The CLE Is Feeling Lucky

March 13, 2017

People celebrate St. Patrick's in ClevelandDestination Cleveland Offers Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Luck This St. Patrick’s Day


CLEVELAND (March 13, 2017) - On St. Patrick's Day, everyone comes together to celebrate the Irish heritage regardless of their personal ethnicity. Cleveland is a city known for its Irish pride, day-long celebrations and popular parade on March 17, and Destination Cleveland wants Clevelanders to snatch an extra dose of luck this year. Whether it's celebrating the holiday at a new spot, partaking in an unconventional tradition or searching Public Square for a rare four-leaf clover, there are many places for Clevelanders to find a streak of good luck.

Lucky Spots in CLE

Rockefeller's Grave at Lake View Cemetery

  • Standard Oil Co. founder John D. Rockefeller is among the famous people who are laid to rest in Lake View Cemetery. As one of Cleveland's most generous philanthropists, Rockefeller gave dimes to people he met - especially children - later in life. As both a tribute to Rockefeller and a wish for good luck, many people place a dime on top of his grave, hoping they will see a change in their fortune.
    • 12316 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44106

JACK Cleveland Casino

  • Where's the best place for card-lovers to press their luck in the CLE? For some, a pot of gold may be found at a slot machine (or a card table, if the cards are played right) at the JACK Cleveland Casino in Downtown Cleveland. With an assortment of more than 1,600 slot machines and nearly 100 table games, Clevelanders can take a shot at a little bit o' fortune.
    • 100 Public Square, Cleveland, 44114

Guardians of Transportation

  • On the way to or from Downtown Cleveland, Northeast Ohio residents can cross over the Hope Memorial Bridge for an extra shot of luck by giving a quick nod to the Guardians of Transportation. These 43-foot-tall sculptures keep a special watch on motorists and their loved ones during travel.
    • Connects Downtown Cleveland to the Ohio City neighborhood, between Ontario Street and
      West 25th Street

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens

  • For those wishing to get a genuine dose of Irish luck, a visit to the Irish garden in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens is in order. The garden traces its roots to Ireland as it is designed to resemble the Celtic cross, which was believed to be introduced by St. Patrick himself. The garden also features a replica of a fountain that can be found in Dublin.
    • 1201 Martin Luther King Drive, Cleveland, 44108

Holiday Happenings

St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Downtown Cleveland is the heart and soul of the day's festivities. Celebrating its 175th year, the parade will make its way down Superior Avenue to Public Square beginning at 1:04 p.m. to the delight of thousands of Clevelanders. Make navigating Downtown a breeze with a quick ride on the RTA, Cleveland's award-winning transportation system. Clevelanders can plan their trip and buy bus or train fare using RTA's mobile ticketing app before kicking off their celebration.
    • Downtown Cleveland, Superior Ave. from E. 18th St. through Public Square

Kamm's Corners

  • Celebrations will be happening throughout the city on March 17, and Kamm's Corners in the West Park neighborhood hosts a big St. Patrick's Day shindig for all to enjoy. From early morning Irish breakfasts to post-parade parties at establishments like West Park Station, Public House and P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, festivities will not be in short supply.
    • Kamm's Corners, Intersection of Lorain Rd. and Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, 44111

House of Blues

  • The House of Blues Cleveland knows a thing or two about how to have a hooley - a jam-packed Irish party with live music. On March 17, the House of Blues Cleveland is hosting their 13th Annual St. Patrick's Day Party filled with plenty of pints, parties and performances from start to finish. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and there is no cover charge.
    • 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114

Top O' the Mornin' to Ya

Flannery's Pub

  • The party starts early at Flannery's Pub and continues into the night at the corner of East 4th Street and Prospect Avenue. This Irish pub is the perfect place to grab a Guinness, show off green attire, and enjoy a delicious menu of bangers, boxtys and whiskeys galore. Traditional Irish music with a punk rock flare will fill the air when The Boys from County Hell, Cleveland's own Pogues tribute band, perform from 1 - 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 a.m., and breakfast starts at 9 a.m.
    • 323 E. Prospect Ave., Cleveland, 44115

The Harp

  • During the Irish immigration to America in the 18th century, corned beef was accessible and cabbage was inexpensive - and the Irish-American tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day was born. Clevelanders can dig into this St. Paddy's Day favorite and more traditional Irish dishes at The Harp starting at 8:30 a.m.
    • 4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 44113


  • For the biggest and best corned beef sandwich in Cleveland, a stop at Slyman's is a must. This mouthwatering Cleveland sandwich staple is piled high with the deli's signature corned beef and can even be turned into a Reuben with the addition of juicy sauerkraut and Swiss cheese. It's guaranteed that no one will be left hungry after a visit to Slyman's, but be sure to get there early as St. Patrick's Day is their busiest day of the year. Doors open at 6 a.m.
    • 3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 44103

Good Cheer and Green Beer

The Corner Alley

  • East 4th Street is certain to be a hotspot on St. Patrick's Day, and the Corner Alley will be one of the best places to stop. The restaurant will have DJs playing upbeat dance music from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., drink specials, live music from Billy Likes Soda and tons of giveaways to celebrate the luck of the Irish. There will also be more than 20 beers on tap - making it easy to find a pint of cheer.
    • 402 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 44114


  • Located in Ohio City, TownHall is showing off its Irish pride with a special St. Patrick's celebration filled with specialty craft beers, bag pipers and tasteful treats. The menu will feature sandwiches with Local Provisions' corned beef and other fixings. Guests are encouraged to dress in green and have a shamrockin' good time. Doors open at 11 a.m.
    • 1909 West 25th St., Cleveland, 44113

Great Lakes Brewing Company

  • Lucky for Clevelanders, Great Lakes Brewing Company will have their special Irish beers, Conway's Irish Ale and Wolfhound Stout, on draft for St. Patrick's Day. Conway's Irish Ale is named after the co-owners' grandfather, Pa Conway, and a close look at the label reveals a snapshot of his authentic Ireland-to-U.S. immigration papers from 1903. In addition, Great Lakes will have food specials featuring classic Irish cuisine along with their modern take on traditional dishes. Porter Sharks and The Cleveland Firefighter Memorial Pipes + Drums will perform live music in the afternoon while Clevelanders toast to Ireland. Doors open at 11 a.m.
    • 2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, 44113

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