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Best Places to Celebrate St Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without leaving Ohio!

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Best Places to Celebrate St Patrick's Day

By Maggie Butler

Posted On: Mar 13, 2022

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 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 and Travel + Leisure, 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.

NOTE: DVT does not take reservations and there's no call ahead seating. 

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.

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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. 

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 and Harp infused onion straws.

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Pub Mahone in Columbus

Pub Mahone mixes traditional Irish fare with unique twists on the classics. Start with their Irish Dumpster Fries, crinkle cut fires topped with house-made corned beef, diced onion, tomato, cheese and sour cream. Then move on to their pub burger, Reuben Mahone, or fish and chips. And wash it all down with a cold and refreshing glass of Guinness. 

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, Shephard's Pie or Irish Boxty for a true Irish experience. 

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