St. Patrick's Day Events in Dallas

Although Texas is a long way from Ireland, Dallas knows how to pour a Guinness, pinch a hiney and pucker up on St. Patty's Day. So everyone is in luck as a parade of celebrations is happening throughout the city where you can catch yourself a string of green beads and overindulge in green libations.

Updated: February 16, 2010

Restaurants and Bars

Idle Rich Pub

2614 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Owned by native Dubliners, this authentic Irish pub is a go-to for more than just Irish brews--should you seek the harder stuff. Beer snobs can guzzle European ales like Chimay White or German Fransikiner, while those loyal to the Celtic brands can sip on Smithwicks, Guinness or Harp. Dark woods, cozy booths and a billiards table add authentic appeal.


2818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

St. Patty's Day wouldn't be complete without a swig of whiskey, and we can thank our lucky charms that this bar has plenty of it. Known for its 32 Scotch and Irish whiskeys, like Bushmills and Tullamore Dew, this pub has limited seating inside, but outside is where you want to be anyway. As long as you hang on the front patio with your beer and stay off the street, the cops aren't a bother and you get a great view of the Lower Greenville St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Trinity Hall

5321 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 250, Dallas, TX 75206

If an Irish jig is your party piece, you'll have the chance to practice it here. On St. Patrick's Day, a live band will whip out the fiddles, and the Guinness will be flowing.

McSwiggan's Irish Pub

6910 Windhaven Pkwy, the Colony, TX 75056

Hailed as the unofficial Boston pub of Dallas, this popular tap makes a hearty cub of clam chowder and a champion's Irish breakfast that will prep your belly for all the beer you can wash down. Because on this marathon of drinking holidays, your body will need the greasy stuff before the abuse you're about to unleash upon it.


Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Dallas Campbell Centre

8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206

The party starts early for this local club that celebrates all things Celtic. Don your green finery for the Irish American Society Annual Ball in the Skyline Ballroom. Because if there's one thing we know, it's that the Irish know how to throw a good party.