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Where to party, eat, and celebrate in Detroit for Saint Patrick’s Day 2020

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MARC NADER
  • Marc Nader

Updated 6:23 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11:

Due to concerns about the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Corktown’s 62nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled.

"In final preparation for the planning of the 62nd Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade, the parade leadership team, in conjunction with Governor Whitmer’s and Mayor Duggan’s teams, met and we all agreed it was best to cancel this year’s parade and the St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Races," Parade Co-Chair Mike Kelly said in a statement. "The health and safety of our participants, spectators, local businesses and sponsors is our top priority, especially after we learned about the first cases of COVID-19 in Michigan today."

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We just took a DNA test, turns out we aren’t 100% Irish ... but there are still plenty of places to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in metro Detroit like a pro. All events on Saint Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17 (unless otherwise noted).

Anchor Bar: Green beer, drink specials, and special Big Z's Corned beef melt. Free shuttles to Greektown every hour. Starts at 9 a.m.; 450 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-964-9127; anchorbardetroit.com. No cover.

Batch Brewing Company: Special brunch menu, including lamb and eggs, vegan hash, smoked corned-beef benedict, and more. Starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 15; 1400 Porter St., Detroit. No cover.

Beacon Park: Features live music, Irish food and alcohol, DJ, lawn games, crafts, and more. Starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14; 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit.; empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park. No cover.

Big League Brews: $.25 green beer, Irish food specials, and live DJ and entertainment. Starts at 7 a.m.; 20428 Ecorse Rd., Taylor; 313-406-6931. No cover.

The Blarney Stone: Starts at 7 a.m.; 27253 Woodward Ave., Berkley; 248-541-1881; blarneystonepub.com. No cover.

Brewligans Public House: Green beer, special Irish menu, and live music. Starts at 7 a.m.; 2385 Fort St., Trenton; 734-675-2300; facebook.com/brewliganspub. No cover.

Bumper's Landing: Irish-inspired food and drink specials, bagpipes, and heated tent. Starts at 11 a.m.; 31970 N. River Rd., Harrison Township; 586-630-0501. facebook.com/pg/bumpersharrisontwp. No cover.

Cadieux Cafe: Irish-inspired food and drink specials, and live music by Michael O'Bryan, Odd Enough Celtic Music Band, and Super Crunch. Starts at 11 a.m.; 4300 Cadieux Rd., Detroit; 313-8828560; cadieuxcafe.com. No cover.

Circ Bar: Free Irish-inspired buffet, music from Y-Town Hoolies and the Kelseys, DJs, Irish dancers, and drink specials. Starts at noon on Saturday, March 14.; 210 S. First St., FL 2, Ann Arbor; 734-277-3656; thecircbar.com. Cover is $5 between noon-4 p.m.

City Tavern: Food and drink specials with live entertainment from DJ Chris Hesano. Starts at 8 a.m.; 423 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-651-6534; citytavernrochester.com. No cover.

Checker Bar Irish beer all day long. Opens at 11 a.m.; 124 Cadillac Square, Detroit; 313-961-9249; checkerbar.com. No cover.

CJ Mahoney's: Green beer, and food and drink specials. Starts at 10 a.m.; 2511 S. Livernois Rd., Troy; 248-273-4600; cjmahoneys.com. No cover.

CK Diggs: Traditional Irish favorites on the menu and beer list. Starts at 11 a.m.; 2010 W. Auburn Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-853-6600; ckdiggs.com. No cover.

Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub: Live music by Brother Crowe, Irish dancers, bagpipes, and food and shot specials. Starts at 7 a.m.; 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-665-2968; conoroneills.com/annarbor. No cover.

Copper Hop Brewing Company: Irish menu and drink specials from Millard's Catering. Starts at 1 p.m.; 23401 Greater Mack Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-204-7753; thecopperhop.com. No cover

Cork & Gabel: Patio games, Irish breakfast, and Irish whiskey. 105.1 The Bounce will stream their show from the event and music by the Barley Brothers and a performance by the Motor City Irish Dance Team. Starts at 9 a.m.; 2415 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-638-2261; corkandgabel.com. No cover.

The 62nd Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, Detroit; detroitstpatricksparade.com; event is free and open to the public. - COURTESY OF THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
  • Courtesy of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • The 62nd Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 15 at Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue, Detroit; detroitstpatricksparade.com; event is free and open to the public.

Corktown Paddy's Parade Party: Food and drink specials, live DJ and entertainment, and heated tents. Starts on Sunday, March 15 at 9 a.m.; 2000 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-800-8727. Cover is $15.

Corner Brewery: Live Irish and folk music from John Delcamp, Jake Maltby, Alice Oakes, and more starts at 6 p.m. Irish food and drink specials. Starts at 11 a.m.; 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti; 734-480-2739; arborbrewing.com. No cover.

Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse: Features a "roll the dice challenge," and drink specials. Starts 4 p.m.; 307 N. River St., Ypsilanti; 734-249-8993; cultivateypsi.com. No cover.

Danny's Irish Pub: Irish-inspired food menu, including shepherd's pie, Guinness stew, and corned-beef sandwiches. Starts at 7 a.m.; 22824 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-8331; no cover.

Delmar Detroit: Morning brunch buffet, food and drink specials, and live entertainment. Starts at 8 a.m.; 501 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-403-2111; delmardetroit.com. No cover.

Detroit Fleat: Drink specials, Irish-inspired food, party DJ, Irish whiskey, and shamrock slooshies. Starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14; 1820 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-607-7611; detroitfleat.com. No cover.

Detroit Shipping Company: Live music, bagpipes, and shot specials. Starts at 11 a.m.; 474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 313-462-4973; detroitshippingcompany.com. No cover.

Dooley's Roseville: 101 WRIF broadcast, green beer, corned beef, and heated tents. Starts at 7 a.m.; 32500 Gratiot Ave., Roseville; 586-294-5331; dooleys-roseville.business.site. No cover.

Exodos: Indoor and outdoor heated area with live music and entertainment. Starts at 11 a.m.; 529 Monroe Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1300; exodosrooftop.com. Cover is $15.

Ferndale Elks Lodge 1588: Green beer, drink specials, and bar raffle. Starts at 10 a.m.; 22856 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-542-2626; elks1588.com. No cover.

Ferndale Project: Irish-inspired menu, drink specials, and the release of an Irish Stout and NEDIPA. Starts at 8 a.m.; 576 Livernois St., Ferndale; 248-556-5512; ferndaleproject.com. No cover.

Freddy's Bar & Grill: Free Irish breakfast and live music by Doug Simonson and Brothers Mogan. Starts at 9 a.m.; 4000 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township; 586-416-7777; freddysbarrocks.com. No cover.

Grady's: Live music by 86 Noodles and drink specials. Starts at 6 p.m.; 25280 Gratiot Ave., Roseville; 586-777-8884; facebook.com/gradysroseville.com No cover.

Grand Trunk Pub Special Irish food menu, beer specials, and bagpipes. Starts at 8 a.m.; 612 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-3043; grandtrunkpub.com. No cover.

Great Baraboo Brewing Company: Irish food and drink specials and live entertainment. Starts at 11 a.m.; 35905 Utica Rd., Clinton Township; 586-792-7397; greatbaraboo.com. No cover.

Greektown Casino: Bus bar crawl and food and drink specials. Starts at 12 p.m. 555 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-223-2999; $45+.

Gusoline Alley Guinness on draft and Irish whiskey. Opens at 3 p.m.; 309 Center St., Royal Oak; 248-545-2235; no cover.

Hamlin Pub: Shuttle bus to Corktown St. Patrick's Parade and provided lunch. Starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 15; 48929 Hayes Rd., Shelby Charter Township; 586-247-4100; hamlinpubs.com; tickets are $32.

Hennessey's Pub + Kitchen: Live music, DJs, and radio broadcast. Served breakfast, Irish menu, and green beer. Starts 7 a.m.; 42012 Hayes Rd., Charter Twp., 586-286-0008; hennesseyspubkitchen.com. No cover.

The Hideout: $3 glass wine and Jose Cuervo, and other drink specials. Starts at 11 a.m.; 1110 W. 14 Mile Rd, Clawson; 248-435-2494; hideoutclawson.com. No cover.

Ireland's Pub: Corned-beef sandwich dinners, green beer, and other drink specials, and live entertainment by DJ BoHeMyth. Starts at 8 a.m.; 33401 Harper Ave., Clinton Township; 586-229-2700; irelandspubclintontwp.com. No cover.

J's Penalty Box: Homemade corned beef and cabbage dinner, drink specials. Starts at 10 a.m.; 22726 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-398-4070; jspenaltybox.com. No cover.

Jamboozies Sports Bar & Grille: Free breakfast, live music, and drink specials. Starts at 7 a.m.; 42066 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; 586-731-2000; jamboozies-sports-bar-grill.business.site. No cover.

John Cowley & Sons: Breakfast , Irish dinner, bagpipers, step dancers, and live music from the Shawn Riley Band. Starts 8 a.m.; 33338 Grand River Ave., Farmington; 248-474-5941; johncowleys.com. No cover.

Kapone's Sports Tavern: DJ, bagpipes, live music, corned-beef dinners, drink specials, and green beer. Starts at 7 a.m.; 24301 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores; 586-200-5242; kaponesbar.com. No cover.

Kelly's Sports Bar & Grill: Corned-beef dinners, shot and drink specials, and live DJ. Starts at 11 a.m.; 26615 Ryan Rd., Warren; 586-575-1250; kellyssportsbarandgrill.com; no cover.

Kuhnhenn's Brewery Breakfast-themed beer menu, as well as corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy, and Irish Stout Stew bread bowl. Begins at 8 a.m.; 5919 Chicago Rd., Warren and 36000 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Twp.; kbrewery.com. No cover.

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Crawl: Drink specials, food specials, costume contest, and more. Starts at 4 p.m.; 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-822-9900; crawlwith.us. Tickets are $20.

Mallie's Sports Grill and Bar: Food and drink specials, cornhole tournament, bagpipes, and live music by C.O.D., War Machine, and Illegal. Starts at 8 a.m.; 19400 Northline Rd. #2276; Southgate; 734-287-0800; malliesgrill.com. No cover.

Mangan's Irish Hut: All day Irish sing-along, corned beef, live music, and more. Starts at noon; 49 N Rose St., Mount Clemens; 586-468-5105; mangansirishhut.com. No cover.

Market Center Park: Downriver's largest St. Patrick's Day party. Heated tents, live music, games, and more. Starts at noon; 13545 Eureka Rd., Southgate; $5.

McShane's Irish Pub: Green beer, Irish menu, and live music from Bobby McManus, Colcannon, and Banjolectric. Starts at 11 a.m.; 1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-1960; mcshanespub.com. No cover.

McVee's Pub & Grub Grand opening St. Patrick's Day party, food and drink specials. Opens at 7 a.m.; 1129 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy; 248-817-2980; mcveespubandgrub.com. No cover.

The Morrie: Live music from the Fruits, YGIC, and bagpipers, and a special Irish menu. Starts at noon; 511 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-216-1112; themorrie.com. No cover.

The Morrie (Birmingham): Music by the Soulshakers and Wag the Dog. Music begins at 3 p.m.; 260 N. Old Woodward, Birmingham; 248-940-3260; themorrie.com. No cover.

Nancy Whiskey: Food and drink specials and live music by Black Murray. Starts at 5 p.m.; 2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247; nancywhiskeydetroit.com. No cover.

O'Connor's Public House: 5,000-square-foot party tent, two music stages, games, prizes, live radio broadcast, and more. Free Irish buffet from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. First 1,000 people receive commemorative engraved Guinness glass. Starts at 7 a.m.. 324 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-608-2537; oconnorsrochester.com. Cover is $15.

O'Halloran's Public House: Irish-themed buffet and live music from Friends O'Ken. Starts at 10 a.m.; 112 Macomb Pl., Mount Clemens; 586-329-1252; ohalloranspublichouse.com. Buffet access is $15 per person.

Old Shillelagh: Live music by Black Mist, drink specials and heated outdoor spaces, and giveaways all day. Starts 7 a.m.; 349 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-964-0007; oldshillelagh.com. Cover is $20.

O'Flaherty's Irish Bar Free swag, drink specials, and bagpipers. Opens at noon; 15119 Charlevoix St., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-824-1140. No cover.

O'Malley's: Heated tent, Irish dancers, bagpipes, live music by Bagpiper, Jill Jack, the Corktown Popes, Shamus Whiskey, and more. Starts at 8 a.m.; 15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia; 734-427-7775; omalleyslivonia.com. Cover is $5.

O'Mara's: Live music from Blackthorn, and the Barely Brothers. Starts at 11 a.m., 2555 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-399-6750; omaras.net. Cover is $5.

O'Toole's: Festivities include an Irish menu and drink specials. Starts at 9 a.m.; 205 W. Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-591-9226; otoolespubs.com. No cover Friday and Saturday, $5 cover Sunday.

Otus Supply: St. Patrick's Day Drag Brunch with a special menu and drag performances. Seatings start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14; 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248- 291-6160; otussupply.com. Tickets are $10-$15.

The Painted Lady Lounge: Boiled Irish dinner and drink specials. Starts at 4 p.m.; 2390 Jacob St., Hamtramck; 313-874-2991. Cover is $5.

Stone Clover and Billy Grogan’s Goat will perform starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. The Codgers and Singer Soldier will perform starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at PJ’s Lager House; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; pjslagerhouse.com. No cover for either event. - DOUG COOMBE
  • Doug Coombe
  • Stone Clover and Billy Grogan’s Goat will perform starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. The Codgers and Singer Soldier will perform starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at PJ’s Lager House; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; pjslagerhouse.com. No cover for either event.

PJ's Lager House: Live music. Stone Clover and Billy Grogan’s Goat will perform starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15. The Codgers and Singer Soldier will perform starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 at PJ’s Lager House; 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-4668; pjslagerhouse.com. No cover for either event.

Prush's Bar & Grille: Irish-inspired menu, green beer, and Irish music. Starts at 11 a.m.; 1212 Eureka Rd., Wyandotte; 734-282-6535. No cover.

Red Ox Tavern: Trolley crawl with drink specials and free lunch. Starts at 11 a.m.; 45411 Park Ave., Utica; 586-726-7070; redoxtavern.com. Tickets are $35.

Renshaw Lounge Green beer and special Irish menu. Opens at 10 a.m.; 210 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; 248-616-3016; renshawlounge.com. No cover.

Rock on Third Green beer, green Jello shots, corned beef, and Irish stew. Opens at 11 a.m.; 112 E. Third St., Royal Oak; 248-542-7625; rockon3rd.com. No Cover.

Royal Oak St. Patrick's Day Parade Bands, floats, music, and more. Event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 on Washington Avenue; Royal Oak.

Royal Oak Brewery: Special Irish menu, drink specials, and the release of Stone Clover Stout. Starts at 8 a.m.; 215 Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-544-1141; royaloakbrewery.com. No cover.

Second Best: Food and drink specials, and live bagpipes. Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.; 42 Watson St., Detroit; 313-315-3077; secondbestdetroit.com. No cover.

Sherwood Brewing Company Irish food, dancing, music, and beer releases. Starts at 8 a.m.; 45689 Hayes Rd., Shelby Twp; 586-532-9669; sherwoodbrewing.com. No cover.

St. Practice Day Bar Crawl begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 in downtown Royal Oak; royaloakbarcrawls.com. Tickets are $25. - DONTAE ROCKYMORE
  • Dontae Rockymore
  • St. Practice Day Bar Crawl begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 in downtown Royal Oak; royaloakbarcrawls.com. Tickets are $25.

St. Patrick's Day Party and Leprechaun Crawl: Heated tents, drink specials, live entertainment, games, and more. Starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, and 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17. 231 2903 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 313-400-7952; stpatsparty.com. Tickets are $15-$20.

Three Blind Mice: Breakfast buffet, heated tents, live music by Orbitsuns, Alexandria, N Transit Band, and Ignition Switch, with DJs, bagpipers, and corned-beef sandwiches. Starts at 7 a.m.; 101 N. Main St., Mount Clemens; 586-961-6371; threeblindmiceirishpub.com. No cover.

Tin Roof Detroit: Live music from Audrey Ray. Starts at 5 p.m.; 47 E. Adams Ave., Detroit; 313-262-3114; tinroofdetroit.com. No cover.

Vintage House: Party features a menu with corned beef and Irish fare, heated tents, and live music, DJs, Channel 955 broadcast, and more. Starts at 7 a.m.; 31816 Utica Rd., Fraser; 586-415-5678; vintagestpats.com. No cover until noon, $10 from 3 p.m. to close.

Youngers Irish Tavern: Irish breakfast, drink specials, bagpipes, live 94.7 WCSX radio broadcast, and entertainment by Paul & Oates. Starts at 8 a.m.; 120 S. Main St., Romeo; 586-752-4400; youngerstavern.com. No cover until noon.

220 Restaurant: Food and drink specials, live bagpipes, and more. Starts at 11 a.m.; 220 E. Merrill St., Birmingham; 248-646-2220; 220restaurant.com. No cover.

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