If there's ever a day to celebrate drinking, it's St. Patrick's Day. This year, the holiday falls on a Sunday, which means all-day events that start as early as 6 a.m. Expect plenty of green beer, corned beef and cabbage, live music, and raucous daytime intoxication. There are some classier establishments offering an Irish spin on Sunday Brunch, in case full-on debauchery isn't one's style, 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
Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub
Rock & Reilly's on the Sunset Strip will be converting its parking lot into an outdoor festival, a massive all-day drinking extravaganza. From Noon until 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, there will be plenty of food from trucks, beer trucks, and DJs spinning throughout the day.
Starting at 10:30 a.m., Rush Street will have an Irish-themed breakfast menu with corned beef, fried egg sandwiches, Irish coffee, Irish beer, and whiskey. This menu goes until 3:30 p.m. Starting at 5 p.m., there's a dance party with folk music and Irish rock where Guinness, Irish car bombs, Jameson, Black & Tans, and Shamrock shots will be served late into the night.
The classic Irish pub is doing a huge celebration after being closed for last year's holiday. From 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., they'll be offering Irish Breakfast and other greatest hits such as corned beef and cabbage, cottage pie, pretzels, fish & chips, charred oysters, and delicious burgers. There will be a "stout-off" with four taps each of Guinness and O'Hara's. There are also special Bushmill's Go Cups available, made for Irish coffee.
This year the popular Atwater Village bakery will be partnering with Eagle Rock Brewery to do special St. Patty's Day specials, including Irish soda bread, Black & Mild Loaf cake made with Eagle Rock Brewery's Solidarity Black Mild, Brewer's Bread, Irish Rarebit, and Corned Beef & Cabbage.
Casey's Irish Pub
Doors open at 6 a.m. for a full day of festivities, featuring live music and over 500 kegs of beer. There will be whiskeys, pickle backs, plenty of corned beef, and near-endless pints of Guinness.
Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill
This recently opened watering hole in Hollywood is doing all-day corned beef and cabbage ($13), and a baked potato clover appetizer ($7) in addition to all-day specials such as $2 off well drinks and $1 off all draft beers.
Brunch at Cecconi's will feature Guinness on tap and Green Eggs, which is poached eggs on a bed of sauteed spinach, avocado, and basil pesto over a toasted English muffin and served with hash browns.
For St. Patrick's Day weekend, The Parish is offering "Lucky Bangers and Mash," menu featuring housemade sausages and charcuterie for $19 (available only for dinner). Choices include boudin blanc with potato puree, cotechino with stewed potatoes, blood sausage with horseradish, Lincolnshire and jalapeno sausage with homefries and kraut. In addition, there's $7 shots of Jameson, O'Hara Irish Stout for $7, and $10 Irish Old Fashioneds.
The legendary Eastside restaurant starts a full day of celebration at 10 a.m. with amazing pub food, green beer, and a day's lineup of music. Bands include Dublin Public, Slugger O'Toole, Ploughboys, and Emerald Society Pipes & Drums to finish off the night.
While usually closed on Sundays, Freddy Smalls will be doing special brunch menu starting at 11 a.m. There's a special St. Patty's Day cocktail called the Shillelagh, Irish dry whiskey, dry vermouth, and mint syrups. Chef Charlie Parker will do a Freddy's House Corned Beef Sandwich as well.
City Tavern will be offering Craft Car bombs made with Old Rasputin, $2 craft beer tasters, and $5 Irish Whiskey Shots.
The Mixing Room at the J.W. Marriott
The cocktail lounge at this Downtown hotel will be featuring live Irish music and Irish Whiskey tastings all day. There's also a menu including Corned Beef & Cabbage, Fish & Chips, and Beef & Guinness Pie.
Wirtshaus is doing a kegs and eggs (and sausage) celebration for St. Patty's Day, starting at 11 a.m. For $27, each person gets an egg dish, a Wirtshaus sausage, fried potatoes, and all you can drink draft beer until 3 p.m. Also the first 20 people take take a 1L glass stein.