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!
3/12/17 and 3/17/17
St. Practice Day & St. Patrick's Day at B. D. Riley's
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 two St. Patrick's Day gatherings this year. Sunday's St. Practice Day will feature four live bands; then on Friday, the pub will host a day-long celebration featuring authentic Irish music, draughts and feat-worthy food. And the best part - no cover! Live music on Sunday 11 a.m. - 12 a.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Music from Ireland's Full Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley's
If you're in need of a little SXSW recovery sesh but still hungry for a little pre-St. Paddy's fun, head to the Full Irish Breakfast showcase at B.D. Riley's. Music from Ireland is bringing eleven of their best acts to Austin for a day-long showcase, which is free with an RSVP online. Treat yourself to a traditional Irish breakfast (or some traditional Texas breakfast tacos) and stay for their perfectly poured pints of Guinness, just like they do it at St. James's Gate. 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Austin. Credit Dale Rempert.
St. Patrick's Day Austin at Pioneer Farms
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! 1 - 8 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Street Party at Fadó Irish Pub
Why stay in when you can celebrate in the street? That's the idea behind Fadó Irish Pub's annual St. Patrick's Day party on Fourth Street. Come early for a full Irish breakfast, 6 Nations and English Premier League coverage on the big screen, and stay late for music on the outside stage and European sports on the big screens. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day at Rustic Tap
For a little Texas twist on your celtic classics, head to West Sixth for Rustic Tap's St. Patrick's Day festivities. Expect music from Texas and across the pond, kegs, games and plenty of folks in green. 12 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Jack & Ginger's Irish Pub. Courtesy of Hua Liu (Tilted Chair).
Jack & Ginger's St. Patrick's Day Celebration
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 dance contests, traditional Irish comfort foods, over 82 beers and Irish whiskeys on tap and an outdoor stage featuring live DJs, local bands, bagpipes and more! 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day at North by Northwest
Avoid the SXSW traffic downtown and spend your St. Paddy's at NXNW! The Stonelake location will be tapping a special edition Irish stout, and their traditional Irish red ale will be available all day along with a special holiday menu featuring savory stew and soda bread, activities for the kids and plenty of live entertainment. Music from 5 - 10 p.m., tapping at 5:30 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day Party at Pinthouse Pizza
Spend your St. Patrick's Day in South Austin with Pinthouse Pizza. This mellow South Lamar party will feature special edition beers on tap like the Green Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout, live bagpipes and plenty of pizza and Guinness on the patio. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
The Roosevelt Room. Credit Marc Swendner.
St. Patrick's Day at The Roosevelt Room
Keep it class on March 17th and celebrate at The Roosevelt Room, with a cocktail party sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Expect a special food and cocktail menu, featuring the iconic Dublin distillers. Live it up, Sine Metu.
Music from Ireland SXSW Showcase at 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 acts from Dublin to Kildare. Don't miss Sierra Leone-raised, Kildare-based Loah and Irish chart-climbing crooners Picture This. Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband or Artist Wristband required. 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
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