Hickey took over the space that was once occupied by Buca di Beppo and was also briefly a cannabis dispensary. There will be a different kind of green beginning this afternoon as Celtic on Market helps Denver celebrate St. Patrick's Day with corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and plenty of stout flowing from the brand-new taps.
After today, the Celtic will be open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., with off-track betting until 10 p.m. daily.
It came down to the wire as to whether the Celtic would open in time for St. Paddy's, but in the end, the luck of the Irish came through.
Here's the opening announcement from the bar's Facebook page:
We will be officially opening our doors today at 5PM for St. Patrick's Day! Come on down and see some familiar faces and drink the first pints of the new location!
Thanks to everyone that made it possible.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!