It’s never too early to start planning your St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Houston for this year! From parades to pub crawls, road races to parties, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate this fun and festive holiday, no matter your age or party style. If you need ideas for where to go this year, Longhorn Charter Bus has you covered. Not only can we suggest some of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Houston, but we can also offer private group transportation services around the city on this busy day. Plan your St. Patrick’s Day festivities today, and book a bus rental early to ensure easy, stress-free transportation on the holiday weekend.
Attend the Houston St. Patrick’s Day parade
This year, make plans to attend the 62nd annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Houston—one of the largest in the United States! This family-friendly event usually includes over 100 floats or walking groups, and is free to attend. Historically, the parade is followed by a downtown block party in Market Square, featuring live music, dancing, food vendors, and plenty of green beer to go around. For more specific information about the parade this year, make sure to visit the Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission website and look for updates on the date, location, parade route, parking, and more.
Join a St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
If you’re interested in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Houston, you can’t go wrong with a pub crawl around town. You and a group of revelers can enjoy drinks at multiple, much-loved bars around the city while getting your steps in, too! And if you need a designated driver, you’ll have a professional bus driver from Longhorn Charter Bus by your side every step of the way. Some popular, pre-planned pub crawls include:
Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Check in: Front Porch Pub, 217 Gray St, Houston TX 77002
Event details: Hop between five venues (including Dogwood and Electric Feel Good) with exclusive drink specials, waived cover fees, and an after party with a special guest DJ. For tickets and more information, visit the pub crawl’s website.
Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Check in: The Dogwood, 403 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006
Event details: One wristband grants you access to multiple bars and St. Patrick’s Day parties around Houston. Venues include Christians Tailgate, Pour Behavior, and more. For tickets and more information, visit the event website.
Shamrock Stroll St. Paddy’s Pub Crawl
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Check in: The Dogwood, 403 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006
Event details: One wristband grants you access to multiple bars and St. Patrick’s Day parties around Houston. Venues include Pourhouse Pub, Zanzibar, Illegal Petes, and more. Visit the pub crawl website to purchase tickets and get more information.
Alternatively, if none of the above events strike your fancy, you can customize your own St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl with a charter bus rental. Just gather a group, plan a route visiting your favorite bars, and book a private bus rental in Houston for the night! As a bonus, every bus rental includes the services of a professional bus driver, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable night out.
Participate in a holiday road race
Whether you’re an experienced runner looking for a challenge, or just want to break a sweat before pouring your first Guinness of the day, sign up for a road race in Houston on St. Patrick’s Day! For seasoned runners, the St. Paddy’s Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon race takes place just 20 minutes outside of Houston, and follows a 13.1 loop starting and ending at Sugar Land Town Square. If you’re a beginner and looking for more of a “fun run,” consider the Lucky Charm 5K on March 11, 2023, hosted by Houston Running Company. For this race, you can choose to run up to 10K, or opt for a family-friendly walking route.
Party at an Irish pub
Houston is home to a handful of Irish pubs and restaurants that never fail to be prepared for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. If you’re interested in celebrating the holiday in a more traditional way, stop by an Irish pub for a pint of Guinness, a plate of hearty grub, and live entertainment featuring more bagpipers and step-dancers you can count. Here’s a few of our favorite pubs to spend St. Patrick’s Day at:
McGonigal’s Mucky Duck
Address: 2425 Norfolk St, Houston, Texas 77098
McGonigal’s Mucky Duck is the best place to go in Houston for an Irish-inspired meal paired with a live concert, any day of the year. The menu is stocked full with traditional Irish cuisine and pub fare, and you can’t go wrong exploring their extensive whiskey collections. On St. Patrick’s Day, attend their holiday festival held in the parking lot. It typically includes performances by traditional Irish bagpipers, Irish step-dancers, and of course, all the Guinness and food you can eat!
Address: 2111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
This cozy, no-frills, locally-loved Irish pub in Houston is a must-see spot on St. Patrick’s Day. Expect a rowdy holiday crowd inspired by live music, bagpipers, and a feast of classic eats. On any day, you can enjoy a menu stocked with meals like Reuben sandwiches, “Irish nachos,” and the Shamrock Special pizza topped with corned beef.
Pimlico Irish Pub
Address: 810 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77019, United States
Awarded the Guinness Excellence Award in 2016 and 2022, Pimlico Irish Pub is a favorite among Houston’s pub-goers. They boast one of the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the city with live music, plenty of beer, pub food, and ample space for the holiday crowds. The downtown location also makes it a great, convenient spot for bar-hopping over to other nearby Irish pubs, such as Johnny McElroy’s down at 1123 Waugh Drive.
Book a Charter Bus in Houston this St. Patrick’s Day
No matter your plans for St. Paddy’s Day in Houston, make your travels easier and more enjoyable with a charter bus rental. Longhorn Charter Bus can help you plan any type of trip on this busy holiday. Call us today at 1-844-447-2779 and chat with a reservation representative about your private St. Patrick’s Day trip or event.