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Ernie's On Banks
1010 Banks, 713-526-4566
There'll be live music featuring recording artist Shawn Pander. Join Ernie's On Banks on its new 2,100-square-foot back patio if you're looking for a place devoid of amateur drinkers.
Firkin & Phoenix Restaurant & Pub
1915 Westheimer, 713-526-3100
Spend St. Paddy's Day at Firkin & Phoenix for a specialized dose of March Madness. There will, of course, be a party complete with music and a live band.
2706 White Oak Dr., 713-862-7469
Fitzgerald's will be mixing up St. Patrick's Day with a live performance by Peelander-Z, the Japanese Comic Action Punk Band; Quaff, also Japanese; Letters to Voltron; and Halo Stereo. Although doors open for all ages at 7 p.m., the party begins at 8 p.m. The price per ticket is $10.
Gold Cup Sports Bar & Gents Club
12747 Northwest Fwy., 713-460-0171
There will be a "Green with Envy Bash" from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. featuring $3 well drinks and beer from 4 to 8 p.m. and a free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub
21 Waterway Ave., suite 140, 281-466-1502
The pub opens at 8 a.m.; breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. There'll be live music from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and lunch and dinner will be served.
Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar
3416 Roseland St., 713-528-9912
The 44th Annual Griff's St. Patrick's Festival will go all day.
Grum Bar & Grill
306 Main, 713-224-6448
From 6 p.m. to midnight, there will be live music and a kilt contest worth $300, all without cover charge, at the Grum Bar.
2523 Quenby, 713-520-7474
St. Patrick's Day Festivities include $1 green beer, Irish food and lots of entertainment.
Howl at the Moon
612 Hadley St., 713-658-9700
Howl at the Moon presents its St. Paddy's Day Bash, featuring $2 green beer, $5 leprechaun bombs and $15 mad Irishmen buckets of booze. The party will start at 7 p.m. and go until the bar says it ends.
Kenneally's Irish Pub
2111 S. Shepherd, 713-630-0486
Kenneally's holds its 25th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration Under the Tent, complete with live music all day and into the night. This will feature Luther & The Healers as well as bagpipes, giveaways, food, fun and lots o' beer. The tickets are only $10 and can be bought in advance to avoid the lines. The party starts at noon. Come early and wear green.
Killgore's Pub and Grille
211 FM 1960 (at I-45) in Spring, 832-631-2660
Come celebrate the Irish with green beer and drink specials all day long. The party will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
509 Main, 713-222-1033
From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Molly's Pub will have a St. Patrick's Day Celebration with live bagpipers. There'll be Irish dancers, Irish fare and green beer. And, of course, there's no cover.
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet, 713-524-8597
At 6:30 p.m. at the Murder by the Book bookstore, there will be a special St. Patrick's Day book signing by Randy Wayne White, the New York Times best-selling author of the Doc Ford novels. He'll sign the latest novel in the series, Dead Silence.
PJ's Sports Bar
614 W. Gray, 713-520-1748
There will be specials on Guinness and Irish whiskey all day.
16100 Kensington, 281-277-0729
Happy hour prices will be offered from 3 to 7 p.m., and LAD spins from 6 to 11 p.m. in the bar.
The Richmond, Woodlands, Pearland and Lake Conroe locations of Sam's Boat will have DJs and $1.50 well drinks and draft pints from11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The Richmond location will also have a 106.9 The Point Live "Pot o' Gold" contest with prizes. At Sam's Boat at the Fountains location, Citizen X will be the band performing, and Green Draft Beer and beads will be available.
The Social Lounge
3730 Washington at Yale, 713-426-5585
Go on down to see the O'Social's Pass Me a Pint St. Patty's Day Blow Out. Doors will open at 4 p.m. There'll be pint and whiskey specials all night, as well as traditional Irish dishes, live music and giveaways. No cover.
The Stag's Head
2128 Portsmouth St., 713-533-1199
In the truest form of the St. Paddy's Day Party, The Stag's Head will be celebrating with green beer, Irish food, live music and bagpipers. There will be no cover charge, and the party goes from 11 a.m. until closing time.
Stars Sports Bar & Grill
414 West Grand Pkwy., Katy, 281-693-0700
Stars will be offering drink specials on Jäger, Jameson and Guinness for $3, green beer for $2, and Jell-O shots for $1. The party will go from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. There's never any cover at Stars.
2000 Highway 6 South, 281-496-5458
Enjoy live music, Repka's crawfish, green beer and other Irish festivities.
The Trophy Club
1050 Rankin Rd., 281-875-1050
There will be a St. Patrick's Day Party, no cover, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. There will also be a free table dance and $1.50 beer and well drinks.