Whether you're in town for spring break or just looking for some good Guinness and grub, we've put together the definitive guide to all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day 2021 in Austin, Texas. Sláinte!
Courtesy of Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub.
Annual St. Patrick's Day Events
St. Patrick's Day Festival
This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. In 2021, enjoy international and local Celtic musicians, the Inishfree Irish Dancers and plenty of good craic!
St Practice Day
B.D. Riley's Irish Pub
Should you wish to celebrate your Irish roots a little early this year (or perhaps you need a bit of a warm up), B. D. Riley's annual St. Practice Day celebration is for you. Things start early, as Liverpool takes on Leicester in Premier League Football (Soccer) at 6:30 a.m., followed by a pair of matches in the Six Nations Rugby Tournament. Live music takes over at 2 p.m. with Daithi Arwine from Fermanagh, Ireland, joined by The Chancers featuring Neville Stewart from Dublin, Ireland, for an evening of Irish music and family-friendly entertainment.
BD Riley's Irish Pub. Credit Jane Kim.
St. Patrick's Day Bars & Restaurants
B. D. Riley's Irish Pub
Celebrate St Patrick's Day at the family-friendly B. D. Riley's Irish Pub in the Mueller district. Escape the hurry of downtown and enjoy an expertly poured pint of Guinness (never green), along with Celtic music, Premier League Football and rugby games bright and early, bagpipers and delicious Irish pub fare.
Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub
Head to Domain NORTHSIDE for a celebration of Irish food and drink at Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub. The pub offers a menu of Irish and American comfort food, Irish coffee, and a large selection of Irish beers and whiskeys on tap. Expect live bands, bagpipes and more!
Foxy's Proper Pub
The newest Irish pub on the scene, Foxy's is located in downtown Austin and is a great spot for a date and a proper pint of Guinness. The welcoming space offers a spacious patio, a menu of refined Irish comfort food and a selection upgraded cocktails.
Mister Tramps is a local favorite for European sports fans. Come early for a spot to watch EPL matches over a pint of Guinness and an order of fish and chips. The unassuming bar is a meeting place for Tottenham fans and has a spacious, shaded patio for outdoor viewing.
Nosh & Bevvy
Neighborhood bar Nosh & Bevvy is a true Tex-Brit bar, but they know how to host a St. Patrick's Day celebration with the best of 'em. Come for the bangers & mash and stay for the imported beer on tap (expect Guinness, Harp, Newcastle, London Pride EPS & more).
Cocktail bar and kitchen Drop Kick is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Eastside. Pair a burger and chips with an Irish mule cocktail. This new spot boasts a variety of additional draft beers to cheer the luck of the Irish as well as small and big bites to enjoy with friends.
Spend your St. Patrick's Day in South and Central Austin with Pinthouse Pizza. The brewpub usually hosts a mellow St. Paddy's party featuring special edition beers on tap like the award-winning Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout, limited edition swag, live pipes and drums and plenty of pizza and Guinness on the patio.
Revelry on the Boulevard
Start at Revelry on the Boulevard with brunch and Jameson cold brew cocktails. The neighborhood bar and restaurant offers a large, dog-friendly patio with plenty of TVs to watch sports and passersby on the street.
The longest running Biergarten in America is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day each year. Keep an eye out for holiday specials, or share an order of the garden cheese fries with a cold Guinness, Magner's Irish Cider or a "Beardo Bang For Your Buck" (Lone Star + a shot of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey). Past events have included Stein Holding Competitions, Luck of the Irish Coin Tosses and local live music.
Watch for more updates on this post as the holiday nears! Looking for more local food and drink suggestions? Ask us @VisitAustinTX!