Patch Picks: St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate the Irish right here in Brookfield, where corned beef and cabbage is simmering and green beer is a go.

Anticipating a shamrockin’ good time on St. Patrick’s Day seems to prevail as the conventional expectation, and Brookfielders don’t have to go far to get their green on. Options abound for Irish fare — whether breakfast, lunch or dinner — and when it comes to bar specials, green beer and good times will be flowing.  Select the St. Patrick’s Patch Pick that works for you:

Start your lucky day with an “Irishman” omelet (corned beef hash and swiss with homefries and toast, $7.95) or pick from a large array of daily choices such as the Norwegian smoked salmon and cream cheese omelet ($11.95 market price/changes weekly). If you arrive for lunch, try the special Brisket o’ Beef plate ($8.95) or go for the Reubens sandwich, a year-round favorite.

Location: 800 Federal Rd, Brookfield
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Contact: 203-775-6042

O’Connor’s Public House  

It’s all in the name here and this Irish pub is adding a few extra menu items favored by leprechauns and the like. Additions for lunch and dinner include a corned beef sandwich (9.95), corned beef and cabbage plate ($12.95) and potato leek soup ($4.95). Corned beef options will linger through the weekend. Traditional Irish fare served daily includes shepherd’s pie and fish 'n chips (both $11.95). Guinness will be flowing all day and live Irish music steps up the pace beginning at 4 p.m.

Location: 317 Federal Rd Ste G, Brookfield
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Contact: 203-885-0266


If you can’t get to the Emerald Isle, just step in for $5 corned beef sandwiches and $8 corned beef plates. Wash it all down with $2 drafts all day, $4 green beers and half-off drinks during Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Irish house music will play through the night until close. View the daily burger, beer and dinner menus here.

Location: 189 Federal Rd, Brookfield
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Contact: www.189sportscafe.com or 203-775-7072


Today your luck runneth over with an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage meal served with soda bread, carrots and red potatoes ($15.95). View the daily menus. Drink specials include the Irishman martini and shamrock cosmopolitan (both $8/$7 well). A pianist will accompany your celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (and every Friday and Saturday, and Sunday brunch). This fine eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Location: 834 Federal Road, Brookfield
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to bar close
Contact: Casablanca Restaurant or 203-740-1000

Al’s Cookout

This popular spot celebrates all things Irish with special Jameson and Yeager drinks ($7) and green beer, along with corned beef sandwiches ($6) and corned beef and cabbage dinners ($9) served with potatoes and carrots.

Location: 439 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield
Hours: Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bar: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Takeout: Daily 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Contact: www.alscookout.com or 203-775-1900

Danbury St. Patrick’s Parade 

This annual spectacle takes place Sunday at 2 p.m., stepping off from Rogers Park and heading north on Main Street to West Street and on to the City Hall parking lot. The parade is sponsored by the Greater Danbury Ancient Order of Hibernians.


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