Patch Picks features a weekly selection of area businesses, events and other offerings. Our editors make the selections, with the help of reader input.
Patch Picks normally runs on Thursdays, but we thought we would get this one out to you as quickly as possible because we're featuring a sampling of the area’s places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We have included Canton, Plymouth and Northville in our search for the finest establishments for going green Thursday.
If you have any other suggestions our readers might be interested in, let us know in the comments.
- , 157 E. Main St., Northville: Green beer, Irish stew and corned beef with cabbage will highlight the menu Thursday. Drink and draft beer specials will also be in effect. The staff will be decked out in their finest St. Patty’s attire, and a bagpiper will grace the crowd, providing some authentic Irish sound to complement the jovial atmosphere.
- , 1777 N. Canton Center Rd., Canton: With two gaming rooms – replete with pool and beer pong tables, darts, shuffleboard and video games – and 26 televisions, which will capture all the NCAA basketball action, Baily’s has the day covered. There will be $3 green beer drafts, two shot waitresses roaming with colorful potions, a disc jockey and corned beef with cabbage. Doors open at 7 a.m.
- , 840 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth: The menu will feature Reuben sandwiches and green draft beer. The Ironwood offers 21 draft beers – and, yes, it has Guinness. All the NCAA Tournament action will be on full display on the Ironwood's 15 flat-screen televisions and its two large projection screens. A live band will be on hand to keep the crowd entertained. Doors open at 11 a.m.
- Gus O’Connor’s Irish Pub, 42875 Grand River Ave., Novi: Detroit sports radio hosts Doug Karsh and Scott “The Gator” Anderson of WXYT-AM, 97.1, "The Ticket," will broadcast live from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Irish dancers and a bagpiper will entertain the crowd, and numerous flat-screen televisions will cover all the NCAA Tournament action. There will be $3 shot specials, $4 domestic drafts, $5 imports and $6 20-ounce Guinness drafts. A “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast will be provided from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with the purchase of a pint. Doors open at 7 a.m.
- , 41275 Ford Rd., Canton: Corned beef sliders, corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew will be on the menu. There will also be $1 draft beers and $1 Jell-O shots. Entertainment will include a bagpiper and an ice luge. The Bowery has nine flat-screen televisions for all the NCAA Tournament action, darts and an electronic “The Tech Juke Box.” Doors open at 7 a.m.
- , 821 Penniman Ave., Plymouth: O'Callaghan's full menu will be available, including such Irish highlights as shepherd’s pie, Irish stew, bangers and mash and corned beef sliders. Live music will play from 11 a.m.-midnight. Dan Runey and the Shawn Riley Band will be the featured acts. Shot girls will roam throughout the night, and there will be several keg stations offering $5 draft beers. Doors open at 7 a.m.
Next week’s Patch Picks will feature a sampling of the area's spas. If you have a suggestion that might help us compile this list, post it in the comments.