How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the City: Where to Be & What to Do This Weekend in Detroit!

March 13, 2017 | Detroit

Alright, so technically the weekend doesn’t start until Friday. But that’s no reason for you to wait to wear your Green in Detroit!

Start your Shenanigans early with the St. Patrick’s Day Musical Celebration at PJ’s Lager House, with doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday!  Feral Ground, Funkwagon, and Bingo Mama will be performing live, starting at 9 p.m.!

What better way to kick-off your weekend than with The Tipsy Waltz—performed by members of the Michigan Opera Theatre – Detroit Opera House in their tribute to music dedicated to wine at, where else,  The Royce! “Opera and wine have a long history together. From the bars that once occupied the main floors of theatres to any number of opera plots where drinking and merriment play an important part. Artists from Michigan Opera Theatre will offer music dedicated to wine, including excerpts from The Elixir of Love, La traviata, and The Tipsy Waltz.” You can RSVP for this evening of libations and librettos, which will run from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, through Eventbrite.

We all know that March 17th is the day where everyone is Irish—and now you can also be Foran’s for a Day! While this is popular spot for pints of beer and brunch every day of the year, this Friday Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub is celebrating its 150-year-history by “donning our historic sign, turning on the brass chandeliers, and dishing out authentic food & drink specials all day and all night…. Make sure you grab your fill of our local gourmet pub grub specials: Foran’s famous Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherd’s Pie, both of which will be made from scratch, on site, from local ingredients.”

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day tradition to hit this corner (and we really do mean the whole corner, with its outdoor heated tents and multiple floors and patios)—and we’re all in ‘luck’ with Stone Clover playing on St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Shillelagh. The doors to this Detroit Irish Pub (family-owned since it opened in 1975) open at 7 a.m.!

The Neon Green Nemo’s sign is as iconic and classic as this pub itself which is a popular stop for all sporting events in the city: so if you’re sporting green this Friday, be sure to pop in and “enjoy a corned beef sandwich, a cold beer, live music and good times!” Stopping by Nemo’s for St. Patrick’s Day—or pre- or post- any of our hometown teams’ games—it’s always a #WIN!

Since half my family is of Irish-German descent (which basically means they’re downright serious about having a good time), I would definitely recommend you seriously consider hitting up ‘Downtown Detroit’s Oldest Saloon,’ Jacoby’s German Biergarten, where you can get a Reuben and Green Beer for only $10 starting at 9 a.m. on Friday! (Okay. Part of my family is Scotch too. And I can assure you that you can’t beat $10 for a Reuben and a Beer and a guaranteed good time in a great atmosphere!)

Alright, with so many great places to be in Detroit this weekend, if your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations start early or go Brách—that’s ‘to eternity’ in Irish—on Friday, be sure head to The Hudson Café on Saturday morning (or maybe afternoon) for their Housemade Corned Beef Hash!

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