Whether you were born an O'Sullivan or Murphy, or you just dig the color green, the luck of the Irish can be yours downtown this St. Patrick's Day. No, the Scioto won't run green, but Columbus does St. Patty's Day up right. So, mark your calendars for some Irish fun. And, keep reading to find out how to win a gift card to Pub Mahone on us.
For their first St. Patrick's Day since opening downtown, Pub Mahone has a special day-long bash in the offing. Enjoy live music all weekend long from a true Irish band, Buckeye Paddys, who will be performing stateside for the first time. There's no cover charge, and you'll enjoy pub prices for your food and drink. Cheers. If you haven't checked out Pub Mahone just yet, you'll find a delicious Irish pub menu, including bangers & mash, corned beef & cabbage and fish & chips, plus some other items with an Irish twist, like Guinness glazed salmon. Plus, there are plenty of faves to wet your whistle, from stouts to ales to whiskey. Saints preserve us. We can help you fund your fun; head over to our Facebook page and let us know how you plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for a chance to win.
Dempsey's Food & Spirits has that Irish spirit year round. But, they really kick things into high gear for this Irish high holiday. On Wednesday, March 14, you can get a warm-up night in with music from the McIans at 7 p.m. (It's also High Point on the Commons resident night.) Since practice makes perfect, come Friday, March 16 for Celtic music from Bangers & Mash. Then, on the big day, Saturday, March 17, you'll find bands on hand from 9 a.m. through midnight (McIans at 9 a.m.; Trellis at noon; and The Olde Brigade at 8 p.m.). Also, enjoy a breakfast buffet before the parade from 7 - 11 a.m., plus food specials during the day like corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew and cottage pie.
Since the big day falls on a Saturday, work won't impede taking in the full festivities. The Shamrock Club of Columbus starts the day with a Procession to Mass from the corner of Naghten and Neilston streets to St. Patrick Church at 280 North Grant Avenue. The mass begins at 9:30 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off from the staging area at Naghten and 5th and heads east to Grant Avenue; south to Broad Street, west to High Street, and north to Convention Center Drive. Then, the 2018 Irish Family Reunion takes place in the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Convention Center. Doors open at noon and the festivities begin at 1 p.m. For more details about purchasing tables and more, visit the Shamrock Club of Columbus website. If you need a little warm-me-up between events, grab some coffee or something stronger.