The Shore House edged out The Idle Hour, its neighbor down Route 88 in Point Borough, in Patch's Reader's Choice poll asking readers for their favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Voting took place from Monday morning until Friday morning (March 16) and is now closed.
The Shore House, formerly The West Side Tavern, received 57 votes, or 37 percent of the total vote, and The Idle Hour received 42 votes or 27 percent (see complete results in the box below).
At the Shore House, the tent party will be broadcast live on "95.9 FM the Rat," which is giving away a trip to Miami.
The day will feature two bands, "May Day Rising" and "Brother Fish," two DJs, bag pipers, Irish step dancers, a cabbage eating contest, other competitions, green beer, corned beef, Irish nachos and Irish potato skins.
The tent will be open from 10 am to 8 pm, the restaurant/bar is open from 8 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday.
At the Idle Hour, the tent party will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Music by the Mangos, DJ Lucky Charm, bag pipes and a mechanical bull, all outside, plus $5.99 corned beef sandwiches and drink specials. Inside, the party goes until 2 a.m.
At Farrell's, Broadway, Point Beach, every day is St. Patrick's Day with items like corned beef on the menu all the time. But when the rest of the world is paying attention on March 17, Farrell's shows its appreciation by throwing in some extras, like Irish music by Ned Malone, bagpipers, the musical and comical stylings of Rich Meyer, and the band Big Bad Irish.
Will Mayfield, a manager at Farrell's, said, "We are buying ton of corned beef. I mean literally a ton."
Frankie's, Route 35, Point Beach, will offer corned beef platters and homemade Irish soda bread.
American Grill 816 Arnold Avenue, Point Beach, is having live, traditional Irish music from Mike Conaghan and food and drink specials befitting the day.
709, 709 Arnold Ave., Point Beach, will serve St. Patrick's Day food and drink specials at lunch and dinner.