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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

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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

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Celtic Raven Pub

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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.

The Snug

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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.

Tam O'Shanter

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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.

Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

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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.

The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant

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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

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

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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.

Tom Bergin's

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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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Casey's Irish Pub

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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.

O'Briens Irish Pub

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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.

Irish Times

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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.

The Auld Fella

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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

The Sly Fox Irish Pub

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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.

O'Hearn's Pub Bar and Grill

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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.

The Auld Dubliner

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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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Celtic Raven Pub

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.

The Snug

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.

Tam O'Shanter

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.

Rock & Reilly's Irish Pub

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.

The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant

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.

A corner look at an open air patio with stained glass windows and black tables.
The Cat & Fiddle’s patio.
The Cat & Fiddle

Molly Malone's Irish Pub

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.

Tom Bergin's

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.

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

Casey's Irish Pub

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.

O'Briens Irish Pub

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.

Irish Times

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.

The Auld Fella

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.

An Irish restaurant with a full patio shown at night.
The Auld Fella in Culver City.
The Auld Fella

The Sly Fox Irish Pub

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.

O'Hearn's Pub Bar and Grill

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.

The Auld Dubliner

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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