The luck of the Irish will fall upon us on March 17, but Dallas is already gearing up for celebrations that will start as soon as this weekend. Here’s your full list of where to find St. Patrick’s Day parties, food, and green beer this year.
Parades and Celebrations
A pub party on March 17 will start at 11 a.m. and run through 10:30 p.m. with three live bands and food and beverage stations. Admission is free. 2850 N. Harwood St.
The popular bar is hosting its first St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music, green beer, and food specials. Tickets start at $50 and include access to unlimited beer tastings and seltzers. 2616 Olive St.
Lower Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
This iconic block party will be held March 11 starting at 9 a.m. and will have beer tents, live music, and food from participating restaurants and bars: Blue Goose, Dodie’s Reef, The Dubliner, Stan’s Blue Note, Terilli’s, Halcyon, Christies Sports Bar, and Sister. Admission is $20 cash at the gate. 2908 Greenville Ave.
Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The celebration will kick off at 9 a.m. with an all-day festival and parade at 11 a.m. The parade will start on Blackwell Street by Half Price Books, head south down Greenville Avenue, and end at SMU Boulevard. The festival ends at 3 p.m., so when you’re done parading with the masses, party it up!
St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K
Runners are encouraged to dress up in their Irish best to run a timed or untimed race before celebrating at the parade, festival, or block party later that day. The course (found here) starts at 8 a.m. and ends on Greenville Avenue, just in time for the parties. Energy Square, 4925 Greenville Ave.
How to Travel Safely For the Parade, Festival, and Block Party
To get from place to place safely for the block party, parade, and festival, DART has options on March 11. From Plano, DART has added an additional rail service to the Red and Orange lines between Parker and Victory Stations. From Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and Dallas, hop on the Green line and transfer to Orange to Red downtown. Those riding the Trinity Railway Express can transfer to the Orange or Red lines at Victory. The stations you’ll want to get off at will either be Park Lane or Lovers Lane.
Busses will start running at 8 a.m. and will end when the parade ends. For those who are designated drivers, check out this map of road closures. Don’t forget rideshare apps!
McKinney St. Patrick’s Day Beer Walk
If you’re staying north, downtown McKinney is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that will include plenty of beer, seltzer, cider, and maybe even some Irish whiskey. There are 20 stops inside local stores to fill up on libations. Tickets are $30 each. 111 North Tennessee St., McKinney.
Punch Bowl Social
From March 17 to 18, Punch Bowl Social will host a celebration with a live DJ, $7 drink specials, and whiskey cocktails all day. 2600 Main St.
On March 11, The Village will host a party at sports bar Over Under starting at 11 a.m. Green beer and margaritas will be offered, and customers can also divulge in plates of nachos, hot dogs, pretzels, and more. Celebrations continue at the Roundhouse Food Hall and The Village Golf Club, which will have life music from Yes Ma’am Band and yard games. 5605 Village Glen Dr.
Bread Winners Café & Bakery
For a sweet treat, head to Bread Winners for sugar cookies starting at $5 each, cupcakes starting at $3.50 each, and cake balls for $3 each. Pair them with special menu items like a corned beef slider with fries or corned beef hash. If you’re thirsty, $6 Guinness, Jameson, and Irish coffee are all readily available. Available though March 19. Multiple locations.
Specialty items include Irish soda bread, cupcakes, and corned beef brisket. 3403 Oak Lawn Ave.
Green beer, mugs of margaritas, and top-shelf guacamole will be available March 17 only at the location in Rockwall. 503 Interstate 30, Rockwall.
From March 17 through 19, Federales will have a St. Patrick’s Day Weekend extravaganza with drink and food specials all day, from $10 shots to $8 quesabirria tacos. 2820 Commerce St.
From March 13 through 17, take advantage of $3 green beer, sake and seltzer specials, and $6 corned beef sliders. Multiple locations.
On St. Patrick’s Day, dine in for a $17 green beer and shot, green eggs and ham, corned beef and cabbage, or an Irish coffee. The diner will also sell $20 green “Lucky” shirts. 3531 Oak Lawn Ave.
On March 17 and 18, Poco Fiasco will serve a special Reuben pizza, a steak sandwich, and a hoagie with hot Italian sausage. 2823 McKinnon St.
Enjoy $6 corned beef sliders with tater tots and a $9 cocktail called the Leprechaun Stiletto, made with Grey Goose Le Citron, St. Germain, lime juice, cucumbers, and mint leaves. 2000 McKinney Ave.
Special items include a Guinness cupcake with Baileys buttercream, a St. Patrick’s Day cake decorated with four-leaf clovers, “kiss me I’m Irish” cupcakes, and decorating kits. Multiple locations.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Through March 17, the pub will have a traditional Irish menu with Scotch eggs wrapped in pork sausage, Irish shepherd’s pie, and beer-braised corned beef and cabbage. The special menu will conclude with a St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17 at each location. Multiple locations.
A special drink called the Lucky Rita—a frozen Casa margarita with a Midori melon liqueur swirl—will be offered for $8 on March 17 at select locations only. Multiple locations.
Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge
Ellie’s is offering a special cocktail called the Lucky Emerald, made with rum, sour apple liqueur, lime and pineapple juice, simple syrup, and mint. 1717 Leonard St.
Haystack Burgers & Barley
All locations will have beer for $3 a pint and the Haymaker, a frozen cocktail with Maker’s Mark whiskey, orange juice, lemonade, and tea that will be dyed green. Fried pickles will also be offered for $3.17. March 17 only. Multiple locations.
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
The Schooner Schooner is a whopping 52-oz. green drink with a blend of Jameson whiskey, peach schnapps, melon liquor, Curaçao, pineapple juice, and a tiny floating rubber duck. $43.95. Multiple locations.
SER Steak + Spirits
Cocktails include the Dublin, an Irish Whiskey-based cocktail with lemon, syrup, egg whites, and activated charcoal. The drink is a take on the Gaelic translation of Dublin: “dubh” means black, and “linn” means pool. 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., Floor 27.
Sky Blu Rooftop Bar
Drink specials include the Slane Irish car bomb, Slane Irish espresso martini, Jameson orange green tea shot, lucky clover mystery flavor froze, and green Bud Light. The first 20 people will get a choice of one of those drinks for free. Available starting at 4 p.m. on March 17. 1949 N. Stemmons Fwy.
In addition to green eggs and ham, drink specials include $6 Jameson shots, $4 green beer, and $6 car bombs. Available March 17 to 19. 2803 Main St., Ste. 110; 5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 540.
Specials include $6 Guinness, Jameson, and Irish coffee, but if you’re looking to celebrate in a bigger way, try two Irish car bombs for $12. Food specials include $15 corned beef slider with fries and $19 corned beef hash. Available through March 19. 3301 McKinney Ave.