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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo with friends and family at The Drunken Oyster is like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow! It doesn’t matter if you say St. Paddy’s Day or St. Patty’s Day, this March 17th is your day to celebrate the luck of the Irish with food and drink fit for a Leprechaun King! From finding the best St. Patrick’s Day activities in Amarillo Texas – to where you should go for the best corned beef and cabbage in Amarillo – this post has you covered! As the king of Amarillo nightlife, the Drunken Oyster is the best restaurant in Amarillo for St. Patrick’s Day food, drink, music and shenanigans!

For 2024, we will be throwing our ALL DAY ST PATRICK’S PARTY! And since you know the Drunken Oyster is your place for live music in Amarillo, the A-Town Rockers will be kicking it live at 7pm!  We’ll have traditional St. Patrick’s Day food specials like Shepard’s pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage and tons of drink specials!

Did Someone Say St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl??

This year our sister restaurant, The Western Horseman Club, will be hosting their own St Patrick’s Day Amarillo Party! Complete with Amarillo live music, traditional Irish food, and tons of WHISKY choices! The Western Horseman is fast making a name for itself as one of the best bars in Amarillo and – PS: if you’re an Amarillo steak house snob – you’ll be in heaven!

A Drunken Oyster/Western Horseman crawl sounds like a Leprechaun’s dream to us!

Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo?

When thinking about the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo, it’s important to know who St. Patrick was and why he is honored in the Irish culture and in the State of Texas. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He is recognized by The Church as the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, and by the time of his death on March 17, 461, St. Patrick had established many monasteries, churches, and schools there. Many famous legends grew out of the story of St. Patrick – including, that he drove the snakes out of Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate the anniversary of his death with religious services and feasts.

In the United States, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th and over the past 200 years or so, the holiday in this country has evolved into a full-on celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green!

During the 1700s and 1800s, many Irish families migrated west to the United States to flee political and religious persecution by the British. When they arrived as immigrants, many families continued their journey west towards New Spain and what would eventually become Texas to start new lives. Many Irish American families are deeply rooted in the American West, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations throughout the West can be traced back as far as the 1800s. Today, most major cities throughout the great State of Texas including Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston host elaborate parades and celebrations which include throwing huge parties and dying their rivers green!

And it should be no surprise that the town of Shamrock, TX (yes, it’s a real place), which sits about a hundred miles to the east of Amarillo on Interstate 40 (Old Route 66), holds a tremendous St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which includes a fantastic parade, rodeo, 5K run, carnival, wing eating contest, car show, best beard contest, motorcycle rally and a whole lot more!

Where is The Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo?

In our continuing mission to be the best restaurant in Amarillo, The Drunken Oyster transforms our menu, music, and bar for March 17th! If you are excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo, The Drunken Oyster needs to be at the very top of your list of places to go!

First off, we will be serving classic Irish dishes like Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Stew! Shepherd’s Pie is the original Irish casserole and ours is a heavenly combination of meat, veggies, and a potato topping that will have your tastebuds dancing an Irish jig! We also have – hands down – the best Corned Beef and Cabbage in Amarillo! We serve it the right way – with perfectly cooked potatoes and spicy mustard!

It makes for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dinner in Amarillo! And if you love corned beef, you have to try our signature Reuben Sandwich. By far one of the best sandwiches in town, The Drunken Oyster Reuben features our tender corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing stacked between dark rye bread and grilled to perfection. Looking for the best lunch Amarillo? This sandwich needs to be on your top 10 list, for sure!

We will also be serving up our very own Irish Poutine – French fries and cheese topped with our St. Patrick’s Day brown gravy – arguably one of the best things that you can use to balance out all of the green beer that one might consume on St. Patrick’s Day. Or if you are looking for something sweet – our Irish Cream Cheesecake is an absolute knockout! It’s one of our favorite desserts at The Drunken Oyster and it goes perfectly with an Irish coffee!

Where is the Best Bar to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day in Amarillo?

It’s not easy to find an authentic Irish Pub in Texas. Hey, let’s face it – we’re in Amarillo, not Boston. But we don’t let that stop us! The Drunken Oyster is by far the best bar in Amarillo to visit on St. Patrick’s Day! Our St. Patrick’s Day drink menu includes green beer, amazing holiday cocktails and plenty of Irish Whiskey! Did someone say Jamison shot specials? Yup – we’ve got ‘em!

How about some live music Amarillo?! If you feel like dancing a jig this year, our nonstop St. Patrick’s Day Party features live music from an awesome band that plays top hits from today and yesterday! Live music starts at 7PM! Also, if you spend St. Paddy’s Day with us, you are sure to hear bagpipers playing – they’ll be stopping by throughout the day! We also will be having a ton of really cool St. Patrick’s Day giveaways throughout the day! And heck… if you hang out long enough, you might just see a Leprechaun or two! Feelin’ lucky? This may be your best chance to catch one this year!

So if you are ready for the best St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Amarillo, get your green gear on and head over to The Drunken Oyster this year! It’s the only place to be!


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