Do you have plans for St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, March 17? Several unique Detroit bars are worth exploring. Whether you’re planning on going bar crawling or have your eye on a particular bar, you’ll have a fun celebration spot. Some of these pubs are more culturally in-tune while others simply have great live performances to accompany authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebratory drinks. There will be clinking of green beers, great food, and a lively atmosphere to get the room cheering.
Get decked out in green and get the gang together! Detroitisit rounded up a classic and modern list of the best Detroit bars for the most lively St. Patrick’s Day 2023.
THE OLD SHILLELAGH
The Old Shillelagh is an iconic Irish pub and a local favorite since 1975. You’ll want to make sure you get in because it’s always packed on St. Patrick’s Day. and for good reason! Have a good laugh with great food while enjoying live music in an atmosphere that emulates a nightclub. Grab a green beer and dance the night away to the DJ’s picks or groove to the live music performances by some of the best artists in the city. You can also fill up on menu offerings like burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers, depending on how much dancing you’re doing.
Location: 349 Monroe St. Detroit, MI
GAELIC LEAGUE/IRISH AMERICAN CLUB OF DETROIT
Head out to Gaelic League/Irish American Club of Detroit if you’re looking to get into the true Irish spirit and maybe even feel a little extra luck! This 1909 historic club definitely delivers a cultural experience. They have traditional Irish music and dance performances, as well as food and drinks.
Location: 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
NANCY WHISKEY PUB
Nancy Whiskey Pub is another classic Irish pub in Detroit. Nancy Whiskey is known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff. They’ll have plenty of drink specials and live music on St. Patrick’s Day. Established in 1902, Nancy Whiskey is one of the oldest bars in Detroit that remains in operation. Expect a wide variety of beers and cocktails. On a regular day, you can catch your favorite local professional sports games are always on several television sets.
Location: 2644 Harrison St. Detroit, MI
DETROIT BEER COMPANY
If you’d rather have a good sit-down meal with your beer this St. Patrick’s Day, then go for Detroit Beer Company! Detroiters will be in a well-known setting with the first two floors of the historic Hartz Building on Broadway in Downtown Detroit just steps from Comerica Park, Ford Field, and the Detroit Opera House. The building itself may hold a lot of history, but brewing techniques are 21st-century. Their drink options leave plenty of room to try something new. They offer 7-9 fresh house brews daily and their menu features all the best American bites, no matter what your appetite is. Click HERE to view their menu.
DETROIT CITY DISTILLERY
Your St. Patrick’s Day celebratory drink experience can be more relaxed if it suits your mood! Enjoy the unique local flavors and ingredients found in Detroit City Distillery’s small-batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near their distillery and tasting room located in the treasured Detroit Eastern Market.
Location: 2462 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI
JOIN A DETROIT BAR CRAWL EVENT
If one is not enough or you want more of a party feel to your St. Patty’s drinking, you can always find bar crawls in Detroit for St. Patrick’s Day. Click HERE to see more bar crawl events happening on Friday, March 17, 2023, including a few weekend adventures. Here’s a brief list of Detroit bar crawls to know about: Hush Signature Events presents “St. Patrick’s Day Block Party“, Detroit’s original “2023 Official St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl”, “Detroit Shamrock Stroll St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl”, “Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl-(Fri & Sat)-6th Annual”, “Original St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl 2023 Bar Event Detroit”.
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