St. Patrick’s Day 2012: Long Island Bars & Pubs

Ladies from Hell
The Ladies from Hell, out of Athens, participate Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Binghamton, New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The parade, in order to grab availability of the finer bands, holds its annual event a couple weeks before St. Patrick’s Day each year. The parade drew thousands to the streets of downtown Binghamton. (AP Photo/The Daily Review, Wendy Post)
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The Ladies from Hell, out of Athens, participate Saturday, March 3, 2012, in Binghamton, New York's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (AP Photo)

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17, on the slight chance you didn’t remember, and it’s celebrated by people around the world who  raise their glasses to the patron saint of Ireland and all that’s green.

And there’s no better way to celebrate than with a Guinness. After all, St. Patty’s Day and Guinness go hand in hand as the stout is among the most popular brands of Irish beer.

Guiness dates back to 1759 in Dublin when Arthur Guinness founded the famous brewery. And now the company which dubbed St. Patrick’s day “the friendliest day of the year,” is inviting everyone to join the world’s biggest party in an effort to achieve a Guinness World Record by pledging on their website to party responsibly in 2012.

After you take the pledge, head down to a local bar, pub, restaurant or a friend’s home and celebrate with a cold one. Here are a few choice party spots.

Boston Garden Pub. 596 Merrick Rd, Baldwin. 516-623-1830

Brennans Irish Pub. 546 Rte. 111, Hauppauge. 631-979-7855

Bulldog Grille. 292 Merrick Rd., Amityville. 631-691-1947. Thebulldoggrille.com. $4 Guinness Pints, $3 Jameson Shots and a Free Irish Buffet from 4-6 p.m.

Cavanaugh’s Irish Pub. 255 Blue Point Ave., Blue Point 631-363-2666.

Croxley Ale House. Multiple Locations. www.Croxley.com
Croxley’s hosts an all-day party Saturday with free corned beef and cabbage at 3 p.m.

D.S. Shanahan’s. 515 Old Dock Rd, Kings Park. 631-544-4545

Guido’s Irish Pub. 1923 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. 516-826-7623. www.guidospub.com

Half Penny Pub. 220 N. Main St., Sayville 631-567-1948. www.TheHalfPennyPub.com

Irish Coffee Pub. 131 Carlton Ave., East Islip 631-277-0007. During  March, they host Irish Madness on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with corned beef and cabbage and $5 Guinness!

Irish Cottage. 1010 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park 516-798-2196

Irish Pub, Baldwin. 734 Sunrise Hwy, Baldwin. 516-867-9706

Irish Times Pub, 975B Main St., Holbrook 631-467-4330. www.IrishTimesPubNY.com

Jack Duggan’s Pub. 145 Tulip Ave., Floral Park. 516-358-3690. www.JackDuggansPub.com

Jackie Reilley’s Bar & Grill. 3964 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. 516-731-7544

Johnny McGorey’s, 131 Front St., Massapequa Park. 516-797-8584. www.JohnnyMcGoreysPub.com

Katie’s Of Smithtown. 145 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-360-8556.  www.katiesofsmithtown.com. A party featuring music of SouthBound and Irish Step Dancers.

The Lark Pub & Grub. 93 Larkfield Rd., East Northport. 631-262-9700. www.thelarkpubandgrub.com

Library Café. 274 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-752-7678. www.thelibrarycafe.com

Lily Flanagan’s Pub. 345 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. 631-539-0816. www.LilyFlanagansPub.com. Lily’s opens their doors at 9 a.m. for a full Irish breakfast and at 11 a.m. showing the Ireland vs England rugby game. At 3 p.m., Irish Step Dancers and buffet. At 8 p.m. DJ spins.

Limerick’s Irish Pub. 742 Middle Country Rd., Selden 631-451-2386.

McFadden’s 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. www.McFaddenRVC.com
A special St. Paddy’s event with kegs & eggs from 10 a.m. to noon with unlimited draft for $20.

Meehan’s of Huntington. 371 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-351-0831. www.MeehanRestaurant.com. Great brews and extensive menu with Corned Beef & Cabbage, Dublin Fingers, Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Stew.

Middle Country Beer Garden. 1702 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. www. Middlecountrybeergarden.com. A party with DJ Doug O’Mara and DJ Soco.

Mr. Beery’s. 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. www.Mrbeerys.com
Ten Pints In plays on St. Pat’s at 7 p.m.
Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatos and bread. Additional Irish Beer and drink specials offered.

Mulcahy’s. 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. 516-783-7500. www.Muls.com. From Noon till 5 p.m. on St. Patty’s Day, Roger & JP’s 12th Annual Corned Beef and Chaos 2012 features $1.02 beer, free buffet, t-shirts, performances and special guests.

Murphy’s Bar & Grill—234 Old Country Rd., Mineola. 516-741-1776. www.murphysbarny.com

Napper Tandy’s Multiple Locations. www.nappertandys.com. “The pub that parties like a club” is definitely a St. Patty’s Day staple. Named after James Napper Tandy,  an Irish politician who’s memorialized in the Irish ballad, “The Wearing of the Green,” the pub offers traditional Irish fare, step dancers, bag pipers and Irish breakfast.

Nutty Irishman. Multiple Locations. www.thenuttyirishman.com. The Bay Shore pub hosts a St. Patty’s Day party with live music by Maniac while the Farmingdale pub will be serving a special Irish lunch and later host That 70s Band, Green Machine and DJ Rumor.

Paddy’s Loft. 1286 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa. 516-798-7660. www.Paddysloft.com
Irish Breakfast served at 10 a.m. with Barry’s Irish Tea and festivities.

Patty Buchanan’s Irish American Bar. 1095 Route 25A, Stony Brook. 631-689-2390. www.PattyBuchanans.com

Port Jeff Brewing Company, 22 Mill Creek Rd., Port Jefferson. An afternoon of music and specials with The Fian playing the brewery porch.

Post Office Café.,130 W. Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9224. www.Thepostofficecafe.com. Kegs & eggs, Irish Buffet and live music. $15 bucket of greens and $4 Guinness pints all night long!

RC Dugans, 2314 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. 516-520-0325. www.Rcdugans.com
Party with $3 Green Beers and Corned Beef & Cabbage!

T.J. Finley’s—42 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-647-4856. www.tjfinleys.com

Trinity Restaurant and Bar. 190 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park. 516-358-5584

VFW Hall. 400 Lakeland Ave., Sayville. 631-589-9674. From 8 p.m. to 12 p.m., VFW Hall will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Dinner and Dance. It’ll be an evening full of delicious buffet, beer, wine, soda, and music. $25 for tickets.