St. Patrick’s Day may be best known for painting the town green and drinking lots and lots of beer, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t also be a family-friendly and fun kind of day. Food, music, and a green colored piece of clothing are all you really need for some St. Patrick’s Day fun with the fam. Here are a few places that are opening up the party to all ages — just don’t forget to wear your green, those tiny pinchers hurt!
St. Patrick’s on the Patio at Irie Bean
From 3 to 10 p.m. | Irie Bean Coffee, 2310 S. Lamar Blvd
Free acoustic music in the courtyard of Irie Bean Coffee Bar, with sets from Kacy Crowley, Suzanna Choffel, Drew Smith, Ryan Carter, Kris Schultz, Will Clark, Ron GRegory, and Willow | Speak. Come see some of Austin’s finest songwriters in a kid-and-dog-friendly oasis-like setting, away from the madness of downtown during SXSW.
Opal Divine’s 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
From 11 a.m. to midnight | Opal Divine’s Marina, 12709 North Mopac Expressway
Opal Divine’s St Patrick’s Day Party features music by: Rich Brotherton & Ed Miller, Silver Thistle Pipe & Drum Corps, Chalkboard Poets, Michael Fracasso, Poor Man’s Fortune, Knockferry Bridge. The show is free and friends and families of all ages are welcome. We will have plenty of Guinness and Texas’ best craft brews on tap! Soup of the day is Irish Stew and the Daily Special is Corned Beef & Cabbage. Due to the crowds and the day’s hectic nature we kindly ask that you leave the dogs at home for this one. They are welcome the other 364 days of the year though!
Pluck Me, I’m Irish
From 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. | Pluckers Wing Bar, 300 Mays Crossing, Round Rock
Pluckers Wing Bar is excited to host the 12th annual “Pluck Me, I’m Irish” St. Patrick’s Day celebration at their Round Rock location on Saturday, March 17. The celebration is family-friendly featuring games and live music starting at 3 p.m. In addition to live music, Pluckers will be offering plenty of green beer, outdoor live music and a DJ. Pluckers will be roping off the parking lot to accommodate a tent, stage, and additional chars and tables for seating.
3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
At 11 a.m. | Pinthouse Pizza, 4236 S Lamar Blvd
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us and enjoy all of the festivities and shenanigans throughout the day! Featuring: special beer on tap, limited edition shirts, and musical guests: Austin’s Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums Band. Join us on the 17th for a fun day of beer, food, music, and all things green!
St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Tasting and Beer Pairings
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center, 2000 Windy Terrace
Feeling lucky? We at Delysia Chocolatier are doing something special for St. Patrick;s Day, pairing our chocolate confections with beers from Austin-based brewery Hops & Grain. Come in and try delectable chocolate truffle flavors like Irish coffee, Lager, and Hops & Grain’s Mosaic IPA, and we’ll help you pair them with the perfect beer (if you’re 21+, of course). Enjoy a sweet treat with Delysia Chocolatier. We look forward to you joining us! Walk-ins welcome, no ticket or reservation necessary.