Where to Find Kegs and Eggs and Other Saint Patrick's Day Parties in Cincinnati

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Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Saint Patrick's Day at The Pub


FRIDAY 15

Nicholson’s Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend — Celebrating their fellow United Kingdom friend, this Scottish bar is getting in the Irish mood by throwing a three-day St. Patty’s Day celebration with live music from Ashley Lilly, Crown Watts and Mike Oberst. There will also be drink specials all weekend with $5 Irish Sinkers, $5 Jameson and $1 Jello shots. Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp and Angry Orchard will be on tap. Irish fare served all weekend. 11 a.m. March 15; 10 a.m. March 16; 10 a.m. March 17. Nicholson's Irish Pub, 625 Walnut St., Downtown, facebook.com/NicholsonsGastropub.

SATURDAY MARCH 16

Saint Patrick's at The Pub Rookwood — Normally known for their British cuisine, the Pub at Rookwood is venturing to Ireland to celebrate a Saint Patrick’s Day. Kicking off Friday morning, the weekend will start with kegs and eggs followed by a brunch. Brunch will feature dishes such as The Irish Skillet, which includes corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss, roasted potatoes and two fried eggs. There will also be drink specials and live music from musicians like Matt Waters, Fat Jeffery, and Irish bagpipers and dancers. Irish food and drink specials will run all weekend beginning Friday at 11 a.m. The Pub at Crestview Hills is hosting similar events all weekend; more info experiencethepub.com/crestview-hills8 a.m. kegs and eggs March 16; 7 a.m. kegs and eggs March 17. The Pub Rookwood, 2692 Edmondson Road, Norwood, experiencethepub.com/rookwood.

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Watch Party — If you don’t feel like walking in the parade, look at it pass by from the warmth of the Moerlein Lager House. The restaurant is hosting a watch party and celebration full of Irish flair. Head to the Hops Garden for a view of the procession while enjoying Irish stew, bangers and mash and other Irish eats, plus a special Tullamore D.E.W. flight and Moerlein’s Irish Red Lager, Irish Coffee Porter, Guinness on nitro, Platform’s Shamrock Shakedown and more. There will also be boilermakers will Little Kings and the whiskey of your choice. 11 a.m. doors Saturday. Free admission. Moerlein Lager House, 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown, facebook.com/moerleinlagerhouse.

Kegs and Eggs at The President’s Room — An all-you-can-eat “shamrockin’” buffet with live entertainment. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16. $15. The Presidents Room at The Phoenix, 812 Race St., Downtown, facebook.com/PresidentsRoom.

SUNDAY MARCH 17

click to enlarge Saint Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's - Photo: Molly Malone's Facebook
Photo: Molly Malone's Facebook
Saint Patrick's Day at Molly Malone's


Molly Malone’s Kegs and Eggs and Saint Patrick’s Day Party — Molly Malone’s is the closest you can get to the full Irish experience without paying for a flight ticket. This corner of Covington turns into Dublin on Sunday when Molly Malone’s goes big for Saint Patrick’s Day. Everything kicks off with kegs and eggs at 7 a.m. If you’re one of the first 100 people through the door, you get a souvenir shirt. Then spend the rest of the day on all three floors of the space, and in an outdoor tent, drinking Irish beers, eating Irish food, watching Irish dancers and listening to Irish bands. And, of course, in Irish fashion, Molly’s will have The Emerald Society Police & Fire, Pipes & Drums playing sounds of Ireland throughout the day and a group of Irish dancers as well. A new law in Covington allows bars to sell alcohol as early as 6 a.m. on Sundays during special events, with permission. Great news for this Sunday Saint Patrick’s Day. 7 a.m.-midnight March 17. Free admission. Molly Malone’s, 112 E. Fourth St., Covington, facebook.com/mollymalonescincinnati.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill — Arnold’s Bar and Grill should be a Cincy landmark. Opening in the late 1830s, this is the oldest operating bar in the city. Family owned and operated for 98 years the Arnold family actually lived upstairs. For St. Patty’s Day, Arnold’s serve brunch with $5 pints of Guinness and $4 Jameson. While enjoying the amazing food there will also be a performance by Cincinnati musician Mike Oberst. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 17. Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown, facebook.com/arnoldsbar.

Kegs and Eggs at Darkness Brewing — A keg of ale and a few fried eggs — what more could a reasonable Irishman want on St. Patty’s day? Darkness Brewing teams up with SEA Cuisine Foodtruck to reward the luck of the Irish with Sunday morning drinks and dining that could drive all the hunger out of Ireland (because there were never snakes there anyway). Be sure to try their Red Ale, the Scarlett P. O’tato, made with Idaho spuds. 9 a.m.-noon March 17. Free admission. Darkness Brewing, 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, darknessbrewing.beer.

Kegs and Eggs Saint Patrick’s Brunch at Revolution — Revolution Rotisserie in OTR and Pleasant Ridge is hosting a themed brunch green beer, car bombs, corned beef hash, fish and chips, best-dressed prizes and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17. Free admission. Revolution Rotisserie, 6063 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge; 1106 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, revolutionrotisserie.com.

Kegs and Eggs Brunch at Boswell’s — Enjoy a special limited Irish-themed brunch menu with green beer and Saint Patrick’s Day cocktails, plus Irish music. 8 a.m. March 17. Free admission. Boswell’s, 1686 Blue Rock St., Northside, facebook.com/BoswellsCincinnati.

Saint Patrick’s Day Brunch and FCC Watch Party at Higher Gravity — Django Western Taco will be serving an Irish brunch at the bar, while Higher Gravity serves $4 pints of Green Ricky from Jackie O’s with Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout on tap. They will also have Irish car bomb and breakfast shot specials. Starts at 10 a.m. Free admission. Higher Gravity, 4106 Hamilton Ave., Northside, facebook.com/HigherGravity.

Saint Patrick’s Day Brunch at Sundry and Vice — The ever popular, recurring brunch pop-up from bartender Halichea Edwards returns with an Irish twist. Sundry and Vice will have guests drinking and feeling lucky with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed menu of bites and daytime dishes, accompanied by drink specials. Noon-4 p.m. March 17. Sundry and Vice, 18 W. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine, sundryandvice.com.

Streetside Shamrocks and Shenanigans — What is Saint Patrick’s day without beer? Streetside Brewery is bringing in the holiday pouring brews such as their Dry Irish Stout and Black Velvet Brand. This event will start at 8 a.m. with the first 20 people who buy a pint of beer receiving a limited-edition St. Patty's Day shirt. Food will also be provided by Street Chef Brigade, a Cincinnati food truck known for their tacos and carnitas mac and cheese. 7 a.m. March 17. Streetside Brewery, 4003 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum, facebook.com/streetsidebrewery.

Kegs and Eggs at BrewRiver Creole Kitchen — With Mardis Gras just in the rear-view, you would think BrewRiver would be all partied out. But they are just getting started. This New Orleans kitchen is branching out to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Featuring corned beef hash and eggs, their kegs and eggs will start at 10 a.m. Brunch will also be served, including a rueben with house-made sauerkraut. BrewRiver taps will include March First Irish Red Ale, Rhinegeist Nitro Irish Stout and Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout. To further get you into the Irish mood, Todd Hepburn will be playing original Irish music. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 17. BrewRiver Creole Kitchen, 4632 Eastern Ave., East End, facebook.com/brewrivercreolekitchen.



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