- March 16, 2023

Luck of the Austinite – The 6 Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin


The day of the year is here for showing love for the Irish, sporting shamrocks, and drinking green beer! That’s right, St. Patrick’s Day has arrived – and once again, it coincides with SXSW. Here are the top 6 best ways to celebrate.

Best Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Austin and Beyond

Vista Brewing St. Patrick’s Day Party
Friday, March 17 | From 12 to 10 p.m.| Vista Brewing
, 13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Driftwood
Head to the Hill Country for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Party from 2 to 9 p.m. They’ll have Irish-inspired food specials and deals on Vista brews, plus live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Take the kiddos out for a Gold Coin Scavenger Hunt. Send them on a search for coins around beer garden and redeem for a St. Patrick’s Day accessory (necklace, headband, glasses, tattoo…one per person please, while supplies last).

Jack & Ginger’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
Friday, March 17 | Doors at 10 a.m.| Jack & Gingers, 11500 Rock Rose Avenue
Head to Rock Rose for the seventh annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub. Starting at noon, the celebration will include offerings of their 82 beers on tap, green beer, Irish and American comfort foods, and an outdoor stage featuring live music, bagpipes, and more. Jack & Ginger’s will open their doors at 10 a.m., and the festival will begin at noon – with live entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. on an outdoor stage. The cover charge to attend the St. Patrick’s Day celebration will start at $20. The event is strictly for guests 21 years and older.

Punch Bowl! Sham-rock Celebration
Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 | All Day Long | Downtown (522 Congress Avenue
) and Domain (11310 Domain Drive)
There’s a pot of gold at the end of the Punch Bowl! Sham-rock on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. They’ll have a live DJ and $7 beers and shot specials – including Paddy’s Old Irish Whiskey. Don’t forget to test your Irish luck at a frame of bowling or skee-ball, or channel your inner Bono and grab your best mate for a karaoke duet! Happening both Friday and Saturday at both locations of Punch Bowl Social. Free RSVPs are encouraged.

Cork & Barrel St. Paddy’s Day Birthday Bash
Friday, March 17 | From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Cork & Barrel, 4000 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

Cork & Barrel is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in honor of its second birthday! After making their grand debut on St. Paddy’s Day in 2021, this will be their third year staying true to their Irish roots by serving tasty Irish-inspired food and having live entertainment to get the party going. There will be four satellite bars in the beer garden offering well drinks and shots as well as an extensive list of beer, wine by the glass and non-alcoholic beverages. Green beer will also be available upon request, because would it really be a St. Paddy’s Day party without it? The pub will also have live music and Irish entertainment throughout the entire day with Damn Quails headlining the event from 9 to 11 p.m. Event is free and open to the public, and is first come, first served so arrive early to claim your spot. Open seating will be available indoors, on the patio and in the beer garden. The beer garden is dog-friendly as usual and dogs must remain leashed at all times. 

St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Doc’s
Friday, March 17 | From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Doc’s Backyard Grill
, 5207 Brodie Lane
Grab a bite, sample spirits and Texas craft beer or just sit and relax on their dog-friendly patio. St. Patrick’s Day drink specials include: $4 Green Beer, $16 Pitchers, $5 Deep Eddy Frozen Shamrock, $5 Guinness Drafts, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $5 Irish Goats.

St. Patrick’s Day at B.D. Riley’s
Friday, March 17 | From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. | B.D. Riley’s, 1905 Aldrich Street

St. Patrick’s Day at B.D. Riley’s: Whether you couldn’t get enough Irish music, food, drink and entertainment or didn’t make it to St. PRACTICE Day, join B.D. Riley’s on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17, 2023). Pub doors open at 10 a.m.

May the luck of the Irish be with you! Don’t forget to wear green.

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Featured photo via Laura Tancredi on Pexels.