You don’t have to be Irish to have fun on St. Patrick’s Day. Area dining establishments are offering Irish fare, drink specials and lively entertainment. The doors are open to everyone. So, get out there and enjoy.
Around the Corner Saloon and Cafe, 18616 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-521-4413: The Irish Cottage Boys entertain during brunch from noon to 2 p.m. on March 16. The St. Patrick’s Day Bash on Monday features music by Galen Marten and Pop Rocks beginning at 6 p.m.
Emerald Necklace Inn, 18840 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 440-333-9100: A St. Patrick’s Day “Luck of the Irish” high tea lunch is being served on Monday for $17.95 per person. Seating is limited, so phone ahead for reservations.
Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center St., Cleveland, 216-696-6968: The Flat Iron opens at 7 a.m. for Kegs and Eggs. Irish music can be heard from 11 a.m. There will be a free shuttle to and from the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipe and Drums will play immediately after the downtown parade.
Great Lakes Brewing Co., 2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, 216-771-4404: St. Patrick’s Day festivities take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting with an Irish breakfast menu and build-your-own Irish coffee bar. Ceud Mile Failte plays from noon to 3 p.m., followed by the High Strung Irish Band from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums at 7 p.m. Free shuttle service to and from the parade is offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greenisland Irish Pub & Restaurant, 25517 Eaton Way, Bay Village, 440-250-9086: The restaurant opens at 8 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day for Irish breakfast, served until 11:30 a.m. Enjoy your favorite Irish dishes all day long. Corned beef and cabbage dinners will be available on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Ironwood Cafe, 688 Dover Center Road, Westlake, 440-835-9900: An Irish brunch is being served on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corned beef dinners, sandwiches and Reubens as well as the regular menu will be available all day on Sunday and Monday. The doors open at 9 a.m. on Monday. Irish songman Donal O’Shaughnessey entertains from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, followed by DJ Steve from 5 to 9 p.m.
Savannah Bar and Grille, 30676 Detroit Road, Westlake, 440-892-2266: Zoo Station plays starting at noon. Kevin McCarthy and Dave Morrison entertain from 4 to 7 p.m. The Westside Irish Club Pipe Band performs at 7:15 p.m. Irish food and drink specials will be featured all day on Monday.
Stamper’s Grill Pub, 21750 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 440-333-7826: St. Patrick’s festivities begin on March 13 with the band Pitch the Peat and the Burke Irish Dancers at 8 p.m. The Drowsy Lads play at 9 p.m. on Friday. Harp City is featured at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Dave Sizer takes the stage on Monday at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Irish Cottage Boys at 2:20 and Harp City at 6. The doors open at 9 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef dinners, sandwiches, Reubens, Irish stew, green beer and gallons of Guinness served all day. There will be free beads and derbies.
West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 216-476-2000: The doors open at 6 a.m. for Kegs and Eggs. Irish breakfast is $5 until 10 a.m. A limited Irish menu and drink specials will be served all day. Try the fried Reuben wraps or Aunt Kathy’s Irish soda bread. Irish music starts at 9 a.m. Entertainment includes step dancers from the Burke School of Irish Dance and music by O’Janice and McMark. The patio will be open and heated.