20 Detroit area Irish pubs and bars to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a traditionally a religious holiday that is celebrated in Irish culture. Though the Irish might attend a church service on St. Paddy’s morning, Detroiters are going to be celebrating in a bar (well, only after we leave Corktown’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade). 

Here’s a list of bars and pubs where everyone is sure to feel a little bit Irish in the metro Detroit area.

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Old Shillelagh
349 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-964-0007; oldshillelagh.com
For many Detroiters, Old Shillelagh was the bar of choice for their first St. Paddy’s Day celebration. The pub has been a Detroit staple since 1975.
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Old Shillelagh

349 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-964-0007; oldshillelagh.com

For many Detroiters, Old Shillelagh was the bar of choice for their first St. Paddy’s Day celebration. The pub has been a Detroit staple since 1975.

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McShane’s Irish Pub
1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit;  313-961-1960; mcshanespub.com
McShane’s Irish Pub might have a good whiskey list, but the food menu is the real star. McShane’s offers traditional Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie and some foods with a twist like cabbage and corned beef egg rolls.
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McShane’s Irish Pub

1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-961-1960; mcshanespub.com

McShane’s Irish Pub might have a good whiskey list, but the food menu is the real star. McShane’s offers traditional Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie and some foods with a twist like cabbage and corned beef egg rolls.

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Nancy Whiskey
2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247
Nancy Whiskey is one of Detroit’s oldest bars, having been around for over 100 years. Rumor has it that Nancy’s survived the Prohibition by operating as a speakeasy.
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Nancy Whiskey

2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247

Nancy Whiskey is one of Detroit’s oldest bars, having been around for over 100 years. Rumor has it that Nancy’s survived the Prohibition by operating as a speakeasy.

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Danny’s Irish Pub
22824 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-8331
Danny’s Irish Pub was voted Best Suburban Irish pub by our readers in 2021. It’s worth it to pay a visit and see just how right all of our readers were. 
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Danny’s Irish Pub

22824 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-8331

Danny’s Irish Pub was voted Best Suburban Irish pub by our readers in 2021. It’s worth it to pay a visit and see just how right all of our readers were.

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O’Connor’s Public House
324 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-608-2537; oconnorsrochester.com
With six bands, two stages, a live DJ, and a 5,000 sq. ft. heated tent, we’re going to say the folks over at O’Connor’s are ready to make your St. Patrick’s Day one to remember.
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O’Connor’s Public House

324 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-608-2537; oconnorsrochester.com

With six bands, two stages, a live DJ, and a 5,000 sq. ft. heated tent, we’re going to say the folks over at O’Connor’s are ready to make your St. Patrick’s Day one to remember.

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Three Blind Mice Irish Pub
101 N. Main St., Mt Clemens; 586-961-6371;threeblindmiceirishpub.com
Three Blind Mice is more than just a children’s tale, the Irish Pub has been a fixture in Macomb County for over a century.
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Three Blind Mice Irish Pub

101 N. Main St., Mt Clemens; 586-961-6371;threeblindmiceirishpub.com

Three Blind Mice is more than just a children’s tale, the Irish Pub has been a fixture in Macomb County for over a century.

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John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub
33338 Grand River Ave., Farmington; 248-474-5941
This third generation family-owned pub will have live entertainment to help celebrate the big day. 
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John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub

33338 Grand River Ave., Farmington; 248-474-5941

This third generation family-owned pub will have live entertainment to help celebrate the big day.

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Duggan’s Irish Pub
31501 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-549-3659; dugganspub.com
Duggan’s has all the vibes of a traditional Irish pub but offers American food favorites, like pizza and burgers. 
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Duggan’s Irish Pub

31501 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-549-3659; dugganspub.com

Duggan’s has all the vibes of a traditional Irish pub but offers American food favorites, like pizza and burgers.

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O’Toole’s
205 Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-591-9226; otoolespubs.com
O’Toole’s will be celebrating its 20th birthday on March 9, and will surely keep the party going through St. Patrick’s Day.
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O’Toole’s

205 Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-591-9226; otoolespubs.com

O’Toole’s will be celebrating its 20th birthday on March 9, and will surely keep the party going through St. Patrick’s Day.

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O'Malley's Supper Spirits & Song
15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia; 734-427-7775
O’Malley’s will offer food specials and live entertainment during their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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O'Malley's Supper Spirits & Song

15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia; 734-427-7775

O’Malley’s will offer food specials and live entertainment during their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

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