Indy’s Irish Traditions
It’s easy to enjoy Irish traditions, like corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and of course, the green beverage of your choice, in and around Indy. Here are some events to get you in the spirit.
Greening of the Canal
Time: 6 a.m.
Place: Ohio Street just east of West Street
Spring out of bed bright and early and enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate, doughnuts and Irish entertainment.
32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Starting at North Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
Floats, Irish dancers, bag pipers and drum bands add color to the parade. A tent party runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Vermont Street between Meridian and Pennsylvania.
21st Annual 4-Mile Shamrock Run & Walk
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Monument Circle
Head to Fountain Square and finish back on the Circle. The post-race party at the Columbia Club features food, Irish beer, entertainment, prizes and awards. For more information, log on indystpats.com.
Irish You Were Here
Check out these local spots for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day right.
Broad Ripple: Connor’s Pub is like the “Cheers” of Broad Ripple –– a friendly neighborhood spot where you can wear whatever you want (just remember your green) and soon everyone will know your name … and your favorite beverage. 6331 Ferguson St., (317) 255-5039.
Downtown: Kilroy’s Bar ‘N’ Grill is a popular urban spot that does St. Patty’s Day right. 201 S. Meridian St., (317) 638-9464, kilroysindy.com.
O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant is located at 36 N. Pennsylvania St. (317) 974-0674, oreillysirishbar.com.
East side: McGinley’s Golden Ace Inn was established by Irish immigrants John and Ann McGliney four months after Prohibition, making it the oldest Irish pub in Indy. Enjoy two days of celebration March 16 and 17. 2533 E. Washington St., (317) 632-0696, goldenaceinn.com.
West side: Claddagh Irish Pub in the Metropolis shopping center lets you celebrate Irish culture and imbibe the beverage of your choice, including a large selection of Irish beer and whiskeys. 2539 Futura Park Way #150, Plainfield, (317) 838-9917, claddaghirishpubs.com.
South side: O’Gara’s Irish Pub in Beech Grove features local band Tastes Like Chicken performing from 8 to 11 p.m. 522 Main St., Beech Grove, (317) 784-7474.
North side: Pat Flynn’s Public House prides itself on not smothering its walls in fake Irish décor –– just friendly faces and a welcoming atmosphere. 5198 Allisonville Road, (317) 475-0181, patflynnspub.com.
At Dublin-inspired pub, Brockway Public House, you can start St. Patrick’s Day early with Kegs and Eggs at 8:30 a.m., followed by a day of festivities. 12525 Old Meridian St., (317) 669-8080, thebrockway.com.
Sure to be packed on March 17, Mo’s Irish Pub in Hamilton Town Center features your favorite Irish whiskey and plenty of beer and good times.13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100, (317) 770-9020, mosirishpub.com.