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2010 Houston Press St. Patrick's Day Guide

This year, St. Paddy's Day falls on a Wednesday — three days after the start of Daylight Saving Time. Between the lost hour and the midweek slump, it couldn't hurt to visit your favorite restaurants and bars for some shepherd's pie and a couple of green beers. Abby Downing-Beaver

March 15

The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub

21 Waterway Ave., suite 140, The Woodlands, 281-466-1502

www.thegoosesacre.com

Celebrate with an Irish Whiskey Dinner at 7 p.m. There'll be a delicious four-course meal created by Executive Chef Cory Garrison, accompanied by a tasting featuring five Irish whiskeys. $45 per person includes tax and gratuity.

March 16

The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub

21 Waterway Ave., suite 140, The Woodlands, 281-466-1502

www.thegoosesacre.com

The Fourth Annual Sexy Kilt Contest starts at 8 p.m. That means it's time to put on that man-skirt; anyone who wants to compete must contact Brandi at brandi@thegoosesacre.com or call 281-466-1502 to register. On the day of the event, contestants must be present no later than 7:30 p.m. in order to register. Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners of the first, second and third places. The Dead Rabbits Irish Rock Band will play during and after the contest.

March 17

Baker Street Pub & Grill

• Katy, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, 281-693-0500

• Rice Village, 5510 ­Morningside Dr., 713-942-9900

Sugar Land, 15970 City Walk Sugar Land, 281-494-0774

• Willowbrook, 17278 ­Tomball Pkwy., 281-517-0828

• The Woodlands, 25 Waterway Ave. The Woodlands, 281-362-7431

www.bakerstreetpub.com

Offering green beer and live music with no cover at five area locations.

The Bronze Peacock@ House of Blues

1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837

www.houseofblues.com

Come to the House of Blues for the Houston Press St. Patty's Day Ballyhoo Bash with Sideshow Tramps, Come See My Dead Person and DJ Dave Wrangler. The doors open at 4 p.m. The event is free.

Bullpen Pizza & Sports Bar

14019 Southwest Fwy., ­Sugar Land, 281-242-0190

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Bullpen is featuring a live band, beer and drink specials, a $6.96 corned beef sandwich and a $9.95 corned beef dinner.

Centerfolds

6166 Richmond, 713-952-0799

It's time for holiday specials and Irish buffets at the "executive dining and entertainment" center.

Continental Club

3700 Main, 713-529-9666

www.continentalclub.com/Houston.html

St. Patrick's Day Blowout with The Blaggards, Allen Oldies Band & The Mighty Orq.

Gold Cup Sports Bar & Gents Club

12747 Northwest Fwy., 713-460-0171

Join them for a celebration featuring Irish buffets, specials and hot entertainers.

The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub

21 Waterway Ave., suite 140, The Woodlands, 281-466-1502

www.thegoosesacre.com

Doors open at 8 a.m. for breakfast, which will be served from 8 to 11 a.m.; lunch and dinner will be served from 11 to 1 a.m. Live music starts at 11 a.m. and continues until 2 a.m. The McTeggert Irish Dancers perform at noon. Entertainment includes The Tuaca Ice Block, and there'll be prizes and giveaways all day long. There will be plenty of green beer. After 3 p.m., the party is reserved for people who are 21 and older.

Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar

3416 Roseland St., 713-528-9912

www.griffshouston.net

The 45th Annual Griff's St. ­Patrick's Festival runs all day.

GrumBar and Grill

306 Main, 713-224-6448

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with live music with Michael Flores and drink and food specials all night long. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at midnight. No cover is required.

House of Blues

1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837

www.houseofblues.com

Green beer, Irish music, and drink specials are the order of the day at the House of Blues. Doors will open at 11 a.m., and BT will perform in the music hall. Tickets start at $20.

Howl at the Moon

612 Hadley St., 713-658-9700

www.howlatthemoon.com

Celebrate with the St. Patty's Day Bash, an event that will be accompanied by drink specials such as $3 green beers, half-priced Irish Car Bombs and $10 Irish Ice Tea Bones. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 Bring in the ad for free admission. 

Kobain

3720 Raymond, 713-862-9911

kobain.net

The party here starts at noon, with free St. Paddy's Day T-shirts while supplies last. Barbecue, crawfish and a full menu will be available, with prizes and raffles all day. And, of course, there'll be green beer.

Last Concert Cafe

1403 Nance St., 713-226-8563

www.lastconcert.com

Go green with live music by Potroast and a drum circle following.

The Lot on Washington

4212 Washington Ave., 713-868-5688

www.thelothouston.net

The 2010 St Patty's Day Parking Lot Party will be hosted by Pearl Bar, Salt Bar and The Lot, and will feature tons of green beer and live DJ entertainment, so come on out. Going from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., the party will be accompanied by such specials as $2 green beer or green Jell-O shots, $3 wells, aluminums, and margaritas, live music by Frankies Cut, the world's longest flip cup tournament, a crawfish boil and more.

Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010

www.luckyspub.com

Lucky's Pub, with more than 80,000 square feet of festival space, is claiming the rights to Houston's biggest St. Patrick's Day party in EADO. With three stages, ten bands, four DJs and no cover, the party opens at 6 a.m. with breakfast served till 10 a.m. (including, of course, Lucky Charms). The bars open at 7 a.m. with green beer specials (two beer gardens), bagpipers and leprechauns. The Buzz broadcasts live from 6 a.m. to midnight and will announce the lineup for Buzzfest and give away the first pair of tickets.

Luxe Bar & Lounge

114 Vintage Park Blvd., 832-478-5604

luxeloungehouston.com

Join in for Luxe's St. Paddy's Day celebration party from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. This event is free and will feature live music, food and green beer.

Mezzanine Lounge

2200 Southwest Fwy., suite 150, 713-528-6399Enjoy $4 Irish Car Bombs, $4 Saint Shots and $4 Big ASS Guinness Beers. There will be live music on the patio and karaoke upstairs. No cover.

Monkey Bar

605 6th St., 281-334-7800

Drink like a fish next to the water. Head to the Monkey Bar for green beer and great drink specials.

Nick's Sports Bar & Grill

1448 Wilcrest Dr., 713-785-9900

www.nickssportsbar.net

This event is a parking-lot party. Nick's will have multiple bands playing, including Gypsy Train. Live music begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. The specials include $2 pint-size green beer, $3 George Killians pints and $1 green Jell-O shots.

The Penthouse Club

2618 Winrock, 713-974-2100

penthousehouston.net

This St. Patrick's Day party features green drink specials, a free Irish buffet and "plenty of Penthouse's famous Happy-Go-Lucky girls." Happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with $1.50 domestic beer and wells and a free gourmet buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.

Pub Fiction

2303 Smith, 713-400-8400

www.pubfiction.com

The 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bash will open its doors at 11 a.m. and will include sausages and burgers on the grill. The Jonbee Acoustic Show will take place on the patio from 6 to 9 p.m. DJ PM will be spinning inside from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. From 11 to 2 a.m., all green beer will be $3.50.

RA Sushi

3908 Westheimer, 713-621-5800 or 12860 Queensbury, 713-331-2792

www.rasushi.com

Don your favorite green shirt this St. Patrick's Day and celebrate the holiday at RA Sushi, the edgy and ultrachic sushi bar and restaurant in Highland Village and CityCentre. RA will feature the St. Patty's Roll (spicy tuna, crushed cashews, sprouts, cucumber and asparagus wrapped in a green lettuce leaf and served with a black pepper sesame sauce and wasabi mayo) and the Irish Kiss cocktail (a refreshing blend of Midori and orange liquor, topped with lemonade and lemon-lime soda) beginning at 11 a.m. The special roll and drink will only be offered on St. Patrick's Day.

Reign Lounge

4105 Washington Ave., 713-869-0404

www.reignlounge.com

Get Shamrocked from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. this St. Paddy's Day with help from a mechanical bull, an outdoor DJ, leprechauns, green drinks and shots, and tons of free merchandise.

The Richmond Arms

5920 Richmond, 713-784-7722

www.richmondarmsonline.com

Join in for live music from the Lone Piper (from 6 to 7 p.m.) and Rich Lee (from 8 to 8:45 p.m.) as well as Irish food, folks and fun. Prize giveaways, drink specials and green beer will make the celebration even better.

Shakespeare Pub

14129 Memorial, 281-497-4625

www.shakespearepub.net

Live music will start at 8 p.m. with Snit's Dog & Pony Show. Drink specials will include $3 Killian's Irish Red, $3 Guinness, $4 Jameson, $4 Irish Martinis and $4 Irish Car Bombs.

Sherlock's Pub

Clear Lake (no cover), 2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 281-461-4702

• River Oaks (no cover), 1952 W. Gray, Houston, 713-521-1881

• Westheimer ($5 entrance fee, parking lot party), 10001 West­heimer, Houston, 713-977-1857

www.sherlockspub.com

Offering green beer and live music at all three area locations.

Splendor

7440 W. Greens Rd., 281-477-3000

www.splendorhouston.com

Ladies wearing Irish hats adorned with shamrocks will be there to celebrate the day with you.

The Stag's Head Pub

2128 Portsmouth, 713-533-1199

www.stagsheadpub.com

Come celebrate St. Paddy's at The Stag's Head Pub, where there will be plenty of green beer and Guinness for all. This event will also include bagpipers throughout the afternoon and evening, while customers feast on Irish fare including Guinness stew and corned beef and cabbage. The doors will open at 11 a.m. and close at 2 a.m.

Taps House of Beer

5120 Washington, 281-701-4248

tapshouseofbeer.com

The party starts at 10 a.m. with a band, raffles and giveaways. There will be food and drink specials all day and green beer galore.

Treasures

5647 Westheimer at Chimney Rock, 713-629-6200

www.treasureshouston.com

It's a special day for drinkers who love their green beer.

Under the Volcano

2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282

underthevolcanohouston.com

This party will feature $3.25 Guinness (should you buy an Irish Whiskey), Irish stew and live music from Chuck Prophet starting at 7 p.m.

Union Bar & Lounge

2708 Bagby, 281-974-1916

www.unionbarhouston.com

The Union Bar's St. Patty's Day party features free barbecue on the patio, $2 green beer, a $1 shot special, $3 green U shots, and $2 and $3 selected beers.

The Washington Wave

Washington Avenue, 713-863-9283

info@thewashingtonwave.comThe entire street will be overtaken by the Washington Wave this St. Patrick's Day from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. $8 will buy you an all-day pass to enjoy this party at your leisure.

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