It doesn’t look like the long-awaited Stone Mad, Pete Leneghan’s hand-crafted pub on W. 65th, will open in time for St. Paddy’s Day. But no need to cry in your green beer: Here’s a fistful of other spots where you can get Irish on Monday without going hungry:
P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub
(17119 Lorain Ave., 216-941-9311). Hours:
7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Eat:
limited menu featuring mini-Reuben sliders and corned beef sandwiches. Drink:
17 beers on draft; 12 Irish whiskeys. Make merry:
Irish step dancers and bagpipers throughout the day. Tip:
Come in before 10 a.m. for a traditional Irish breakfast, complete with fried eggs, rashers, and black and white puddings. ...
(4408 Detroit Ave., 216-939-0200). Hours:
8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eat:
Limited menu featuring shepherd’s pie, fish ’n’ chips, corned beef & cabbage. Drink:
11 beers on draft; 12 Irish whiskeys. Make merry: Boys from the County Hell, 9 p.m. ($5 cover) Tip:
Don’t leave without a loaf of homemade Irish soda bread.
Claddagh Irish Pub
(25389 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst, 216-691-0534). Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eat:
Full menu. Drink:
try a well-poured Guinness, with a shamrock on top. Make merry:
step dancers and bagpipers perform throughout the day. Porter & Stout at noon; Forsythe Special at 3 p.m., Time Traxx at 7 p.m. Tip:
Covered and heated, the two outdoor patios may hold the best seats in the house.
The Old Angle Tavern
(1848 W. 25th St., 216-861-5643) Hours:
8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Eat:
Limited menu, featuring corned beef & cabbage, lamb stew, and soup. Drink:
six beers on draft; 9 Irish whiskeys. Make merry:
Whiskey Island Ramblers take the stage, immediately following the parade. Tip:
Warm those frozen fingers before the Angle’s roaring fire.
(323 Prospect Ave., 216-781-7782). Hours:
5:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eat:
Limited menu featuring lamb stew, and corned beef. Drink:
24 beers on draft; 13 Irish whiskeys. Make merry:
Boys from the County Hell, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tip:
Get in before 11 a.m. to dodge the $5 cover.
Great Lakes Brewing Company
(2516 Market Ave., 216-771-4404). Hours
: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eat
: Limited menu, featuring traditional Irish specialties. Drink: 10 craft-brewed beers on tap, including Conway’s Irish Ale and the aptly named Blackout Stout. Make merry:
Francis Quinn & Friends, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Project Mojo, 2 to 6 p.m., JP and Colin Dussault’s Blues Project, 7 to 11 p.m. Tip:
Reservations aren’t accepted, so come in early or be prepared to wait.
Sullivan’s Irish Pub
(13368 Madison Ave., Lakewood, 216-529-8969). Hours:
8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eat:
limited menu featuring corned beef & cabbage, soups, salads, and Irish cheddar dip. Drink:
18 beers on draft; more than 20 Irish whiskeys. Make merry:
Patrick O’Sullivan, 3 to 5 p.m.; Whiskey Island Ramblers 8 to 10 p.m. Tip:
A traditional Irish breakfast -- fried eggs, imported sausage, black and white puddings, rashers, and fried tomatoes – is on the menu from 8 to 11 a.m.
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