To get you ready for green clothing, green beer and green, um...other stuff (later on...you'll see what I mean), here is my list of the five best places in Omaha to go to feel Irish. Feel free to click on the photos to be taken to the establishment's respective website.
None of these establishments paid me to endorse them.
I would love your help turning this into a Top 10 list. So if your favorite Irish hangout isn't on here, please submit your suggestions by emailing me: montez@961KissOnline.com
Tezzy's Top 5 Places in Omaha for St. Paddy's Day
Brazen Head Irish Pub - 319 N 78th Street - Omaha
Located on North 78th Street (between Cass & Dodge), Brazen Head may have a not-so-exciting facade but don't judge this book by its cover. Once you get inside you are immediately transported to the revered pub in Dublin after which it is named. The atmosphere and decor are amazing.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Robert Emmet Room
Clancy's Pub (Two Locations) - Omaha
Back in the day, there were four locations and on St. Paddy's Day you would pay one price and hop on their free busses to go back & forth between all locations. Now there are two locations in Omaha. However, from what I've read online, the one I am posing in front of (Aksarben location) has a different owner than Clancy's Pub West. The Aksarben location is the original; it opened in 1977. I've had a blast at both locations so I don't want to show favoritism to one over the other. Just have your ride-share/cab driver bring you to both so you can make your opinion on which you prefer.
HIGHLIGHTS: Beer Garden & Live Music
The Marylebone 3710 Leavenworth Street - Omaha
The Marylebone is kind of a must on St. Paddy's Day. If you don't at least stop by for a cold one, you should just stay home because you'll be doing STP all wrong. You gotta get a selfie with the leprechaun out front (pictured above). Yeah it's a bit small inside, it's simple and yet it is very necessary. And the back patio is where I first learned about 'Cards Against Humanity' so there's that!
HIGHLIGHTS: The 'Sham Damnrock' painted in the street
Barrett's Barleycorn Pub & Grill 4322 Leavenworth Street - Omaha
Because you're smart enough to follow my advice from the previous bar, you're already going to be down the street anyway...so you might as well walk on down Barrett's (or vice versa). Castle Barrett's next door will be serving an Authentic Irish Luncheon with corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes, stew and soda bread.
HIGHLIGHTS: Pipes & Drums Performances
The Dubliner 1205 Harney Street - Omaha
First off, I love underground bars. I think this stems from the 1980s sitcom 'Cheers' (available on Netflix, BTW). Secondly, I also love bars with a dark ambiance. This way if I drink too much and make an ass of myself, you might not be able to see it. And finally, I love the Old Market. Thus, the reason The Dubliner is number one on my list. This building goes back to 1894, so you can just feel the history when you're saddled up to the bar, enjoying a cold one.
HIGHLIGHTS: Open at 6am on St. Paddy's Day with live music throughout the day
To repeat, if you did not see your favorite Irish hangout on this list, I would love to turn it into a Top 10 List so please email me your suggestions: email@example.com
If I get enough of a response, I will update this blog willingly.