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St. Paddy’s in New Braunfels


It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, even in the German heartland of Texas.

To confuse the occasion further, New Braunfels bars and restaurants are adding boiled crawfish to their menus, bringing a touch of Cajun to an ordinarily Irish affair.

Here’s a list of  just some of the people, places and things you won’t want to miss tomorrow:

2017 St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, 6 p.m. in New Braunfels. Hosted by New Braunfels Firefighters Pipes and Drums. San Antonio Police Pipes & Drums joins the fun. Party kicks off at Krause’s Cafe. Route as follows: The Faust Hotel & Brewpub 6:50 p.m., Black Whale Pub 7:40 p.m., The Phoenix Saloon 8:30 p.m., Calahan’s Pub 9:20 p.m., Score’s Sports Bar & Grill 10:10 p.m., and Pour Haus 11 p.m. Limited edition glow-in-the-dark St. Paddy’s Day “Brotherhood” pub crawl shirts available for $25.

Hofbrau & Beer Garden‘s Big Irish Bash at two locations, Hofbrau on the Green, 180 Golf Course Rd., New Braunfels 78130; and River Hofbrau & Beer Garden, 1515 Kuehler Ave., New Braunfels.

Conway’s 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil, 4 p.m. to midnight at 262 W. Jahn St., New Braunfels. Two different batches of crawfish with all the fixings. Best green beer in town — two different choices. Live DJ from 5 to 8 p.m.

Faust Brewing Company’s St. Patrick’s Day with Lucas Taylor, 499 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. Looking to escape the downtown madness but still want to party downtown for St. Patricks day? Celebrate an Irish holiday in Texas style with music, sausage, beer and merriment. Lucas Taylor performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. On tap is a special keg of 3 Leaf Polka, an Alex Meixner Polka Pils dry hopped with Pacific Jade, Calypso and Delta hops. Delicious sausages available for consumption (more on that as it develops). No green beer. No bagpipes. Just “a hell of a good time putting the stamp of the Lone Star State on St. Patricks Day.”

Guadalupe Brewing Company, 103 Gattuso Rd., #110, New Braunfels, sponsors St. Patrick’s Day with Bad to the Bone BBQ. From 2 to 9 p.m.

Mozie’s in historic downtown Gruene offers Guinness and Smithwick’s for just $2.50 each (regularly $4.75).

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