4. Pot o’ Gold: The Irish Bank
You’ll need a bit of the hair of the dog to prepare for the rowdy lineup of St. Patrick's weekend festivities. If you miss the parade on Saturday, The Irish Bank's annual block party (the largest in SF) never disappoints. Dance under the stars as revelers rock the alley with live music at noon with The Shams, then The Bog Savages at 3, and DJ Marcus takes over until midnight.
10 Mark Ln., Financial District (415-788-7152).