Friday is St. Patrick's Day, and dozens of Cincinnati restaurants, bars and organizations are rolling out special events for the occasion.
And that means some great deals and freebies, too.
Cincinnati's Fountain Square is staging a St. Patrick's Day celebration on Fountain Square starting at 11 a.m. Friday. The event will feature Irish music, dance and food vendors. Free (except for food). More information here.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will have a lunchtime celebration of Irish song and dance, at the Main Library on Vine Street downtown. The McGing Irish Dancers and Foley Road Irish Band will perform beginning at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free. More information here.
The McGing Irish Dancers will also perform at CVG, the Great American Building, the main Cincinnati library, the Irish Heritage Center, Toots Restaurant, Kroger at Harper's Station and Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market at Harper's Station. Plus, watch the dancers LIVE on 9 On Your Side at noon! More information here.
Lawrenceburg is having a St Paddy's Pub Crawl via a wheeled trolley starting at 4:30 p.m. More information here.
Over-the-Rhine will have a Green Mile Bar Crawl starting at Goodfella's Pizza on Main Street starting at 1 p.m.
Bar and Restaurant Specials
The Cock and Bull in Covington is having a day long celebration starting at 6 a.m., with free T-shirts to the first 600 customers.
Molly Malone's in Covington is having an all day celebration starting at 7 a.m.
Dingle House Irish Pub in West Chester will have authentic Irish fare all day.
Murphy's Pub in Clifton opens at 5 a.m. Friday, with free breakfast at 7 a.m. to sober up those early patrons.
The Brown Dog Cafe in Blue Ash is having a breakfast kegs & eggs special from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for just $7.
Keystone Bar & Grill in Clifton is having a combined St. Patrick's Day-March Madness "Storm the Court" celebration.
Stanley's Pub in Columbia Tusculum is throwing a St. Paddy's Day Extravaganza with bands all night long.
Brew River GastroPub in Cincinnati's East End is having a Celtic music festival with corned beef and more Irish treats.
Hap's Irish Pub in East Hyde Park will be packed all day, as they have for 50 years.
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