St. Patrick’s Day Is Almost Here! Celebrate the Holiday at Pubs and Restaurants in Bethel and Surrounding Area

Report by Paula Antolini
March 16, 2017 8:52AM EDT




St. Patrick’s Day Is Almost Here!  Celebrate the Holiday at Pubs and Restaurants in Bethel and Surrounding Area

Celebrate the St.Patrick’s Day Holiday locally this weekend.  Lots of good food, drink, and live music! So much to choose from!:



The Note

227 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT, (203) 917-3411

Full Irish Breakfast starting at 9AM. Delicious Food Specials all day.  Pretzels and Ale Cheese Fondue.  Beef & Guinness Pie.  Irish Nachos.  Pork Shepherd’s Pie.  Corned Beef & Cabbage. $5 Guinness Pints, $5 Jameson Shots All Day.  12 Hours of Live Music All Day.

12-4 Bill Wisnowski, 4-8 Hot Acoustics, 8-12 Madz & The Ladz

Note Kitchen | Bar offers modern American cuisine fused with international influences and paired with wines, craft beers, artisan cocktails, and soulful music. Our menu is created using locally sourced, fresh ingredients from neighboring farms and local waters. Offerings will change frequently based on seasons and availability of ingredients.



Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday 03/15/2017

Doug E’s Classic Rock Un-plugged

Thursday 03/16/2017

Friday 03/17/2017

Friday 03/17/2017

Friday 03/17/2017

Bill Wisnowski (12-4)

Saturday 03/18/2017

We are committed to our community. 2% of our profits are donated to local food charities. Veterans will receive 10% off their meal at every visit.



Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House

186 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT, (203) 791-0408

Join us at Greenwood’s for a “Tap Takeover”!  Every month we feature a unique craft brewery with a variety of their best offerings.
The food at Greenwood’s includes comfort favorites with something for everyone.  The tap room is filled with friendly banter from locals and travelers alike enjoying one of the many different beers available on draught. Greenwood’s Grille and Ale House is the perfect spot for just about anything!
Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House is located in downtown Bethel’s historic Opera House. We are thrilled that since we opened our doors in May 2010, we have become a destination point for many Bethel & Danbury area residents. We are proud to offer 19 craft and specialty import beers on tap along with a great selection of bottles!
We offer a full menu with something for everyone serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  We also have a children’s menu plus brunch every Sunday.
Be sure to check our Events & Entertainment page for upcoming tap takeovers, live music, trivia nights and more!

Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House is the place to go for great food and craft beers & ales in a warm, friendly atmosphere that abounds in this renovated Bethel, CT landmark.

Click here for Beer List.

Click here for menus.



Portofino Restaurant and Wine Bar

213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, (203) 797-8131

Portofino is BACK! Rocco and Louie have re-opened! Come on by and visit us soon! Thank you for your patience. All Gift Certificates are honored and welcomed!

Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm –   9:00 pm Dinner

Thursday is Ladies Night!

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Buy one Drink Get the Second One Free

8:00 pm Drawing: $100 Gift Certificate to Portofino!

Sunday Nights from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Live Entertainment

Come visit us!



Northern Italian Continental Cuisine  –  Bar

PORTOFINO opened September 2011 with our terrific Northern Italian Continental MENU. Known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, PORTOFINO RESTAURANT is becoming one of the favorite places for both locals and neighboring towns.

For the coming celebration/holiday call us to make a reservation. You will have a great time!

Click here for wine list and cocktail menu.

Click here for menu.




Putnam House Restaurant and Tap Room

12 Depot Pl, Bethel, CT, (203) 791-1852

The Putnam House is Bethel Connecticut’s Premier Fun Party spot as well as offering an elegant Dining Experience. Check out our Outdoor Patio area as well as Our Party rooms that are available for your private functions . The Putnam House Restaurant is located at 12 Depot Place in Bethel, Connecticut.

The Putnam House Showcase: Open for lunch 11:30AM to 5PM Monday thru Saturday, dinner 5PM to 10PM Monday thru Thursday; 5PM to 11PM Friday and Saturday; late night menu, appetizers, sandwiches, desserts in the tap room; Come in for our Early Bird Dinner – Monday through Friday 5PM to 6PM. All Entrees are $11.95. Sunday Brunch – Brunch Specials 11:30AM to 1:30PM – Sunday Dinner Menu served from 11:30AM to 10PM. Major credit cards; reservations for parties of five or more suggested; handicapped accessible; full bar; food service at bar; children’s menu; continental; vegetarian selections; smart casual; take out; seasonal patio dining; private functions; free parking in rear or in municipal lot across the street.

Click here for menus.




Meeting House Pub

37 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT, (203) 456-6532

We love good food and, even more so, craft beer, and there is nothing we like better than sharing it with friends and family.  The fun, the laughter, the memories.  That is the kind of place we want MHP to be – not just a local restaurant, but a second home.

Click here to view what’s on tap.

 The Meeting House Pub (MHP) was created from the vision of three Newtown families looking for a comfortable, welcoming place where you could go for a great, affordable meal or to have a drink with friends.

Click here for menu.



Redding Roadhouse

406 Redding Road, Redding, CT, (203) 938-3388

Through March 16, Redding Roadhouse will have Irish inspired food specials as well as Irish music on Sundays from 4-8pm.

Click here for menu.




The Redding Roadhouse has tons of events for you to come join us at. Enjoy a drink in our bar while listening to one of our live bands, or kick back and relax in front of one of our many fireplaces. We are also happy to provide a beautiful venue to host your private event or engagement party here! Call us to learn more about our venue information today!

When: Fridays and Saturdays Starting at 9pm


Molly Darcy’s

39 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT, (203) 794-0449

Doors open at 9am! The day’s schedule of events includes live music, a DJ, Irish fare, party favors, green beer, the NY Parade live on the big screens, and more.

Wednesday, March 15th


Karaoke Night March 15 @ 9:30 pm11:55 pm

Thursday, March 16th


Eamon O’Neill Band  March 16 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm

DJ Dance Party March 16 @ 10:00 pm11:55 pm

Friday, March 17th


St. Patrick’s Day  March 17

Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day – SVET the Violinist as seen on America’s Got Talent 9:00 PM, Eamon O’Neill Band straight from Ireland 1-3:00 PM and 6-9:00 PM,
The Keltic DJ’s, Irish Food, Party Favors, Green Beer. Come watch the NY Parade live starting at 11:00 AM on our Big Screens.

Dance Party  March 17 @ 9:30 pm11:55 pm

Saturday, March 18th


Live Music: Uncorked  March 18 @ 9:30 pm11:55 pm

Sunday, March 19th


Sunday Brunch March 19 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm

Restaurant and Retail Night  March 19 @ 9:00 pm11:55 pm


Molly’s is Greater Danbury’s liveliest bar for entertainment, great food, cold beer and classic cocktails. Well known for social banter among locals, live music, and a friendly and accommodating staff, you’ll quickly find yourself at the bar enjoying a Guinness, or sharing a meal with family and newfound friends. Sláinte!


O’Brien’s Sports Pub an Restaurant

83 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT, (203) 628-7108

Open at 9am with full Irish breakfast! $4 Jameson Shots. Music with Tipperary Knights 6p.m. – 9:30p.m. Bagpipers 6:30p.m. Happy Hour, Karaoke, Live Music.

O’Brien’s Pub & Restaurant located in Danbury, Connecticut is the perfect place to enjoy some fresh from scratch food and tasty cocktails at the end of a long day.  Originally from Ireland, John O’Brien knew that that the local community would enjoy some traditional Irish hospitality and he was right.  Locals and travelers old and young have come to love O’Brien’s.  

After a fire shut down the pub in 2015 the community couldn’t wait for news of them reopening.  Finally, in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2016, they hosted their Grand Opening, unveiling a gorgeous and more traditional Irish facade and a great new space for dining, enjoying some “craic” at the bar, or hosting your private event.

Once again the family at O’Brien’s welcomes you with open arms – treating your family like their own!  Slainte! 

Click here for specials and menus.


Mcguire’s Ale House

130 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT, (203) 270-3999

**Monthly Specials**

Sundays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks ALL DAY. $6 10ct. Wings ALL DAY!

Mondays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks ALL day. $6 10ct. Wings ALL day. $6 McGuire’s Burger with Fries 11am-3pm. **NEW**: Winter Monday Special- $3 pints of beer!!!

Tuesdays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks ALL DAY. $6 McGuire’s Burger with Fries ALL DAY!

Wednesdays – Happy Hour 11am-7pm: $1 off ALL drinks. $6 McGuire’s Burger and Fries 11am-3pm.

Thursdays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks 11am-7pm. $6 McGuire’s Burger with Fries 11am-3pm.

Fridays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks 11am-7pm.

Saturdays – Happy Hour: $1 off ALL drinks 11am-7pm.

McGuire’s Ale House offers great food and drinks at an incredible value. Our newly renovated tavern is the ideal meeting ground for people to come and relax, have an enjoyable lunch or dinner, socialize with friends, and watch sporting events on one of the largest collections of HD TV’s around.

Designed to attract a broad variety of customers, McGuire’s Ale House menu focuses on food quality, freshness and value. The menu offers delicious steaks, healthy salads, robust sandwiches and desserts.

Served within the comfortable social atmosphere of a neighborhood family tavern. The bar offers 8 beers on tap, as well as favorite bottled beer choices, wine list, and premium liquors. The restaurant menu provides upscale food daily and features specials throughout the week. In addition, McGuire’s is Wi-Fi capable for your convenience and comfort.




O’Connor’s Public House / Brookfield

317 Federal Road, Ste G, Brookfield, CT, (203) 885-0266

With the opening of O’Connor’s Public House in Brookfield, Connecticut, Bobby O’Connor is hoping to transfer the same warmth and mystique that encompasses all of the visitors to his family’s establishment in Ireland. Upon entering the newest addition to the Brookfield Business community, visitors will encounter a beautiful large mosaic of turn-of-the-century Cork City, Ireland and they will also be greeted by a very friendly staff. Patrons will be able to order food from a carefully selected Irish Fare’ Menu or maybe just partake in a round of your favorite spirits from our beautifully appointed bar which will include our own Gourmet Coffee Bar.

Click here for menu.



Monday Clam Jam $5 for one dozen steamed little-neck clams
Tuesday $5 Wing Night, Free Pool and $3 bartenders choice draft
Wednesday $4 Irish Spirits, Beers & Mixed Drinks
Thursday $5 Build a Burger Night & Karaoke from 9pm-12am with $2 well drinks & beer and shot specials all night
Saturday DJ 10PM – Close
Sunday $3 domestics and $5 apps



MORE PLACES TO CELEBRATE (click on name for website and more info.):

Famous Pizza

1 P.T. Barnum Square, Bethel, CT, (203) 797-1550

Julliano’s Authentic Italian Cuisine 

41 Grassy Plain Road, Bethel, CT, (203) 456-3861

La Zingara

8 P.T. Barnum Square, Bethel, CT, (203) 744-7500

Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar & Restaurant

6 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT, (203) 790-4444

Pizzeria Lauretano

 291 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT,

Copas Restaurant & Bar

 25 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT, (203) 730-1149

Sprouts Vietnamese Eatery

6B Elizabeth Street, Bethel, CT, (203) 826-7310

Prime Pub

68 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT, (203) 826-7808

Sweet N’ Salado

 281 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, (203) 456-6750

195 Federal Rd, Across from Costco, Brookfield, CT, (203) 775-7960

Pippa’s Sports Cafe

14 South St, 114 South St, 06811, Danbury, Connecticut, (203) 790-9455

255 White St, Danbury, CT, (203) 730-1776
75 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT, (203) 297-6065

Widow Browns Cafe

128 Federal Rd, Danbury, CT, (203) 743-7021

99 Restaurant & Pub

80 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT, (203) 730-2499

Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill

5 Eagle Rd, Danbury, CT, (203) 826-7406

Cream and Sugar Cafe

 7 PT Barnum Square, Bethel, CT, (203) 628-7349

O’Neil’s Sandwich and Coffee Bar

114 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, (203) 791-8121

The Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant

 282 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, (203) 748-2716

Molten Java

213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT, (203) 739-0313

Billy Bean’s Cafe and Pub

80 White Street, Danbury, CT, (203) 744-2326

Sal’z Pizza

211 Greenwood Ave., Unit 204, Dolan Plaza, Bethel, CT, (203) 744-7259





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