The 15 Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Ohio!

'Tis the season of the Irish! And everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day. That means Irish cuisine, delicious sudsy beers, shamrocks and lots and lots of green. Ohio is a great place to celebrate the tradition of St. Patrick's Day this year, whether you want to go out with friends or find a family-friendly spot to take the kids. Don’t stay in on St. Paddy's, get out there and get your Irish on at these 15 great places in Ohio! 

1. Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dublin, OH

Come enjoy the greenest St. Patrick's Day parade in the state that was named for the most famous city in Ireland: Dublin! Snap a picture of the Grand Leprechaun or Kermit the Frog as they float by and, if you're feeling up to the challenge, enter in your own design for a St. Patrick's Day float and become a living legend.

2. Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day parade is one of the best in the state and it's been a tradition since approximately 1867. By 1912, the crowds were up to over 100,000 people looking to celebrate with floats, dances, Irish music and lots and lots of green.

3. The Flat Iron Café, Cleveland, OH

The Flat Iron Irish Bar and Restaurant has been a staple in Cleveland for over a hundred years and they're not slowing down any time soon! With live music every Friday and delicious Irish lagers on tap, there's no better place to get your drink on and join in the St. Patrick's Day celebration. 

4. PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub, Cleveland, OH

PJ McIntyre's is as Irish as it gets and it's the premiere spot in Cleveland for a genuine Irish experience. Be welcomed with a friendly Irish atmosphere as soon as you walk in, have a pint by the stone-sided hearth and order up some authentic Irish cuisine this St. Patrick's Day at PJ McIntyre's. They feature live music, monthly pub quizzes, and a great view of the Cleveland Parade!

5. Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Parade, Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Parade is a celebration of all things Irish, as any St. Patrick's Day parade should be. Take a trip back in time with lines of DeLoreans (the only ever Irish-made car), or watch the amazing dancers doing a traditional Irish jig just for you. This parade has been around since 1967 and every year it gets better and better. 

6. The Shamrock Club, Columbus, OH

The Shamrock Club of Columbus offers everything from live music to Irish dance, to educational presentations on Celtic life in ancient Ireland. If you have fun here on St. Patrick's Day, why not get yourself and the family a membership to experience the luck of the Irish all-year round. 

7. Richland Carrousel Park, Mansfield, OH

The Richland Carrousel Park in Mansfield, Ohio is a great place to bring the family this St. Patrick's Day. Take a ride on the carrousels and enjoy the concessions. These hand-carved carrousels were built in the 1930s and are beautifully maintained and operated to this day. With over 52 hand-crafted designs, you could spend all day here and never ride the same one twice. 

8. Sober St. Patrick's Day at Lorain County Metroparks, Lagrange, OH

If you have more fun with a sober St. Patrick's Day then we've got a celebration for you. Lorain County Metroparks will be putting on live music, offering up delicious foods and drinks, and have magic jugglers for the kids to enjoy. Who needs beer to have a good time when you've got great music, food, and dancing to enjoy?

9. St. Patrick's Swim at Goldfish Swim School, Canton, OH

Beer isn't the only liquid you can have fun with this St. Patrick's Day. Bring the kids out and have yourself a swim at the St. Patrick's Day Family Swim Night. They'll be serving drinks and snacks with the added entertainment of crafts, raffles, and that Irish cheer. 

10. Leprechaun Hunt at Vermilion River Reservation, Vermilion, OH

Looking to take the kiddos out for something other than a few pints of lager? Don't fancy a swim in the cold March weather? Bring your kids out to the leprechaun hunt and follow the clues to find this leprechaun's pot o' gold on an easy hike. Great St. Patrick's Day fun for kids and adults. 

11. The Harp, Cleveland, OH

The Harp is a popular Cleveland Irish Pub and Restaurant that's a great place to celebrate your St. Patrick's Day this year. They have a beautiful patio with breathtaking views of the city, and serve up traditional Irish and contemporary cuisine fresh for your enjoyment. Have yourself a pint of the black stuff and relax with the sounds of traditional Irish bands while you enjoy the amazing view!

12. Flannery's Pub, Cleveland, OH

“Everyone is Irish when you visit Flannery's Pub!” or so their motto states. After being in business for almost 20 years, Flannery's Pub is nothing short of a Cleveland landmark. They take special pride in pouring the perfect pint with over 15 imported draft beers and a massive selection of Irish whiskeys and single malt scotches. 

13. Hooley's House, Westlake, OH

The word “Hooley” means Irish home kitchen party, and that's exactly what you'll find here on St. Patrick's Day. This popular Irish Sports Bar and Grille features live music every weekend, and an impressive selection of beers, liquors, and more. 

14. Stone Mad Pub, Cleveland, OH

The Stone Mad Pub is a mainstay of Cleveland and the perfect place to celebrate your St. Patrick's Day this year. Opened in 2008, this Irish pub features décor created entirely by local artists. They have an amazing Irish atmosphere, and great food and drinks at an even better price. 

15. Byrne's Pub, Columbus, OH

Byrne's Pub features live bands every St. Patrick's Day and throughout the year. They offer great pub food including authentic Irish cuisine and feature wonderful Ireland-inspired décor. Order yourself a Guinness, a Jameson, or any other drink you'd like to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day in style!

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