It’s the day before St. Patrick’s Day and you and your friends are still agonizing over where to spend the day. But fear not, Detroit Chic has spent the last few days checking out some local Irish hot spots to bring you all of the information so that you and your friends can have the safest and best experience! Here are a few local bars with great deals and sure to be a blast:

Shamrock Pub in downtown Utica opens at 9am, serves a limited menu and charges no cover. Information and directions are available by calling (586)731-6886.

Old Shillelagh in Detroit is hosting its 20th Annual Tent Party and claims to have the “largest St. Paddy’s Day celebration in Michigan”. Doors open at 7am and tents open by 8am. Cover is $10 and is good all day and night. There will be $4 shot specials at all bars and patrons are encouraged to find “Shooter Girls” for $3 Shooter Specials. For more information about the party or to find deals on local hotels you can check out:

O’Connor’s Public House in downtown Rochester is scheduled to have Channel 955’s Mojo in Morning broadcasting live at 6am, a 4,000 square foot party tent, four bars and six different bands on four stages. The bar’s website claims that, “It’s the BIGGEST party in Oakland County!” There is no cover between 6am and 10am. Cover is $10 after 10am. A limo will be available on a first come first serve basis to take patrons anywhere within a 10-15 mile radius of the pub for roughly $10. For more information you can check out: or call (248)608-2537.

Dick O’ Dow’s in downtown Birmingham opens at 7am and has three different bands scheduled. Live music starts at 10am and as always, there is no cover. Party goers can get more information by calling (248) 642-1135.

Hamlin Pub: has 6 locations in Rochester Hills, Lake Orion, Shelby Township, Clarkston and Chesterfield. Each location opens at 7am and live entertainment throughout the day. The Rochester Hills location will have 96.3 Radio Station at 10am, breakfast at 7am and specials on Irish Car Bombs and Jameson. The Chesterfield location will have a free breakfast for military, police and firefighters. The Clarkston location will feature specials on Bud and Bud Light bottles and Jello Shots. There is no cover at any Hamlin Pub location. Directions for each location can be found here:

Muldoon’s: A Local Tavern has two locations; one in the heart of Downtown Utica and another in Rochester Hills. The Utica location will have a heated tent, green beer specials, a DJ inside and a band outside. The Rochester Hills location will have live music featuring 2 Days Gone, green beer specials and giveaways. There is no cover at either location. Contact information for both locations is available at

Dooley’s Tavern features 3 different locations. The Sterling Heights location opens at 6am and starts serving patrons at 7am. They will have live entertainment all day and a party tent. The 89X Radio Station will be at the Sterling Heights location from 7am-10am. Drink specials will occur throughout the day. The Roseville location also opens at 6am and starts serving patrons at 7am and will feature live bands and bag pipers throughout the day.  The Mt. Clemen’s location open at 7am and has live music all day. Cover is $5 at all locations and patrons may travel from location to location on the Dooley’s Party Bus. Buses run every 45 minutes and those taking the bus do not have to pay cover at each location, only once. Check out the Dooley’s website for location details or more information:

O’ Tooles Irish American Grill and Bar in Royal Oak will have green beer and a special food menu featuring Corn Beef Sandwiches and other Irish specialties. Bagpipers will play throughout the day and DJ Juice will play live music at 10pm. There is no cover if you beat the line and $5 cover afterwards.

Gus O’ Connor’s: in Sterling Heights opens at 7am with a continental breakfast. There will be live entertainment throughout the day including Irish dancers and bagpipers. There will also be a beer tent serving green beer and Guinness. Cover is $5. Contact information and directions can be found at: