Feeling lucky? Shamrock around Toledo on St. Patty’s

. March 10, 2020.
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UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, some events might have been canceled or postponed. Before attending an event, check with its hosts and organizers to make sure it has not been canceled.

St. Patrick’s Day, Patty’s Day, or St. Party’s Day. We might not agree on the name of this sacred day, but we can agree to pretend to be Irish and to celebrate accordingly: with lots of beer and partying. Toledo has no shortage of events for you to enjoy the holiday.

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It’s not a proper St. Patrick’s Day without a proper amount of alcohol. Embrace the opportunity to day-drink, even mid-week, judgment-free.

TASA Annual St. Paddy’s Day PubCrawl
Keep St. Paddy’s day happy-go-lucky by letting the Toledo Area Soccer Association (TASA) do the work. The Pub Crawl will feature eight different buses running two separate loops for revelers throughout Toledo, with stops at more than a dozen area bars, so you can enjoy all of the drinking and none of the driving.

$30.
1-11pm. | Saturday, March 14.
toledosoccer.org/tasa-annual-pub-crawl

Benfield Wines and music by Abbigale Rose
Have a jolly evening with good wine, good company and good music. Benfield Wines will host local musician Abbigale Rose.

6-9pm. | Saturday, March 14.
102 Main St., Swanton.
419-862-5427. | benfieldwines.com

Earnest Brew Works
Sing-alongs are great. They are especially great with they’re drinking songs. Head to Earnest Brew Works for traditional Irish tunes and drinking songs while enjoying your favorite pints.

$15.
6-10pm. | Monday, March 16.
4342 S Detroit Ave.
419-340-2589. | earnestbrewworks.com

14th Annual Shamrock the Block
In addition to the Shamrockin’ Shuffle on Friday, the Blarney will be a hub for a five days of St. Patrick’s festivities, from the Taste of Downtown festival on Saturday, a full brunch and mimosa bar on Sunday, a countdown to St. Paddy’s in Dublin at 7pm on Monday and an Irish breakfast and live music on Tuesday. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Toledo Firefighters Local 92 Charities.

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, The Blarney Irish Pub has eliminated the heated tents for the events associated with its 14th Annual Shamrock the Block St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Events include: a brunch, bloody mary and mimosa bar from 11am-6pm on Sunday, March 15; and an open-air street party beginning at noon on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17. For more information, visit theblarneyirishpub.com. 

The Blarney Shamrockin' Shuffle event, initially scheduled for Friday, March 13, has been postponed. New date TBA.

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Shamrockin’ Around Adams Street

Be charmed as the bars on The Village on Adams, from roughly 12th to 18th streets on Adams Street, celebrate with drink specials, local booze, and more. Crawl the bars and enjoy the Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA), which allows you to drink your favorite booze out of a designated cups between the boundaries of 11th and 21st streets. Practice your best cough and prepare to call in sick on Tuesday, March 17, as many of these bars will open at noon for St. Patrick’s Day.

The Attic on Adams (1701 Adams St.) opens at noon for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration dedicated to the real green beer— local breweries. Festivities include a Jiggs Dinner, Vegan Shepheard’s Pie, at least six taps of Toledo brews, and more. Leading up to the day, The UpTown bar will party all weekend long.

Georgjz419 Fun, Food and Spirits (1205 Adams St.) opens at 2pm for drink specials, themed giveaways, Reubens, and more. Expect plenty of dancing and fun!

Wesley’s Bar (1201-1203 Adams St.) opens at noon for free Jiggs Stew (while supplies last) and entertainment from DJ DadBod, from 6pm-midnight.

The newly-reopened Ottawa Tavern (1815 Adams St.) opens at noon for car bombs, green beer, Irish Goodbye shots, Jiggs Dinner, and more.

Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer (1516 Adams St.) begins celebrations on Friday, March 13th, offering drink specials all weekend long: $5 for Guinness, Harp, Half & Half, Great Lakes Conway Irish Ale, single Jameson shots ($8 doubles), and $6 Irish Mule. On St. Patrick’s Day, the pub offers two Jiggs Buffets: $14.95 lunch, from 11am-4pm, and $19.95 dinner, from 4pm-midnight

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Irish Eats

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for drinking, it’s for eating too! Pair your Irish ales with some traditional Irish fare.

Pioneer Inn
Eat, drink, and be… Irish? Sure, let’s go with it. It’s not a proper St. Patrick’s Day without a Jiggs Dinner! Pioneer Inn has you covered. Enjoy dinner, drinks and euchre.

$10.95.
1pm-9pm. | Tuesday, March 17 & Wednesday, March 18.
6751 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.
419-837-2800. | pioneerinn.net

Irish Whiskey Dinner
If Guinness isn’t your style, perhaps whiskey is. Join Elliot MacFarlane, certified whiskey ambassador, at Ciao! for an Irish Whiskey Dinner.

6-9pm. | Tuesday, March 17.
6064 Monroe St., Sylvania
888-456-3463. | ciaorestaurant.com

Chef’s Table Dinner: Ides of March
If you start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early, you can celebrate it longer. Kick-off the holiday earlier at Brim House this year. The eight-course meal with paired wines and cocktails is a meal you don’t want to miss.

6:30-9:30pm. | Thursday, March 12.
444 N. Summit St.
419-243-7664. | brimhousetoledo.com

The Adams Street Cafe
Irish cuisine is pretty synonymous with meat and potatoes. But fear not, vegans, because the Adam’s Street Cafe is offering both a traditional and vegan Jiggs dinner this year, as well as a lamb shepherd’s pie for their daily specials on St. Patrick’s Day.

$9-11.
10am-7pm. | Tuesday, March 17.
608 Adams St.
419-214-1819. | theadamsstcafe.com

Local Thyme St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Green beer and shenanigans will be flowing at Local Thyme this year. Don your green and celebrate with their famous Reubens and a traditional Jiggs dinner.

11am-10pm. | Tuesday, March 17.
6719 Providence St., Whitehouse
567-246-5014. | localthyme.pub

Breakfast Bash Beer Release
If there was ever a reason to drink beer at 8am, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Patron Saints Brewery will feature their 7.9% Breakfast Stout and Lyle’s Crepes will be serving breakfast from 9am-1pm.

8am-1pm. | Saturday, March 14.
4730 W. Bancroft St.
419-720-2337. | patronsaintsbrewery.com

Hollywood Casino
Up all night to get lucky? If so, get to the casino! Treat yourself to a Jiggs dinner and a special Irish Mule while listening to The Fighting Jamesons, an Irish Punk-Rock band.

Noon. | Tuesday, March 17.
1968 Miami St.
419-661-5200. | hollywoodtoledo.com

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Activities

Looking for a little less predictable way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Then these events are just for you.

Shamrockin’ Shuffle: A Guinness World Record Event
Before downing all that Guinness Beer, help Toledo break a Guinness World Record by running the annual, 3-mile Shamrockin’ Shuffle in a custom green kilt provided for you when you sign up. The course runs downtown, ending at the Blarney where racers will celebrate with a few (dozen) beers.

$30.
8pm. | Friday, March 13.
601 Monroe St.
419-418-2339. | runtoledo.com

The Vintage Market: Shamrocks and Shiplap
With over 150 vendors, there’s a good chance you’ll get lucky this year and stumble across a hidden treasure. With live music, psychic readings, food trucks and free photo booths, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Wear green for a chance to win a prize.

$5.
10am-4pm. | Sunday, March 15.
Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S Custer Rd., Monroe, MI.
734-344-1079. | vintagemarketmi.com

Fuzed Kilnformed Glass Class
Why search for a pot of gold when you can create your own instead? At Fuzed Kilnformed Glass Studio, you’ll learn to make a gold bowl, a rainbow plate and a shamrock pendant.

$15-65.
6-9pm. | Sunday, March 14.
114 W. S. Boundary St., Perrysburg.
419-360-2845. | fuzedstudio.com

Toledo Irish American Club St. Paddy’s Concert
You don’t always need alcohol to get in that happy-go-lucky Irish state of mind. Sometimes you just need some good tunes and dancing. Enjoy a night listening to the Celtic band Ironwood and watching Irish dancers from the Ardan Academy perform while drinking Irish beer.

$10.
7-10pm. | Saturday, March 14.
Art and Performance Center of West Toledo, 2702 West Sylvania Ave.
419-913-9010. | apcwesttoledo.com

Spring Make and Take
Want to relax before embracing the chaos of the holiday? Then visit Board & Brush to make your own St. Patty’s Day themed craft.

$20.
6:30pm. | Monday, March 16.
6725 W. Central Ave., Suite N
419-245-8516. | boardandbrush.com

St. Patrick’s Day Hike and Treasure Hunt
Celebrate spring with a nature walk along the canal towpath to Lock 44 and allow the kiddies to enjoy a fun treasure hunt for gold coins to exchange for prizes at the Heritage Center.

$3.
1-4pm.
Providence Preserve, 13827 US 24 W. Grand Rapids, OH.
419-407-9701. | metroparkstoledo.com

whateverandeveramen. St. Pat’s Celebration
This unique musical event elevates the traditional St. Pat’s bar-going experience, with traditional Irish tunes and sing-a-longs.

$15.
6-10pm.
Earnest Brew Works, 4342 S Detroit Ave.
419-340-2589. | earnestbrewworks.com