Question: “Where, oh where, can I get a super authentic feel for Ireland and still have an absolute blast on St. Patty’s Day in Cincinnati?” Answer: Molly Malone’s in Covington, Kentucky. Ok, so it’s not necessarily in Cincinnati, but you can easily walk across the Roebling Bridge from Downtown Cincinnati and be at the doorstep of this bar, so we are sticking with our guns because this place is too good to pass up. From the huge collection of flags hanging from the ceiling, to the super authentic Irish pub feel, to the bartenders that have actual Irish accents, this is the place to be. Starting at 7am with Kegs & Eggs, this can be a whole day affair if you really want it to be, but we take no responsibility for how you feel March 18th if this is the route you choose to take! Molly Malone’s shuts down the entire street in front of the bar and puts up a huge tent so you can get some fresh air while drinking that Guinness that took 119 seconds to pour. Keep an eye open for flying projectiles, though, as the three-story bar sporadically throws beads, hats, and shirts out of the third floor windows. But honestly, if you go for only one reason, go for the super authentic Emerald Society Police & Fire Pipes & Drums. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a group of bagpipe and drum players wearing traditional Highland dress and playing beautiful bagpipe music at various times throughout the day.
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