Killer deals, one-of-a-kind brews, and garlic cheese fries that’ll make you be like — whoa.

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Start playing some Dropkick Murphy’s and make sure that green shirt is clean, for St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. We scoured the 650 to find you THE places to be on this festive occasion (that just so happens to fall on a Friday!).

Get those drinking shoes on and cozy up to the 650’s ultimate St. Paddy’s Day planner:

1. Grab FREE corned beef at Behan’s Irish Pub (Burlingame)

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Complimentary corned beef and cabbage has been a St. Paddy’s Day tradition at Behan’s since 1986. “People have been coming here for the last 25 years for St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t see many of them all year, but they always show up for this one.” says owner Gerard Mitchell.

Live music featuring Mickey & Friends starts at 8pm.

// Behan’s Irish Pub // 1327 Broadway, Burlingame //

2. Try a McLovin at Devil’s Canyon Brewery (San Carlos)

Expect the typical Friday night at Devil’s Canyon to be turned up a notch. Chicka Chicka Yyyyeeaaahh! The McLovin has been on the Devil’s Canyon secret menu for some time now, but on St. Paddy’s Day, the drink gets revealed to the public. Spoil alert: spiked root beer will be involved.

Nosh from food trucks, listen to live music (ft. A.C. Myles) and when you’re not sipping a McLovin, score $1 off a Nitro Full Boar Scotch Ale.

// Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company // 935 Washington St, San Carlos //

3. Drink Cocoa Puff and Thin Mint flavored brews at Freewheel Brewing (Redwood City):

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Throw tradition to the wind and get limited edition pints of Irish Breakfast Brown (flavored w/ cocoa puffs) and Shamrock Shake (aged on Girl Scout-approved Thin Mints). Both are apart of Freewheel’s “Anarchy Series” and crafted by Assistant Brewer, Erica Dee.

Finish with corned beef tacos with homemade habanero salsa (Irish food by way of Michoacan!) and rock covers performed by hometown favorite, Dr. Colossus, who promises to “[play] all your favorite sh*t!”

// Freewheel Brewing Company // 3736 Florence St, Redwood City //

4. Dress like a Leprechaun at St. Stephen’s Green (Mountain View)

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Costumes are heavily encouraged at St. Stephen’s Green and +1 for dressing like a Leprechaun. Irish drinking songs by Rosin The Bow from 3–7pm. DJs start at 8pm. Green beers will be served all night!

Come back in the morning for an Irish breakfast and $5 bloodys at the “Paddy’s hangover” party.

// St. Stephan’s Green // 223 Castro St, Mountain View //

5. Take an Irish Car Bomb at Faultline Brewing Company (Sunnyvale):

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If you’re feeling lucky on St. Paddy’s Day, take an Irish Car Bomb at Faultline Brewery served with their Dry Irish Stout. And if you’re feeling exceptionally lucky, try a Leprechaun Beer Bomb Cocktail (it involves Midori and Kölsch, among others).

Special food menu features a pastrami reuben sandwich, corned beef brisket, and stout-braised short rib shepherd’s pie.

// Faultline Brewing Company // 1235 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale //

6. Devour the Irish fries with garlic beer cheese at Rabbit’s Foot Meadery (Sunnyvale)

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Never had Irish fries with garlic beer cheese? Neither have we. But how can fries and cheese and beer go wrong? Rabbit’s Foot Meadery will be hosting Chutney Mary’s Food Truck, who plans to showcase a menu of Irish fusion. Beyond the fries, Mary’s will serve up Irish nachos and a stout braised corned beef hash. Mead we say more? ; )

// Rabbit’s Food Meadery // 1246 Birchwood Dr, Sunnyvale //

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