Whether it was the food, the music, the drinks, or the luck of the Irish, big crowds were drawn to both Salt at Our Kakaako and Chinatown for St. Patrick's Day Festivities.

In Kakaako, revelers poured out into the neighborhood center, giving business owners a chance to showcase their new products.

"Not only is it fun to be out on St. Patrick's day cooking for people, its great for menu development, promoting our brand and just meeting the people in the neighborhood that we're going to be working in," said Chuck Wakeman, head butcher at Butcher + Bird.

Down the road, Murphy's Bar and Grill hosted it's 31st annual St. Patricks Day Block Party. 

Owner Don Murphy may not need a four leaf clover to keep things running smoothly. He's got a team of volunteers, like the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps from University of Hawaii.

"We get to support Murphy's Bar cleanup  every year," said Lakeisha Haynes, a UH ROTC member. "They ask for our support and of course we come out here. It gives our cadets a chance to give back to the community."