Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish bars and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day, really. You can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere filled with hearty laughter and toasts from the Emerald Isle. But don't expect to hear your cellphone ring. Sláinte!
By the way, the popular toast is actually pronounced "slaan-sha." It literally translates as "health". It's used as a short toast among drinking buddies that means "I drink to your health!"
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6150 W Eldorado Pkwy., Suite 120, McKinney, TX 75070. 972-547-2222
This is a family-owned Irish Pub. The amazing menu includes breakfast items that will put an "O" before your sir name. Try some Irish Eggs Benedict (2 homemade potato cakes topped with a hard boiled egg wrapped in seasoned sausage that has been rolled in bread crumbs and fried to golden brown. Finished with hollandaise sauce) or The Hungry Irishman (2 Irish bangers, 4 slices of smoked bacon, 2 fried or scrambled eggs, 2 slices of Texas toast, 2 potato cakes and baked beans). Now that's a hearty breakfast. Great kids menu too (pancakes, french toast, mac n cheese n ham). Traditional Irish foods like bangers 'n mash, Guinness Stew, Corned Beef 'n Cabbage and much more. We're hungry just writing about it. just writing about it.
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Dublin Square, 6651 Fossil Bluff Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76137. 817-306-7312
This is a great bar for watching parties for Cowboys, Bears, Jets, Saints and Gators but all fans welcome, Two Golden Tee machines and Buck Hunter, 12+ HD TV screens, free wireless internet access, Karaoke & Karaoke Tournaments, Comfortable patio (cooled when it’s hot, heated when it’s cool), menu served all the way until last call, great beer selection with daily specials,live music and DJs, live trivia on Tuesdays, Bingo Mondays, smoking seating available, Pool table.
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8250 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. 214-618-6222
They have 41 beers on draft. Oh my goodness! Whatever you do, don't miss the Rover Nuts: a mixture of mashed potatoes, jalapeño peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese and bacon rolled into a ball, dipped in bread crumbs and deep fried. They are amazingly delicious. They've also got pool, darts, Golden Tee, and Buck Hunter.
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1004 E. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074. 972-423-2400
This Pub may lean more toward a European-style pub but the bartender told us that they are heavily weighted in the Irish department. Their website features a photograph of a cold glass of Guinness and listed six Irish whiskeys, so that's close enough for us.
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2614 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204. 214-965-9926
The Idle Rich is an Irish owned and operated pub. A wide selection of Belgian, English and German beers, 60 single malt scotch choices, and pub classics like fish and chips, Shepherd's Pie and Guinness Pie. Darts and British billiards, live music. You can tell The Idle Rich is a real Irish bar. They host a 2-day tent party to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Now that's showing your Irish spirit in Uptown. FYI: It's on the McKinney Avenue Trolley line.
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2847 N. Henderson, Dallas, TX 75206. 214-821-8880
The Old Monk is also an Irish-owned and operated pub (same owner as The Idle Rich) which features 16 beers on tap and over 100 bottled beers. The Old Monk is known for their fish and chips and Belgian-style mussels. Play some darts.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206. 214-887-3600 and a second location at 305 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013. 469-854-6810
170-plus labels of beer and 22 types of Irish Whiskey. The extensive dinner menu includes lamb chops, prime rib, and pork loin. A Special Tasting Dinner Menu can be arranged for groups of 10 to 40 or more (must make reservation 24 hours notice).
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