Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in LA
Check out our guide to find the best local restaurants and bars for St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles. Some are traditional Irish pubs while others might get festive just for the day with green beer or other specials. Chow down on traditional Irish fare like corned beef hash, fish and chips, and cabbage stew — and maybe have a pint or two!
Celebrate on March 17th with a trip to one of the best St. Patrick’s Day restaurants and Irish bars in Los Angeles.
For more Irish-themed celebrations, take a look at this Complete Guide to St. Patrick’s Day.
> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
On March 17, Casey’s Irish Pub in downtown LA is hosting Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival.
This traditional Irish pub will throw open its doors at 6 a.m. and the surrounding street festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Festivities include dancing and DJs. Expect food and Irish whiskey and beer. Event cost is $20 starting at 11 a.m.
Beverly Hills, CA
Caulfield’s Bar & Dining Room at Sixty Beverly Hills is offering four Irish-inspired craft cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day.
3. Chez Mélange
Redondo Beach, CA
Chez Mélange in Redondo Beach is offering a Boilermaker Dinner (6:30 p.m., $55 per person) for St. Patrick’s Day.
The five-course meal will pair authentic Irish fare with Irish whiskey and beer. British beer and Irish whiskey maven Daniel Greer will be a guest speaker at the event.
4. Horse Thief
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
Texas BBQ spot Horse Thief at downtown LA’s Grand Central Market is getting in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
On offer all day will be Guinness on the nitro draft line ($8) and Harp Lager on the regular draft line ($8), plus a Santa Maria tri tip sandwich with shamrock fire aïoli and pickled jalapeños as a combo with two sides ($14.50) or à la carte ($10.50). Come for the special happy hour (3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.) for $5 pints of Harp and Guinness.
5. Ireland’s 32
Van Nuys, CA
Ireland’s 32 in Van Nuys starts celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish breakfast served until 12 p.m., followed by Irish fare offered until about 11 p.m. There will be live music from 9 a.m. to close on the holiday, too. Expect a $10 cover charge.
With more than 60 beers on tap, Lucky Baldwins pub in Pasadena is a prime spot to stop in for a pint on St. Patrick’s Day.
Corned beef and cabbage along with Irish stew will be on the menu for the holiday.
Fairfax District, Los Angeles, CA
The heady smell of Guinness and Harp on tap is in the air at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, which attracts locals, L.A.’s Irish-Americans and an international crowd.
Live music is a staple at this Fairfax District bar – and St. Patrick’s Day will be no exception.
West Hollywood, CA
Rock & Reilly’s has three Los Angeles area locations: downtown LA, LAX and the Sunset Strip.
For St. Patrick’s Day, the West Hollywood branch will host an annual block party (1 p.m.-10 p.m.) on Saturday, March 16. Festivities will include entertainment and DJs. Drinks will be supplied by beer trucks and multiple bars (there will be bottle service in a VIP section); food from area restaurants, including Rock & Reilly’s, and food trucks will be available. Ticket cost is $25 before March 10 and $40 after March 10.
On St. Patrick’s Day, feast on corned beef and cabbage and be entertained by bagpipers at Royal Falconer British Pub in Redlands.
10. Story Tavern
Story Tavern, an inviting Craftsman-style gastropub in Burbank, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 16 and 17 with Irish food and drinks.
Enjoy live traditional Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
11. Tam O’Shanter
Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA
An L.A. institution since 1922, the Scottish-themed Tam O’Shanter‘s claim to fame is prime rib with all the fixin’s.
For St. Patrick’s Day, a tent with two bars is set up in the parking lot to provide plenty of room for the revelers enjoying live music. A VIP ticket ($179) provides seating on the new patio, tables in the music tent, an open buffet (corned beef and cabbage, brisket, etc.), five drink tickets, and more.
Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
For St. Patrick’s Day, Tavern in Brentwood presents Suzanne Goin’s Irish-inspired dishes for brunch and dinner.
The à la carte selections include corned beef hash ($22, brunch only), beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips ($20, brunch and dinner), house-made corned beef & cabbage ($28, dinner only) and green velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and Guinness ice cream for dessert ($14, brunch and dinner). Guests can also enjoy Murphy’s Stout beer ($7), an Irish whiskey flight ($15) or the “Irish Kiss” cocktail with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Murphy’s Stout and rosemary ($15).
The food specials are also available for takeout from The Larder at Tavern with at least 48-hour advance notice.
Toluca Lake, CA
Timmy Nolan’s Tavern & Grill in Toluca Lake looks forward to St. Patrick’s Day all year long. (The Irish pub even celebrates “St. Practice Day” on the halfway point of September 17th.)
Tip back a pint of Guinness or Harp and dig into Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage, the only two dishes offered on the holiday. Expect a DJ outside (and a cover charge in the afternoon).
14. Whale & Ale
San Pedro, CA
Enjoy corned beef and shepherd’s pie on St. Patrick’s Day at Whale & Ale, a British pub in San Pedro.
Wash it all down with Irish coffee or a pint of Guinness, if you’re so inclined.
Santa Monica, CA
A bagpiper and a DJ are part of the entertainment on St. Patrick’s Day at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica.
Green beer will flow throughout the day, and corned beef and cabbage will be available.
16. The York
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA
The York is a stylish neighborhood gastropub offering draught beers and an eclectic menu.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this Highland Park spot will have food and drink specials, and host bands, too.