St. Patrick’s Day parties have been much more subdued over the past couple of years. This go-round, though, the parties are back in full force, including live music, Irish nachos, and plenty of pints. From classic Westside bars with year-round Irish appeal to surfside party staples like Hennessey’s Tavern, here’s where to catch a drink for St. Paddy’s Day this year around Los Angeles.Read More
14 Fantastic Irish Pubs for St. Patrick’s Day Drinking in LA
Go beyond green beer with great food, live music, and more
Celtic Raven Pub
Some of the Valley’s best bars are tucked away behind unassuming doors and in strip malls, and Winnetka’s Celtic Raven is no exception. This mellow hangout is well-stocked with Irish whiskey, string lights, and music for this year’s Irish celebrations, so arrive early for the best seat.
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.
Limericks Tavern - Alhambra
Limericks is a modern take on the Irish pub, a local gathering place to watch sports or enjoy a cocktail under a tin ceiling and some chandeliers. The usual hits are still in place across the multiple locations (including Chino Hills, Upland, and Downtown LA) like Irish nachos with potato chips and corned beef, and there’s the always helpful buy-one-get-one happy hour, available Monday through Friday.
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 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.
Dublin's Irish Whiskey Pub
There’s green in and on just about everything at Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub in Downtown. The ceiling is a minty tone, there’s neon green over the front door, and green bottles of whiskey line high-up shelves. The menu even offers dishes like a chicken kale wrap and chips and guacamole, alongside staples like corned beef and pub fare like wings, fish tacos, and burgers.
Casey's Irish Pub
Casey's is a semi-subterranean Irish hideaway that's not afraid to get rowdy — especially on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Otherwise, the place can be pretty quiet on weeknights, making it a comfortable and inexpensive place for a Downtown pint. Just be prepared for a big crowd on St. Paddy’s Day proper.
O'Briens Irish Pub
Stop in at O’Brien’s on Wilshire for affordable happy hour specials, friendly bartenders, and festive St. Paddy’s Day music and conversation — or any other time of year to just snag a drink and a quieter tone. There are plenty of British and Irish pubs on the Westside, but Santa Monica locals tend to prefer O’Brien’s.
This local Palms hangout epitomizes a dive bar in the best possible way. Drinks are cheap, staff is more than accommodating, and the decor 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
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. Better still, there are plans for a second location in the coming months in Brentwood.
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Joxer Daly’s is Culver City’s home for live music. While decidedly less decorated than other Irish bars on this list, the place makes up for it with a massive yearly St. Patrick’s Day party that includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and yes live music.
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.
Hennessey’s is staple bar name for the South Bay. With a collection of pubs that stretches up the coastline, this Irish drinks spot (first founded in 1976) is the place to be for a raucous beach weekend of drinking. Outside of St. Patrick’s Day, find a full menu of breakfast through dinner fare and decent prices on pints.
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.