Friday, March 14, 2014

How To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2014!

The grass may not be green yet, but this weekend the beer will be! St. Patrick's Day falls on Monday this year, which means there are tons of parties going on all weekend long! It can often be difficult to decide where you should go get your fill of Irish Whiskey and green beer, so we decided to make the choice a little easier for you.
Photo Borrowed from Detroit St. Patrick's Parade's Facebook Page
First, the biggest and most important St. Patty's Day celebration of them all is the Detroit St. Patrick's Parade. This annual tradition is in it's 56th year. The parade will kick off in Corktown at Noon on Sunday, March 16th. Irish Families, Irish Dogs, Bar Buses, Bagpipers and maybe even some of your favorite Star Wars characters will march down Michigan Ave. from 6th to 14th Street. This parade gets pretty packed! So make sure you head out early to find a parking space and join in on the festivities!

In conjunction with the parade, many bars and businesses throughout Corktown will be having bashes of their own. A couple that stuck out from the crowd were PJ's Lager House, Corktown Tavern and Two James Spirits.

PJ's Lager House will be right at the front of the parade route. They'll be kicking things off at 10 a.m. with live music from Stone Clover before the parade starts. Then after the parade, Bill Grogan's Goat will hit the stage at 2 p.m.

This is the first time Two James is joining in on the fun. They will have heated beer tents with taps from Atwater, Motor City Brewing Works and Guiness along side their delicious whiskey, gin and vodka. There will also be live music by RootStand.

Corktown Tavern will be right in the middle of it all with 94.7 WCSX on hand, a huge heated tent, and live music by The Beggars and The Kreellers. Both of these bands are guaranteed to get everyone feeling a little Irish! To top it off, Howling Diablos will hit the stage too!

On the actual holiday, we all know there will be parties EVERYWHERE! Pretty much every bar will be covered in green garb and green drinks. A few bars that you may want to check out are:

Old Shillelagh - They are throwing a bash from Friday 'til late on Monday. There will be live music, Irish food, a photo booth and on Monday there will be a beer tent. The tent will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, but the bar will open its doors early at 7. Plus, the Old Shillelagh is offering a shuttle on parade day and limo service so you don't have to worry about having a DD. For a full list of happenings click

Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - If you're looking to party in the 'burbs this
St. Patty's Day, this is one of the spots that tops our list. Afterall, you're already going to be in the city on Sunday for parade day. This great brewery will also be partying all weekend long with live music and food from Detroit BBQ CompanyFlora's Village Kitchen and the St. Anne's Fish Fry. But, the biggest reason to head out to Warren happens on St. Patty's Day. Kuhnhenn's opens early at 7 a.m. and will be serving up 6 Breakfast themed beers and then at 9 they will have an awesome complimentary breakfast buffet! Can't beat that!

I suppose we'd be remiss if we didn't pick one bar in Ferndale for you to party at, since so many of our readers live there. Although all of our regular favorites will still have booze on Monday, the huge St. Patty's Day party that tons of people will be flocking to Ferndale for will be at Rosie O'Grady's. They'll have a heated tent with bands and there will be DJs inside the bar. The party will go from 8 a.m. 'til 2 a.m. with Irish Dancers, Green Brews, Bagpipers, and a Breakfast Buffet for $5. So you can head to Rosie's and get your fill of St. Patty's Day and a full belly, then stumble down the sidewalk and hit all of your favorite bars on the walk home.

Where ever you end up this St. Patrick's Day, we hope you have a great time! Please party responsibly though. We don't want any of you to end up behind bars and we definitely want to see all of your pretty faces again soon! So drink 'em up, but don't drink and drive. Cheers!


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