Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee won Patch's "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" contest. Mickey's owners Andy and Amy Walsh accepted their award Friday.
It's tough to beat a good Irish bar on St. Patrick's Day. Lucky for folks in Waukee, we have the best one in central Iowa. Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee triumphed over all others in Patch's "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" contest. Owned by husband and wife team Amy and Andy Walsh, Mickey's Irish Pub serves not only as the premiere place to celebrate the biggest Irish holiday this side of Ireland, but also doubles as a great neighborhood hangout serving drinks and food seven days a week. "We try to make Mickey's as comfortable a place as possible to come out and hang out. That's what makes Mickey's so popular," said Amy Walsh, co-owner of Mickey's Irish Pub.
We're going head-to-head with Urbandale and West Des Moines Patches, Waukee. Voting ends at 9 a.m. with the winner announced at 12 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year which means the Irish bars in suburban Des Moines will be packed with revelers chowing down on corned beef and cabbage and having a pint of Guinness. Where will you celebrate St. Paddy's Day this year? Now, before you say answer that, consider this - Patch's "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" contest is more than just finding the best place to grab a green beer. We're talking bragging rights, Waukee. That's right. Our very own Mickey's Irish Pub is up against three other Irish bars from other neighboring Patch cities: Mickey Finn’s and Murphy's Bar and Grill in Urbandale and Sully's Irish Pub in West Des Moines. And we don't want to lose, do we Waukee? Let's show those other bars …