St. Patrick's Day is just days away and Oklahoma City residents are gearing up. If you'd like to join in the celebration, you have plenty of options; OKC has a thriving bar and club scene with many establishments easy to reach from both Springs at May Lakes and Springs at Memorial Apartments. Here are four places to go on St. Patrick's Day to enjoy some good food, drink, music, and more.
1. The Oklahoma City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Scheduled for Saturday, March 12, this parade promises “a grand day of Irish music and fun.” Enjoy a stream of colorful floats and unique entries from multiple civic clubs and organizations – animals, tractors, clowns...you name it, it’s probably going to be in the parade! There will be lots of music, too, so bring your lawn chair so you can relax and enjoy the display while you enjoy some green beer.
2. The 27th Annual Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Bricktown Canals, Oklahoma Ave
The Bricktown district, sandwiched between downtown OKC, I-235, and I-40, plays host to its annual St. Patrick's Day festival at the Canals at Oklahoma and East Reno. This free event runs from 2 p.m. to midnight and is suitable for families — attendees can even bring their pets.
Listen to live music and sample food from a variety of food trucks offering everything from Czech food to cheesesteaks. And of course, plenty of beer.
1100 Classen Dr
Stop in at James E. McNellie's Public House for a smaller but just as lively St. Patrick’s evening. Located in Midtown near the intersections of Classen, NW 10th, and N Walker, McNellie's is known for its extensive selection of drinks and its jovial atmosphere. Choose from American and Irish pub grub — the burgers get rave reviews — and chat with friendly staff and patrons.
1715 NW 16th St
If you’re looking for a cozier place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, this is where you’ll want to be. Located northwest of downtown OKC near Oklahoma City University, Saint's offers a mix of Irish pub food, American classics, salads and seafood. The drink menu includes everything from beer to champagne.
Oklahoma City is growing and producing more places to explore every day. Do you know of other Irish pubs or celebrations happening in or around town? Tell us in the comments below!