St. Pat’s shenanigans aplenty in area
By Shauna Stocken
Editor in Chief
Grab your green apparel and shamrocks. St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17.
In honor of the foremost patron saint of Ireland, the typical death day of Saint Patrick is celebrated yearly.
For some, the celebration will undoubtedly include drinking green beer and dining on genuine Irish cuisine.
For others, St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated holiday in North America with significant influences from Irish natives and Catholics.
The holiday is rich in cultural, religious and societal traditions. It is commonly celebrated close to home with authentic adult and all-ages events throughout the Lansing area.
Spend the day with friends and family celebrating Irish culture, music, art, cuisines and more at the following locations.
Claddagh Irish Pub (all ages): Kick-start this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Claddagh Irish Pub with a five-day celebration from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17.
Claddagh Irish Pub is located in the Eastwood Towne Center at 2900 Centre Blvd. in Lansing.
Music and Irish dancers are scheduled throughout the event starting at 7 p.m. Friday, at various times Saturday through Monday, and beginning at 9 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.
The Claddagh restaurant and pub is known for its authentic dining experience, as well as its menu, cocktails and beers.
For a complete list of times and events visit “The Claddagh Lansing” on Facebook.
Dublin Square Irish Pub Restaurant (21+): According to the company’s Instagram account, Dublin Square Irish Pub Restaurant has the “best taste of Ireland in town.”
The upscale Irish pub is known for its DJs, live music and pub menu. Check it out at 327 Abbot Road in East Lansing.
The bar and restaurant will open on St. Patrick’s Day at 7 a.m. and offer discounts on beer. Cover charges range from $5 to $10 per person.
PT O’Malley’s (21+): This East Lansing bar, located at 210 Abbot Road, will be crowded with MSU apparel and St. Patrick’s Day party goers starting at 7 a.m. when the PT O’Malley’s opens.
Last year, the bar staff gave out free T-shirts along with breakfast to guests. They also ere selling $11 pitchers of green beer. There is a $5 cover per person to enter.
Edru Roller-skating rink (all ages): Edru Skate will host a St. Patrick’s Day late skate for guests from 8 p.m. to 12:20 a.m. Edru Skate is located at 1891 N. Cedar St. in Holt.
The alcohol-free venue welcomes everyone. Skaters are encouraged to dress in green and come prepared for game and prizes.
Admission is $10. There is an additional fee for skate rental.
Cask & Company Kitchen and Bar (21+): Join Lansing’s Cask & Company Kitchen restaurant and bar for traditional corned beef, traditional and modern Irish fare, Guinness, Jameson and green beer.
The kitchen and bar are located at 3415 E. Saginaw St. in Lansing. Cask & Company will open its doors an hour early, at 10 a.m., on St. Patrick’s Day.