Looking for a bar or a restaurant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Patch scouted five spots to enjoy music, eat well, drink (responsibly) and be merry.
Location: 25389 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst
Live music all day. The line-up in the pub kicks off at 11 a.m. with The Captain Stout Band with their renditions of classical and traditional Irish music. Then, in the afternoon, the Forsythe Special Band will perform modern pub favorites.
The Craic Brothers Band takes the stage at 6 p.m. and will be followed by DJ Jerry who will spin tunes into the evening.
There will also be guest apperances throughout the day by bagpipers and Murphy’s & Burkes School of Irish Dancers.
2. Hooley House
Location: 7861 Reynolds Road, Mentor
The kegs and eggs begin bright and early at 6 a.m.
There will also be music on two stages starting at 9 a.m. Listen to Nick Zuber, Brigid's Cross, Morrison & McCarthy, Samantha Fitzpatrick and more.
3. Parnell's Pub
Location: 2167 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights
Owner Declan Synnott is from Ashbourne, County Meath, and moved to the United States in 1994. The bar opens at 7 a.m. and will offer entertainment thorughout the day, including performances from bagpipers and Irish dancers.
4. Melt Bar & Grilled
Location: 13463 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights; 7289 Mentor Ave., Mentor
What's so Irish about Melt, you ask.
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the restaurant has broken out its Melt Reuben with lean corned beef, barrel-aged sourkraut, russian dressing and swiss cheese. Then you can wash it down with a shamrock shake -- Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Crème de Menthe and whole milk all shaken together and poured over crushed ice.
5. Isn't there some sort of parade downtown?