Oak Harbor Tavern named top pub in crawl

The winner of the “OH-fficial” Pub Crawl is the Oak Harbor Tavern. The staff

Eight “pubs” along Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor competed for the title of “Best Irish Pub” on St. Patrick’s Day.

Oak Harbor Tavern emerged as the winner of the “OH-fficial” Pub Crawl, which was based on public vote and 34 ballots turned in.

Voting took place during the afternoon leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The participating “pubs” were Louie G’s, Oak Harbor Cafe, Harbor Light Tavern, Valle Azul, Off the Hook, Hot Rock Pizza, Terrace Wine Bar & Bistro and Oak Harbor Tavern.

Businesses were judged on Irish spirit, decorations, customer service, green beer and extra credit items.

The Irish Wildlife Society tallied the votes, counting three times to make certain of the winner in a close competition.