Malarky’s celebrates 40 years with, what else, a St. Patrick’s bash

Cstomers will be lining up first thing at 6:30 in the morning, continuing to queue in the midafternoon and standing by at night to get their moment at Malarky’s Irish Pub on Friday — St. Patrick’s Day.

They’ll eat free corned beef and hash sandwiches amid a sea of revelers adorned in green. Bill Hamilton, the founder of the Newport Beach bar and restaurant who is now in his 90s, will revisit his old stomping grounds. Bagpipers will play Irish tunes.