Where to Get Lucky in Tampa Bay on St. Patrick’s Day

Still trying to finalize those St. Patrick’s Day plans? My latest for Creative Loafing is a roundup of various events going on in the Tampa area.

Here’s a few things happening this weekend(all are Saturday unless otherwise stated):


Boulevard Burgers & Tap House A St. Paddy’s-themed burger named The Irish Car Bomb is the new patty of the month. Accompanied by specials on booze throughout the holiday weekend, the half-pound burger — which includes a diner’s choice of side — is topped with Cheddar, house-made Jameson Irish Whiskey barbecue sauce, Baileys candied bacon, and a fried onion ring. $13.95. 5905 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-201-4906,

GrillSmith Stop in for the corned beef and cabbage entree, then wash it down with a Jameson Old Fashioned. Patrons who snap a selfie with the restaurant’s leprechaun, Smitty, and promote the photo on social media with #Smitty will score a free appetizer during their next visit. GrillSmith operates in Carrollwood, Clearwater, Lakeland and New Tampa. $9-$14. March 16-18. 14303 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 813-269-1500,

The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas  This waterfront resort hosts an all-day party with drink deals, food, a live DJ and games. Visitors can munch on a corned beef cabbage and corned beef sandwiches while downing green Bud Light drafts. $2.50-$15. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 813-281-8900,

Krystal For a limited time, diners can nab 10 of Krystal’s signature sliders and 20 chicken nuggets at a discount. $10. 2625 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 813-871-2059,

Larry’s A St. Patrick’s Day pooch reunion at the St. Pete Beach mainstay. Guests are invited to bring their dogs and meet some new pups along the way. Complimentary mini doughnuts, discounts on ice cream and additional treats await. 1-3 p.m. 6595 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, 727-360-4259.

There are many other things happening where you can get green and lucky. The rest of the events are here: St. Patrick’s Day: Where to eat, drink, and celebrate Tampa Bay

Photo courtesy of Prost Kitchen & Bar Facebook page