Off the Hook named best Irish pub during pub crawl

Off the Hook, at 880 Southeast Pioneer Way, was named Oak Harbor’s best Irish pub during this year’s “OH-fficial Pub Crawl,” held on St. Patrick’s Day.

In the second annual occurrence of the four-hour event, the other contestants were Jo Jo’s Harbor Light Tavern, Louie-G’s Pizza, Oak Harbor Cafe and Bar, Oak Harbor Tavern, Riverside Cafe & Lounge and the Terrace Wine Bar and Bistro.

Contenders were judged on their Irish spirit and music, decorations, Irish food and grog and friendliness of service.

Off the Hook won a plaque and a year’s bragging rights.

The event is sponsored by the Irish Wildlife Society, headed by President Mike Thelen.