St. Patrick’s Day 2022 Guide: Get your green on in Northeast Ohio with corned beef, beer, music and more

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Cleveland, home to one of the largest celebrations of the holiday in the nation. The highly anticipated return of the annual downtown parade combined with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions means it’ll really feel like St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in three years.

There will be plenty of green beer, corned beef and live music to “Erin Go Braugh” around all over town. The revelry starts at the top o’ the morning and lasts well into the night. Make the most of it with our lucky guide to the top St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Greater Cleveland.

Note: The events listed below take place on March 17 except where noted.

Akron St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Akron gets a head start on the festivities on Saturday with the city’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade in three years. The procession features school bands, non-profit organizations, local businesses, animal groups, floats and more. The route starts at Cedar and Main and marches northbound on South Main Street to Bowery Street. Awards will be handed out afterward at Lock 3. The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosts a post-parade party at its clubroom at 2000 Brown St. with entertainment from Akron’s finest Irish talent along with typical Irish fare.

Downtown Akron

March 12, noon

downtownakron.com

Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade

A tradition that goes back to 1842 returns to downtown Cleveland for the first time since 2019. Over 110 organizations will participate in the parade, which will encompass floats, bands, clubs, kids’ units and animals marching to the theme of “Ireland’s Scenic Coastlines.”

Superior Ave. from E. 18th St. through Public Square

1:04 p.m.

stpatricksdaycleveland.com

Barley House

This hip Warehouse District bar hosts one of the coolest St. Patrick’s Day parties in the city. There will be kegs and eggs with green beer starting at 8 a.m. The Jameson, Guinness and Bud Light will be flowing throughout the day.

1261 W. 6th St, Cleveland

Doors open at 8 a.m.

barleyhousecleveland.com

Flannery’s Pub

For many Clevelanders over the last 25 years, St. Patrick’s Day has started at Flannery’s Pub in the E. 4th St. entertainment district. Enjoy green beer, a food menu with traditional Irish fare and live music from local Pogues tribute band, the Boys from Country Hell. 21 & over only. Cover charge, $5.

323 Prospect Ave., Cleveland

Doors open at 8 a.m.

flanneryscle.com

The Flat Iron Cafe

The Flat Iron Cafe in the Flats dates back to 1910. (Photo by John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer)

Flat Iron Cafe

Opening in 1910, the Flat Iron is the oldest Irish bar in Cleveland. The festivities kick off with Kegs & Eggs in the morning and continue with live music from Donal O’Shaughnessy at 11 a.m. The bar will also be providing shuttle service to and from the parade. Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums will stop afterward to perform. The kitchen’s St. Patrick’s Day menu includes corned beef sandwiches and platters, plus Irish stew, Lake Erie perch, fish ‘n chips and burgers.

Doors open at 11 a.m.

1114 Center St., Cleveland

flatironcafe.com

Flight Cleveland

This trendy wine bar in the Gordon Square Arts District is hosting its first drag bingo night of the year on St. Patrick’s Day. The evening includes performances by Peach Fuzz and Anhedonia Delight. Bingo is free and prizes are offered. 21 & over only.

5712 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

7 p.m.

flightcleveland.com

Forest City Brewery

Feast on corned beef sandwiches, drink Furbelly Irish Stout on tap and enjoy live performances by Austin “walk-in’ Cane (noon-3 p.m.), bagpiper Kyle Corrigan and Irish dancers (3-5 p.m.) and the Bigtrotters (5-8 p.m.)

2135 Columbus Rd., Cleveland

noon-10 p.m.

forestcitybrewery.com

Gandalf’s Pub

This Medina County pub is promising music, bagpipers, Guinness, cocktails and fun on St. Patrick’s Day, which also happens to be its 7th anniversary. Start off the celebration with a hearty Irish breakfast or check out the all-day menu featuring beef and red potato stout stew, plus corned beef served in a variety of ways.

6757 Center Rd, Valley City

gandalfspub.com

Goldhorn Brewery

Start the day off with Goldhorn’s special breakfast platter and then partake in the kitchen’s special Irish-themed menu the rest of the day. Selections include corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew and St. Paddy’s nachos. The brewery will be tapping a festive beer for the occasion, too.

1361 E 55th St., Cleveland

9 a.m.-10 p.m.

goldhornbrewery.com

Gormley’s Pub

Nominated by cleveland.com readers as one of the top 10 best Irish bars in Cleveland, the doors at Gormley’s open at 7 a.m. Drinks will be poured from bars inside and outside under a tent, while the kitchen serves plenty of corned beef sandwiches. Bagpipers (11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.), Irish DJ Jimmy Stamper (3 p.m.-?) and members of the Westside Irish American Club Pipe and Drum Corp will provide the music. Expect swag and giveaways, too.

Doors open at 7 a.m.

19500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River

gormleyspub.com

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Celebrate at the city’s original brewpub and microbrewery, where there will be plenty of Conway’s Irish Ale and Wolfhound Stout on tap. The holiday menu includes a traditional corned beef dinner, plus an Irish burger, Reuben, Shepherd’s Pie and more. Enjoy live performances by The Kilroys (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums (TBA), and Opus 216 (5-8 p.m.)

2516 Market Ave., Cleveland

10 a.m.-9 p.m.

greatlakesbrewing.com

Grog Shop

It’s a pot of gold with four electric parties in one day. The music and dancing begin with Boots n’ Cats at 2 p.m., followed by an R&B House Party at 4 p.m. DJ Yomi Yom presides over Wavy Thursday at 8 p.m. before The Thousands take the stage with some great 2000s music at 10 p.m. Food and drink specials will be on the menu, too. 21 & over only. Tickets, $10-$20.

2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights

2 p.m.-2 a.m.

grogshop.gs

Gunselman's Tavern

Gunselman’s Tavern is located at 21490 Lorain Rd. in Fairview Park.

Gunselman’s Tavern

Chef Duane O’Bubsey estimates he has served 40,000 pounds of corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day over the years. He’s back on Thursday, stuffing his house recipe corned beef into huge sandwiches. The kitchen will also serve Bangers & Mash, Potato Paddys, corned beef, cabbage and noodles, and fish & chips, while the bar pours Guinness and Great Lakes Brewing Company Conway’s Irish Ale. Jimmy Riley & Mary Agnes Kennedy perform live Irish music from 1-4 p.m.

21490 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park

Doors open at 11 a.m.

gunselmans.com

The Harp

Named one of the best Irish pubs in the United States, the Harp is bringing back live music under its heated tent for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Boys from Country Hell headlining at 8 p.m. The kitchen will serve breakfast from 8-10 a.m. and traditional Irish favorites from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

4408 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

8 a.m.-10 p.m.

the-harp.com

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

Start St. Patrick’s Day off with kegs and eggs, featuring green beer, plus “magically delicious” food and drink specials. The Shotskis perform from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the Brian Papesh Party Band takes over from 4-8 p.m. Stick around for a special appearance by the Jaeger girls, post-parade keg tapping, giveaways and more.

1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland

8 a.m.-8 p.m.

hofbrauhauscleveland.com

House of Blues Cleveland

House of Blues is the place to be for pints, partying and music for the 17th straight year. Enjoy live music by the Boys from the County Hell (10 a.m.), Sparky B (noon) and Billy Morris & the Sunset Strip at 2 p.m. in the music hall. Craic (10 a.m.), Billy Likes Soda (noon) and DJ Gene (2 p.m.) will play the Cambridge Room. 21 & over only. Free.

308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Doors open at 10 a.m.

houseofblues.com/cleveland

Jilly’s Music Room

The sounds of Celtic rock band The Mickey’s transport you from Akron to the Emerald Isle. Enjoy food and drink specials while you’re there. Tickets, $5-$10.

111 North Main St., Akron

7-11 p.m.

jillysmusicroom.com

Kelley’s Pub

This Lakewood tavern plans to serve over 500 pounds of corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. Choose from corned beef hash and eggs, corned beef sandwiches, Reubens and traditional corned beef and cabbage. Enjoy music from a local bagpiper at noon and 4 p.m., plus an appearance by the Jagermeister girls. Guinness pints, Irish car bombs and green beer will be served all day.

13525 Lakewood Heights Blvd., Lakewood

Doors open at 8 a.m.

facebook.com/Kelleys-Pub-286349421561164

My Corner Bar

Rock out to live music from local bands Big Johnson (1 p.m.) and Grunge DNA (7 p.m.), plus Irish songs by Cleveland piper Jesse Tucker while the kitchen serves corned beef and cabbage, sandwiches and more.

6211 W 130th St., Parma Heights

Doors open at 10 a.m.

facebook.com/UncleJoesBarGrill

Nomz

This Akron restaurant and bar at Northside Marketplace will be serving limited edition, scratch-made Reubens all day, in addition to green beer, $3 Guinness and Jameson, plus Irish boozy lemonade for $5. Stick around for Irish-themed trivia from 6-8 p.m.

21 Furnace St., Akron

noon-9 p.m.

nomzeatz.com

Nora’s Public House

Perhaps the top Irish pub in Lake County, Nora’s Public House will host the Irish band Crawley & Sofranko on March 17. The kitchen’s extensive food menu features unique twists on Irish fare such as the Celtic egg rolls and Irishman Burger, not to mention traditional faves like the Corned Beef Boxty.

4054 Erie St., Willoughby

Doors open at 6 a.m.

noraspublichouse.net

Parnell’s Pub

After being closed the last two St. Patrick’s Days, both Parnell’s in Playhouse Square and Cleveland Heights are eager to welcome revelers back. The first twenty customers at each location receive a free T-shirt. The bar serves a variety of craft and draft beers.

1415 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

12425 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights

Doors open at 7 a.m.

parnells.pub

St. Patrick's day is a little different for the second year in a row, March 17, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day revelers make their way down Lorain Ave. toward PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub in Cleveland. Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com

PJ McIntyre’s Irish Pub

The party starts early at this Kamm’s Corner bar, which fancies itself as the most authentic Irish pub in Cleveland. Feast on breakfast, lunch and dinner specials with your favorite Irish beers and whiskeys. Enjoy entertainment from bagpipers, Irish dancers and live music by Mary’s Lane at 3 p.m. There will be giveaways, too.

17119 Lorain Ave, Cleveland

Doors open at 7 a.m.

pjmcintyres.com

Pride of Erin

Also nominated as one of the 10 best Irish bars in Greater Cleveland, this westside spot serves Guinness, Smithwick’s and Harp on tap every day. There’s also a wall of dartboards and a shuffleboard table to keep you entertained.

12228 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

prideoferin.pub

Mass at St. Patrick Church

Celebrate the 169th anniversary of the Ohio City parish at its annual Feast of Saint Patrick Mass. The service will feature appearances by Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipe and Drum Corps, the Retired Irish Police Society and the St. Patrick Music Group. A modified social will be held at the parish hall after Mass.

3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland

9:30 a.m.

stpatrickbridge.org

Sibling Revelry Brewing

This Westlake brewery will have plus all-day food and drink specials in addition to its daily selection of more than 20 beers on tap including several seasonal craft beers.

29305 Clemens Rd., Westlake

noon-9 p.m.

siblingrevelrybrewing.com

Joseph Slyman has died at age 83. His deli Slymans is a Cleveland landmark restaurant renowned for its corned beef sandwiches

Slyman’s is a Cleveland landmark restaurant renowned for its corned beef sandwiches.The Plain Dealer

Slyman’s Deli

Home to Cleveland’s biggest and best corned beef sandwich since 1964, the line outside this old-school deli forms early on St. Paddy’s Day. Slyman’s is still take-out only, but if you wish to dine in, you can find the same corned beef sandwich at its casual restaurant, Slyman’s Tavern, in Independence and Orange.

3106 St.Clair Ave., Cleveland

6901 Rockside Road, Independence

4009 Orange Place, Orange

slymans.com

Stone Mad

This Irish pub in the Gordon Square Arts District will host two live bands in its parking lot, the Portersharks (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and the Kilroys (5:30-8:30 p.m.). A beer truck (cash only) parked outside will be selling Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, Black and Tans and Half and Halfs. The full bar menu inside includes corned beef sandwiches, a corned beef and cabbage dinner, Irish pizza, Irish stew and cottage ham and cheese.

Doors open at 11 a.m.

1306 W. 65th St., Cleveland

stonemadpub.com

Sully’s Irish Pub

Modeled after the traditional Public Houses of Ireland, Sully’s will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast, Drunken French Toast and its secret recipe pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. A limited menu will be available the rest of the day. Loch Erie, a local Celtic Irish band, performs from 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.

117 West Liberty St., Medina

Doors open at 7 a.m.

sullysmedina.com

Terrestrial Brewing Company

Self-described as the perfect place for all your St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, this Battery Park watering hole serves a variety of Irish favorites including Reubens, Shepherd’s Pie, Eggy Bread, Patrick’s Cabbage and more. Wash it down with the brewery’s Pot o’ Gold Glitter Beer, $5 shots of Jameson or Irish Coffee from Ready Set Coffee. Bask in the sounds of Clash of the Tartans, a Cleveland-based all-women Celtic folk band, from noon to 4 p.m.

7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

facebook.com/terrestrialbrewing

Thirsty Cowboy

One of the area’s top country music and boot scootin’ bars turns into McThirsty’s Pub for St. Patrick’s Day complete with $4 pints, $1 shots and $12 buckets.

2743 Medina Road, Medina

Doors open at 11 a.m.

thirstycowboys.com

Malibu’s Dreamhouse: St Patrick’s Day Party at Twist

Get your green on at Twist Social Club where Malibu Peruu, Vivian Vendetta-Sinclaire and Pineapple E. Valentino will perform a St. Patrick’s Day-themed drag show.

11633 Clifton Blvd, Cleveland

9 p.m.

facebook.com/TwistSocialClub

Two Bucks Parma

DJ E-Rock will be spinning the tunes while you enjoy beer, shot and food specials.

7880 Broadview Rd, Parma

3 p.m.

twobucks.us/parma

St. Patrick’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner at Wagner’s of Westlake

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a different way this year… by solving a murder! You and your fellow dining companions will be tasked with piecing together the events preceding the untimely and mysterious demise of Angus O’Malley, a wealthy Irish real estate tycoon. Dinner includes a homemade corned beef and cabbage meal and cash bar. Tickets, $39.95.

30855 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

6-9:30 p.m.

eventbrite.com/o/wagners-of-westlake-8571750155

Wild Eagle Steak & Saloon

Pop Fiction, one of Cleveland’s top cover bands, headlines the St. Patrick’s Day party at this Broadview Heights bar, known for its “Inebriation Station” beer wall and a plethora of games including mini-bowling, pinball, cornhole and much more.

5-8 p.m.

5001 E Royalton Rd, Broadview Heights

wildeaglesteakandsaloon.com

Medina St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl

Medina’s top restaurants and bars are teaming up a post-St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl. Pick up a card at one of seven participating locations and get it stamped by ordering food or a drink at each spot for a chance to win a gift basket stuffed with gift cards, T-shirts, growlers and more. Stops include 17 Public Square, Farmer’s Table, Medina Brewing Co., PJ Marley’s, Sully’s Irish Pub, Swine BBQ and Wrecking Crew Brew Works.

March 19, noon-8 p.m.

facebook.com/events/1139844016751599

Melt Bar and Grilled

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day throughout March at Cleveland’s favorite grilled cheese restaurant. The seasonal menu includes both a corned beef and turkey Reuben, plus Melt’s St. Pat’s Burger. Pair one with this month’s featured cocktail, the Leprechaun’s Libation.

Locations in Lakewood, Independence, Avon and Akron

Now through March 31

meltbarandgrilled.com

5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

Drink your way through the Warehouse District. Starting at Dive Bar, this post-St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl makes stops at five bars and includes two complimentary drinks or shots, exclusive drink and food specials, waived cover charges, a professional photographer, after party and costume contest with a $1,000 grand prize. Tickets, $25.

1214 W. 6th St, Cleveland

March 19, 4 p.m.-midnight

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