Cel­e­brate the luck o’ the Ir­ish at par­ties for St. Pa­trick’s Day

Austin American-Statesman - - FOOD & DRINK - By Katey Psen­cik kpsen­cik@states­man.com Con­tact Katey Psen­cik at 512-445-3869.

St. Pa­trick’s Day may have its roots in Chris­tian­ity, but mod­ern so­ci­ety has turned it into a cel­e­bra­tion of Ir­ish roots, green beer, green clothes and well, green ev­ery­thing. Here are some of the places where you can cel­e­brate in Austin. St. Pa­trick’s Day at Fado Ir­ish Pub. Cel­e­brate at Austin’s big­gest St. Pa­trick’s Day party.It­start­sat11a.m.,and tick­ets are $15. Fado Ir­ish Pub & Restau­rant, 214 W. Fourth St. Scoot x St. Paddy’s. Check out live mu­sic at the Scoot Inn with Low Cut Connie, Night Drive, Mana­tee Com­mune, Sweet Crude, Black Eyed Ver­mil­lion and more. The party starts at noon, but ar­rive early (it is South by South­west, after all). His­toric Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth St. Ir­ish I was in Bas­trop St. Pa­trick’s Day Pub Crawl. Food and drink at five lo­ca­tions in Bas­trop, in­clud­ing sam­pling tra­di­tional Ir­ish drinks. Tick­ets are $25 per per­son, and the crawl starts at 7 p.m. Down­town Bas­trop, bas­trop­down­town.com St Pa­trick’s Day at Jack and Ginger’s. Green beer, beer cheese, Shep­herd’s Pie and more. The party starts at 1 p.m. Jack & Ginger’s, 11500B Rock Rose. Strange Land Brew­ery’s St. Pa­trick’s Day Party. The brew­ery will of­fer a one-time­only small batch Ir­ish Stout and a bar­rel-aged Jame­son Ir­ish Whiskey Stout start­ing at 5 p.m. Strange Land, 5904 Bee Cave Road. Lavaca St. Bar at Rock Rose. Have a green beer and lis­ten to an ’80s cover band. Cos­tumes en­cour­aged! The bar opens at 11 a.m. Lavaca

Street Bar at Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose, Suite 100. Austin St. Pa­trick’s Day

Ir­ish Stroll. It’s a full night of par­ties and bar crawls start­ing at 5 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion at Steam­punk Sa­loon, 700 W. Sixth St. Saint Pa­trick’s Day Aus

tin at Pi­o­neer Farms. No green beer, no lep­rechauns, but lots of Ir­ish tra­di­tion. $15 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and younger. The

party starts at 1 p.m. Pi­o­neer Farms, 10621 Pi­o­neer Farms Drive. St. Pa­trick’s Day flea

mar­ket. Find hand­made, vin­tage and lo­cal items for sale from noon to 6 p.m. ABGB, 1305 W. Ol­torf St. Find a com­plete list of St. Pa­trick’s Day events at thingstodo.austin360.com.

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Go green and shake your sham­rocks at St. Pa­trick’s Day events all over town.

RALPH BAR­RERA/AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN 2013

Fado’s Ir­ish Pub is the site of Austin’s big­gest St. Pa­trick’s Day­par­tyev­eryyear.

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