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12 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas

This is the day to bust out your green eggs and ham.

The luckiest day of the year is right around the corner, thanks to the Irish, of course. Bagpipers, red heads, beer, corned beef, and cabbage may be stereotypical of St. Patrick’s Day, but never under-appreciated in Dallas. Check out these 12 beautiful ways to celebrate St. Patty’s with some food and drink.


A four-course dinner paired with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey’s newest liqueur, Ancho Reyes, is happening at Barter on March 12. Welcome cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the tasting will begin at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (214) 969-6898. $55 per person

Cheese spread from Scardello
Cheese spread from Scardello 
You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without red heads or red-headed cheese. Scardello will be hosting a red-headed cheese and beer pairing class on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Explore savory washed-rind cheeses with some delicious beer. Classes may be purchased online at $35 per person
Corned beef and sandwich (via Flickr user brionv)
Corned beef and sandwich (via Flickr user brionv)


Brick House Tavern + Tap is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early this year. From March 14 through March 17, Brick House Tavern + Tap will be serving a traditional Irish meal of Jameson’s Lamb Shank (braised in Jameson Irish Whiskey) and coffee served with cheddar mashed potatoes and bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts. A “Luck of the Irish” green cocktail made with Jameson, Triple Sec, and lemon juice, topped with ginger beer and mint will also be on the menu for $4.

Cook Hall is hosting a traditional five-course Irish dinner on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Each course will be paired with an Irish beer. Feast upon Irish soda bread, stuffed cabbage rolls, slow-cooked salmon with glazed parsnip and horseradish, braised short rib, and a bittersweet chocolate tart with fresh mint ice cream for dessert. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-397-4111. $55 per person

Get ready for the parade (photo by Jason Acton)
Get ready for the parade (photo by Jason Acton)


The Dram and Candleroom are throwing a full-blown Parking Lot Party  with DJ Goody and DJ Marvel from noon until 6 p.m. Shuttles will take you from there to the Greenville Avenue Parade, and they’re running between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Cost is $5 at 2918 North Henderson Avenue.

Boxwood Tap + Grill is having Irish Julep pitchers for $22 each, Irish Mules for $8, and Car Bombs for $8. Soak up the sun on the patio, and enjoy all the drink specials between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Leprechauns are real. Sort of. (via Flickr)
Leprechauns are real. Sort of. (via Flickr)


Olenjack’s Grille is putting together a delicious three-course traditional Irish meal on Monday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Olenjack’s will be serving Irish potato soup, house-made corned beef, and a choice of Guinness pretzel truffles or a Guinness milkshake for dessert. St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete at Olenjack’s without $4 Guinness, Harps, and Smithwick’s Irish Red specials. Reservations can be made by calling 817-226-2600. $20 per person

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Addison will be hosting its first-ever St. Patrick’s Day block party on Monday, March 17 from 1 to 7 p.m., featuring an outdoor bar, food, and music by DJ Russ. The Irish booze will be flowing and special guest, Seamus O’Hara, founder and owner of O’Hara’s Brewery based in Ireland, will be making an appearance.

Nothing says Irish more than a bagpiper, which is why Blackfriar Pub is bringing you nothing but that on March 17 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Not only are they bringing a bagpiper to the pub, but live music by Petty Theft and traditional Irish corned beef, cabbage, and fish and chips will be served all day. There will be a $5 cover after 7 p.m.

NYLO Plano at Legacy is doing a happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., live music from 6 to 9 p.m., and daily specials ’til close. Don’t forget to wear green and get one of those $6 flatbreads.

photo provided by Warwick Melrose
photo provided by Warwick Melrose


The Warwick Melrose Hotel is giving you a reason to drink not just for St. Patrick’s Day, but for the full month of March. They will be serving Tipsy Leprechauns, Mint Chocolate Shamrocktinis, Shenanigans, and Sweet Lucks, which are all alcoholic beverages inspired by the luck of the Irish. Also, no need to scour Dallas to find a good Irish Reuben sandwich, because the Warwick Melrose Hotel will be making them exclusively during the month of March.

Hayley Votolato is a D Magazine intern, and aspiring food and travel editor. She will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communication from the Schieffer College of Communication this May.


  • fiddlefan

    Why are the Killdares not mentioned on this list? Great celtic band that always plays at Idyll Rich (they are playing there monday and the Gas Monkey on Friday 15th. The Killdares have a bagpiper and an amazing fiddler.

  • DallasStPats

    Don’t forget the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival! It will be bigger and better this year with the Dallas Mavericks as premier sponsors and a new Mavs Corner exhibit area. It starts at 11 AM on Saturday, March 15.

  • Johnny Zercher

    The Young Dubliners are playing at the Gas Monkey on Thursday night, that’ll be a great show! My band, Plunk Murray – – is playing at the Chuggin’ Monk in Arlington on Friday night and then at the Liquid Lounge in Deep Ellum on Saturday night… we’ve got a bagpiper AND a fiddler 😉

  • thequarterbar

    The Quarter bar in Uptown is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with some amazing specials that will have you dancing a jig.

    Friday, March 14 – Monday, March 17 you will enjoy:
    $3 Guinness and Jameson (Irish beers)
    2 for $10 Irish Car Bombs (shot)
    $2 green Jello shots

    Don’t forget to wear green or you might get pinched!

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  • Jessica Jung Sepkowitz

    The Rustic is having a ST PATRICK’S DAY PARTY after the parade this Saturday, March 15 – with Rhymin’ N Stealin’ The Original Beastie Boys Tribute Band & 90’s cover band, Kick-ASS 2. Tickets are $10 in advance:

    The Rustic, 3656 Howell St, Dallas, TX –> at Lemmon & 75. From the parade, take the DART rail to CITYPLACE, take the West side exit and The Rustic is immediately to your left.

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