It will be ‘top of the week’ Lake Tahoe style leading up to Tuesday, March 17, a day set aside for the Irish in everyone. Parties, live music, plenty of corned beef, cabbage and suds are in store Friday through St. Patrick’s Day.
You can book a room for an extended weekend stay or arrive Monday or Tuesday for daytime skiing and boarding and night time revelry. The Ridge Tahoe offers several lodging options and ski packages for your holiday getaway.
Food and drink specials will be a part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including specialty corned beef and cabbage at the Mountain Side Eatery, and Happy Hour at The Bear Trap Bar.
If you’re looking to venture out to celebrate your Irish side, you can climb aboard public transit that will take you into the casino core and South Lake Tahoe.
Here are some other places and events around Stateline and South Lake Tahoe worth checking out:
— The party starts early with the The 47th annual Tahoe Douglas Rotary’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, 6 -10 p.m. Friday, March 13.
During the evening the Rotary Club will be highlighting special auction items that cannot be purchased anywhere. Two front section VIP tickets to every concert at the Harveys Outdoor Concert Arena this summer will be one of the “big ticket” items attendees can bid on.
Also on the auction block is celebrity treatment at the 2015 American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe which will include receiving the same gifts the celebrities receive. Trips, dinners and other special items will be available for bids during the silent auction. Tickets are $75. Entry includes a full Irish buffet dinner, wine bar and dancing.
— The early St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans continues Saturday, March 14, with a Steam Punk Party & Running of the Leprechauns at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s Opal Ultra Lounge. Doors open at 10 p.m. This event is a masquerade ball, with entertainment provided by Champagne Productions, a costume contest, a photo booth, drink specials and $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Steam Punk Costume Contest. Admission is free with costume.
— Music venues Saturday feature the unique stylings of Dirty Cello from San Francisco at Park 968‘s CoffeePub on March 14, 7 p.m. Expect Irish songs, along with high energy mix of soulful blues, swingin’ gypsy jazz and wild Euro-gypsy dance music all on Cello’s. You gotta see it and hear it to believe it.
Abbacadabra, The Ultimate ABBA Concert, is featured at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday, March 14, 2015. Abbacadabra promises to continue the momentum by performing 20 of the group’s greatest hits in full ABBA fashion and flair. You won’t be able to sit still in your seats as songs like “S.O.S.,” “Super Trooper” and “Dancing Queen” are re-created with such precision you’ll swear you were listening to the originals themselves. The melodies of Fernando and Chiquitita will rekindle those feelings of first loves. “Take a Chance on Me” and “Voulez Vous” will lift you out of your seats to dance.
Tuesday, it’s time to celebrate. While most every bar and restaurant will be into the Irish theme, there are a few in South Lake Tahoe that carry the tradition year-round.
Music, Irish food and drink specials are a sure bet at McP’s Taphouse Grill. Irish favorites such as fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, Irish meatballs and bangers and mash will we served at the restaurant, along with your favorite Irish cocktails and beers. Live music by Felix and the Soul Cats and a snowboard raffle will also be a part of the fun.
MacDuffs Public House is South Lake Tahoe’s favorite Irish-themed pub. Feast on traditional Irish favorites and soak in the atmosphere. Along with corned beef and cabbage, there’s the menu features a steak and Guinness stew, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash.
Do your St. Patrick’s Day plans include a stay at The Ridge Tahoe?