Luck o' the Irish

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Where to get a green beer on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)? You can’t go wrong at an Irish pub. Among the best: 

BOXING DONKEY IRISH PUB The fun starts on St. Paddy’s Day at 6 a.m. with servings of corned beef and hash, and radio hosts Pat and Tom from KNCI-FM doing their morning show live on-site. Music will be performed all day on the patio and food specials will include colcannon, Irish nachos and Irish tacos. Also look for one special guest: a donkey. 300 Lincoln St., Roseville; theboxingdonkey.com 

DE VERE’S IRISH PUB Pipe and drum bands will perform much of the day at both locations of this popular pub. On tap: Guinness, of course, along with Harp and Smithwick’s. (If you want to sound like you’re from the old sod, pronounce it “Smit-icks.”) Also available: de Vere’s “almost famous” Irish coffee and Wee Gin, a mix of Jameson Irish whiskey, Angostura bitters and ginger ale. 1521 L St., Sacramento; 217 E St., Davis; deverespub.com