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From Montrose to Clear Lake, celebrate St. Patrick's Day around Houston—with or without green beers—at these Guinness-slinging pubs and restaurants on Friday.

Pimlico Irish Pub

Dubbed “An Irish Pub—A Dublin Tradition,” it’s hard to imagine a more authentic pub experience—outside of Ireland, of course—to celebrate Paddy’s Day than at Pimlico's. This Friday, the Montrose mainstay offers a full day of festivities, including pictures with Longhorn Pimlico Pete, Texas BBQ on the patio and, of course, tons of green beer. The bagpipes and live music starts at 5, so grab a pint of Guinness or a glass of Jameson and enjoy the merriment.

810 Waugh Dr. 713-560-1721. pubhouston.com

The Gorgeous Gael

Get the party started early! Starting at 8 a.m., enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast, along with live bands and DJs performing throughout the day on their 10,000-square foot patio. And for lucky patrons, don't miss custom ice cream cookie sandwiches from SMOOSH.

5555 Morningside Dr. 832-667-8321. thegorgeousgael.com

Kenneally’s Irish Pub

Celebrating their 34th annual “Under the Tent” party, Kenneally's serves a hearty lunch of Irish stew, home-baked Guinness bread and corned beef sandwiches. Later in the day, don't miss the bag pipers, Irish step dancers and live music from Luther and the Healers and The Trey Clark Band. 

2111 S. Shepherd Dr. 713-630-0486. irishpubkenneallys.com

The Harp

Nestled on Richmond Avenue is the quaint watering hole known as “Houston’s friendliest Irish pub.” Stop by for a green beer at their annual Parking Lot Party and dance to The Zydeco Dots (4:30–6:30), see Irish dancers and bagpipers (7—8) and hear award-winning musician, Lisa Novak (8—10). 

 1625 Richmond Ave. 713-528-7827. theharphouston.com

Chelsea Wine Bar

For those who dwell outside the loop, this charming Clear Lake wine bar knows how to throw one hell of a party. Enjoy Shepherd's pie and Guinness bratwurst with a glass of green sangria or a traditional Irish brew, and stick around for live music by Iain Gault. Psst: Sometimes locals bring their own instruments, so if you're lucky, you may catch an impromptu jam session.

4106 E NASA Pkwy. 281-326-5282. chelseawinebartexas.com

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Chelsea Wine Bar

$$ American/New American, Continental 4106 Nasa Pkwy.

The lights are dim and the aroma of cheese melting on flatbreads and in panini fills the air. Diners can sit outside overlooking the bay or get comfortable o...

Kenneally's Irish Pub

$$ Pizza, Pub/Brewery 2111 S. Shepherd Dr.

Houston institution Kenneally's has been a true neighborhood bar since opening in 1983. A stone's throw away from Montrose and the Washington strip, the 'hoo...

The Gorgeous Gael

$$ Pub/Brewery 5555 Morningside Dr.

In case the Gaelic font on the outside of The Gorgeous Gael doesn’t tip you off, this is as Irish a pub as you’ll find in Houston. (Bear with us here; there ...

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The Harp

bar 1625 Richmond Ave

Pimlico Irish Pub

Beer, Dog-Friendly, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Patio, Pub, Pub Grub 810 Waugh Dr.

Pimlico Irish Pub's name comes from the street on which owner Kevin McElroy's father owned his own watering hole in Dublin, within view of Guinness' brewery....