St Patty’s Day Pubs – North Coast Style – Cleveland Area 2012

by on January 15th, 2011
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Cleveland and surrounding area’s Irish pubs really know how to bring in the green on St Patty’s Day. Always a blast, Cleveland boasts a great parade and an atmosphere that keeps lads and lassies laughing. Corned beef is on all the menus, and most are opening early to accommodate the clans.

“We will be open at 5:30 a.m. on St Patty’s day,” laughs Kyle, a day manager at Flannery’s Irish Pub ( in the heart of downtown Cleveland. “We do every year.” Located right across from Quicken Loans Arena, Flannery’s website lays claim to a “Perfect Pint” of beer. So, whether its Irish music and corned beef sandwiches before the 1:05 p.m. parade ( or celebrating the Irish way after, Flannery’s Irish Pub is bound to be fun. Live entertainment is scheduled for the evening.

If Avon Lake is your starting point on St Patty’s Day, you can begin your festivities at Johnny Malloy’s Irish Sports Pub ( Located at 33475 Lake Road in Avon Lake, manager Zack said, “We will be opening at 6 a.m. on St Patty’s Day, and we’ll have corned beef and cabbage all day.” The franchise website tells the story of an Irish mounted policeman who enjoyed riding in the annual St Patty’s Day parade and for whom the pub is named. Zack and Frank promise to take good care of you at the Avon Lake location, and live music will be featured in the evening. Connected to Geppetto’s Pizza, if Irish cuisine isn’t your thing, you can always go Italian.

Southwest of Cleveland, The Unicorn Restaurant and Pub is located at 423 N. Main St. in Grafton, Ohio ( From the west side of Cleveland, take I-480/Route 10 west. At the Elyria/Medina exit, go south on Route 57. The Unicorn is approximately three miles south on the right-hand side. “We will be opening early on St Patty’s Day, probably around noon,” says Kevin, manager of the pub. “Guitarist Lisa Spicer will be playing, and bagpipers will make an appearance.” The Unicorns menu features classic steakhouse favorites, seafood, and Irish specialties.

Northern Ohio doesn’t mess around when it comes to St Patty’s Day, so grab your shamrock and plan your day. Maybe you will find that pot of gold at rainbow’s end.


Cleveland, Ohio St Patty’s Day Parade
Flannery’s Irish Pub
Johnny Malloy’s Irish Sports Bar .
The Unicorn Restaurant and Pub

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