Shelby County celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Published 4:45 pm Monday, March 16, 2009

Any Shelby County leprechaun looking for a pint of Guinness and a bit of corned beef can find it March17 at restaurants like Hogans on Highway 280 and Uncle Monk’s in Chelsea.

“That’s our biggest day of the year because, of course, we’re Hogan’s Irish Pub,” said manager Angela Smith. “We have to do something big.”

Hogans plans to offer a free buffet of corned beef and cabbage, as well as shepherd’s pie beginning at 6 p.m. The pub also plans to have a variety of specials on beer like Killian’s and Guinness.

The bagpipers are set to play at 7 p.m., with a live band playing at 8 p.m.

Down the road in Chelsea, Uncle Monk’s plans to have corned beef and cabbage on the menu and a bagpiper playing that night. They will also offer happy hour prices all day.

Other restaurants offering specials include:

Backnine (Lee Branch):

Killian’s draft $2

Guinness draft $3

Jager bombs $6

Green vodka and Red Bull $ 5

Irish car bombs $6

Café Firenze (Inverness)

Coor’s Light draft $1

Import draft $2

Cheap shots $3-$5 all night

Courtyard Oyster Bar (Inverness):

Killian’s Irish Red $2

Guinness $2

Eclipse (Montevallo):

Irish coffee $6

Irish car bomb $8

Emerald Island ice tea $6

Irish Kiss $6

Nutty Irishman $6

Irish iced coffee $6

The Geranium (Montevallo):

Free tea and coffee along with St. Patrick’s Day cookies

Greybar (Highway 280):

Guinness $3

Jager bombs $5

Hooters (Highway 280):

The girls are dressing in green.

“Big Daddy’s” $3.50 on 24 ounce Budweiser, Budselect and Bud Light

Margarita Grill (Highway 119 – Pelham):

Wear St. Patrick’s Day attire and get $.99 draft beer from 3-7 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom (Inverness):

Irish car bombs $5

Jager bombs $5

Guinness pints $4.20

On Tap (Inverness):

Irish Margarita Pitchers $7

Irish car bombs $6.50

Killian’s and Smithwick pints $2

Harp and Guinness pints $3

Wings $.50

Pleasures All Wine (Highway 31 – Pelham):

Irish Stew served

Green beer $.99

The Shelby County Reporter would love to see photos of you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. E–mail those photos to and we’ll get them on the web.