What’s the Craic? February Shenanigans ~ Including the return of The G.O.A.T.

By John O’Brien, Jr.

Brooklyn – Hooley Pub & Kitchen

10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 

5 Points Coffee & Tea
Always 10am to Noon. No events sent to us. 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111 

The Harp
No events sent to us. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113

Flat Iron Café
1114 Center St. Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968.

820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113

PJ McIntyre’s
2nd – Patrick & the Jazz Guys, 9th – Pat Shepard, 10th – Crawley & Sofranko, 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day + Ash Wednesday, 17th – Ron Foley, 24th – Half Craic’d. Join us for our Lenten fish fry! Voted #1 in the city!
PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club and the GAA. Book Parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. 216-941-9311.

Flannery’s Pub
Happy Hour from 3:00pm ’till 7:00pm Tuesday – Friday, Free Trivia Every Wednesday at 7:00pm & 8:00pm – half price whiskey during games.323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782

Fairview Park
Home of the Best Burger in NEO.  Great Lunch menu every day. 21490 Lorain Road, Fairview Park 44126 440.331.5719

Plank Road Tavern
No events sent to us. Happy Hour: M-F 4-7, Sat 12-6. Open Sessiún Every Thursday 7-10, ½ Off Wings, $1 off drinks. $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107 

Medina / Montrose
117 West Liberty Medina, 44256

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234) 466-0060

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor (440) 942-6611.

North Olmsted
Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events.  Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-7500. 29601 Lorain Road, North Olmsted  


Olmsted Twp
West Side Irish American Club
Great live music and food in The Pub every Friday. Thurs: 1, 8, 29 – Ceili Dancing 7-9P, info text 216-456-5395; 3rd – Pipe Band Fundraiser, Matt 440-525-1177; Sun: 4,18, 25 Marching Practice; 11th – Super Bowl Party, Dan Flick 440-236-8539 or Dan McGinty 216-701-6108; 15th – General Meeting 7P; 24th – Jr. Units Exhibition Dance, Christi 216-906-0663 or Heather 216-440-0801. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 440-235-5868.

Cleveland St. Pat’s / St. Jarlath’s GAA
Always defer to the team’s WhatsApp group chat or calendar on for updates. New players always welcome.

Rocky River
No events sent to us. HAPPY HOUR: Monday Thru Friday 2pm – 7pm! $2 off drafts / $2 off liquor / $1 off wine. 19500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 (440) 990-7468

Casey’s Irish Imports
440-33-8383. 19626 Center Ridge Road

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
500 Southpark Center #GI10 (Southpark Mall Main Entrance), 44136 440.638.4852

Valley City
No events sent to us. Join us for Brunch EVERY SUNDAY. Great food, atmosphere, staff and fun. 6757 Center Road Valley City, 44280

Hooley Pub & Kitchen
24940 Sperry Dr Westlake 44145. (440) 835-2890

Nora’s Public House
No events sent to us.
 4054 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094. 

Wild Goose
No events sent to us. 4114 Erie Street, Willoughby 44094

PICT Classic Theatre
 No Events sent to us. Season Subscriptions & Single tickets for all shows are now on sale: ONLINE: ; PHONE: 412-561-6000 x207; MAIL: PO Box 8168, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. [email protected]

Gaelic Arts Society of Pittsburgh
[email protected].

No Events sent to us. Contact PittsburghGAA for more info: [email protected]

Fiddler’s Hearth
No events sent to us. Mon: Open Irish Music Session 7ish; Tue: Open Old Timey Music Session 7ish; Wed:  Open Mic – 7:30pm – 9:30pm, sign-up 6:30pm. 127 North Main Street South Bend, IN. 44601. 574.232.2853


  • Gormley’s Pub – 2nd Sunday of the month, 5 to 8. 19500 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH 44116
  • The Magic Tree Pub & Eatery – 3rd Sunday of the month, 5:30 to 7:30 7463 South Avenue, Boardman, Ohio 44512
  • The 1035 Club 1stSaturday of the month 1-3. 1035 Bridge Street upstairs, Ashtabula, OH 44004
  • The Harp – 1stFriday of every month, 9pm 4408 Detroit, Cleveland 44113
  • Mondays: Music lessons w/ Samantha McNamara, followed by 8pm sessiún. Gormley’s Irish Pub. All ages, levels, & observers welcome. Info/Contact: com
  • Otie’s Tavern – Tuesdays 7-9. 5344 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43206
  • Nora’s Public House – Scottish & Irish Sessiún 1st Wednesday of the Month 7:30 4054 Erie StreetWilloughby, OH 44094
  • Logan’s Irish Pub – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 414 S. Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840
  • Plank Road – Thursdays 7 – 10. All ages and experience welcome 16719 Detroit Road, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Spoon Market & Deli – every Thursday, 7-9 PM, all are welcome,144 W Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691
  • Dempsey’s – Fridays: 8-10. 346 S. High Street Columbus, OH 43215
  • Rialto Theater – Gordon Shaffer First Tuesday of the Month Irish Session. 6:30 to 9PM 1000 Kenmore Blvd. Akron, 44314.

    AOH Akron – Last Wednesday of the month 7 to 9PM w/ Celtic Rush. 

Irish Language Classes:

  • Introductory to intermediate level, Tuesdays, 6:15 -8 p.m. P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub 17119 Lorain Road, Cleveland, OH 44111 [email protected]
  • Introductory to intermediate level, Thursdays 7:00 p.m., 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave. Bexley, OH 43209

To read previous What’s the Craic? columns, go HERE

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John O'Brien, Jr.

*John is a Founder and the Publisher and Editor of iIrish, an archivist, spokesman, emcee, Spoken Word presenter and author of five books, so far.


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