Changing Dublin Pub into St. Patrick's Day central is no easy feat. Video by Amelia Robinson.
Photo: Tom Gilliam
Photo: Tom Gilliam

The biggest and baddest St. Patrick's Day party in the STATE is held right here in Dayton

Dublin Pub planning 21st bash with two days of fun, Guinness, Jameson and shenanigans

Argue if you want to, but the fact is that the Dublin Pub has one of the biggest, baddest St. Patrick’s Day events in the state of Ohio. It says so right on the event’s flyer.

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The two-day drink and eat fest draws lads, lasses and leprechauns from around the region, many of whom are actually Irish.

So many kilts. 

Dub Pub co-owner Steve Tieber said his pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s Oregon District proudly boasts that it provides “St. Patrick’s Day for professionals.” 

No green beer here. The Dublin Pub’s taps will be filled with Guinness, Smithwicks and other brews from The Emerald Isle. 

Cider will be available, but domestic beers will not be. 

For the first time, Dublin Pub with serve Kilkenny beer at its St. Patrick’s Day bash. 

Shirts celebrating the fact that party is  21 and “finally legal” will be sold, Tieber said. 

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The Dublin Pub hosted its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17, 2018. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam

Local St. Patrick’s Day fans have more reason than ever to kiss someone because they are Irish. 

Tieber was over the moon that Dayton was named the 10th best city when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day in the United States in a recent WalletHub examination of the top 200 cities. 

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Tieber said the Dublin Pub, Flanagan's Pub and the excitement around University of Dayton undoubtedly helped gain that recognition. 

“We are really excited Dayton got ranked number 10 in the U.S.,” he said. “We are happy to be part of that.” 

In 2014, the Dublin Pub was named one of the top 10 Irish pubs in the nation by the “Tom Horan’s America’s Top Ten Club.”
Naturally, an event so large comes with its fair share of questions and anxiety for rookies. Let this guide help you make the most of your experience.

A man at the Dublin Pub in Dayton shaved a shamrock onto the back of his head to commemorate the day. Beer, Irish whiskey and breakfast were on the menu at the pub as revelers celebrated St. Patricks Day. MARK FISHER / STAFF
Photo: Mark Fisher

THE DETAILS

The Dublin Pub will open at 11 a.m. for lunch Saturday, March 16.

The St. Patrick’s Day pre-party starts at 6 p.m. that night. General admission is $10 for both the pre-party and St. Patrick’s Day. 

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St. Patrick’s Day officially kicks off at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17 with the “admission line pre-check” at the Wayne Avenue entrance.

Jameson and other spirits will be sold starting at 10 a.m. thanks to the recent change in the law that allow for early Sunday liquor sales. 

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TICKET INFO 

General admission is $10 and covers Saturday and Sunday (March 16-17). The VIP Experience tickets are $50 and include admission for STRANGER VIP Night and St. Patrick’s Day, tickets for food or drink, and a St. Patrick’s Day souvenir cup.

SHUTTLE TO FLANAGAN’S

On Sunday only, a free shuttle will run between the Dublin Pub and Flanagan's Pub, 101 E. Stewart St. It begins at 10 a.m. and goes until midnight. 

Audience members as Dulahan performs during the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Dublin Pub in downtown Dayton, Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Photo: MediaMoments.com/Peter Wine
 

THE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Here is the entire itinerary for Dublin Pub’s 2019 St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 

11 a.m. Dublin Pub opens for lunch

6 p.m. Tent opens for Pre Show & STRANGER The VIP EXPERIENCE  

8 p.m. STRANGER the VIP EXPERIENCE under the big tent

9:30 p.m. White Knuckle Weekend inside in the historic church addition.

>> WATCH: Dub Pub transforms into St. Patrick’s Day mecca

SUNDAY, MARCH 17: St. Patrick’s Day bash  

4:30 a.m. Begin admission and wristbands $10, located at Wayne Ave entrance. 

5:30 a.m. Open serving Breakfast & Guinness.  The first 100 people get free St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts

5:30 a.m. Mix 107.7 Morning Show live remote

7 a.m. Jameson’s Folly, main stage 

10 a.m. RELEASE THE JAMESON  with the Jameson girls  

10 a.m. Free Shuttle Bus starts from Dublin Pub to Flanagan’s

10:30 a.m. Celtic Academy of Irish Dance, main stage

11 a.m. Jameson’s Folly, inside Jameson stage

11 a.m. Master of ceremonies Jim Bucher hosts Dublin Pub St. Patrick's 

11 a.m. Jameson free photo booth until 5 p.m.

12 p.m. Miami Valley Pipe and Drums, main stage

12 p.m. Jameson Tasting in the new inflatable pub in the beer garden 

1:30 p.m Father, Son and Friends, main stage 

3 p.m Scott Houchens and the Pullouts, rock covers, inside Jameson stage, rock 

5 p.m Guinness Girls

5 p.m Jay Tieber tribute to those who have passed featuring Shawn MacIntyre Hall and

“Amazing Grace” on bagpipes, and Father, Son & Grandson & Friends

6:30 p.m Celtic Academy of Irish Dance

7 p.m Jameson Girls Main Stage

8:30 p.m 9  Castle Close, Celtic Rock, main stage

9 p.m Full Frontal , rock covers and dance music, inside on Jameson stage until 1 a.m.

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