The Best Ann Arbor Bars You Should Be Visiting This St. Patrick’s Day

Want to spend St. Patrick’s Day out on the town with friends?

Ann Arbor is the perfect location! Ann Arbor has a wide variety of bars that contribute to our local flavor. Because each bar has its own unique atmosphere and offerings, you can bar hop for hours and always find something new!

Here are some bars, pubs, and taverns to check out this St. Patrick’s Day:

Conor O’Neill’s -

Sometimes just called “the pub” or “Conor’s,” Conor O’Neill’s is an authentic Irish pub located on Main Street in downtown. Conor O’Neill’s has many types of draft beers to choose from, but heavily features Guinness, like you’d expect from an Irish pub! Beer not your thing? There are plenty of cocktails and Irish whiskeys. Make your cocktail Irish by adding Jameson!


Called a “townie” bar, the Old Town Tavern is located downtown and offers many Michigan draft beers. Located in a historic building, the Old Town Tavern has an authentic Ann Arbor atmosphere that can’t be replicated.


A university favorite, the Blue Leprechaun has the St. Patrick’s Day spirit all year! They have the longest happy hour in Ann Arbor - Monday-Saturday 4pm-8pm. The Irish theme is also incorporated into the Blue Leprechaun’s food, such as the shamrock burger and Irish beef stew.

In Neighboring Ypsilanti


Warm service and Irish traditions make McShane’s Irish Pub the perfect place to go on St. Patrick’s Day! They feature an expansive list of Irish whiskey and have old Irish favorites on their menu, like pot roast, shepherd’s pie, and Irish whiskey steak.


Tired of the same beers? Corner Brewery has inventive beers with notes of fruit, lavender, and other seasonal flavors that will be sure to surprise your tastebuds! Their Faricy’s Dry Stout beer is a dry Irish style stout with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

Go on a Beer Crawl!

Want to meet new people?

The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl is on March 19th. For this year’s crawl, it’ll begin at The Garage Bar with check-in available from 2-6 pm. The crawl begins at 4 pm and the locations include Regents Field, The Grotto - Watering Hole, and more!

Need a Place to Stay? Where to Stay in Ann Arbor

Want to extend the fun?

Don’t go home! You can stay out longer and be responsible when you book a hotel this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Wondering where to stay in Ann Arbor?

Choose The Kensington Hotel! An independently owned boutique hotel, The Kensington can provide better and more personalized service than hotel chains. After bar hopping, you can sink into your plush bed and relax until morning.

Book your stay today!