There’s plenty to do this week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to check out the 2018 Great Chefs of the West Expo this Thursday and watch Denver’s top chefs go head to head in competition. Head over to the Cherry Cricket after, the St. Patty’s Day parade for cheap drinks, live music and a good time. With all these exciting events going on this week, it’s sure to be a memorable week for all in the Mile High City.

Monday, March 12

St. Patrick’s Day at Avanti!

Photo courtesy of Avanti

When: Monday, March 12 – 17, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: Avanti Food and Beverage — 3200 N Pecos St., Denver

Cost: $6 – $10

The Lowdown: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Avanti Food and Beverage will have Irish drink specials all week long. Featuring $6 Guinness, $6 Tullamore Dew and $8 Irish coffee, you’ll be able to celebrate all week long and stay within your budget.

Craft Beer, Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing!

Photo courtesy of Alpine Dog Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Monday, March 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Alpine Dog Brewing Company — 1505 Ogden St., Denver

Cost: $20

The Lowdown: The Truffle Cheese Shop is teaming up with Alpine Dog Brewing Company for a beer, cheese and charcuterie pairing this Monday. $20 will get you four beers with four cheese and charcuterie combinations. Get your tickets today.

Tuesday, March 13

Barrels & Bottles Beer Dinner

Photograph by Teresa Taylor

When: Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Walnut Room — 3131 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $30

The Lowdown: The Walnut Room is having a four-course meal with beer pairings this Tuesday night. Featuring beer education from Barrels and Bottles Brewery, this is a dinner you won’t want to miss out on. Get your tickets today.

Umbria Wine Dinner

Photo courtesy of Kyle Cooper

When: Tuesday, March 13, 6 – 11 p.m.

Where: Il Posto — 2601 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $115

The Lowdown: Sample one of Italy’s premier winemaking regions in the way of a wine-paired, four-course meal at Il Posto. Featuring adventurous but classic dishes such as chicken liver mousse, truffle carbonara and ricotta panna cotta. Make your reservations today.

Wednesday, March 14

Pi Day Flight Day!

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When: Wednesday, March 14, 2 – 9 p.m.

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company — 1338 S Valentia St., Denver Suite 100

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Copper Kettle Brewing Company is celebrating the Pi Day (3/14) with four special releases available in 12-ounce pours. If you’re able to recite pi to its twentieth place then your first brew is on the house. Dough Boys pizza will also be there, so bring your appetite.

Pi Day

Wednesday's Pie

Photo Courtesy of Bonanno Concepts

When: Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Various locations

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Bonanno Concepts is bringing back its annual Pi Day celebration with $3.14 slices of pie from Wednesday’s Pies. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. at Wednesday’s Pies, Russell’s Smokehouse, or Green Russell to grab a discounted slice.

Whiskey Education Night

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Photo courtesy of Whiskey Education Night

When: Wednesday, March 14, 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Cube Stapleton — 8371 Northfield Blvd., Denver

Cost: $40

The Lowdown: Treat your palate to a whiskey tasting class and discussion featuring a spirit educator at The Cube Stapleton. Tickets are on sale now for $20 but will increase to $40 the day of. Get your tickets today.

Denver Passport Closing Party at Bar Fausto

Cori Anderson, Lauren Napolitano Murals, Denver Restaurant Murals, Bar Fausto

Photo by Cori Anderson

When: Wednesday, March 14, 4 – 8 p.m.

Where: Bar Fausto — 3126 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: One of Denver’s favorite bars is closing out its winter passport with one last party. Show your Bar Fausto stamp and you’ll get one free drink ticket. If you have a passport and still haven’t gotten it stamped then you are encouraged to do so now.

Thursday, March 15

Hudson Hill Beach Party!

Photo courtesy of Brittany Werges

When: Thursday, March 15, 5 – 11 p.m.

Where: Hudson Hill — 619 E 13th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The beach is coming to the Rocky Mountains this Thursday at Hudson Hill for its annual beach party. Featuring a pirate ship hot tub and tiki-themed cocktails. The proceeds from the night will be donated to the Global Giving Organization’s Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund.

2018 Denver Food Truck Symposium

Photo by Kiddest Metaferia

When: Thursday, March 15, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Scheitler Recreation Center — 5031 W 46th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: If you’ve ever been curious about opening a food truck, then be sure to check out the 2018 Denver Food Truck Symposium. This presentation will include a Q&A with veteran food truck owners, city officials, a food safety course and much more. Space is limited so register today

2018 Great Chefs of the West

female chefs

Linda Hampsten Fox, Chef and Owner, The Bindery.

When: Thursday, March 15, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Exdo Event Center — 1399 35th St., Denver

Cost: $200

The Lowdown: All of the greatest chefs in the state will be under the same roof this Thursday. Featuring signature cocktails, beer and wine pairings as well as a competition for best chef. Get your tickets today.  

Drunken Bee

Photo courtesy of The Rosedale

When: Thursday, March 15, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: The Rosedale — 1135 E Evans Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Rosedale will bringing a scholastic nostalgia this Thursday in the way of a drunken spelling bee. Registration starts at 7 p.m. and the fun begins an hour later. Featuring drink specials, prizes and what is sure to be a memorable night.

Friday, March 16

Pre- St. Patty’s Day Party

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When: Friday, March 16, 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Cherry Cricket — 2641 E 2nd Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Cherry Cricket is gearing up for St. Patty’s day with an Irish dance, drink specials and live music. Featuring the Celtic Steps at 1 p.m. and Denver & District at 7 p.m., this is a great way to prepare yourself for the upcoming holiday.

Pint Glass for a Penny-Happy

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When: Friday, March 16 – 18, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Tupelo Honey — 1650 Wewatta St., Denver

Cost: $0.01

The Lowdown: Tupelo Honey Denver is celebrating St. Patty’s Day by giving away souvenir glasses for a penny when you buy a beer with a small plate. Stop by and get yours this Friday night.

Saturday, March 17

St. Patty’s Day Bash

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When: Saturday, March 17, 11 – 2 a.m.

Where: The Cherry Cricket — 2641 E 2nd Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown:  The Cherry Cricket is having a St. Patrick’s Day party that would make any Irishman proud. Featuring drink and food specials, live music and discounted rooms at the Cherry Inn. Head to Cherry Creek this weekend for drinks, food and a good time.

Work From Home + Variants Bottle Release

Photo courtesy of Cerebral Brewing on Facebook

When: Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Cerebral Brewing — 1477 Monroe St., Denver

Cost: $14

The Lowdown: Cerebral Brewing will be releasing its Work from Homebrew this Saturday. This is a highly anticipated breakfast beer brewed with Vermont maple syrup and Colombian coffee. There will be three other beer releases so be sure to stop in and pick one up.

Sunday, March 18

Second Annual Making a Mockery, A Homebrew Competition

When: Sunday, March 18, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Mockery Brewing — 3501 Delgany St., Denver

Cost: $10 – $20

The Lowdown: Calling all homebrewers! Showcase your skills and see how your brew holds up to others at this year’s annual Making a Mockery a Homebrew Competition. Get your tickets today.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Mockery Brewing

When: Sunday, March 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Mockery Brewing — 3501 Delgany St., Denver

Cost: $6 – $11

The Lowdown: St. Patty’s Day is almost nationally recognized as a day of drinking and parades. The only thing better than watching the parades and day drinking is getting brunch the next morning. That’s why Mockery Brewing is having an Irish-themed hangover brunch. This event is sure to fill quickly so make your reservations today.

Apres Shred at Illegal Pete’s Northside

When: Sunday, March 18, 3 – 11:59 p.m.

Where: Illegal Pete’s Northside — 1851 W 38th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Unwind after a long weekend of skiing at Illegal Pete’s with free chips and salsa when you show a valid lift ticket or season pass. Enjoy happy hour prices on all Ratio Beerworks brews all night.

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Mark Your Calendars

King of Carrot Flowers Carrot Elderflower Saison Release

When: March 23

Where: Ratio Beerworks — 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cherry Creek Beer Garden Grand Opening

When: March 22

Where: Moxy Denver — 240 Josephine St., Denver