Best bars and restaurants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Detroit

Detroit is one of the best towns in America to spend St. Patrick’s Day.

The city that was once known as being on the decline is actually on the come up, and these restaurants and bars of the area prove just that with their St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Here are the five best restaurants and bars where the spirit of the holiday will be alive and well in the Motor City.

McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar
1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 961-1960

In the Corktown neighborhood, this pub will set the tone for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the Motor City. McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar is a combination of Irish pub and sports bar, and the Irish aspects of this place will provide nothing but great times on this party holiday.

Nancy Whiskey
2644 Harrison St., Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-4247

The best pubs are the ones that are tucked on streets that are less traveled. That is certainly that case for Nancy Whiskey, a small Irish pub that, although not known throughout the city, is one of the hidden gems of Detroit’s bar scene thanks to the atmosphere and the drinks.

Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar
1408 E. Fisher, Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 263-4342

This bar will be a packed one on St. Patrick’s Day, and for good reason. Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar is one of the top Irish Pubs in the city, with a cold beer, great food and a lively atmosphere that will make this ground zero for any St. Patrick’s Day get-together.

Patrick J’s Irish Pub
3052 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 268-3909

Who said that the best Irish pubs had to be in the City? The suburbs of Detroit have a litany of great Irish pubs as well, with Patrick J’s Irish Pub as one of the best. This Berkley bar has a number of great Irish tap beers for revelers to enjoy, and you will certainly enjoy your time at this pub.  

Dick O’Dow’s
160 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-1135

Staying in the 248 area code, this suburban Detroit Irish pub brings the good times. Dick O’Dow’s has become a staple of bar life in suburban Detroit, with a number of great Irish beers that will wet your whistle, and cuisine that will electrify your taste buds. To make it short, this Irish pub should be on your short list of pubs to visit on St. Patrick’s Day.