Whether you’re looking to embrace your Irish roots or you just want to don your greenest attire and have a bit of fun, you’ll have your pick of festivities this St. Patrick’s Day. A multitude of bars, restaurants and banquet halls all across Macomb County are preparing to host festive events on Friday, March 17! Not sure where you want to celebrate? Here are a few establishments in Macomb County offering special festivities in honor of St. Patrick’s Day:
Shamrockin’ Mount Clemens
This year, downtown Mount Clemens is hosting two full days of St. Patrick’s Day fun! Shamrockin’ Mount Clemens begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17 at O’Halloran’s Public House where Karen Savelly from WCSX will be broadcasting live. Additional WCSX live broadcasts will occur at Three Blind Mice Irish Pub (3 p.m.) and Not Your Mother’s Bar and Grill (7 p.m.). On Saturday, March 18 WCSX is hosting the best street party around on Macomb Place between Pine and South Gratiot! Kick off the day with the Keggs & Eggs breakfast at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, there will also be live bands and DJs, drink specials, games and bagpipers. Tickets are available at www.wcsx.com!
Dooley’s Irish Tavern & Wild Woody’s
Dooley’s Roseville, 32500 Gratiot Avenue, opens at 6 a.m. with a live broadcast from the WRIF-FM (101.1) morning show’s Dave & Chuck the Freak and will have a heated party tent set up.
Dooley’s Taverns will provide a free party bus to Wild Woody’s Bar, 45660 Mound Road in Shelby Township, all day long. Mr. Dooleys, their resident leprechaun, will be dancing on the bars, and there will be DJs spinning Irish music, bagpipers, swag giveaways and a breakfast/lunch menu packed with Irish dishes.
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
Kuhnhenn is one of Macomb County’s most famous and popular breweries. Both Clinton Township, 36000 Groesbeck Hwy., and Warren, 5919 Chicago Road, locations will release exclusive draft beers and have other St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
On Friday, March 17 the Warren Taproom opens at 7 a.m. for the Feast of St. Patrick – a deliciously handmade breakfast overseen by their own chef that benefits local charities. For only $5 per person, patrons can enjoy blueberry pancakes, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage and biscuits and gravy! Live entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with Reggie Smith and the After Party. Every Night in Vegas and St. Thomas Boys Academy will also perform throughout the night.
The Clinton Township Taproom opens at 11 a.m. for your drinking and dining pleasure, featuring some amazing Irish specialties created by Chef Larry.
Three Blind Mice Irish Pub
Three Blind Mice Irish Pub, located in downtown Mount Clemens, is a unique Irish pub offering a variety of fare and craft beer. On St. Patrick’s Day, the bar will open at 7 a.m. and offer a complimentary Irish breakfast buffet until 10 a.m. The bar features two floors and a heated tent. There will be live music all day, including DJ Loki, the Orbitsuns, Bill Grogans Goat and Backtrack. Throughout the day, there will be food and drink specials, bagpipers and dancers! Three Blind Mice Irish Pub is located at 101 North Main Street, Mount Clemens.
Pat O’Brien’s Tavern
Located on the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores, Pat O’Brien’s is one of the best Irish spots around. Head over at 7 a.m. for free Irish breakfast and stick around until the tent opens with live entertainment at 10 a.m. Pat O’Brien’s Tavern is located at 22385 E. 10 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores.
Head to the Tilted Kilt in Sterling Heights where Jay Hudson from 89X will broadcast live from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Pick up your official limited edition 89X St. Paddy’s T-shirt while you’re there along with 89X swag! Enjoy the heated tent, Live DJs and bands all day. There will also be bagpipers, authentic Irish fare and the world-famous Kilt Girls! Tilted Kilt, located at 44935 Hayes Road in Sterling Heights, will open at 8 a.m.!
Vintage House Banquets and Catering
The Vintage House has developed one of the area’s biggest parties with live music indoors and outdoors, two huge heated tents and a free ride home for those who have a little too much to drink.
Entertainers include Planet of Fun, Parallel Fifth, Meldrum Brothers Band, DJ Godfather, DJ Chrome and DJ Cue – just to mention a few. The brand-new Grizzly Pear from Blake’s Hard Cider Co. will be available, along with the already popular Flannel Mouth. A free breakfast buffet runs 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the O’Vintage corned beef sandwiches are back. There is no cover before noon. The Vintage House is located at 31816 Utica Road, Fraser.
Rosie O’Grady’s Irish Pub
Another year-round Irish joint will celebrate with music, Irish fare and green beer. Meltdown from the 101 WRIF will broadcast live from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be plenty of live music and tons of WRIF swag up for grabs including their St. Patrick’s Day shirts while supplies last. Try your luck in the WRIF Pot O’ Gold – pull your coin for a chance to win tickets, movie passes and more! Rosie O’Grady’s Chesterfield Township is located at 30400 23 Mile Road.
Don’t miss the best St. Patrick’s party on the Eastside! Malone’s Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke Avenue, Warren, will open at 7 a.m. with breakfast, green beer and Irish music. There is no cover and a complimentary shuttle will be offered for parking. Throughout the day, there will be Irish bands, bagpipers and Irish food and drink specials! Meet the Jim Beam ladies and the Guinness mascot, plus have a chance to win Malone’s swag and gift cards or Budweiser bar stools.
Hamlin Pub has two Macomb County locations, 48929 Hayes Road in Shelby Township and 50659 Gratiot Avenue in Chesterfield Township, and both locations will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day! Celebrate with Screamin’ Scott from the WRIF at the Shelby Township location starting at 5 p.m. Of course, there will be green beer, no cover and Irish fare.
Amanda Minaudo is a senior planner in the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development. She often contributes to the Make Macomb Your Home Blog, writing about the many fun and exciting things to see and do around Macomb County.