Bars celebrate St. Paddy's

Nightlife hot spots will open their doors to local partiers craving green beer tonight.

Here are some of the standout options:

*In addition to serving food all day, Irish pub Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway, will have a bagpiper in the early evening. Late-night partiers will get entertainment by Connor Christian. 706-322-3460.

*The Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road, has a free party featuring both DJ music and a performance by local band Mindblender. There's also drink specials. Party starts at 8 p.m. 706-507-3418.

*Downtown bars will host a block party in which one cover gets you into lots of Broadway hot spots.

*Soho Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts a Classically Raunchy St. Paddy's Day Party with karaoke. 706-568-3316.

*Broad Street Blues, 913 Broad Street in Phenix City, hosts a party with giveaways and drink specials. Doors open at 5 p.m. 334-297-3200.