If you’re reading this, let’s hope it’s still St. Patrick’s Day and that you’re either at, or on your way to, your neighborhood Irish pub to bring in the holiday properly — with a pint, some corned beef hash and fellow green-clad drinkers.

If you happen to find yourself up in Brunswick for the holiday, then chances are you’re in the right place to bring in and finish the day at O’Shea’s pub on Maine Street.

Opening bright and early for the Irish holiday (we’re talking 6 a.m.), O’Shea’s will offer an authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience starting out with Guinness and eggs, of course. After breakfast, stick around for the full lineup of all-day bagpipe entertainment, acoustic Irish music, and to bring you through the better part of the evening, the Dirty Limericks.

And did I mention no cover? That’s right. All day. All night. No cover and plenty of beverages. Need I say more?

Actually, there is more — like both Irish and Mexican food. Order a plate of cheese-drenched nachos or maybe the classic beer-battered fried pickles. Or maybe you’re in the mood for potato leek soup or spicy chili. Sure, Mexican-meets-Irish may sound like a strange culinary combination, but after a beer or two, those lines can happily blur.

And speaking of beer, there is an impressive and eclectic tap selection even beer snobs can’t scoff at. Represented are a rotating selection of Rogue, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog and Allagash, to name a few. And, of course, there’s the solid lineup of Irish brews, including McSorley’s, Guinness, Smithwicks and Murphys. If you’re a whiskey drinker (it is an Irish pub, after all), there’s always Jack, Jim, Johnny and Jameson, among others, to warm you up.

On the weekends, O’Shea’s shows off its festive side by opening up the downstairs nightclub, the Mango Lounge and Iguana Cantina. From shiny dance floor to mirrored walls, colored lights and a full-blown sound system, it’s a true nightclub. There is even a tequila bar if you’re up for fully embracing the experience.

Normally, I’m the kind of girl who likes to go to a bar to have a quiet, congenial conversation and a cocktail with friends. But every once in a great while, I have an overwhelming urge to be super-competitive — bar-style — and the one cure is games. At O’Shea’s, there are pool tables, arcade-style video games, darts and my absolute, personal, guilty-pleasure favorite, Buck Hunter. The owners are also planning to launch a beer-pong night and karaoke competition, so be sure to like O’Shea’s on Facebook.

Whether you’re looking for a spot to camp out on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re feeling the need to dance the night away on the weekend or you’re looking for a great on-tap beer selection, O’Shea’s has you covered. 

Johanna Sorrell is a freelance writer who lives in Portland.