Options are plenty on St. Patrick's Day in Arlington

Parties, food and drink specials abound across the city on Saturday

  • Face-painting for kids figures prominently at the St. Patrick's Day Block Party at J. Gilligan's Bar and Grill, one of the largest in the Metroplex. (Photo: J. Gilligan's Bar and Grill)
    Face-painting for kids figures prominently at the St. Patrick's Day Block Party at J. Gilligan's Bar and Grill, one of the largest in the Metroplex. (Photo: J. Gilligan's Bar and Grill)
Dimitrius Bradford

We’ve just crossed the starting line for Daylight Saving Time, which means the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is well on its way.

Though North Texas will be full of various activities, Arlington residents need not spend their precious time locked in traffic. There are plenty of fun-filled events waiting just around the corner.

Eager to know who’s serving green beer or who’s got the best drink specials? We’ve got you covered below.

Hooligan’s 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash

From 12 PM to 2 in the morning, Hooligan’s Pub in downtown Arlington is offering green swag along with affordable drinks and a good time. Expect to try out their green beer, green Jell-O shots, Irish car bombs and “Streakin’ ‘Rican” entrees.

Location: 310 E Abram St, Ste 150, Arlington, Texas 76010

Phone: (817) 274-1232

The beer will be flowing freely St. Patrick's Day at Hooligan's Pub in downtown Arlington. (Photo: Hooligan's Pub)

World of Beer’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash

South Arlington residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy the festivities. World of Beer is hosting its own St. Patty’s Day party with the promise of traditional Irish beers and Irish-style draughts.

Drink specials include: $5 Guinness Draught, $4 Guinness Blonde, $4 Smithwick's $4 Harp, and $4 Car Bombs 11 AM Saturday morning all the way until midnight.

Location: 5005 S Cooper St, Arlington, Texas 76017

Phone: (817) 471-1101

J. Gilligan’s 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party

For those looking for something more kid-friendly, J Gilligan’s annual block party will feature face painters and leprechauns from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Often lauded as the biggest St. Patty’s Day celebration in the city, adults can enjoy $4.25 22-ounce green beers as well as $8 Irish nachos.

Live music performers will include Don McCloud Bag Pipes, Stingrays, Jay B & Zydeco Posse, Morning People, and many more.

Location: 400 E Abram St., Arlington, Texas 76010

Phone: (817) 274-8561

The Melting Pot St. Patrick’s Day Fondue Frolic

For those looking for a more subdued evening, The Melting Pot in the Arlington Highlands is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day menu with $3 green beers. It’s $37 per person, and the regular menu is also available.

Location: 4000 Five Points Dr., Ste #119 Arlington, Texas 76018

Phone: (817) 472-9988

St. Patty’s Day Party with Michael Lee & the Wartime Limousine at BoomerJack's

The band Michael Lee & The Wartime Limousine is taking over BoomerJack’s in North Arlington from 8 p.m. to midnight. Drink specials include green beer, $5 Irish car bombs, $4 Jameson, and $2 test tube shots.

There will also be a costume contest complete with gift cards and other prizes for the winners.

Location: 522 Lincoln Square Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: (817) 275-5400