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Find your lucky charms at Mickey’s Irish Pub

3/11/2015

With so many bars participating in the Court Avenue Official Block Party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it’s hard to know where to go. They all open early, most offer special Irish foods, and each bar offers some sort of unique drink special. But where’s the best place to go? The crowds are massive and, although the event is crazy-fun, it can get overwhelming. Sometimes it’s better to pick your favorite bar and stick with it for the day — especially the ones that open early.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and endless green beer at Mickey’s Irish Pub’s block party.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and endless green beer at Mickey’s Irish Pub’s block party.

Only the truest St. Patty’s Day fanatics stick with their green all day and all night, and they need a bar that they can rely on from an early breakfast to a late night — and all the pints in between. The kissing of all those who are Irish commences at 6 a.m., and the green beer keeps flowing until 2 a.m. With these long hours of dedicated Irish folk, they need a home, a base, a meeting place, a starting point and an ending point.

Mickey’s Irish Pub will be that place, and more, to hundreds of customers on March 17. Crowds will begin to fill the corner of Third and Court before the birds are even chirping, just waiting to start the celebrations with a green beer.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Mickey’s will keep patrons happily buzzed from morning till night. The bar opens bright and early at 6 a.m. and serves green beer all day. Three DJs — Eric Marshall, DJ Brett B and DJ Metro — will keep the music alive throughout the day and into the night. The Official Block Party begins at noon along Third and Court, with live music from Decoy, Pie In The Sky and Dolewite throughout the evening. Tickets are available now at http://www.MickeysIrishPub.com.

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Mickey’s definitely looks like a pub, with its dimly lit, stained glass lamps and bookshelves lining the walls behind the corner booths. On any given afternoon, it can be one of the more relaxing places to buy a pint. But the great thing about Mickey’s is its versatility, meaning that even though it’s a nice place for a quiet drink at 4 p.m. on a Wednesday, it also plays home to wild crowds of bar hoppers buying shots for their friends and anyone else who happens to be nearby.

And when summertime swings around the corner (we promise, it will happen eventually), Mickey’s has one of the best downtown patios in the metro. It offers plenty of space to walk around — and dance, if you’re into that sort of thing — and it has a large bar outside for convenience, although don’t be surprised if it takes several minutes and some serious pushing to make your way through the crowd just to get to the bar. With one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around, great drink specials, a spectacular patio and all-around great Irish vibes, Mickey’s Irish Pub is the place to be.

So grab a Guinness — or a green beer on St. Patty’s day — and kick back. CV

 

Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Fri. – Sat. 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Happy hour
Mon. – Thurs. 4 – 8 p.m.

206 Third St., Des Moines
Across from the parking ramp and next to Voodoo Lounge

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