St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and if you haven't already made plans to take the holiday (and the day after) off from work, we highly suggest you do so soon because everyone knows St. Pat's is the one day when area bars open at the crack of dawn and every Clevelander can claim (s)he's a little bit Irish.
For folks who haven't yet etched their St. Patty's Day drinking schedule in stone, we offer this humble addition to your holiday hit list: The Harp, which also happened to land on this list of best Irish bars in America just last year.
The Harp (Cleveland, OH)
From the fenced-in stone patio overlooking Lake Erie to the eye-catching stained glass backdrop behind the bar, The Harp is one pretty pub. Kind of like harp music, in pub form. But there's substance behind the style, like their live Irish music (not necessarily harp-based), their lineup of boxty (an Irish potato pancake-like concoction — get it filled corned beef reuben-style and be happy), and the glorious bit of Irish-American fusion that is a Black & Gold (half Guinness, half Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold).