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LOCAL GUIDE: St. Patrick’s Day weekend picks in the Finger Lakes

It’s everybody’s favorite time to wear green. St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is here and we have a ton of great options for you to plan where you’ll be eating, drinking, and being Irish in the FLX!

As far as food goes… the best Irish lunch around is available for a very limited window so set a reminder to head to Red’s Place at 57 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls between 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM on Friday. Absolutely amazing corned beef, generous portion of cabbage, pearl onions, carrots and boiled potatoes. This is the real deal!

If you can’t hit the short window at Red’s but still want to eat like a true Irishman in Seneca Falls on St. Patrick’s Day, Dewey’s Tavern will be serving up Irish Dinners & Rubens all day on St. Patrick’s Day!

You can’t get the corned beef and cabbage at Red’s after 2 pm on Friday but you can join the party all weekend long in downtown Seneca Falls. Red’s is opening early  (10:00 am) on Saturday and Sunday with $4 Irish Coffee and $5 Car Bombs. Hey, you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning! Watch their Facebook page for even more green-themed specials.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner is being served at the Geneva American Legion on Lochland Road on Sunday from noon – 6:00 pm. Corned beef and cabbage dinner, Guinness beer battered haddock dinner, deep fried or broiled haddock dinner, bangers and mash dinner, corned beef or turkey breast Reubens.

Irish cuisine not your thing? Try a more traditional Friday offering…

Fish & Chowder Happy Hour at SFCC from 6-9 pm Friday
Fish Friday for lunch & dinner at Ciccino’s in Geneva & Waterloo
– Fish Fry Fridays at Veraisons Restaurant

Woody’s Bar & Grill is giving you a chance to break out your green tie dye on St. Patrick’s Day. Come join That ’60s Band” at on Saturday from 8 pm – 11 pm for jigs and reels (can you do a jig to the Beatles?)! Can’t make it on Saturday, Woody’s is kicking off the weekend on Friday night with Jon Lamanna performing live from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Live music, great drinks & their full dinner menu available!

Also, stop in at White Springs Winery on Route 14 in Geneva on Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for beer specials and live music to celebrate the holiday!

Eddie O’Brien’s will have live music with Irish food & drink specials all weekend long at both Canandaigua and Geneva locations.

Curly’s in Auburn will be open at 4:00 pm on St. Patrick’s Day with a live D.J. from 8 pm – midnight on Sunday.

Looking to dine “Upscale Irish”? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special dinner package at Geneva On The Lake including an Irish specialty cocktail, Classic Irish Potato soup, Corned Beef & Cabbage or a Trio of Ulster Seafood Crepes and for dessert Sticky Fig & Date Pudding. Enjoy live music with Jewl Hara on Friday, Rebecca Colleen & the Chore Lads on Saturday and Steve Curry on Sunday. $57 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call 315-789-7190 for reservations.

The Town Pants started 20 years ago playing small pubs which lead to performing at music venues in over 500 cities in 15 countries and eventually to headlining Celtic, Roots and World Music festivals internationally. Three thousand shows later their own brand of Celtic roots-rock spans seven albums so far and is backed up with a legendary live show that has garnered them fans from Hawaii to Norway. The Town Pants at The Smith Opera House on Friday night in downtown Geneva!

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 16th from 6:30pm to 10pm.  This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians Three Stone Fire, with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio.  Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed.  Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments, all to benefit TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door.

Can’t wait for the weekend? Remember every Thursday night is Ladies Night at Miss V’s in downtown Waterloo. Also on Thursday,