J.J. Mahoney's Wins Readers' Choice St. Patrick's Day Poll

The Bella Bottega Irish pub earned the most votes in our reader poll, followed by the Celtic Bayou.

The luck o' the Irish was upon this week as the Bella Bottega pub beat out the competition in our .

Named after John James Mahoney, an Irish immigrant and grandfather of one of the establishment's part owners, the winning pub offers Irish cheer all year long with a variety of beers on tap, a regular menu of traditional favorites, and soccer games on the TV. J.J. Mahoney's also hosts an annual St. Patrick's Day run on the Sammamish River Trail.

The pub brought in 31 of 55 total votes, followed by the with 19 votes. But considering two enthusiastic comments in favor of the Celtic Bayou, it's obvious Redmond has more than one great place to celebrate this weekend.

J.J. Mahoney's will be opening at 9 a.m. and serving traditional Irish favorites, while Celtic Bayou will be offering live music from the Emerald Isle beginning at 7 p.m.

Plenty of other bars and restaurants will be channeling some Irish spirit on Saturday, with  pouring green beer, the  up on Redmond Ridge offering a special Irish menu, and the  opening early for Irish breakfast and serving up corned beef starting at 4 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who voted in this week's poll and submitted comments. Next week's topic is Best Martial Arts School. Please share your nominations in the comments section here, email your suggestions to editor Caitlin Moran at caitlin.moran@patch.com, or submit them on our Facebook page.


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