From green beer to authentic music and family-friendly fun, you can find it all in Austin on March 17. Here are the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Capital City.
St. Patrick's Day Austin
For all things Irish, check out St. Patrick's Day Austin. Held at Pioneer Farms, this authentic, family-friendly festival features live music, cultural events, children's games, Irish language classes, dancing, great food, and more.
B. D. Riley's
B. D. Riley's is the place to be for an authentic Irish celebration — no green beer, no cover to get in. Those who brave the downtown traffic will be rewarded with live music and an incredible assortment of Irish beers. The St. Patrick's Day shindig at this Sixth Street pub starts at 11:30 am and goes all night.
Fado Irish Pub
The big-time party at Fado Irish Pub shuts down part of the Warehouse District for rowdy tunes, craft brews, and televised sports. The celebration starts bright and early at 6 am with a live broadcast featuring Jason and Deb from 101X and a proper Irish breakfast. Admission is free before 10 am, $10 after 10 am, and $15 after 2 pm.
Jack & Ginger's
This new addition to The Domain in the burgeoning Rock Rose development is ready for its first-ever St. Patrick's Day party. Enjoy pub fare, craft brews, and sweet tunes at the mini street festival. Admission is $10 — a steal considering the party runs from 8 am until 2 am.
The Marina and Penn Field locations of Opal Divine's will be hosting a sweet lineup of Austin musicians playing Irish music beginning at noon on Thursday. Combine these tunes with a stellar collection of single-malt scotch, and you have a perfect holiday.
Head to either Pinthouse Pizza location for tasty pies, a fresh tapping of the Green Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout, live music, and more. The fun starts at 11 am — snag some limited edition Pinthouse shirts while you're there.
If your St. Patrick's Day won't be complete without green beer and fun specials, stop by Haymaker. The Manor Road hot spot will be partying with Magners Irish Cider on tap and hot corned beef.