By Kristen Yates
For the past six years Mo’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day – 2 Day Bash has been a hit. So much that just last year its party grew large enough that they decided to turn it into a two-day event.
“This year is going to be better than ever,” Kyle Gobel, assistant general manager, said.
This will be Gobel’s second year working the event and he has many fond memories of last year.
“It’s really a big event. We have grown in size every year and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring,” he said.
The two-day event starts on March 15 with the inaugural Mo’s Shamroc5K run at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Simon Youth Foundation and all are welcome to participate. Those interested in participating can register online at www.shamroc5k.com.
After the race the festivities continue with Mo’s traditional Kegs & Eggs breakfast featuring just what it sounds like – malt beverages and eggs. Festivities begin at 11:45 a.m. and continue all day with outside tents housing live music and drinks.
Wristbands are being pre-sold through March 14 for $15, which allows patrons to return Monday for more fun, or they can be acquired at the door for $10. Patrons must be 21 or older to enter the tents.
Several bands will make an appearance throughout both days to keep you dancing and having a great time. On March 15, the main band is RECOIL, which was voted the number one Best Rock Band in Indianapolis in NUVO’s 2013 “Best Indy People’s Choice Awards.” On March 17, the main band will be The Bishops, which brings the crowd to its feet with popular hits enjoyable for all ages.
Most importantly, it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without traditional Irish food. The menu will include made from scratch dishes like fish and chips, corn beef, and chicken and shrimp.
“I’m especially excited for the green beer, live music, and are customers out here having a good time,” Gobel said.
On March 17, all the fun moves inside to the spacious restaurant. Drinks, food, and live music will continue on St. Patrick’s Day.
“I have the best staff in Indiana. They are mostly excited to dress up for the events, and trust me, they go all out,” Gobel said.
Event: Mo’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day – 2 Day Bash
Where: 13193 Levinson Lane, Suite 100
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday
More St. Patrick’s Day events
Hamilton County Firefighters St. Patrick’s Day celebration – Copper Still Kitchen and Bar, 917 Conner St., Noblesville, will celebrate the holiday and raise money for brave firefighters on March 15. Family activities begin at 4 p.m. The beer garden and live music from Steve Smith and JT Sifuentes starts at 6 p.m. Cover is $5 to benefit the Local 4416 Firefighters Bereavement Fund. For more information call 214-7376.
Come party in downtown Carmel – Muldoon’s bar in the Arts & Design District will start partying when it opens its doors at 11 a.m. March 15. Expect to find corned beef and cabbage on the menu, a bagpiper in the corner and plenty of green beer to go around – all with no cover charge. The bar, 111 W. Main St., doesn’t have a set closing time March 15 and 16. For more information call 571-1116.
All-day affair at the Brockway – Expect a party so large it can’t be contained. The Brockway public house, 12525 Old Meridian St., Carmel, is calling in the fire department to block off Old Meridian Street on March 15, and Cranston Ave. will be closed completely all weekend to accommodate a large tent with TVs tuned to show the March Madness basketball games. Start off March 15 with kegs and eggs at 7 a.m. and register online at www.l4444.com to participate in the fire department’s pump or pull. There also will be a traditional Irish music performance at 2 p.m. March 15; otherwise, the live music schedule is: The Revelators at 9:30 p.m. March 14; a band March 15; a live DJ March 16; and My Yellow Rickshaw 4 p.m. March 17. For more information call 669-8080.
Lots of Irish Eyes will be smiling in Fishers – Claddagh Irish Pub, 3835 E. 96th St., will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day March 14, 15 and 17 with live music and a limited Irish menu on March 17. Throw on your kilt for the inaugural Kilt Night on March 14. Celtic Rain plays from 8 p.m. to close. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 15 and begins at noon on March 17 with bagpipes from 4 to 5 p.m. and Irish Airs performing from 6:30 p.m. to close. For more information call 569-3663.
Second Sham-Rockin’ Tent Party – Murphy’s Pub, 11650 Olio Rd., will host four full days of partying from March 14 through 17. The pub is open all day but the tent party begins each evening at 5 p.m. and will feature music, green beer and a shot station. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and shepherd’s pie and there will be special appearances by the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers. For more information call 288-4073.
Traditional Fare at The Friendly – Join in on the long tradition of the St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party at The Friendly Tavern at 290 S. Main St., Zionsville. Starting at 4 p.m. the evening will be full of live Irish music, corned beef, potatoes and cabbage and, of course, plenty of cold green beer and Guinness. For more information, call 873-5772.
St. Patrick’s Day Feast – Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks, 175 S. Main St., Zionsville, will offer a variation of Irish appetizers, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, and Irish lamb stew. Guinness Brownie Sundae with Irish Creme Sauce and Pistachio Pie also will be served. For more information call 733-8755.