Whether youre looking for Irish-themed food, drink or both to celebrate St. Patricks Day, there are a variety of options in the Oklahoma City area. Dig into corned beef or get an authentic boxty (Irish potato pancake). Of course, there is plenty of green beer and Irish whiskey to go around for the adult crowd.
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Saints1715 NW 16th St.
Throughout the rise of 16th Street Plaza District, Saints has provided Irish-inspired pub food, cocktails and beer. The menu includes Irish classics fish and chips, shepherds pie, bangers and mash and house-cured corned beef (available Friday and Saturday only).
The Bleu Garten301 NW 10th St.
Midtown is a hotspot on March 17. Head to The Bleu Garten for live Irish music and access to food trucks beginning at 11 a.m. While youre hanging out at the beer garden and food truck park, you can also walk over to James E. McNellies Public House, where they will hold St. Paddys celebrations inside and outside its Midtown location.
Black Raven Pub14471 NE 23rd St., Choctaw
The drive down Highway 62 to Choctaw for a trip to the Black Raven might be the closest thing in Oklahoma to a trip to Ireland. The authentic Irish pub hosts traditional Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights. Its a fair warning to those who try to avoid bagpipes. The menu includes Irish staples like salmon-topped boxty.
Republic Gastropub5830 N Classen Blvd.
The green beer will be flowing at Republic for St. Paddys Day. Republic has a tremendous beer selection on tap and in bottles. Get an Irish Guinness or Smithwicks on tap. Order a Guinness blonde lager or a Murphys stout to get Irish beer by the bottle. The menu includes updates to classics like a corned beef Reuben and Scotch eggs.
TapWerks Ale House & Café121 E. Sheridan Ave.
The beer list at this Bricktown establishment is as long as it is varied. There is a good selection of Oklahomas growing local beers and foreign imports. The food menu includes staples like a hearty beef stew made with Irelands most famous export, Guinness. You can also get fish and chips made with Pacific cod dipped in Marshall Atlas IPA beer batter.
Blackbird Gastropub575 S. University Blvd., Suite 110, Norman
Open since 2011 at Campus Corners western edge, Blackbird is Norman-based Good Life Dinings innovative gastropub. The eclectic menu features pizzas and salads, but it also features a few Irish-inspired dishes like a beer-and-truffle oil shepherds pie and ample ale-battered fish and chips. The Irish poached bangers with truffle oil mash is an update on a classic favorite.
Stag Lounge228 NE Second St.
The location in Deep Deuce went through a name change and once again allowed cigar smoking on the premises over the last year, but the constant has been its superior spirit collection, particularly whiskey. With a selection over 300 varieties, whether it is whiskey from Ireland, whisky from Scotland or the spirit crafted elsewhere in the world, Stag is likely to have it in stock.