Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Spend St. Patrick’s Day at Sullivan’s Public House

Written by  Paul Starr
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This St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Sullivan’s Public House will expand to accommodate even more revelers by hosting the holiday in its own pub as well as an adjacent property. The owners will transform the extended space into Michigan’s own St. James Gate style Pop-up Guinness Bar at 21 N. Washington Street. St. James Gate is the original Dublin-based brewery where Guinness was first brewed in 1979. The one-day event will pay tribute to this internationally-known beer birthplace. Not only will pints of Guinness and pours of Jameson be flowing the Pop-up Guinness Bar, but it will play host to a full day of authentic, live Irish music and dance. Bagpipes, Irish dancers, DJs and full live bands will keep the party going from morning until night, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Expect surprises and giveaways.
“Every year we reach capacity,” said Jamie Cremin, co-owner, of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. “This year we’re doing something truly memorable to accommodate those looking to celebrate.” Three full bars are stocked and Executive Chef Patrick McGuigan’s menu of Irish-inspired farm-to-table crafted dishes is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Indulge in an authentic Shepherd’s Pie made with roasted root vegetables like turnips, carrots, parsnips and peas. Enjoy menu favorites like an Irish Dip, featuring Guinness Au Jus; Sullivan’s Burger featuring Guinness Marbled Cheese; Macaroni and Smithwick’s Beer Cheese Soup with Guinness Cheese; Harp-battered Fish & Chips, Jameson BBQ Wings; and a Flourless Chocolate Guinness Cake. Seasonal offerings include Quail and Pan-Seared Duck Breast.

Tap into St. Patrick’s Day at the only bar in Michigan with an authentic Guinness tap system, certified and approved by the brand’s Dublin-based brewery and headquarters. Bartenders will be pouring true Irish classics from Guinness to Smithwick’s to Harp. It’s also the ideal time to try a new signature, Sullivan’s Irish Ale, brewed locally at Griffin Claw Brewing Co. in Birmingham.

Cocktail fans won’t want to miss the originally-crafted Smoked Fashioned, a new take on an Old Fashioned that recreates the warmth of an Ireland home. Developed by Owner Jerry Cremin, the drink features Irish Whisky infused with housemade orange marmalade. It’s finished with flare – a slice of smoking peat is placed with the cocktail under a glass dome to infuse it with flavor. Once presented, the glass is removed to reveal a scent reminiscent of an old Irish fireplace.


The March 17th lineup at Sullivan’s Public House includes:

  • 9-10 a.m. Bagpipes
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Shannon Irish Dance Academy Celtic Dancers
  • 1-4 p.m. Fiddle and Strum Duo =
  • 5-8 p.m. Celtic Cross Band
  • 9 p.m. to midnight: Gerard Smith
  • *And don’t miss DJ Rolling Rock at Sullivan’s Pop-up Guinness Bar.
  • COST: Free

On Saturday, March 18 the afterparty will continue with $7 unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary drinks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Jim Perkins performing later in the evening from 8 p.m. to midnight.

About Sullivan's Public House:

Sullivan’s Public House is a family owned and operated Irish restaurant and bar located at 23 N. Washington Street in downtown Oxford, Mich. With 40 years combined hospitality experience between Ireland, New York and Michigan, Jamie and Jerry Cremin have elevated the dining experience with farm-to-table dishes focused on fresh ingredients, expertly-crafted cocktails and carefully curated Irish beer selections. Hours are 3-10 p.m. for dinner Monday to Sunday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch Saturday and Sunday and bar hours from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday or 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Visit http://sullivanspublichouse.com for more information.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.