Sun Prairie restaurants and bars offer different ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. After honoring the story behind St. Patrick, it might be time to dig into a plate of corned beef or Irish sausage that’ll make you feel the salty Atlantic air. You can stop into a coffee shop for a creamy latte, or, after a long day, maybe all you want to do is toss back some cheap, green beer like the classy professional you are (we won’t judge). Here is a partial list of holiday specials that’ll make others feel green with envy:
Buck & Honey’s
804 Liberty Blvd #105, 837-3131
The restaurant takes a twist on Saint Patty’s classics with a line up starting Saturday of Reuben rolls, Reuben pizza, and Bailey's Irish Cream Pie, with Guinness and Karben4 Lady Luck on tap. On Saint Patrick’s Day itself, they’ll add corned beef and cabbage and a beef and lamb bread bowl stew.
5508 County Hwy N, 837-6721
They won’t turn their famous wings green, but the bar will serve up big discounts on pints of Guinness.
1030 Emerald Ter., 837-5191
They’ll be evoking home cooking with corned beef and cabbage, baby red potatoes, baby carrots and rye bread from 11 a.m. to close.
Daly’s Bar and Grill
1086 Emerald Ter., 837-8811
The Sun Prairie staple will serve corned beef and cabbage with baby red potatoes, with big deals on Guinness and Jameson shots.
238 E Main St., 825-1515
Eddie’s is serving a corned beef sandwich with a cup of potato soup. Irish-style beers are a dollar off, including Guinness, Karben 4’s Lady Luck Red Ale and Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale.
Falbo Bros Pizzeria
1219 W Main St., 834-8900
Falbro Bros has found a way to merge St. Patty's Day with pizza -- by turning their crusts green for the occasion.
The Lost Court
1010 N Bird St., 837-4646
The Prairie Athletic Club restaurant is finding way for patrons to do good while downing a beer, with Dine For Shelter. They’re serving a Reuben sandwich special and green beer. That night, 15 percent of sales go to Shelter From the Storm, which is building a new shelter. Prairie Athletic Club will also have collection boxes up for the ministry through the 17th.
818 W Main St, 837-9997
McGovern’s legendary celebration returns. From March 14-17 11 a.m-10 p.m. they’re serving their Corned Beef O’Brien – lean meat with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips, parsnips and rutabaga. And on St. Patrick’s Day, Madison Pipes and Drums will perform and Irish beer and green beer specials abound. Plus, there’s the annual onslaught of green accessories and carnations.
The Nitty Gritty
315 E Linnerud Dr., 837-4999
Guinness deals are a centerpiece of the day, with corned beef and cabbage, Irish car bombs and cheap shots of Tullamore dew. Doors open at 10 a.m., so reveling can start at the top o’ the morning.
1034 Windsor St, 837-3400
The diner will do what they do best: corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, carrots and onions.
Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
503 W Main St., 318-1761
Pizza may not be Irish, but Salvatore’s is cooking up an authentic Irish experience with their sausage on Saint Patrick’s Day alongside Colcannon mashed potatoes. Friend of the restaurant John Campbell made Salvatore’s some “fantastically authentic” Irish sausages at Underground Butcher, basing it on his family’s butcher shop in Ireland that they’ve owned since at least 1940. John took his family’s recipe and has been making the same sausages for fun through Underground Butcher. According to inside sources, the meat is “beyond delicious”.
710 W Main St., 837-1044
The restaurant will keep it classic by serving corned beef and cabbage.
Varsity Bar and Grill
1205 W Main St., 318-2729
Varsity sticks to its tried and true classic St. Patty’s staples with corned beef and cabbage, beef stew, green beer and special Saint Patrick's Day Cocktails.
VFW Post 9362
349 S Walker Way, 837-2025.
Can’t wait for Saint Patrick’s Day? The VFW has you covered with three days of celebration from March 15-17, 11 a.m-7 p.m. All three days, they’re serving corned beef and cabbage as a boiled dinner or steak plate. The meal includes a green Miller Lite, dessert and coffee. Or, for those who are in it for the booze, they’re serving green Miller Lite pints for cheap all three days as well. Meal carryouts are available.
109 W Main St., 318-1857
The classic restaurant will serve Irish stew, Reuben sandwiches and, of course, corned beef and cabbage from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. March madness also starts on the 17th and the lounge will open at 11 am.
3140 Edmonton Dr # 100, 834-0263
The cozy coffee shop is caffeinating the masses in honor of Saint Patrick. March featured drinks are 50 percent off for the day, with entrancing choices including the "Shamrock Mocha" or staff favorite "Pot of Gold”.
836 Grove St., 318-1057
The restaurant, which already has a legendary hot sandwich menu, is adding a special addition for Saint Patty’s: corned beef and cabbage griddle cheese. And of course, they say, all 11 TVs will be tuned into March Madness so patrons can catch the action while they dig in.
This article was edited March 15 at 1:51 p.m. to add more restaurants to the list.