St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual healing, rejuvenation and a day to offer prayers for missionaries worldwide. However, the day has become synonymous with all things green, gold, and cold…as in beer, glorious beer.
On my quest to provide great content for foodies, drinkers, and anyone else in between, I found very little over the internet covering one of the biggest pub and bar days of the year.
After an exhaustive list of bars and restaurants to contact, here are the places to be at, St. Patrick’s Day in Omaha for 2011.
Omaha Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2011, 402-346-3089, Old Market
Saturday March 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown Omaha the parade starts at 15th & Howard Streets, travels EAST on Harney to 11th Street, SOUTH to Howard Street, and WEST to 14th Street. The after parade party direct follows at the Nomad Lounge located at 1013 Jones.
If your group is interested in being in the parade, contact Maury McSorley at (402) 346-3089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrett’s Barleycorn, 402-554-5805, 4322 Leavenworth
Fish fry Fridays, on March 11 and 18 at 5:30 p.m. On March 17 bar opens at 8 a.m. and breakfast available from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Corned beef hash, eggs, sausage, fruit, and bagels). Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until? (Irish stew and Corned beef sandwiches). Omaha pipes and drums will be playing at noon and 5:30 p.m.
Barry O’s Old Market Tavern, 402-341-8032, 420 South 10th Street
Saturday, March 12 open at 11 a.m. for AOH St. Patrick’s Parade. Live Music with Pog Month Thon from noon until 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 open at 6:30 a.m. serving hot breakfast, lunch and dinner,
featuring homemade Corned Beef, Cabbage & potatoes. The Omaha Pipes& Drums will make two appearances.
Brazen Head Irish Pub, 402-393-3731, 319 North 78th Street
Wednesday, March 16 open 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. with live (traditional Irish) music from The Dicey Riley from 7-11 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 open 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. with live (traditional Irish) music from Ellis Island 2 – 6 p.m. and then again from 8 p.m. to midnight. Breakfast served at 6 a.m. and lunch starts at 10 a.m. with heated tent that opens at 11 a.m. DJ starts at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19 open at 11a.m. until 2 a.m. Live music from Acoustic Groove, 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. (both nights)
Brix, 402-991-9463, 225 N. 170th Street
Join Brix on March 12, and March 14, for an Irish whiskey tasting from 6 p.m. until 8p.m. This is a paid educational tasting and seats are limited call Dan Matusek at 402-991-9463 ext. 127 to reserve your seat.
Castle Barrett, 402-558-5520, 4330 Leavenworth
Wednesday, March 17, doors open at 11 a.m. authentic Irish luncheon until food runs out and live Irish music from noon – 3 p.m. with Lenny 4. Then at night, music from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. with Peter Brennan’s O’Connell’s Bridge. A very nice place for older folks, kids, just about everyone and usually places to sit for families.
Clancy’s St. Patrick’s Day
One of the most talked about St. Patty’s day events in Omaha. Corned beef and cabbage, and green beer start Monday, March 14. On St. Patrick’s Day, all locations offer Jone-Z party buses between all locations starting at 2 p.m. Listed below are the individual locations and the featured bands or events.
Clancy’s, 402-393-1616, 72nd and Pacific
Johnny O and Skid Roe, are playing all day and night inside the bar. In the tent from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. is Blind Dog Fulton and from 7 p.m. until Midnight are the Fishheads. Check out the pipes and drums at 2 p.m.
Clancy’s, 402-498-6400, 114th and Dodge
DJ and Irish music are playing all day and night inside the bar. In the tent from Noon – 4 p.m. are the Fishheads, and from 8 p.m. until Midnight is Rough Cut. Check out the pipes and drums at 4 p.m.
Clancy’s, 402-505-4400, 168th and Center
Irish music all day, and DJ T Fresh inside the bar at night. In the tent from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. is Monkey Puzzle, and from 8 p.m. until Midnight is Blue House. Check out the pipes and drums at 2 p.m.
Cohen and Kelly’s, 402-333-3123, 13075 West Center Rd.
Open at 10 a.m. with corned beef sandwiches and Guinness on tap. Omaha pipes and drums start at 7 p.m. and no cover charge.
Cunningham’s Pub Grill, 402-934-4385, 2101 North 120th Street
Featuring Green Eggs and Ham 6 a.m.-10am. Irish fare all day long with shot and drink specials.
Dubliner Pub, 402-342-5887, 1205 Harney Street
Open at 6 a.m. with music from Dicey Riley from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Corned beef sandwiches and Guinness stew available for purchase.
Dundee Dell, 402-553-9501, 5007 Underwood Avenue
Great food as executive chef Mary is offering Irish stew with lamb, made from scratch corned beef and cabbage, and Colcannon salmon stew with potatoes, hash and served over toast. You can even grab a bowl of Guinness stew or a delicious Rueben.
In the bar, there will be Guinness, Harp, and Schmidicts on tap. The Dell also has a huge selection of whiskeys and a low-key atmosphere, without fighting the crowd. At the Dell, you will see generations of families sitting around the table visiting even on this busy day. The Dell will be open at the normal hours of 11 am.
Goldeez, 402-964-7494,5502 N. 103rd Street
Check out Goldeez in their new digs, right across the street from the old location. Enter to win one of (2) $30 gift certificates to Goldeez. To enter “like” the Omaha Restaurant Examiner –John Horvatinovich facebook page before Sunday, March 13. Goldeez opens at 11 a.m. -2am on St. Patrick’s Day with loads of specials.
Corn beef stew- $5 all day
Corn beef ruben & fries – $5 all day
$4 Irish beers
$3 green bud light 16 oz cans
$2 green bud light draws
$1 Goldeez green shots (pre-made)
Lit Lounge and Tapas Bar, 402-905-2548, 180th and Pacific Street
Naughty Leprechaun St. Patty’s Day Weekend 17, 18, 19 with $2 Naughty Shots and $3 Bud Light Bottles. Come dressed in your best “Green” getup and enjoy the eye candy Lit has to offer. Great line up with DJ Suit Jones on the Thursday, Saturday and DJ Lucas Kranz on Friday! Lit offers an incredible happy hour, every Monday – Friday from 3 -7 and all day on Sunday. Be sure to check out Lit during the year for great food and entertainment at www.litomaha.com
Maloney’s Irish Pub, 402-502-1880, 1830 North 72nd St.
Start off with some Irish coffee bright and early at 6 a.m. with Maloney’s The kitchen will be serving homemade corned beef hash for breakfast, from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. and corned beef and cabbage for lunch and dinner. The tent in the parking lot features live music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. They will be giving away prizes all day and Shot Girls appearing throughout the day with Bailey’s, Jameson and Bushmills. Maloney’s has PLENTY of parking, and the largest Irish whiskey selection in Nebraska, so it is a great day to start the Irish Whisky tour. Guinness on tap and plenty of other Irish beers, this is one of Omaha’s true Irish Pubs and the prices never change for St. Patrick’s Day!
Old Mattress Factory, 402-346-9116, 501 N. 13th Street.
If you are in the area for the Lady gaga concert or not, “The Matt” is offering a package deal, upstairs in a private room with heavy appetizers and drinks special upstairs only, with a DJ for only $10. Then at 10 p.m., the DJ will come downstairs, with no cover and $1 jello shots! The Old Mattress Factory is open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sullivan’s Bar, 402-933-7004, 3926 Farnam
Family recipe Irish soda bread, butter, and assorted jams for breakfast. Free corned beef sandwiches while they last, after 12pm.