Detroit-area Irish pubs where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day [PHOTOS]
Everyone’s Irish on March 17, and these Irish-inspired pubs are ready to supply you with all the green and Guinness you can handle on St. Patrick’s Day.
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O’Malley’s Supper, Spirits & Song, Facebook
O’Malley’s Supper, Spirits & Song
15231 Farmington Rd., Livonia; 734-427-7775; omalleyslivonia.com
A low-frills bar that has live music and karaoke and is considered one of Livonia’s best.
2644 Harrison St., Detroit; 313-962-4247
Nancy Whiskey is one of Detroit’s oldest bars, having been around since 1902. Rumor has it that it survived the Prohibition by operating as a speakeasy.
205 Fifth Ave., Royal Oak; 248-591-9226; otoolespubs.com
Established in 2002, O’Toole’s is known for packing large crowds of young people on weekends.
Danny’s Irish Pub
22824 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-8331
A charming hole in the wall bar known for its reasonably priced drinks and for hosting karaoke nights.
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. The Corktown bar offers traditional Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie and some foods with a twist like “Irish Egg Rolls” stuffed with cabbage, Swiss cheese, and corned beef.
1384 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-965-3180; nemosdetroit.com
A sports bar that dates back to the days of the old Tiger Stadium and has stayed in business thanks to its burgers. Since this is Corktown, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day favorite.
O’Connor’s Public House
324 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-608-2537; oconnorsrochester.com
Named after Ireland’s famous Gus O’Connor’s in Doolin, this pub was built in Ireland, made from crumbling churches and shipped to Rochester for an authentic experience. It hosts live music four days a week.
Three Blind Mice Irish Pub
101 N. Main St., Mount Clemens; 586-961-6371; threeblindmiceirishpub.com
Originally opened in 1900 as the Green Tree, Three Blind Mice has been under new ownership since 2020, boasting more than 300 beers, 160-plus types of whiskey, bourbon, and Scotch, a food menu featuring Irish favorites.
John Cowley & Sons, Facebook
John Cowley & Sons Irish Pub
33338 Grand River Ave., Farmington; 248-474-5941; johncowleyandsons.com
Established in 1972, this family-owned pub is a fixture of downtown Farmington for three generations. Its latest owners have revamped the menu, and the bar hosts live entertainment on the weekends.