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Molly Malone’s on Fairfax at night.
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14 Fantastic Irish Pubs for St. Patty’s Day Drinking in LA

Much more than green beer

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St. Patrick’s Day parties have been much more subdued over the past couple of years. This go-round, though, there’s a growing sense for some that gathering in a group to down Guinness and snack on Irish bar treats is a real possibility, and many of the region’s best Irish bars are stepping in to fill the need. From classic Westside bars with year-round Irish appeal to restaurants with a ton of history (like the 100-year-old Tam O’Shanter), here’s where to catch a drink for St. Patty’s Day this year around Los Angeles.

Add: Auld Fella Culver City, The Sly Fox Lawndale, O’Hearn’s Lomita, The Cat & the Fiddle, the Snug Burbank

Remove: Finn McCool’s, Jameson’s Irish Pub, Dublin’s Irish Pub, Ireland’s 32, Timmy Nolan’s, Joxer Daly’s, KC Branaghan’s Long Beach

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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1. Celtic Raven Pub

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20160 Roscoe Blvd
Winnetka, CA 91306
(818) 280-3804
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Winnetka’s Celtic Raven is well-stocked with Irish whiskey, string lights, and music for this year’s Irish celebrations, so arrive early for the best seat.

2. The Snug

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4108 Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 557-0018
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This low-key Irish neighborhood pub is perfect for laid-back Burbank, and comes complete with shelves filled with whiskey and other cocktail fixin’s, plus old cabinet video games, pinball, and more.

3. 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.

4. 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. This location leans into a more modern cool aesthetic and a menu filled with takes like Irish nachos — plus there’s always the usual panoply of whiskey pours and draft beers available.

5. The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant

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742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 468-3800
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Though the Cat & Fiddle leans British, the historic restaurant (which has been in and around Hollywood since the early ‘80s) isn’t afraid to go all out for St. Patrick’s Day with food and drink specials and plenty of green on the open-air patio.

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The Cat & Fiddle’s patio.
The Cat & Fiddle

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. Tom Bergin's

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840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151
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Tom Bergin’s has been giving Angelenos their shamrock-laden fix since 1936, though of late the bar has changed hands and closed for long stretches. Now the place is back up and running, so head over for what may be LA’s most classic St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Inside Tom Bergin’s, with light streaming in over old wood.
The Tom Bergin’s bar inside.
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8. 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.

9. O'Briens Irish Pub

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2226 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-5303
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Stop in at O’Brien’s on Wilshire for affordable happy hour specials, friendly bartenders, and festive St. Patty’s Day music and conversation — or any other time of year to just snag a drink and a quieter tone.

10. 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. Add the Irish Times to your list of year-round dives, not just for St. Patrick’s Day.

11. The Auld Fella

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9375 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 361-5100
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Culver City’s Auld Fella is far from just another Irish haunt. This full-fledged restaurant offers something more upscale and dinner-appropriate for the greater Westside, along with plenty of Irish whiskey of course.

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The Auld Fella in Culver City.
The Auld Fella

12. The Sly Fox Irish Pub

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16829 Prairie Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260
(310) 921-8819
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Lawndale’s Sly Fox features a slew of staple Irish favorites as well as a daily happy hour, live music, sports on the TVs, and ongoing karaoke nights, making it a perfect place to meet up with friends any time of year.

13. O'Hearn's Pub Bar and Grill

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1831 CA-1
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 534-9468
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Lomita may not feel like the center of greater LA’s Irish food scene, but that’s okay; locals still know to head to O’Hearn’s for inexpensive drinks, homey takes on pub fare, and a game on the TV.

14. 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.

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1. Celtic Raven Pub

20160 Roscoe Blvd, Winnetka, CA 91306

Winnetka’s Celtic Raven is well-stocked with Irish whiskey, string lights, and music for this year’s Irish celebrations, so arrive early for the best seat.

20160 Roscoe Blvd
Winnetka, CA 91306

2. The Snug

4108 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

This low-key Irish neighborhood pub is perfect for laid-back Burbank, and comes complete with shelves filled with whiskey and other cocktail fixin’s, plus old cabinet video games, pinball, and more.

4108 Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

3. 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

4. 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. This location leans into a more modern cool aesthetic and a menu filled with takes like Irish nachos — plus there’s always the usual panoply of whiskey pours and draft beers available.

8911 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant

742 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
A corner look at an open air patio with stained glass windows and black tables.
The Cat & Fiddle’s patio.
The Cat & Fiddle

Though the Cat & Fiddle leans British, the historic restaurant (which has been in and around Hollywood since the early ‘80s) isn’t afraid to go all out for St. Patrick’s Day with food and drink specials and plenty of green on the open-air patio.

742 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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. Tom Bergin's

840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Inside Tom Bergin’s, with light streaming in over old wood.
The Tom Bergin’s bar inside.
Elizabeth Daniels

Tom Bergin’s has been giving Angelenos their shamrock-laden fix since 1936, though of late the bar has changed hands and closed for long stretches. Now the place is back up and running, so head over for what may be LA’s most classic St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. 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

9. O'Briens Irish Pub

2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Stop in at O’Brien’s on Wilshire for affordable happy hour specials, friendly bartenders, and festive St. Patty’s Day music and conversation — or any other time of year to just snag a drink and a quieter tone.

2226 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

10. 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. Add the Irish Times to your list of year-round dives, not just for St. Patrick’s Day.

3267 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034

11. The Auld Fella

9375 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
An Irish restaurant with a full patio shown at night.
The Auld Fella in Culver City.
The Auld Fella

Culver City’s Auld Fella is far from just another Irish haunt. This full-fledged restaurant offers something more upscale and dinner-appropriate for the greater Westside, along with plenty of Irish whiskey of course.

9375 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

12. The Sly Fox Irish Pub

16829 Prairie Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260

Lawndale’s Sly Fox features a slew of staple Irish favorites as well as a daily happy hour, live music, sports on the TVs, and ongoing karaoke nights, making it a perfect place to meet up with friends any time of year.

16829 Prairie Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260

13. O'Hearn's Pub Bar and Grill

1831 CA-1, Lomita, CA 90717

Lomita may not feel like the center of greater LA’s Irish food scene, but that’s okay; locals still know to head to O’Hearn’s for inexpensive drinks, homey takes on pub fare, and a game on the TV.

1831 CA-1
Lomita, CA 90717

14. 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

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