Saint Patrick's Day Guide

Our lucky guide to a green world of pubs and parades

Houston St. Patrick's Parade

1800 Texas

The whole city is invited to the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Parade. This year's theme emphasizes the pride inherent in being an Irish Texan. The parade features more than 100 entries every year, and is completely free to join. It begins at noon at Minute Maid Park and continues through 2 p.m.

March 16 to March 17

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Stag's Head

2128 Portsmouth


The Stag's Head presents two days of bagpipers, green beer, Irish fare, Irish music and the Simply Irish Band. Free admission.

March 17

St. Paddy's Day

Brian O'Neill's

5555 Morningside


Brian O'Neill's St. Paddy's Day event includes live entertainment by seven different bands, two full bars and six beer bars, as well as shot girls. The day begins with breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends with a parking lot party that lasts until 2 a.m. Offerings ­include traditional Irish foods such as shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage and fish and chips. $10.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The Ginger Man Pub

5607 Morningside


The Ginger Man will have its usual St. Paddy's Day celebration.

48th Annual Griff's St. Patrick's Festival

Griff's Shenanigans Café & Bar

3416 Roseland


The 48th Annual Griff's St. Patrick's Festival will last all day and night. Expect music, beer and companionship.

6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

Lucky's Pub

801 St. Emanuel, 713-522-2010

27126 Northwest Fwy., 281-758-2514

2520 Houston Ave., 281-862-2400

Come St. Paddy's Day, Lucky's will once again be fully decked out with leprechauns, bagpipers and green beer for its 6th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival. Doors open at 9 a.m. Visitors will enjoy entertainment by 15 bands and four DJs. All three locations are celebrating, so stop by any time. This year's goal, in keeping with the latest Internet phenomenon, is to perform the world's largest Harlem Shake. Radio station 94.5 The Buzz will be broadcasting live on ­location.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

1201 Fannin


McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks at the Houston Pavilions celebrates the day with an extended happy hour and Irish-themed dishes.

Shamrock Fest 2013

Scout Bar

18307 Egret Bay


Celebrate the day with a visit to Shamrock Fest 2013, which will feature PARABELLE, Saturate, Downfall 2012, Thread Belly and The Chemist Inside. The party also includes a live broadcast from radio station 94.5 The Buzz. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. Drink specials include $5 pitchers and $2.50 Jägers. Guests 21 and older enter for free; those 18 and older get in for $10.

Eat, Drink and Be Irish

Sherlock's and Baker St. Pub & Grill

1952 W. Gray, 713-521-1881 (and seven other locations)

All eight Sherlock's and Baker St. Pub & Grill locations in Houston will be serving up green beer and live musical entertainment for their Eat, Drink and Be Irish events.

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