Detroit Health Department monitors bar crowds as people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
DETROIT – St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were in full force Wednesday night in Downtown Detroit. With COVID restrictions now allowing a 50% capacity, or up to 100 people, at restaurants and bars, the Detroit Health Department were out monitoring crowds. READ: Wyandotte welcomes St. Patrick’s Day visitors to open container ‘social district’Environmental health specialists stopped at some of the hot spots, reminding people to wear masks and practice social distancing. While it was crowded in some areas, many were outside and felt things were safe. But some people were being extra cautious with the celebrations having the potential to be a super-spreader event.
Wyandotte welcomes St. Patrick’s Day visitors to open container ‘social district’
WYANDOTTE, Mich. – March 17 marks St. Patrick Day, and although the bars aren’t packed as previous years, Wyandotte is allowing several bars in the city’s social district to follow the new open container rules so customers can drink while still being socially distant. READ: Metro Detroit bars optimistic for St. Patrick’s Day salesAd“The social district has very specific boundaries, very specific operating hours and very specific license establishments that are allowed to participate in the social district,” Gruber said. Those partaking in St. Patrick’s Day festivities can agree. “We’re anticipating a really exciting spring and summer here in Wyandotte and the social district is just one of the many that makes Wyandotte the place to come visit,” Gruber said. AdSocial district bar hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Click here for more information on the Wyandotte Social District.
Metro Detroit bars optimistic for St. Patrick’s Day sales
Saint Patrick’s Day is a big deal to a lot of Irish bars and restaurants. Irish bars and restaurants missed out on that income in 2020, but even worse, they were fully stocked with extra food and alcohol for Saint Patrick’s Day. “Sunday would have been the parade,” Roberts said. “We had some really good activity, you know people dressed up, people in their green are coming down from the suburbs, just like they used to.”Dunleavy said a normal Saint Patrick’s Day would involved a packed house and more than 20 kegs. Many Irish restaurants are also doing carry out, so if you plan to celebrate at home you can take your corned beef to go.
Detroit bars, restaurants preparing for crowds on St. Patrick’s Day
DETROIT – Sunday will mark the second year in a row which Corktown will not have its St. Patrick’s Day parade and race due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We want everyone to come here but also be safe,” said James Castonguay with McShane’s Irish Pub in Corktown. Related: Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Parade canceled again due to COVID concernsLike other businesses, McShane’s Irish Pub is limited in its capacity, but it’s getting a lot of calls from people thinking about showing up. The restaurant opened in late March 2019, having yet to experience the flood of customers on St. Patrick’s Day. “It’s definitely a hit not having all of those people down here,” Westbrook said.
This Cheers-style pub is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
Warren – Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name ...well in Warren, that spot is Malone’s Tavern, where Paul Nahed, is the owner. He grew up in the 80s watching the show “Cheers” and always wanted to own a place like that. “Just a simple pub, tavern, a laid-back kind of place,” Nahed explained. He wanted a simple name to go with it, so he went with Malone’s Tavern, after Sam Malone, the owner and bartender at Cheers. Malone’s Tavern is located at 32350 Van Dyke Ave in Warren.