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St. Patrick's Day in Boston: Where to eat, drink and get lucky

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Sam Adams Brewery will kick of festivities a little early, with a Thursday night pre-game before the pre-game affair. For $10, you’ll get a savory hand pie from the Roving Lunchbox, plus five 7-ounce samples, including the brewery’s rare Black Harbor Stout, a malty-chocolatey-peppery beer exclusively aged in Utopias barrels. March 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 30 Germania St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Night Shift in Everett will team up with Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers for a night of updated Irish nosh (think: corned beef & colcannon egg rolls) and festivities at their Taproom. The Irish American Police Officers Association Pipes & Drums and Somerville bluegrass band, Sam Reid & the Riot Act, will both perform live; so be sure to wear your dancing shoes. March 17, 5-11 p.m., 87 Santilli Hwy., Everett

The South End’s the Beehive is partnering with Harpoon Brewery for a night of boozy fun. The Thursday night dinner and live show will feature traditional Cornish pasties and Shepherd’s Pie a la cart, with a live performance from Galway’s Katie McD from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.
March 16, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., 541 Tremont St., 617-423-0069

Fenway’s Cask n’ Flagon will offer the traditional boiled dinner (corned beef and etc) through March 19, while also serving up green-hued beverages through the weekend. Try the Green Flagon — a lemon vodka and Midori concoction — or the Kiss Me, I’m Angry, a hard cider made extra potent with shots of whiskey and amaretto. 62 Brookline Ave., Boston, casknflagon.com

Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville has a two-day celebration on the 17th and 18th, that also serves as a fundraiser for the Irish International Immigrant Center. Trad/contemporary Irish band, Sláinte, is set to perform Friday night, while Irish dancers will kick off festivities Saturday afternoon. A screening of trailers from the upcoming Irish Film Festival will be played, while the brewery will also release its first Irish Stout, 1916. 14 Tyler St., Somerville, aeronautbrewing.com

And for the morning after...

Coppersmith in Southie will offer a traditional Irish Breakfast to soothe post-Friday night hangovers all weekend long. The %16 service features black and white sausages, grilled tomatoes, baked beans, fried eggs and Irish bacon — which is meatier and leaner than the greasy, crispy slabs found on your turkey club. Additionally, sweet potato hash browns and Jameson-themed specials will also be offered just for the weekend.40 W 3rd St., South Boston, 617-658-3452

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