Omaha St. Patrick's Day revelers get early start

Posted at 9:17 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 10:17:28-04

Omaha metro bars are prepared for big crowds celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Thursday.

Police urge those heading out to party to have a designated driver or safe ride home.



Owners at the Marylebone Tavern say buses bring in the majority of people.

“We get probably 40 to 50 buses every year. And that’s where we get a lot of people from. They come on buses,” said Daniel Bosiljevak.

At Clancy’s Pub, near 72nd and Pacific streets, new owners are planning to keep the tradition going.

“One of the things that we kind of wanted to stress when we took over was even though we are new owners, or whatever, we wanted to keep a lot of the same tradition that’s made Clancy’s a staple in Omaha for the last 39 years and doing the St. Patrick’s Day the same that we’ve done the last several year and open for the same kind of crowd we’ve gotten for 39 years now,” said Koenig.

They got things started with free green doughnuts and bagels. They expect to go through about 400 pounds of corned beef throughout the day.