Grand Valley State University students to celebrate that heritage than to take advantage of all the events Grand Rapids has planned for today. From drink specials to concerts, the day is filled to the brim with different ways to celebrate your Irish pride. As always, please drink responsibly and have fun.

Allendale’s Main Street Pub- features drink specials on green Bud Light, Killian’s and Guinness. Irish breakfast with corn beef and hash will also be served. 11240 University Parkway. Call 616-895-1234 for more information.

O’Toole’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Irish breakfast, corned beef and hash and drink specials will be featured. 448 Bridge St NW. 7 a.m. Call 616-742-6095 for more information.

St Patrick’s Day at McFadden’s. Irish breakfast will be served and a live DJ will start at noon. 58 Ionia Ave SW. 7 a.m. www.mcfaddensgrandrapids.com.

Billy’s Lounge opens at noon on St. Patrick’s Day with BassBin, weekly electronic music hosted by Grand Rapids’ DJ SuperDre, playing in the evening. 1437 Wealthy St SE. www.billyslounge.com.

Fenian’s 27th Annual Parade & Irish Hooley Fenian’s Irish Pub, 19683 Main St., Conklin. No cover charge. www.feniansirishpub.com

St. Patrick’s Day at The Legion Slow-cooked corn beef and hash will be served at noon. Open to the public, with all proceeds benefitting local veterans. No cover. 658 Michigan St. NE. noon-2 a.m. Call 616-458-3929 for more information.

Saltbound, Gasta, Conklin Ceili Band and The Billies put on a concert at Quinn & Tuite’s Irish Pub, billed as “Grand Rapids’ Home of Live Irish Music.” 1535 Plainfield Ave. NE. 1 p.m. Call 616-363-8380 for more information.

Sean and Seamus O’Tool play at The Cottage Bar, 18 La Grave Ave. SE. 6 pm. Call 616-454-9088 for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day at Charlie’s Bar & Grille Live music by The Weatherheads and bagpipers, plus menu specials such as lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and Jameson. 3519 Plainfield Ave NE. 6 p.m., call 616-364-0567 for more information.

The Willeys play at the One Trick Pony, 136 E. Fulton St. 6 pm. Call 616-235-7669 for more information.