10 Places in Metro Detroit To Visit To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Although there’s plenty of bars and pubs to visit this St. Patrick’s Day, some around metro Detroit stand out for their food and drink specials, guest appearances, and prize giveaways

Kegs, Eggs and A Real Trip to Ireland: Opening at 7 a.m. for a “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast, Claddagh Livonia will play host to Irish-themed entertainment including McSpillin, Jim Perkins, Bar None, and Ken Mack. Customers can try to score a trip to Ireland being raffled by Central Catholic High School. Claddagh Livonia, 17800 Haggerty Rd., Livonia; 734-542-8141

Drink in the History: Opening at 8 a.m., Grand Trunk Pub will showcase its strong Irish-Detroit history with authentic antique decorations from past establishments like Foran’s. Accompanying their local pub grub are drink specials like $2-$4 Jameson shots, $4 Shamrock shots, and $7 Irish coffees. Grand Trunk Pub, 612 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-3043

99.5 WYCD Broadcast and a Free Ride Home: With a 6 a.m. starting time on Friday, Vintage House Banquet Center will be using three banquet hall rooms and two large heated tents on their patio to host live bands, DJs, and a live broadcast from country radio station 99.5 WYCD. Along with a free cover until noon, Lavdas Enterprises will be supplying free rides home. Vintage House, 31816 Utica Rd., Fraser; 586-415-5678

Award-Winning Food & Emerald Isle Irish Dancers: Irish Craft will be opening its doors at 8 a.m. Friday to serve its award-winning burgers and corned beef. The Sterling Heights bar will also feature $4 Jagerbombs, $5 craft drafts, and other drink specials with live entertainment from Goggin-Carroll School of Irish Dance and RockBox band. Irish Craft Food & Brew, 36759 Mound Rd. Sterling Heights; 586-264-9500

Eight Hour Happy Hour in Downtown Lake Orion: Located in the heart of downtown Lake Orion, Lockhart’s BBQ will be hosting an eight-hour happy hour starting at 11 a.m. Friday with $2.50 bottle beer, $10 buckets of five bottles, $3 mules, and more. The event will also feature a smoked corned beef special, live music from 4-10 p.m. and patio games (weather permitting). Lockhart’s BBQ, 37 E. Flint St., Lake Orion; 248-690-9362

Music & Drink Variety: Malarkey’s Westland will be charging no cover for their Friday bash. The event includes live entertainment from Burns Lane Acoustics, The Midwest Drifters, and Sugartips, along with DJs and karaoke. In addition to $1-2 green beers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Irish pub will also have $4 Guinness, $5 Jameson shots, $2 Jell-O shots and $5 canned beers.  Malarkey’s Westland, 35750 Warren Rd., Westland; 734-421-0746

Reuben Pizza and Two Music Rooms: There’s no cover at Rogers Roost, serving up green beer and Irish grub all day. Try out classic favorites like the Irish stew and for unique picks try a Reuben Pizza. The location will also host two rooms dedicated to music by Moxie Blitz and Maggie McCabe. Rogers Roost; 33626 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-979-7550

93.1 Nash FM Broadcasting and All-Day Giveaways: Opening at 6 a.m., Clancy’s in Clinton Township will be hosting the 93.1 Nash FM morning show and breakfast until 11 a.m. Food specials will include corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and an Irish boxer burger ’til the midnight hours. Live music, bagpipers, and prize giveaways will be happening throughout the day. Clancy’s Irish Pub; 42012 Hayes Rd., Clinton Township; 586-286-0008

Homemade Meals and Green Beer by the Pitcher: The Corner Bar and Grille in Allen Park is featuring many drink specials including $6 pitchers of green beer, $4 shots of Jameson, and $3 Guinness beers as well as live music from Hines Drive. No cover. Corner Bar and Grille; 6736 Allen Rd., Allen Park; 313-551-3515

Specials on Classics from a Nationally Recognized Artisan Sandwich ShopCorktown’s Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop will serving some delicious specials from its award-winning menu, including a $5 corned beef infused Jameson, bangers and mash, and a traditional Irish bacon platter. Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop, 1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000.