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St. Patty’s Day in Lansing

March 17, 2018

by Katie Arvia

We did our best to round up the Irish celebrations at Lansing establishments (though not all of them responded to our request for information). Here’s what we found out:

Bohemian Joe’s

There’s a lot going on in March (see ad below), including Guinness on tap and probably corned beef.

JJ Kelley’s

Green beer all month long! On Friday, March 16, the Orange Whips will do “a wee bit of Irish music,” starting at 8:00pm. On March 17, MJ Baily does “all your favorite tunes” from 4:00–7:00pm, followed by bagpipers. From 8:00pm until closing, St. James Gate provides “Irish music at its best.” JJ Kelley’s is celebrating their 30-year anniversary this year as well.


On St. Patrick’s Day, come in for the corned beef and cabbage special. They’ll also have shot specials and drink specials, and a DJ beginning at 3:00pm.

Lansing Country Club

Irish buffet with all the classic Irish food—tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Plus, music by DJ Leo.


Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party—6:00pm–midnight. Your $50 ticket gets you corned beef and cabbage, fried chicken, rigatoni and meatballs, parsley boiled potatoes, glazed carrots, open bar, and entertainment by The 5 ‘N’ Time band (classic rock and blues).

Lynnie Que’s

Irish specialties all day Friday through Sunday—if you plan to bring a group on Saturday (St. Patty’s Day), Lynnie recommends that you call and make reservations. Live bands will be playing all weekend. Saturday night is also free bingo. Lynnie Que’s Airport Bar & Grill is celebrating their one-year anniversary all weekend long.

Margarita’s Bar & Grill

In addition to corned beef sandwiches, Margarita’s will feature drink specials that include traditional Jameson, Irish coffee, Irish car bombs, and Guinness.

Vierk’s Bukes Place (Torrence Tap)

Shot specials and a live band.

Katie Arvia
Katie Arvia
Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").