Parnell's Pub on Lee Road celebrates 18 years

On Saturday, Jan. 31, Parnell's Pub will celebrate 18 years in Cleveland Heights.

Declan Synnott, owner of Parnell’s Pub in Cleveland Heights, only expected to stay in Cleveland for a year. Now, he is celebrating 18 years of owning his Lee Road business.

“I thought I’d be in and out,” said Synnott, a native of Dublin, recruited to move here from Boston by the founders of Flannery’s Irish Pub in Cleveland. “It wasn’t until I bought Parnell’s that I realized my stay may be a bit longer than expected."

On Saturday, Jan. 31, Synnott, along with his wife, Liz, and family and staff, invite you and yours to celebrate 18 years of serving great pints and good company. Whiskey specials and giveaways will be offered all night, with live musical entertainment provided by the Cleveland Heights-based band Oldboy, performing from 10 p.m. to midnight.

In March 2013, Synnott opened a second Parnell's Pub in Playhouse Square. "After opening and working in Cleveland at Flannery's, it was always an intention of mine to open a second location of Parnell's downtown. It was truly a matter of waiting for the right time and location to do so. Playhouse Square is one of the greatest historical districts the city has to offer, and we are honored to bring our atmosphere to such an exciting area," said Synnott.

Over the years, Synnott has made changes to Parnell’s, but one thing has remained a constant: Synnott's desire to create and maintain a traditional Irish pub where all are welcome and pints flow like water. 

Mike Kinsella

Michael Kinsella is a Cleveland Heights resident, vice president of the FutureHeights Board of Directors and member of Oldboy.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 10:15 AM, 01.26.2015