Ryan Chartrand

St. Patrick’s Day may fall on Monday of finals week this year, but never fear, there are several options available for those who still dare to celebrate the Irish holiday.

Festivities will begin early in downtown San Luis Obispo as most bars will open at 6 a.m.

Downtown Brewing Co. will serve a free breakfast buffet and offer $2 specials on Jameson shots and Irish Stouts. After breakfast, the party will continue throughout the day at the bar, which is located at 1119 Garden St.

Marti’s Bar and Grill will also open early, featuring assorted $4 shots as well as traditional Irish food, including stew and corned beef and cabbage. Marti’s is located at 673 Higuera St.

Frog and Peach, located at 728 Higuera St., also opens early; it will have happy hour complete with drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m.

Black Sheep Bar and Grill also opens at 6 a.m. and will offer $3 green beer specials. Black Sheep is located at 1117 Chorro St.

Other bars opening early for St. Patrick’s Day include Mother’s Tavern, located at 725 Higuera St., McCarthy’s Irish Pub, located at 600 Marsh St., and Bulls Tavern, located at 1032 Chorro St.

The Clubhouse will celebrate with live music by Irish Session and will have specials on corned beef and cabbage, and beef and stout stew. They will also offer drink specials of $4 Jameson shots and $2 green beer pints.

The Clubhouse also has a shuttle service that will pick customers up and drop them off anywhere in San Luis Obispo (if arrangements are made in advance). The restaurant is located at 740 West Foothill Blvd.

The Graduate will host a special traditional Irish lunch, an opportunity for individuals who want to celebrate without staying out late. The menu will include corned beef and cabbage and green beer. The establishment is located at 990 Industrial Way.

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