Whether you start the day with a hearty Irish breakfast, tuck into a hefty plate of corned beef and cabbage for lunch, or simply grab a Guinness and catch a dizzying lineup of great live music happening throughout Greater Lowell, we’ve got your guide for being green this Friday. Erin Go Bragh!

The Old Court
An authentic Irish pub that actually lives up to the overused adjective. Here, you’ll find a few bartenders who are transplants from Ireland, live music by Chuck Campbell, Irish step dancers, bag pipers and plenty of corned beef and fish and chips on hand. No green beer here. This is strictly Guinness territory.
29 Central  St., Lowell

Garcia Brogan’s
Start the day off with a traditional Irish breakfast at 8 a.m, and follow it up with corned beef and cabbage when lunch starts at 10 a.m.. After that, the place turns all Guinness and Jameson. Live music by Tom Courtney from noon to 4 p.m., Beneath the Sheets from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., and bagpipers and Irish step dancers throughout the day.
151 Middlesex St., Lowell

The Emerald Rose 
A formidable lineup of live talent including Brian Corcoran at 11:30 a.m., Joe Leary at 3 p.m. and Songs for Ceilidh at 7 p.m. While you’re there, try some holiday pork shoulder.
785 Boston Rd, Billerica

Thirsty First 
Open at 9 a.m., a special breakfast menu will complement Irish music being played all day and live music in the afternoon.
280 Central St., Lowell

Dudley’s 
The St. Patrick’s Weekend Party kicks off at 6 a.m. Friday and ends at 1 a.m. Sunday at Dudley’s. Daemon Chili plays the front bar at 9 p.m. and DJ Elliot is on the back bar and patio.
19 Merrimack St., Lowell

Kilkenny’s Pub 
Get your fill of live music with for Pete’s Sake and plenty of corned beef and cabbage.
660 Rogers St., Lowell

The Worthen
Downtown’s historic tavern will have Cory & Whatever’s Clever performing upstairs from 8 – 11 p.m., and Irish music will be playing all weekend through the sound system. Corned beef and cabbage to be served and eaten in abundance.
  141 Worthen St., Lowell

The Peddler’s Daughter 
Specializing in friendly barkeeps, frothy pints, and hangover cures. Open at 8 a.m. to serve traditional Irish breakfast all day, as well as the staple corned beef and cabbage dinner. Live acts will include Irish Whispa from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., McGonagle School of Irish Dance at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., Olde Salt from 2 – 6 p.m., New Hampshire Pipe & Drum at 4 p.m., and the Pop Farmers at 7 p.m.
48 Main St., Nashua

Glenview Pub & Grill
Need corned beef to go? Glenview’s got you covered, with curbside takeout starting at 11 a.m., but make sure you call ahead. The bar opens at 10 a.m. and Mike & Mike perform at noon.
248 Princeton St., North Chelmsford

Cobblestones 
Bringing style and the luck of the Irish downtown since 1994, the hospitable Cobblestones is offering drink specials, Irish whiskey, Guinness, and great food including the traditional corned beef and cabbage to satisfy all your Irish cravings.
91 Dutton St., Lowell

 

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A junior at UMass Lowell, Benjamin St. Pierre grew up in Peabody but has made Lowell his second home. He spends his free time diving into the city's cultural scene — eating up all the local history, art, music and food (including the chicken Caesar salad wraps at UML's Crossroads Cafe) that he can get his hands on. Ben has been a staff writer for UML’s student newspaper, The Connector, since freshman year, reporting mostly on arts and entertainment. Besides reading and writing, his interests include music, politics, conservation and the environment, popular culture, education and sports.