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Best Places to Celebrate St Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without leaving Ohio!

Irish breakfast and Irish Sunset cocktail at Fado Pub & Kitchen in Dublin

Best Places to Celebrate St Patrick's Day

By Maggie Butler

Posted On: Mar 13, 2023

Travel to Dublin and Blarney to celebrate St. Patrick's Day without leaving Ohio! We all know that the best way to celebrate is by eating, and here are a few Irish pubs in the state that offer delicious food and the perfect setting to observe the holiday. Sláinte!

three plates of food on top of a wooden table at the The Dublin Village Tavern in Dublin Ohio

The Dublin Village Tavern in Dublin

Recognized as a must-visit Irish pub in the United States by USA Today, the Dublin Village Tavern has a history as rich as the food it serves. Feast on Irish Egg Rolls, Hooley Eggs, and a Guinness BBQ Burger while imagining what the building may have been like over 100 years ago when it first opened.

Things To Do: While you're in the area, head downtown to The Columbus Athenaeum on March 16 at 7:30PM for the Scythian St. Patrick's Day Kickoff Show. The concert features performances from the Columbus-favorite band, as well as music from The Drowsy Lads

The Harp in Cleveland

The Harp has an expansive patio that offers beautiful views of Lake Erie. Marvel at the scene while dining on one of their Boxty Cakes - an Irish potato pancake folded over and stuffed with delicious fillings. Make sure to save room for one of their amazing desserts, like the Guinness Ice Cream Sundae or Bread Pudding.

Things To Do: The restaurant is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a series of performances throughout the day. Starting at 3:30PM on March 17, listen to The Kilroy's, followed at 4PM by a performance from the O'Malley Irish Dance Academy. And end the day with at 8PM with tunes from The Boys from the County Hell

O'Malley's in the Alley in Cincinnati

As Cincinnati's second oldest bar, O'Malley's in the Alley has persisted through prohibition, numerous wars, the Great Depression, and more. Through it all, O'Malley's has never lost their Irish origins, traditions, and happy spirit. 

Things To Do: Rise and shine for an early celebratory start to St. Patrick's Day. Starting at 6AM on March 17, O'Malley's doors open with FREE breakfast. Enjoy all the classic St. Paddy's specials, including green beer, plus a limited menu that's available till 10PM. As a bonus, The Blind Pig (which is just down the street) opens at 9AM.

hand holding plate of Irish breakfast food dish at Fado Pub and Kitchen in Dublin Ohio

Fadó Pub & Kitchen in Dublin 

Enjoy the classic feel of an Irish pub when you check out this central Ohio restaurant. Fadó Pub & Kitchen is located in Dublin's Bridge Park district. You get a real taste of Ireland when at the eatery, as all the decor was constructed and imported from Ireland. 

Things To Do: On March 17 at 9AM, head over for St. Patrick's Day at Fadó Pub & Kitchen. Enjoy live music, beer and a limited brunch menu (served till 12PM). If you're looking for even more fun, check out the Celtic Cocktail Trail. The  trail includes 17 restaurants and bars that serve Irish-themed beverages. Visitors can earn a commemorative T-shirt by purchasing an alcoholic beverage or a "zero proof" beverage at a dozen stops tracked on a mobile passport.

The Dublin Pub in Dayton

An authentic Irish pub nestled in Dayton, The Dublin Pub is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The pub incorporates the famous dark Irish dry stout in multiple of their dishes, with Guinness Beer Cheese, Guinness BBQ Sauce and Guinness & Harp infused onion straws.

Things To Do: Join in for the Dublin Pub 25th Anniversary St. Patrick's Day. Dubbed "Ohio's largest St. Patrick's Day," the party starts on March 16 at 11AM. The following day features a full day of festivities (with doors opening at 4:30AM) and ends with a Survivors Party on March 18. 

The Blarney Irish Pub in Toledo

After stumbling upon the Blarney Irish Pub in Toledo, you'll feel as though you've been transported to Ireland. The stone building adorned with Guinness and Killian's Irish Red neon signs looks as Irish as their food tastes. Try their Irish Dip sandwich, Shepherd's Pie, or Irish Boxty for a true Irish experience. 

Things To Do: Shamrockin' The Blarney is back! The two-day event features music and entertainment from March 17-18. If you're looking to stay active - and want to break a record - signup for the Shamrock Shuffle race on March 18 at 8PM. The 3-mile "shuffle" lasts for one hour and is the area's largest run/walk by people wearing kilts. If you choose the Kilt Race package, you'll part of the Guinness World Record attempt. 

Shamrock Irish Pub in Logan

This locally owned-pub is known for it's great atmosphere, live music, and classic food. You can enjoy everything from burgers & wings, to a collection of well-stocked bourbon. 

Things To Do: Looking for a way to unwind and relax after St. Patrick's Day weekend? Head over the bar for Saturday Yoga at the Shamrock. And afterwards, treat yourself to their featured Bloody Mary. 

For more restaurants & dining, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org.

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