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7 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Ann Arbor Area

Although blue is a beloved color in the Ann Arbor area, green reigns supreme on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re interested in drink specials, food, or family fun, the area offers entertainment for all. To help you get started, we created a list of seven ways to celebrate this year.

1. Conor O’Neill’s

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a pub built from imported Irish wood and stone. Located on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor, Conor O’Neill’s serves authentic Irish food and offers a wide selection of drinks and spirits. Breakfast and live music begin at 7 AM, and the full menu will be available starting at 10 AM. The festivities will include Irish dancers and bagpipers.

  • When: March 17th, 2017 – beginning at 7 AM
  • Where: Conor O’Neill’s, 318 S Main Street, Ann Arbor
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2. Bill’s Beer Garden

Bill’s Beer Garden is a seasonal beer courtyard offering local craft beers and wine. The beer garden “pops up” in the parking lot of Downtown Home & Garden located one block west of Main Street in Ann Arbor. St. Patrick’s Day will mark the beginning of the 2017 season for Bill’s Beer Garden.

  • When: March 17th, 2017 – 6-11 PM
  • Where: Bill’s Beer Garden, 218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor
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3. Sidetrack Bar & Grill

Head over to Sidetrack Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Located in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town, Sidetrack Bar & Grill offers a wide variety of local and imported craft beer. Enjoy live bagpipers, drink specials, and fun! Feeling hungry? Try the Shepherd’s Pie or the Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Skins and Carrots!

  • When: March 17th, 2017 – 11 AM – 2 AM
  • Where: Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 586 E Cross St, Ypsilanti
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4. ABC Microbrewery

Arbor Brewing Company’s Ypsilanti Microbrewery will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music, drink specials, and great food. Food specials include Irish Style Bangers and Mash, Steph’s O’Brady Burger, and more! Feeling thirsty? The award-winning Michael Faricy’s Irish Stout is a favorite among patrons.

  • When: March 17th, 2017 – 11 AM – 1 AM
  • Where: Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti
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Image courtesy of ABC Microbrewery

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5. Cleary’s Pub

If you’re in Chelsea, be sure to stop by Cleary’s Pub. Original turn-of-the-century tin ceilings and exposed brick walls set the tone in this traditional neighborhood pub. Located in the historic downtown area, Cleary’s Pub is a local favorite known for their cozy atmosphere, great food, and friendly service.

  • When: March 17th, 2017 – 11 AM – 12 AM
  • Where: Cleary’s Pub, 113 S Main St, Chelsea
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6. Emagine Saline

Looking for an alternative to the pubs on St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Be sure to check out the new Emagine Entertainment theater opening March 18th in Saline! The theater will feature 1,000 seats in 9 state-of-the-art luxury auditoriums. Tickets for the VIP event on March 17th have already sold out. Showings begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday.

  • When: March 18th, 2017 – 10:30 AM
  • Where: Emagine Saline, 1335 E. Michigan Avenue, Saline
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7. Journey to Ireland Concert

If you are interested in some all-ages pre-St. Patrick’s Day fun, don’t miss the free Journey to Ireland concert featuring the Washtenaw Community Concert Band! Guest conductor James Curnow and the 80-piece band will take audience members on a sonic journey through Irish music.

  • When: March 16th, 2017 – 7:30 PM
  • Where: Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor
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Journey to Ireland

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