St. Patrick's Day: Your guide to beer drinking and parade-going in Detroit

(WXYZ) - If you're looking for a weekend filled with corned beef, cabbage, parade-going and - of course - a little bit of drinking, we have you covered. Detroit's annual St. Patrick's Day parade starts at noon on Sunday along Michigan Avenue in Corktown. We've compiled a list of nearby bars that will keep you happy.

Of course, St. Patrick's Day falls on Monday this year. For some, that means this is a special long weekend of Irish-themed (and drinking themed) celebrations around Detroit. You'll see that many of the city's finest drinking establishments have special plans for each of the next several days.


Nemo’s Bar & Grill
1384 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI. (313) 965-3180

Nemo’s opens at 9 a.m. on Sunday and Monday. There is no cover on Sunday, but call for cover on Monday. The menu will have corned beef, and music from the Balduck Mountain Rambler, with a heated tent. More information here.


P.J.’s Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave.  Detroit, MI. (313) 961-4668

P.J’s opens at 8 a.m. on Sunday and Monday, with no cover both days. There will be limited menu including corned beef, along with green beer and Irish whiskey. More information here.


The Corktown Tavern
1716 Michigan Ave.  Detroit, MI. (313) 964-5103

The Corktown Tavern opens at noon on Sunday and Monday. Sunday, during the parade, there is a $10 cover, but no cover on Monday. The Kreeler’s, Howling Diablos, and The Beggars will play Sunday, and there will be a heated tent. More information here.


McShane's Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar
1460 Michigan Ave.  Detroit, MI. (313) 961-1960

McShane's open's at 7 a.m. Sunday and Monday, with no cover. There is a heated tent, and a menu featuring a ton of Irish favorites.  They will also have live music and bagpipers playing during the day. More information here.


Nancy Whiskey
2644 Harrison.  Detroit, MI. (313) 962-4247

Nancy Whiskey opens at 8 a.m. Sunday and Monday with no cover. Sunday, there is live music from The Codgers from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Plastic Paddy's from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, The Codgers play again from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., with more bands, along with the 43 Liquor Girls from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Tia Maria Girls from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Drinks will be flowing and they sell over 400 pounds of corned beef a day. More information here.


Two James Spirits
2445 Michigan Ave.  Detroit, MI. (313) 964-4800

Two James is hosting their 1st annual Two James Spirits Ceilidh on Sunday, starting at 7 a.m. There is a tent in the back parking lot, with heaters, and plenty of spirits to keep people warm. They are serving Motor City Brewing Works and Atwater Brewery beer, along with Guinness and Two James' whiskey, gin and vodka. Live music from RootStand starts at 3 p.m. More information here.


St. Cece's Pub
1426 Bagley.  Detroit, MI. (313) 962-2121

St. Cece's opens at 9 a.m. Sunday and Monday. During the parade on Sunday, they have an early morning brunch and live music by The Hemis. On Monday, there is an Irish Menu. More information here.


Gaelic League Irish-American Club of Detroit
2068 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI. (313) 964-8700

The Gaelic League opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. on Monday. Members are free both days, and non-members have to pay a $10 cover. There is food, fun and entertainment for the people attending. More people here.


Old Shillelagh
349 Monroe St. , Detroit, MI (313) 964-0007

You can't talk about St. Patrick's Day without including one of the biggest Irish bars in town. The Old Shillelagh will add heated tents outside their Greektown location. They've dubbed Saturday "St. Practice Day" and plan live music starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, the bar is offering free shuttles to and from the Corktown parade for the entire day. On Monday, doors open at 7 a.m. and the bar advertises that limos will be available to take you home. More information here.
The Park Bar
2040 Park Ave. Detroit, MI (313) 965-3111

Located just beyond the parade, the Park Bar is a great place to escape for a Michigan beer and a shawarma from the attached Bucharest Grill. More information here.
Grand Trunk Pub
612 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI (313) 961-3043

The Grand Trunk Pub offers a great list of Michigan beers and is another spot to escape from Corktown for a good meal this weekend.  Their Foran Burger even has corned beef on it. More information here.
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