St. Patrick's Day is a reminder to our fellow Irishmen of when Christianity was brought to Ireland by their now patron Saint Patrick. Little do people know that St Patrick's Day is also the perfect cheat day to indulge on the food and alcohol that you most likely have given up for Lent. Why not take this opportunity to be Irish by association as Guinness Storehouse in Dublin exclaims in their advertisements for Guinness Beer, we are all Irish on St. Patrick's Day.
This St. Patrick's Day MadDogs will be serving you Celtic fun featuring live bands and Fish 'N' Chips. On their menu they will also be serving $6 Irish Brew, $6 Dublin Slammers, and if you are really feeling extra festive make sure to order $5 Green Beer and $5 Green Ritas. Menu prices will vary, 123 Losoya, (210) 222-0220, maddogs.net.
BierGarten will be throwing a "Real St Patty's Day Party!" At the party they will be serving you some festive and refreshing $5 green beer, and for food they will offer their delicious combinations of their bratwurst/sausage paddles. Menu prices will vary, 126 Losoya, (210) 212-7299, biergartenriverwalk.com.
The Lion & Rose
In keeping the tradition of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, The Lion & Rose is taking out a special menu that will be featuring Irish Philly, totally banging Banger Sausage, our ole' and reliable choice of fish 'n' chips, and of course the ever so traditional and savory dish of corned beef 'n' cabbage. The location at the Forum will be serving The Irish Carbomb Dessert, which is a combination of Guinness devil's food cake, pistachio mousse that is made with Jameson and Bailey's. Menu prices will vary, multiple locations, thelionandrose.com.
Pat O'Brien's will be throwing it's Annual St. Patty's Bash, and they will have live music by The Lucky Dutch, and of course there will be shot specials, and in the spirit of the patron saint of the land of Emerald there will be Green Hurricanes. Menu prices will vary, 121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 220-1076, facebook.com/PatObriensSanAntonio.
The Hangar will host a St. Paddy's Day bash on their outdoor patio with giant Jenga, Connect 4, Cornhole and more along with specials on Irish favorites. Free admission, 11am-2am, 8203 Broadway, 824-2700, facebook.com/TheHangarSA
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day Shenanygan's will be having Irish inspired cocktails, such as the historically inspired $5 Mini Car Bombs, $4 Jameson, and the aesthetically pleasing $5 Lucky Leprechaun Buckets. There will also be live music at both locations. Other menu prices will vary, multiple locations, shenanygans.com.
San Antonio Flying Saucer
Over at The Flying Saucer, Irish fans will be treated to $4 Irish pints, bangers and mash and live music. $3 for non U.F.O Club members, free for members, 11am-1am, 11255 Huebner Road, 696-5080, facebook.com/sabeerknurd.
The Irish Pub
Join the fun at The Irish Pub where they will have live music featuring Blackeyed Blonde and The S.O.B.S. Of course they will have all the drinks that we all associate with St. Patrick's Day, such as breen beer, and Irish car bombs. Food will be provided by The Smoke Shack BBQ. No cover fee, 9726 Datapoint Dr., 692-7620, facebook.com/theirishpub.
Back in Gustology land, the cocktail school will host a special St. Patrick's Day class. Learn how to create a Black Velvet, Irish Martini and a Jack Rose. $30, 6:30pm, 1856 Nacogdoches Road, 892-1292, gustologist.com.
Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill
Head on over to Sherlock's to listen to an extensive line up of live music by Le Freak, The Klocks, E7, Uptown Drive, and Brent Michael Wood. To accompany the exciting live music offerings, there will be green beer, and other Irish offerings. Menu prices will vary, 16620 US 281 N, (210) 572-9307, sherlockpub.com.