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10 Irish (or Vaguely Irish) Eats and Drinks for St. Paddy's

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Undoubtedly, there are Austinites who intend to hit Dirty Sixth and pound beers the Monday after SXSW simply because it is St. Patrick's Day. Just a guess: precious few of them are Eater readers. But a week-long free booze bender is no reason to skip out on St. Patrick. There's nothing like strong beer, good whiskey, and lamb stew to cure hangover. And if that doesn't work, an Irish coffee and/or a cupcake should.

Check out Eater's recommendations for the best in St. Paddy's eating and drinking below. From a full Irish breakfast at Drink.Well to Fado's weekend-long blowout, there's something for everyone.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

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214 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 457-0172
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For those who seriously want to get their party on, Fado is the place to be. The bar opens early for "European Sports" Saturday and Sunday, and they'll throw an all-day party on St. Patrick's Day. Lots of Irish beer on tap, plus they carry the delightful (and, yes, English) Crabbie's ginger beer.

2. North By Northwest (NXNW)

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10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 467-6969
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This restaurant and brewery will be celebrating "all things Irish" by tapping a special keg of their Irish Stout and Red Irish Ale, paired with live music and a special Irish menu.

3. eleven plates & wine

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3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy Ste C200
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 328-0110
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Eleven plates will offer special Irish-inspired lunch and dinner menus on St. Paddy's, including soda bread and Guinness stew.

4. J Black's Feel Good Lounge

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710 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 433-6954
If you absolutely, positively must drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day, J. Black's will serve it to you, from today until Monday.

5. Live Oak Beer & Barbecue

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2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1930
This barbecue restaurant's Saturday special will be Irish lamb stew this week. "Smoker-braised" lamb from Salt & Time will be paired with organic vegetables, starting at 2 p.m.

[Photo: Brooklyn V/Yelp]

6. drink.well.

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207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 614-6683
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This North Loop cocktail bar will be serving a full Irish breakfast Saturday and Sunday, as well as their signature Irish Coffee, which was recently featured in Bon Appetit.

7. The Dog & Duck Pub

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406 W. 17th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 479-0598
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The Dog & Duck has been celebrating St. Patrick's day for 24 years, and they have a full slate of bands who will play throughout the day. They'll have food specials and lots of free flowing beer as well.

8. Opal Divine's Penn Field

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3601 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-0237
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All three locations will feature lots of live music and family-friendly St. Patrick's celebrations. They promise "no green beer."

[Photo: Bacon E/Yelp]

9. Pinthouse Pizza

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4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 436-9605
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Pinthouse Pizza is celebrating St. Paddy's again this year, and they're so serious about it they went and made teeshirts. Special beers on tap and Irish dancing; here are the details.

10. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

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1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-3727
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If you prefer to celebrate St. Patrick's with baked goods (and after SXSW, who wouldn't?), Sugar Mama's is offering two special cupcakes this month, a whiskey-spiked chocolate cream, and a vegan/gluten free mint chocolate.

[Photo: Lydia L./Yelp]

1. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

214 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
For those who seriously want to get their party on, Fado is the place to be. The bar opens early for "European Sports" Saturday and Sunday, and they'll throw an all-day party on St. Patrick's Day. Lots of Irish beer on tap, plus they carry the delightful (and, yes, English) Crabbie's ginger beer.
214 W 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

2. North By Northwest (NXNW)

10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78759
This restaurant and brewery will be celebrating "all things Irish" by tapping a special keg of their Irish Stout and Red Irish Ale, paired with live music and a special Irish menu.
10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, TX 78759

3. eleven plates & wine

3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy Ste C200, Austin, TX 78746
Eleven plates will offer special Irish-inspired lunch and dinner menus on St. Paddy's, including soda bread and Guinness stew.
3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy Ste C200
Austin, TX 78746

4. J Black's Feel Good Lounge

710 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
If you absolutely, positively must drink green beer on St. Patrick's Day, J. Black's will serve it to you, from today until Monday.
710 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Live Oak Beer & Barbecue

2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702
This barbecue restaurant's Saturday special will be Irish lamb stew this week. "Smoker-braised" lamb from Salt & Time will be paired with organic vegetables, starting at 2 p.m.

[Photo: Brooklyn V/Yelp]

2713 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702

6. drink.well.

207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
This North Loop cocktail bar will be serving a full Irish breakfast Saturday and Sunday, as well as their signature Irish Coffee, which was recently featured in Bon Appetit.
207 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

7. The Dog & Duck Pub

406 W. 17th St., Austin, TX 78701
The Dog & Duck has been celebrating St. Patrick's day for 24 years, and they have a full slate of bands who will play throughout the day. They'll have food specials and lots of free flowing beer as well.
406 W. 17th St.
Austin, TX 78701

8. Opal Divine's Penn Field

3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
All three locations will feature lots of live music and family-friendly St. Patrick's celebrations. They promise "no green beer."

[Photo: Bacon E/Yelp]

3601 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

9. Pinthouse Pizza

4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Pinthouse Pizza is celebrating St. Paddy's again this year, and they're so serious about it they went and made teeshirts. Special beers on tap and Irish dancing; here are the details.
4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

10. Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
If you prefer to celebrate St. Patrick's with baked goods (and after SXSW, who wouldn't?), Sugar Mama's is offering two special cupcakes this month, a whiskey-spiked chocolate cream, and a vegan/gluten free mint chocolate.

[Photo: Lydia L./Yelp]

1905 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

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