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15 Fantastic Irish Pubs in LA for St. Patrick's Day Festivities

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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, which means it's high time to start planning your festivities. This year the holiday falls on a Friday, which means there's no excuse not to partake in an excess of green-tinged beer and soak it all up with an order or Irish nachos.

Thankfully, you don't need the luck of the Irish to find a fantastic spot to keep you entertained on any day of the year, as Los Angeles is the home of plenty a pub. For those looking for more authentic options, one LA's oldest restaurants Tom Bergin's is quite the place to sip a signature Irish coffee under its shamrock-adored walls. If more jovial spots fit the bill, we have plenty of options from the Valley on down to Long Beach.

Without further ado, here are 15 Jameson and Guinness-fueled bars in Los Angeles, presented in no particular order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

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8911 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-1400
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With plenty of rock ‘n’ roll vibes fitting of its Sunset Strip location, Rock & Reilly’s isn’t your average pub. Here you’re taking in its hipster aesthetic, Irish nachos, and a few more whiskey shots than you’ll appreciate the next day.

2. Tom Bergin's

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840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151
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One of LA’s oldest surviving restaurants, Tom Bergin’s has been giving Angelinos their shamrock-laden fix since 1936. Don’t skip a glass of the bar’s famed Irish coffee and pretty exceptional plates of Irish favorites.

3. The Auld Dubliner

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71 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8300
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Looking for down-home Irish fare? Long Beach’s Auld Dubliner is the place for traditional plates of cured ham and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and even boxty, old school Irish potato pancakes.

4. Finn McCools

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2702 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1734
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Stepping in to Finn McCool’s is like a quick trip across the pond. Owner Geraldine Gilliland shipped artifacts to reconstruct her father’s pub in Ireland in the heart of Santa Monica, which means, when paired with its Irish music nights, there are few more authentic experiences in LA.

5. O'Briens Irish Pub

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2226 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5303
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While the 20-year-old O’Briens is still seriously down for the count in on Main Santa Monica due to a major interior overhaul, the one on Wilshire is still alive and well. Stop in for affordable happy hour specials, friendly bartenders, and festive St. Patty’s Day festivities.

6. Molly Malone's Irish Pub

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575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-1577
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Part Irish dive bar hang, part public music venue, Molly Malone's has made a name for itself just off the Miracle Mile. A usually lively crowd comes nightly for shows and cheap drinks, then sticks around all night to smoke cigarettes out front and enjoy the evening.

7. Irish Times

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3267 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 559-9648
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This local Palms hangout epitomizes a dive bar in the best possible way. Drinks are cheap, staff is more than accommodating, and the décor is anything but fussy.

8. Jameson's Irish Pub

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(323) 366-2565
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Those looking more to party than to have an authentic Irish experience will be well suited at Jameson’s. This pub comes with all the kitch you would expect of a Hollywood Boulevard-facing spot, and offers sports-playing TVs and cheap drink specials.

9. Dublin's Irish Pub

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815 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-3827
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While it may not be the most authentic pub in town, the Financial District’s Irish-themed bar is quite the place for an after-work whiskey and cheap-as-hell beers.

10. Ireland's 32

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13721 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
(818) 785-4031
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The Valley’s go-to Irish hangout has the warmth you would expect of such a jovial watering hole. Part live music venue with your favorite bar bites, Ireland’s 32 has everything you need for after-work festivities.

11. Casey's Irish Pub

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613 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 629-2353
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Downtown's favorite pub is Casey's, an Irish hideaway that's not afraid to get rowdy — especially on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Otherwise the place can be pretty quiet weeknights, making it a comfortable and inexpensive place for a Downtown pint.

12. Tam O'Shanter

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2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228
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Despite more technically being a Scottish-themed restaurant and bar, the iconic Tam O'Shanter keeps up with plenty of Irish traditions. They offer a big, boisterous St. Patrick's Day annually, offer a wide array of whiskeys, and give you the kind of cozy fireplace feel you've been looking for.

13. Timmy Nolan's Tavern & Grill

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10111 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
(818) 985-3359
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Toluca Lake favorite Timmy Nolan's always feels fun and timeless. Loaded with Celtic imagery, this Valley stopoff does everything from burgers to quesadillas to daily corned beef and cabbage, which means it caters to just about everyone.

14. Joxer Daly's

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11168 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-3745
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Yet another live music specialist, Culver City’s beloved Irish pub is a safe bet for Irish nachos, cheering sports fans, and cheap drinks at happy hour, and even, well, not-happy hour.

15. K. C. Branaghan's Irish Pub

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5734 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-3600
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Head down to Long Beach to KC Branaghan’s, a homey watering den rife with dark wood, low ceilings, traditional pub fare, and even brunch offerings.

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1. Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

8911 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

With plenty of rock ‘n’ roll vibes fitting of its Sunset Strip location, Rock & Reilly’s isn’t your average pub. Here you’re taking in its hipster aesthetic, Irish nachos, and a few more whiskey shots than you’ll appreciate the next day.

8911 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

2. Tom Bergin's

840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

One of LA’s oldest surviving restaurants, Tom Bergin’s has been giving Angelinos their shamrock-laden fix since 1936. Don’t skip a glass of the bar’s famed Irish coffee and pretty exceptional plates of Irish favorites.

840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

3. The Auld Dubliner

71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

Looking for down-home Irish fare? Long Beach’s Auld Dubliner is the place for traditional plates of cured ham and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, and even boxty, old school Irish potato pancakes.

71 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802

4. Finn McCools

2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Stepping in to Finn McCool’s is like a quick trip across the pond. Owner Geraldine Gilliland shipped artifacts to reconstruct her father’s pub in Ireland in the heart of Santa Monica, which means, when paired with its Irish music nights, there are few more authentic experiences in LA.

2702 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

5. O'Briens Irish Pub

2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

While the 20-year-old O’Briens is still seriously down for the count in on Main Santa Monica due to a major interior overhaul, the one on Wilshire is still alive and well. Stop in for affordable happy hour specials, friendly bartenders, and festive St. Patty’s Day festivities.

2226 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

6. Molly Malone's Irish Pub

575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Part Irish dive bar hang, part public music venue, Molly Malone's has made a name for itself just off the Miracle Mile. A usually lively crowd comes nightly for shows and cheap drinks, then sticks around all night to smoke cigarettes out front and enjoy the evening.

575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Irish Times

3267 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

This local Palms hangout epitomizes a dive bar in the best possible way. Drinks are cheap, staff is more than accommodating, and the décor is anything but fussy.

3267 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

8. Jameson's Irish Pub

6681 Hollywood Blvd, California 90028

Those looking more to party than to have an authentic Irish experience will be well suited at Jameson’s. This pub comes with all the kitch you would expect of a Hollywood Boulevard-facing spot, and offers sports-playing TVs and cheap drink specials.

9. Dublin's Irish Pub

815 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

While it may not be the most authentic pub in town, the Financial District’s Irish-themed bar is quite the place for an after-work whiskey and cheap-as-hell beers.

815 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

10. Ireland's 32

13721 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

The Valley’s go-to Irish hangout has the warmth you would expect of such a jovial watering hole. Part live music venue with your favorite bar bites, Ireland’s 32 has everything you need for after-work festivities.

13721 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

11. Casey's Irish Pub

613 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Downtown's favorite pub is Casey's, an Irish hideaway that's not afraid to get rowdy — especially on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Otherwise the place can be pretty quiet weeknights, making it a comfortable and inexpensive place for a Downtown pint.

613 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

12. Tam O'Shanter

2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Despite more technically being a Scottish-themed restaurant and bar, the iconic Tam O'Shanter keeps up with plenty of Irish traditions. They offer a big, boisterous St. Patrick's Day annually, offer a wide array of whiskeys, and give you the kind of cozy fireplace feel you've been looking for.

2980 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

13. Timmy Nolan's Tavern & Grill

10111 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Toluca Lake favorite Timmy Nolan's always feels fun and timeless. Loaded with Celtic imagery, this Valley stopoff does everything from burgers to quesadillas to daily corned beef and cabbage, which means it caters to just about everyone.

10111 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

14. Joxer Daly's

11168 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Yet another live music specialist, Culver City’s beloved Irish pub is a safe bet for Irish nachos, cheering sports fans, and cheap drinks at happy hour, and even, well, not-happy hour.

11168 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

15. K. C. Branaghan's Irish Pub

5734 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

Head down to Long Beach to KC Branaghan’s, a homey watering den rife with dark wood, low ceilings, traditional pub fare, and even brunch offerings.

5734 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

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