Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Tulsa is not to be missed. Irish festivities abound and the citizens of this great city are always geared up, literally and physically, to celebrate on March 17th. With its large selection of pubs, bars, and music venues, Tulsa has the luck o’ the Irish on its side.
While there are many events around town, the most popular four draw large crowds served up with pints of green beer and shots of Irish whiskey and one that will get you moving.
McNellie’s St. Patrick’s Day street party
McNellie’s is a staple Irish pub in Tulsa as well as Oklahoma City. They offer not only quintessential upscale pub fare; they have a mind-blowing selection of brews from all over the world. St. Patrick’s Day is old hat to this local favorite. Celebrations include closing down the street in front of the pub for a street party like no other.
St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run
This 5K, organized by Runners World, benefits the Special Olympics and draws, on average, 3,300 runners and is one of the top races in Oklahoma. The jolly spirit of the occasion is only surpassed by the reason behind the event; supporting a great cause. The costume contest is one that gets all the participants in the mood for this eventful race.
Kilkenny’s Irish Pub street party
Like McNellie’s, Kilkenny’s is an upscale Irish pub with a great vibe, great food, and fantastic beer selection. Their celebration includes a street party that features live musical performances, Irish pub food, and a of course, beer. The revelry at this party is unmatched as patrons get loud, dance, and become lost in a sea of green attire.
Fat Daddy’s St. Patty’s Day party
This pub has been a local favorite for years. Tucked away in a small shopping center, the interior of Fat Daddy’s is outfitted with a rich dark wood and quaint lighting which gives it a classic pub feel. Every year, this low-key pub is crowded with South Tulsa revelers downing green beer, a special Irish menu, and enjoying the likes of The City of Tulsa Pipes and Drums.
No matter if you are in the mood for a classic Irish meal, a pint of Guinness, a run for a good cause, or an all-night party, Tulsa offers an array of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations that will fit all of those that are Irish at heart.