'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 11 great places in Ohio!
Come enjoy the greenest St. Patrick's Day parade in the state that was named for the most famous city in Ireland: Dublin! Snap pictures of marching bands, clowns, floats and giant balloons. 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. Restaurants and shops in historic Dublin will feature specials and live entertainment.
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.
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 entertainment, a bagpipe & drum post-parade performance, face painting, balloon ninja, shuttle service to and from the parade, complimentary gifts for the first 30 people through the door, and plenty of Irish beer & whiskey, there's no better place to get your drink on and join in the St. Patrick's Day celebration.
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!
The Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Parade is a celebration of all things Irish, as any St. Patrick's Day parade should be. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!