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KNOX COUNTY – St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, but a number of local restaurants and bars are beginning the celebration early by offering discounted drinks and Irish-themed entrées throughout the weekend. Several local establishments will host entertainment on Saturday night as well, including Celtic dancing and live music.

Those looking to stay in Knox County to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day will have plenty of options. Here is a list (in alphabetical order) of local establishments that will be participating:

Amato’s Woodfired Pizza / 668 N. Sandusky St., Mount Vernon

Amato’s will offer $5 Guinness pints, $3 Irish car bombs and a specialty reuben pizza all weekend – Friday through Sunday. The restaurant will also host Irish dancers on Sunday for entertainment.

Bad Apple Pub / 22001 Coshocton Ave., Howard

Bad Apple Pub will offer food and drink specials all day Saturday, including green beer and Guinness. Bad Apple will serve $1 St. Patty’s jello shots as well. The band “Right on Main” will perform at 8:30 p.m.

Barb’s Diner / 201 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon

Barb’s Diner will have a special on reuben sandwiches on Saturday.

Door 142 / 142 N. Main St., Fredericktown

Door 142 will serve corned beef and cabbage on Saturday. They will also offer salmon on Friday.

Duffer’s / 39 W. 2nd St., Fredericktown

Duffer’s will serve reuben sandwiches all day Saturday and cook out starting at 5 p.m. Karaoke will run from 7-10 p.m.

Fiesta Mexicana / 308 W. High St., Mount Vernon

Fiesta Mexicana will take $2 off margarita pitchers all day Saturday.

Flappers Bar and Grille / 15 W. High St., Mount Vernon

Flappers will serve corn beef and cabbage, reuben sandwiches, and green beer all day Saturday. Musical artist Jordan Smith will perform a variety of acoustic Irish songs from 8-11 p.m.

Howard Hilton / 23379 Coshocton Ave., Howard

Howard Hilton will serve pork and sauerkraut all day Saturday. Drink specials are TBD.

Mazza’s Restaurant / 11587 Upper Gilchrist Rd., Mount Vernon

Mazza’s will offer veal pastrami reuben, green beer, and “The Gent,” a specialty cocktail, on Saturday and Sunday.

Moss Rose / 109 W. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon

Moss Rose will serve Guinness pints for $3.50 all day, Friday and Saturday. For dinner on Saturday (beginning at 6 p.m.), Moss Rose will offer Irish beef stew and Scotch eggs alongside a dessert of Irish coffee cheesecake.

Pirates’ Cove / 108 Mt. Vernon Ave., Mount Vernon

Pirates’ Cove will take one dollar off all reuben sandwiches and atomic burgers (includes jalapeno slaw) on Saturday. The restaurant will also begin an NCAA Tournament-themed deal this weekend, where it will offer a bucket of domestic beers (five beers total) and a 16-inch, two-item pizza for $30. That deal will last until the college basketball season is over.

Pizza Dock / 92 S. Main St., Fredericktown

Pizza Dock will offer a large, one-topping pizza for $13.50 (pick-up only) on Saturday, instead of the regular price of $16.05.

R&M Southside Diner / 620 S. Main St., Mount Vernon

Southside Diner will offer two holiday specials – corned beef and cabbage with one side, and an open-faced reuben sandwich – on Saturday.

Stein Brewing Company / 109 S. Main St., Mount Vernon

The restaurant and taproom will offer Guinness specials and other special food items all day Saturday. At 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., The Academy Irish Dance Company, of Westerville, will perform.

From 9 p.m. to midnight, Ladies of Longford – an award-winning, all-woman, Celtic acoustic band from Columbus – will perform. The band has also performed at The Dublin Irish Festival and Milwaukee Irish Festival during its 17-year history.

On Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m., the restaurant will serve ‘Eggs ‘n Kegs’ along with brunch specials. SBC will round out the weekend with a March Madness bracket selection party at 5 p.m.

The Alcove / 116 S. Main St., Mount Vernon

The Alcove will serve corned beef and cabbage on Saturday and Sunday.

The Brickhouse Grind / 10 S. Main St., Fredericktown

The Brickhouse Grind will offer ‘shamrock drinks’ and mint Oreo brownies all week long.

The Joint / 1 W. High St., Mount Vernon

The Joint is taking one dollar off any item that has green in it (i.e. pickles, green peppers, sprinkles on a sundae, etc.) on Saturday and Sunday.

The Original Dave’s Cosmic Subs / 222 S. Main St., Mount Vernon

The Original Dave’s will offer $2 combo meals (including chips and a drink) Saturday and Sunday as long as customers have a green item in their sub (i.e. lettuce). Customers can upgrade their sub to a combo (add a drink and chips) for $2 as well.

Whit’s Frozen Custard / 500 S. Main St., Mount Vernon

Whit’s is serving mint custard all week, from Monday through Sunday.

Staff Reporter

Grant is a 2018 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he studied journalism and played basketball. He likes coffee, books and minor league baseball. He loves telling stories and has a passion for local news.