2020 McGinleys’ Golden Ace St. Patrick’s Celebration

Ace St. Patrick's schedule


Due to Gov. Holcomb’s latest announcement about the COVID-19 pandemic, that all bars, nightclubs and restaurants must be closed until the end of March, the McGinleys’ 87th Golden Ace St Patrick’s Celebration will be cut short this year. We will not be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day., Tuesday March 17th.





Just a couple weeks after Irish immigrants John & Ann (McNulty) McGinley opened the Golden Ace, they celebrated our first St. Patrick’s Day.  John, in the corner, playing his concertina, with a group full of his friends who also brought their instruments.  It wasn’t a big event but it was authentically Irish as possible.   

87 years later, much has changed.  We hoist a huge heated tent in the parking lot.  Bring in bands from Ireland & the US.  Pour pints right off the beer truck in the back.  And grill up all kinds of delicious food.  But one thing remains the same…we still try to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as authentically Irish as possible.  

This year is no different.    We have the energetic, dynamic duo of Brigid’s Cross will be returning under the “big top” for you for the first time in 15 years to kick off the Friday March 13th festivities. Splendid Isolation will be flying over from Ireland just to see you for all 3 days! A new band, also direct from Ireland, The Finns, who have performed throughout the US and Europe and will be making their Indy debut Saturday March 14th! The man who has graced the Ace St. Patrick’s Days with his amazing voice for the past 30 years, Patrick Grant, will be here! And last but certainly not least….the legend himself, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones, will be performing on Tuesday March 17!

You must be 21 to enter, we are still a cash only business (no ATM) and absolutely, positively, no green beer.  

If you want authentic…come to McGinleys’ Golden Ace Inn!