Even in the brisk March weather, the line flowed out the door for the sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at Mo’s Irish Pub. More than 5,000 green-clad party goers enjoyed the festivities, which kicked off with an 8:30 a.m. 5K run March 15. In total, 190 runners participated in the race and then congregated in the pub for a traditional “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast.
Throughout the day and late into the night, multiple bands rocked both the pub and a nearby tent. The pub featured musicians Jay Baker, Stella Luna, Through Being Cool and Poparazzi. Outside, The Bishops, Dave and Rae, and Recoil kept guests moving in their muddy dancing shoes.
The green beer flowed steadily from the tap, and the party roared. “It’s the best party in Indiana for St. Patrick’s Day,” said Kyle Gobel, Mo’s assistant general manager. “People come here to have fun, drink good beer and dance to great music.” St. Patrick’s Day at Mo’s has always attracted a spirited crowd, and this year families found a creative balloon artist and swag giveaways to accompany their corned beef and cabbage.
Mo’s Irish Pub was also the chosen venue for the unveiling of the “People’s Race Car,” a car sponsored by the locals of Indiana that’s attempting to race in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. No corporate funds sponsor the car. (Anyone can join CuttersRT and be an official sponsor of the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing entry, starting for only $100; learn more at cuttersrt.com.)
Mo’s has established a solid reputation for its St. Patty’s Day enthusiasm; however, owners hope to be known as the local establishment for celebrating any and all occasions. To help step it up, some exciting renovations are just around the corner. Plans are in place to build a second bar opening onto a patio with outdoor seating, fireplaces, a heated awning and TVs. Expect a crowd on Wednesday nights at the end of May when Dave and Rae take the stage for a weekly gig. Mo’s will also once again make summertime fun more convenient by offering shuttle service to Klipsch Music Center for all concerts.
Still, even with so many events throughout the year, Mo’s is best known for its elaborate St. Patty’s Day Bash, which grows in popularity each year.
“This was the biggest and the baddest party yet, and next year, after the patio is completed, we expect it to be even better,” Gobel said.
The Mo’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash is hosted once a year, and for most locals that is enough. But for those other occasions that deserve a celebratory toast, consider sharing it with friends at Mo’s Irish Pub, the place for “Mo” fun and “Mo” memories.