Oh St. Patrick’s Day, I can already smell the corned beef, cabbage and beer. Maybe it’s only us, but green beer just tastes better.

Well Jacksonville, it’s about that time to tap those kegs and then go big or go home for St. Patrick’s Day. While we don’t do anything too crazy like dying the St. Johns River green, we do have plenty of bars around town with live music, drink specials and authentic Irish food all day long.

Here’s a rundown of the scheduled St. Patty’s Day events all around town:

Beaches

Lynch’s

  • One of THE places to be in Jax Beach during St. Patty’s Day

  • Live music by Rathkeltair, Fran Doyle, the Band Be Easy, Split Tone, and Pipes & Drums

  • Doors open at 11am and the party goes until 2 a.m.

Fly’s Tie

  • Special St. Patty’s Day menu to include Shepard’s Pie, Fisherman’s Pie, Guinness Ice Cream

  • Live bands all weekend, doors open at 1 p.m.

Culhane’s Irish Pub

  • Opens at 10 a.m. hosted by 97.9 Kiss FM

  • Music and Irish Dancers throughout the day

  • Helmet N’ Heels Live show 7 to 9 p.m.

Nippers Beach Grille

  • 3rd annual St. Patty’s Day Party featuring Zach Deputy

  • Drink specials include $3 shamrock shots, $3 fireball shots and $3 green draft beer

  • Party starts on deck at 5 p.m.

Blue Water

  • $2 drafts of green beer
  • $5 Jameson Pickle Backs
  • $5 Stick tacos
  • DJ EL from 6 to 2 a.m.

Downtown/Riverside

5-Points St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

Fionn MacCools

  • Live Entertainment and buffet 11 a.m. until close

  • Traditional Irish Breakfast 8 a.m.

O’Brother’s Irish Pub

  • Street party with live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Guinness, Killians and green beer on the street
  • Food vendors and liquor bars