10 OKC Drinking Spots for St. Patrick’s Day - 405 Magazine

10 OKC Drinking Spots for St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re looking to join in on St. Paddy's Day festivities, here are some of the best places around the 405 to celebrate.

St. Patrick’s Day has been an Irish celebration for centuries, and its occurrence in the middle of Lent was a reprieve from the fasting and somber demeanors that accompanied the runup to Easter. When the Irish arrived in the U.S., they brought the tradition with them, and it now falls on the same week as Spring Break and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (March Madness), making it a triply festive week. The holiday in the U.S. is mostly marked by street parties outside ostensibly Irish pubs and neighborhood beer bars, and adding green dye to every available body of water, as well as – unfortunately – beer. If you’re looking to join the festivities, here are some of the best places around the 405 to celebrate.

  • 1884 at the Railyards. The anchor for Edmond’s food hall will be featuring specials on Tullamore Dew shots and Frenzy Brewing Irish Stout. It will also have a salted caramel iced Irish coffee, and the March cocktail feature Late Night in Dublin with Teeling Irish Whisky. 
  • Fair-Weather Friend. A two-day celebration at this Ironworks District brewery includes the release of its Dry Irish Stout on Thursday, as well as Irish-themed trivia from 7-9 p.m. Friday the brewery opens at 10 a.m. with Kegs & Eggs Brunch featuring green eggs and ham pizza, a corned bison pizza and purple beer, a concoction featuring black currant added to their Dry Irish Stout.
  • Lost Highway Bar. One of the city’s most popular dive bars is hosting an all-day bash Thursday, including drink specials, beginning at noon. Live music by The Pentagram String Band and a performance by The Captains Sideshow make this party one of the more interesting choices on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • McNellie’s Pub. The biggest block party of the day is typically at McNellie’s in Midtown. The pub opens at 10 a.m. for the early crowd, and the big party, featuring beer, live music and delicious food, kicks off at 11. 
  • O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille. The iconic Norman pub stages one of the state’s biggest parties, featuring live music, green eggs and ham, karaoke and plenty of beer. Knock back some energy drinks early, because this one starts at 8 a.m. 
  • R & J Lounge and Supper Club. Discounts all day on popular Irish beverages like Guinness, Jameson and 2 Gingers. It will also have an Irish Breakfast jello shot from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Roughtail Brewing Company. The Memorial Road brewery has specials Thursday through Sunday this week, with food trucks, trivia and live music Saturday by Oklahoma Fire Pipes & Drums.
  • Sean Cumming’s Irish Restaurant. This popular N. May pub opens at noon with a special menu featuring corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash and other Irish favorites. It already has the most extensive Irish whisky selection in the city, and for the big day, expect traditional Irish music played live.
  • The Union at SoSA. The newly reopened Eatery and Cocktail Office at The Union is hosting a beer and brats party on the patio with $1 “grab bag” beers and music. There’s plenty of Bushmills and Jameson as well, if you’re thinking Irish coffee or just shots.
  • Vanessa House Beer Company. The Automobile Alley brewery has a limited-edition Shamrock Shake Stout for the day. It’s a mint-forward, frothy treat that will get you mentally prepared for Singo at 7 p.m. The brewery is open from 3-9 p.m. and outside food is welcome.