If there's ever a day to celebrate drinking, it's St. Patrick's Day. This year, the holiday falls on a Monday, which means that most of the heavy drinking will happen during the weekend, Friday through Sunday. Expect plenty of green beer, corned beef and cabbage, live music, and raucous daytime intoxication. There are some classier establishments something beyond full-on debauchery, but expect more than a day's share of Jameson, Bushmills, Guinness, O'Hara's Stout, and more on this year's guide to St. Patrick's Day Specials in Los Angeles.Read More
A Handy Guide to St. Patrick's Day Specials in Los Angeles
1. Tom Bergin's
Tom Bergin's is hosting a two-day festival to celebrate its re-opening. Going from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, the legendary pub will have four bars, a beer truck, and plenty of whiskey to go around, including Tullamore Dew in abundance. On Monday, the proper holiday, festivities start at 6 a.m. until 2 a.m.
2. Cafe Rockenwagner
Los Angeles, CA 90049
From now until the 17th, Cafe Rockenwagner is making a reuben sandwich with fennel slaw and dressing on rye bread. In addition, they're offering soda bread and green beer (naturally), as well as corned beef and cabbage.
3. Spring St. Bar
This popular bar in the middle of Downtown's Historic Core is offering an Irish Mule, made with whiskey, ginger beer, and lime juice, as well as corned beef sandwiches with cabbage on soda bread. The bar opens just before noon, in case the revelry needs to start early.
4. King Eddy Saloon
The classic Bukowski haunt is offering $5 Irish whiskies, $5 Guinness, and corned beef sandwiches. Nothing like enjoying booze and food during the day at one of the best dive bars in town.
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5. The Pikey
Los Angeles, CA 90046
On Monday March 17, the Pikey will have Irish Stew with dumplings, Colcannon with Pork Sausage, and Guinness ice cream with Irish Whiskey and cookies for $9. In addition, try a flight of whiskies for $18, including Red Breast, Tullamore Dew 10 year and more.
6. The Slaw Dogs
Pasadena, CA 91104
Starting now until March 18, Slaw Dogs is offering the Luck o' the Irish Dog with horseradish mustard with a corned beef hot dog, along with french fries and bright green relish for a mere $6.99.
7. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
During the entire weekend, the Four Seasons will have a "Get Lucky" menu of bites like jalapeno buffalo wings, cheddar poutine, green beer, and a cocktail called the Dublin Donkey.
8. DeSano Pizza Bakery
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Not really the most likely place to have a ton of St. Patty's Day things going on, DeSano is preparing a ricotta, spinach, meatball and mozzarella pie for $15 on March 17.
9. City Tavern
The drinking starts early at City Tavern, where at 11:30 a.m., a slew of fantastic craft beers will be available, from The Bruery's Windowsill to Almanac's Sour Dough. Basically, if you're into sour beers, you're going to want to fill up at here. And, for fans of Portland's Cascade Brewing, a special flight will be available (limited supplies).
10. Short Order
On March 17, Short Order is preparing Corned Beef & Cabbage for $17, Shepherd's Pie for $18, and soda bread with butter for $6. Drink specials include a Stout beer float and White Russian made with Irish Whiskey.
11. Mud Hen Tavern
Los Angeles, CA 90038
On Monday March 17, Mud Hen Tavern will be preparing a slew of St. Patrick's Day fare that will pair with a variety of Irish Whiskies as part of their regular Monday Night whiskey events happening in the month of March.
12. Sixth St Tavern
This eatery in the Financial District is also preparing corned beef sandwiches on soda bread, but drink specials include the Shamrock Shooter, based on Midori (people still drink it), Irish whiskey and Bailey's, as well as the Leprechaun juice, made with creme de menthe, amaretto, and lemon juice.
13. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub
For something incredibly over the top, visit the biggest St. Patty's Day celebration in the city on Saturday, March 15, with 12 bars, 100 kegs of beer, games, raffles, and more in the parking lot next to Rock & Reilly's. Tickets cost $20 before, or $30 day of.
14. Blue C Sushi
Los Angeles, CA 90028
This higher end conveyor belt sushi spot in Hollywood is making a special "Clover" roll made with smoked salmon, avocado, crab salad, and wasabi mayo for an homage to the best drinking day of the year.