There is a rumor that people do something on St. Patrick's Day besides watch Leprechaun 4: In Space on the Sci-Fi Channel (oops--"Syfy"). We can't imagine what that would be, unless it involves the following places:
• Top o' the morning, nothing: you just might end up on your bottom at Dan McGuinness if you start the day with a pint of Guinness. Then again, how better to build up your beer tolerance than with Dan McG's "Kegs & Eggs" special, featuring scrambled eggs and the works with a pint for just $9 starting at 8:30 a.m.? And who says you have to leave? At 11, the pub that puts the "demon" in Demonbreun starts serving an all-day menu of shepherd's pie, Irish stew, beef n' Guinness, Reubens, fish n' chips and curry fries. A $10 cover gets you access and shuttle service back and forth to both the downtown Nashville and Cool Springs locations, with live music and drinks all day long. 1538 Demonbreun St., 252-1991
• Nothing conjures up the mists of the Emerald Isle like some good old-fashioned...zydeco? Erin go bragh, cher! Les Kerr & The Bayou Band played their first St. Paddy's bash at Jimmy Kelly's back in 1996, and they just keep getting invited back to the beloved Nashville steakhouse where time stands still. No reservations are needed to hear the band, but call 329-4349 if you plan on dinner. 217 Louise Ave.
• McFadden's on Second Avenue bills its blockbuster McPaddy's Fest as "Nashville's Greatest St. Patty Party," and they'll do their best to get yer shamrocks off with a massive street party, five DJs, a Bud Light Cornhole Tournament (we're not asking), celebrity guests and more starting at 1 p.m. The daytime festival is all ages, then 18-up after 10 p.m.; tickets are $10 at the door. Try a basket of wings in Jameson Irish Wiskey sauce ($7.99). 134 2nd Ave. N., 256-9140
• On the opposite side of Second Avenue, Mulligan's Pub turns over its stage to the "Celtic fusion" of Def Leprechaun, playing Irish favorite starting at 9 p.m. and running into the wee wee hours. $10.95 gets you a plate heaped with bangers & mash; the $11.95 Irish breakfast includes two eggs any style, two rashers, split banger (bacon and sausage), a grilled tomato, and the fried Irish potato cake known as boxty. 117 2nd Ave. N., 242-8010
Know of any other specials? Got other plans? Post 'em below.