Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world and began as a day of celebration for the Irish culture. Celebrants don their green, pinching those along their way who failed to do the same.  It doesn’t matter your heritage because, as they say, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Pubs around the city serve up green ale to get customers into the spirit and families gather to take in the sights of the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade. Here are a few of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Houston.

96357149 1 Best Houston Pubs And Events To Get Lucky On St. Pattys Day

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Price: Free
Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 12 2 p.m.

The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission puts on its St. Patrick’s Parade, rain or shine. Grand Marshal Sean Kearns leads the two-hour parade that starts under the clock tower of Minute Maid Park. The yearly parade is one of the largest in the country with more than 100 entries. Stick around for the awards ceremony and after party at Lucky’s Pub.

Price: Free
Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

This crawl is home to Houston’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Party and is the official after party for the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade. Lucky’s Pub features the largest selection of beers in the city of Houston. Wii and X Box games will keep you entertained at the 4th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival.  Enjoy the green beer, darts, and it’s 50 TVs, including the largest HDTV screen in Houston. Come decked out in green and enjoy the nonstop Irish festivities.

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105864957 Best Houston Pubs And Events To Get Lucky On St. Pattys Day

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Price: $5 Cover
Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Brian O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is opening early with the St. Patrick’s Day party to remember.  Live bands will rock late into the evening. The pub was designed with the idea of the brew pubs of the emerald isle.  Enjoy shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. Located in Rice Village, the bar features more than 15 Irish whiskeys, 18 scotch whiskeys, 25 premium vodkas, and an extensive chilled bottled beer selection.

Price: Free
Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: Noon to 2 a.m.

The oldest surviving sports bar in Houston is also home to an amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Get over and try the bloody Mary bar or one of the 35 varieties of beer and enjoy your spirits on the patio. The establishment has more than 20 TVs. Don’t miss the St. Patricks’s Day Queen Competition, golf tournament. Also, check out the Irish stew chicken and chili cook-off. This watering hole is sure to provide excellent St. Patrick’s Day entertainment.

Price: Free
Date: March 17, 2012
Hours: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Located in the inner loop, the pub is decorated in traditional Irish style. Bring a small party and enjoy the privacy of a “snug” booth.  Play darts or simply relax and enjoy the large screen television or outdoor garden. The St. Patrick’s Day party will feature tunes from the Burbon Street Band, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Grab your party favors on your way in the door and settle in for a night of fun.

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Nicole Sonnier is a freelance writer living in Houston and covers Nightlife & Music. Her work can be found at


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