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 11 a.m. 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. There is no cover on Sunday, but call for cover on Tuesday. 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 will be open on Sunday and Tuesday, 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 Tuesday. Sunday, during the parade, there is a $10 cover, but no cover on Monday. The Supersuckers, 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 9 a.m. Tuesday, 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 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Tuesday with no cover. Sunday, there is live musicfrom 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Drinks will be flowing and they sell over 400 pounds of corned beef a day. More information here.

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

St. Cece's opens at 9 a.m. Sunday. During the parade on Sunday, there will be brunch with an Irish menu on Monday. 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 Tuesday. 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. On Tuesday, doors open at 7 a.m. and the bar advertises that limos will be available to take you home. More information here.
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