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CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off today at 1:04 p.m. – but due to the renovations at Public Square, the route and viewing areas were a bit different this year.

Photo courtesy: Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade organization
Photo courtesy: Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade organization

Founded in 1867, the Cleveland parade is Ohio’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade. This year it boasts approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units. The theme for the 2015 parade is “150 Years: Celebrating the Role of the Irish in the American Civil War”.

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Where can you go if you don’t want to attend the parade?

The Clevelander Bar and Grille, 834 Huron Rd. E., Cleveland, 216-771-3723
-opens at 8 a.m.

Flannery’s Pub, 323 E. Prospect Ave., Cleveland, 216-781-7782
-opens at 6 a.m.

Hooley House, 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn, 216-362-7700
-opens at 8 a.m.

House of Blues, East Fourth Street and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 216-523-2583
-opens at 8 a.m

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, 1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland, 216-621-2337
-opens at 6 a.m.

The Old Angle, 1848 West 25th St., Cleveland, 216-861-5643
-opens at 9 a.m.

Slyman’s, 3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 216-621-3760
-opens at 6 a.m.

West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 216-476-2000
-opens at 6 a.m.