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Kenneally's Irish Pub2111 S. Shepherd, 713-630-0486
When you put the words "Irish Pub" in your name, you know you have to throw one hell of a St. Patrick's bash with all the trimmings. The parking lot will be roped off so they can offer more food and beer. Bagpipers and other live music will be going on throughout the day, so dance a jig and revel in the malarkey. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10.
Leon's Lounge1006 McGowan, 713-659-3052
Leon's is a place to drink all year round, so you know they won't go wrong here for this Irish holiday. They're having a grand reopening party, too, so check out the changes and enjoy great drink specials.
Live Sports Cafe407 Main, 713-228-5483
Why just celebrate the Irish one day of the year? This sports cafe will have a three-day St. Paddy's blowout starting on Thursday and ending Saturday. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. No cover and great drink specials.
McElroy's Pub3607 S. Sandman, 713-524-2444
Take a step onto the isle in this cozy Irish pub. Packed with tradition, it's sure to offer a genuine St. Patrick's Day experience.
McGonigel's Mucky Duck2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999
Not many places can say they've been named one of the top ten in the U.S. to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by USA Today, but these guys can. They know how to embrace all of Celtic culture with music, food and, of course, Guinness. Entertainment starts at noon and will include The Irish Session Players, The Celtic Gypsies, O'Maoileidigh Irish Dancers and many more. $15 entry.
The Mezzanine Lounge2200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 150
These guys know March isn't just about the Irish, but also about college basketball. Down $1 green beers and watch the games starting at 11 a.m. Stick around for karaoke and live music from the Pasty White Boys. $3 drinks.
Miller Outdoor Theatre281-FREE-FUN
The Irish aren't known only for their drinking abilities, but also for their dancing. The Trinity Irish Dance Company will give a free performance and show what the little isle knows about fancy footwork. 8 p.m.
O'Malley's Stage Door Pub2022 Post Office Street, Galveston
If you can't make it off the island, then head to an authentic Irish pub near the beach. During the last decade, this one has become a favorite for its 100 different beers and full-service deli.
Onion Creek Coffeehouse3106 White Oak, 713-880-0706
Start your St. Patrick's Day early with this all-day celebration. It isn't just about beer here; there will also be crawfish to eat and other munchies done Houston-style. No cover and beer specials.
Pub Fiction2303 Smith Street, 713-400-8400
These guys had so much fun last year that they want to do it again. Join in the fun for the second annual St. Patrick's Day March Madness Blowout. They're roping off the parking lot to present live bands, but will have a DJ inside the bar. Entry is $5 and green beers will be flowin' for $3.50 all day long. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
RocbarBayou Place, 530 Texas Avenue
The Irish aren't all about singing songs about lost lasses and, um, drinking. You can rock and roll at this St. Paddy's party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Shay McElroy's Irish Pub909 Texas Avenue
Suite A, 713-223-2444
On this day when everyone is seeing green, you have to stop in a traditional pub. Start the day out at 11 a.m. in a pub that knows all about the Irish.
Sherlock's & Baker St. Pub & GrillVarious locations
All locations across Houston will be hosting huge "Who's Your Patty" celebrations today. Expect the green beer to flow and Irish-inspired food at all locations. The largest parking lot event will be held at the Sherlock's located at 10001 Westheimer from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., with Rat Ranch, Adrenaline and Downcry providing live entertainment
Slainte Irish Pub509 Main, 713-222-1033
After the parade, head over to this bar to soak in more Irish spirits surrounded by old-world charm.
Slider's Bar1424 Westheimer, 713-528-2788
They still claim to have the best daiquiris in town, so why not see what they cook up for St. Pat's? Join special guest "Kermit" for the It's Not Easy Being Green Party. Drink specials all day. No cover. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Put a little Texas Spring in your Irish celebration at the ninth annual Springfest. Not only will there be beer, but also tasting stations for Texas wine as well as art and food.
St. Patrick Church1010 35th Street, Galveston Island
Here's a place to start drinking early, and it'll be okay to have the kids along. There will be green beer, authentic Irish stew for everyone and even attractions for the kids. Maybe you'll get lucky and find a four-leaf clover sticking out from the sand. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.