Whether you're in town for SXSW, spring break or just looking for some good Guinness and grub, we've put together the definitive guide to all things Irish this St. Patrick's Day in Austin, Texas. Sláinte!
St. Patrick's Day. Courtesy of B.D. Riley's Irish Pub.
St. Practice Day
B. D. Riley's Irish Pub - Downtown
Kick off the St. Patrick's Day festivities right with B.D. Riley's annual St. Practice Day at the downtown location. Sunday's event will kick off with 6 Nations Rugby and features live music from The Chancers, Daithi Arwine and more. Starting at 10 a.m.
St. Practice Day at Mueller
B. D. Riley's Irish Pub - Mueller
Celebrate St Patrick's Day mid-week at B. D. Riley's Irish Pub's new Mueller location. Escape the hurry of downtown and enjoy a pint of Guinness (never green), along with entertainment from The Chancers Celtic Band, live bag pipes and Irish dancers
Music from Ireland Official SXSW Showcase
The Velveeta Room
For a truly authentic Irish experience at SXSW Music, check out the Music from Ireland Official Showcase at the Velveeta Room. Experience some of the greatest and most diverse acts from Cork to Derry. Don't miss the energetic and driving sounds, reminiscent of early punk, from Dublin-based Fontaines D.C. and dance along with alt-pop beat makers whenyoung. Badges and Festival Wristbands required. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Music from Ireland's Full Irish Breakfast
B. D. Riley's Irish Pub - Downtown
If you're in need of a little SXSW recovery sesh but still hungry for a some pre-St. Paddy's fun, head to the Full Irish Breakfast showcase at B.D. Riley's. Music from Ireland is bringing nine of their best acts to Austin for an afternoon-long showcase, which is free with an RSVP online. Treat yourself to a traditional Irish breakfast and stay for their perfectly poured pints of Guinness, just like they do it at St. James's Gate. 12 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
3/15/19 - 3/17/19
St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza
Come on down for a pint (or several) with the lads and lasses at Austin's newest Irish pub, Darcy's Donkey. The three day-long event will feature tons of live Irish music, a limited menu featuring the kitchen's most popular items, kid-friendly entertainment and plenty of Irish whiskey. Festivities begin during happy hour on Friday at 5:45, through close on Sunday (cover begins at 2:00 p.m.).
St. Patrick's Day
B.D. Riley's Irish Pub - Downtown
SXSW and Sixth Street certainly aren't for the faint of heart but for those willing to brave the crowds, B.D. Riley's is hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day gathering this year. The authentic Irish pub will host a day-long celebration featuring authentic Irish music, draughts and feat-worthy food. And the best part - no cover!
St. Patrick's Day Austin. Credit Dale Rempert.
St. Patrick's Day Austin
The annual family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms celebrates all things Irish. Enjoy authentic Celtic music, performances by local troupe Inishfree Irish Dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic! 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Irish Stroll Bar Crawl
Parlor & Yard & More
Explore the city with a St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. Visit some of the city's best bars and get access to exclusive drink specials at venues around town. The crawl starts at 1:00 p.m. and stretches from Parlor & Yard on West Sixth Street to The Nook Amphitheater on East Sixth and more. Registration is open from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Y'all Fest 2019 St. Patrick's Day Party
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
Head to south Austin more a local St. Patrick's Day party at the St. Elmo Brewing Company. Live music from Y'all Out Boy pop punk cover band and plenty of beer, plus no cover, lines or SXSW badges required. 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub. Courtesy of Hua Liu (Tilted Chair).
St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Street Party
Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub
Head to Domain NORTHSIDE's Rock Rose district for a day-long celebration of Irish food and drink. Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub will host a street festival with Irish and American comfort food, green beer and Irish whiskey on tap and two outdoor stages featuring live bands, bagpipes and more! 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Party at Pinthouse
Pinthouse Pizza South & Central
Spend your St. Patrick's Day in South and Central Austin with Pinthouse Pizza. This mellow party will feature special edition beers on tap like the award-winning Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout, limited edition shirts, live bagpipes and plenty of pizza and Guinness on the patio. kicking off at 11 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day Party
Baker Street Pub & Grill
Join in the fun on the patio at South Austin's Baker Street Pub, where you'll find live music, bagpipes, green beer, food and more.
St. Patrick's Day at NXNW
North by Northwest
Avoid the SXSW traffic downtown and spend your St. Paddy's at NXNW! Expect their special edition Irish stout and a traditional Irish red ale on tap all day, along with a special holiday menu featuring items like savory Irish stew and soda bread, activities for the kids and plenty of live entertainment.
Watch for more updates on this post as the holiday nears! Looking for more local food and drink suggestions? Ask us @VisitAustinTX!