March 15, 2019 | Story by: Amelia Ritter
St. Patrick’s Day weekend is upon us and the Brighton-Howell Area is ready to celebrate! Lucky for you, whether you’re looking for delicious Irish fare, bagpipes, step-dancers, or your yearly fix of green beer, you can find it in Livingston County! Don your best green gear and keep your eye out for four-leaf clovers as you get ready to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day.
Everyone is Irish (and Polish) at Eternity Brewing Co. on St. Patrick’s Day. The brewery will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a food pop-up from Krysia’s Kitchen starting at 11 a.m. With authentic Polish food on the menu, this grub is sure to pair perfectly with Eternity’s favorite Irish-style beers. Crimson Crash will be a new release for the holiday. It’s a simple Irish Red Ale, with a pleasant caramel and biscuity malt character, and beautiful copper color. It has an ABV of 5.4%. Sheridan’s Surprise, their barrel-aged Irish Imperial Stout Coffee, will also be on tap. It’s named in honor of the inventor of Irish coffee, and it’s loaded with vanilla, lactose, and coffee for a boozy, sweet Irish treat! It has an ABV of 10.5%. Lastly, Mission Dry Stout will be on tap! It’s an Irish Stout that’s smooth and full-bodied, with lots of character from the abundant roasted malts. It has an ABV of 4.9%.
Get in the celebrating spirit at Cleary’s Pub for St. Paddy’s Day weekend! Enjoy food and drink specials, as well as live music from local favorites. You can enjoy delicious food, cold beer, and a fun Irish-themed environment year-round at Cleary’s Pub, so you know it’ll be an even bigger party on St. Patrick’s Day! Bring on the green beer!
Always a great choice for fresh and flavorful food, Buon Gusto is joining in on the fun with specials for St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. Enjoy shepherd’s pie, Irish mussels, and Irish bread pudding on the food menu. Pair those with $1 draft beers and $2.50 bottles.
The menu at 2Fog’s is already a hit, featuring favorites like scotch eggs, the lamb burger, and warm bread pudding. For St. Patrick’s Day, they’re offering three very special meals: Green eggs and ham topped with herbs and prosciutto; corned beef and cabbage featuring housemade corned beef, apple braised cabbage, roasted rooster potatoes, and tri-color carrots; shepherd’s pie with lamb and beef stew, a melange of vegetables, and mashed potatoes. Eat up!
Visit Brighton Harley-Davidson on Saturday, March 16th and test your luck! If you stumble upon their Pot-O-Gold, you could receive up to 30% off of Aftermarket Parts and Licensed Apparel. You can shop from 10am-5pm, enjoy delicious homemade soup for lunch, hosted by the CrossRoads Ladies of Harley.
Aberrant Ales will have extended hours on the 17th, 11am-10pm. They are going to feature a few Irish-themed menu items and will be releasing their new mint chocolate stout, Mint Street Mayhem, a collaboration beer they created with the team at M Street Bakery. The special beer features a mini mint chocolate cupcake, a sweet treat that you do not want to miss out on!
If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, head to downtown Pinckney on Saturday the 16th! The fun kicks off at 10am with the Run for the Gold 5k, followed by the cutest leprechaun contest and Irish dancers. At 12pm the parade steps off from the Pinckney Historical Cemetery and travels east down Main Street. Remember to wear green!
Before you head anywhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, visit Real Irish’s Brighton location where you can find clothing and jewelry to look the part. They also offer houseware and bath products, which make a great host gift. Real Irish is the perfect place to stop for meaningful gifts and to learn more about Ireland and their culture. Owner, Stuart Marley, offers custom small group tours through Real Irish Travel and has wonderful stories to tell about his family, travels, and business. Stop by the store in Brighton for products that are found in very few places outside of Ireland, some available exclusively in the store. Their passion is to offer you authentic and handcrafted items of the highest quality, making them a great stop for your St. Patrick’s Day Weekend itinerary.
Another spot offering unique tours to Ireland is Bridget Gallagher’s Irish Tours and Treasures in Fowlerville. Whether you are looking to book a trip or to just learn more about what’s available, you can find authentic Irish merchandise in their downtown gift shop.
Stout Irish Pub has put their patio tent back up and they’re ready to party for St. Paddy’s Day 2019! Beginning at 7am, you can start your day with a hearty Irish breakfast! After breakfast enjoy bagpipers, Irish step dancers, green beer, live entertainment, a DJ, and more! Stout has been practicing to throw the best party of the year and they’re ready to celebrate with you!
Please celebrate responsibly. You can view our list of hotel accommodations here.
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