Raise your pint and toast to the luck of the Irish as you kick back and enjoy live music on St. Patrick’s Day. Here are your best bets for live music in San Francisco on this lucky day.

120248125 Best Bets For Live Music on St. Pattys Day In San Francisco

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Zoo Station
Red Devil Lounge

1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 921-1695

Price: $15
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 8 p.m.

Is that Bono and the boys? With signature fly shades and U2 theatrics, the Bay Area’s own Zoo Station storm Red Devil Lounge for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration they will be talking about in Dublin. The quintet brings on the full experience performing an entire U2 album from start to finish including “Pride (In The Name of Love),” “With or Without You,” “Beautiful Day,” and “Vertigo” even throwing in such rarities as “Elvis Presley and America,” “Promenade,” “Red Hill Mining Town” and “Acrobat,” – songs rarely or never performed live by U2.

Happy Hour Show AxeWound and Lost Puppy
Thee Parkside

1600 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 252-1330

Price: Free
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 3 p.m.

No need to break the bank this holiday. Save your green and head over to Thee Parkside where
Scarlet’s St. Patrick’s Day party starts early and the cost is free for all! Fill up on $3 well drinks while ordering tasty pulled pork sandwiches or classic Cubans from the kitchen and enjoy live performances by AxeWound and Lost Puppy.

Related: San Francisco’s Top 10 Outdoor Drinking Destinations

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The Plough and Stars
116 Clement Street at 2nd Ave
San Francisco, CA
(415) 751-1122

Price: $10
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 12 p.m.

Authentic through and through, The Plough and Star is your one stop shop for traditional Irish entertainment. Patrons are charmed as students from the school of Irish dance weave a rich tapestry through set and step dancing leading up to live performance by Quinn, hailing from the island of Ireland. Friends gather here to have Guinness poured right and enjoy the evening till closing.

Lucia Comnes, The Gasmen and The Jaunting Martyrs
Cafe Du Nord

2170 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-5016

Price: $17 – $20
Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 9 p.m.

This triple bill celebrates St. Patty’s with traditional Irish drinking songs, jigs, Irish/Celtic and Balkan folk music. Known for bringing world-class entertainment into its quaint surroundings, Cafe du Nord welcomes Lucia Comnes, The Gasmen and The Jaunting Martyrs for an intimate evening of song, story and celebration on St. Patrick’s Day

Related: Narsai David Recipe: Royal Hibernian Irish Soda Bread

The Conspiracy of Beards
The Make-Out Room

3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-2888

Price: $8
Date: Date: March 17, 2012
Time: 7:50 p.m.

You have not experienced the hauntingly beautiful music of Leonard Cohen until you hear it performed in four and five part harmony by The Conspiracy of Beards – San Francisco’s 30 man choir performing his work a Capella. From Leonard Cohen to The Pogues, the band’s second album “Rum Sodomy and Lash” is paid tribute, commemorating one of the great celtic punk bands of our time. DJs Roger Mas and Kool Kyle spice things up spinning the best Latin, dancehall, salsa and Bhangra starting at 10 p.m.

Robyn Chelsea-Seifert is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Creem, Hit Parader, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and International Musician. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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