The Best Dishes with Guinness in Los Angeles

Guinness Beef Stew at Finn McCool's | Photo by Esther Tseng

Erin go bragh! There's no better time than St. Patrick's Day to toast with a pint of Guinness, the best selling alcoholic drink in Ireland and a liquid tradition that dates back to the late 1700s. But what about celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick with an actual feast that features the world's most famous dry stout? Quite a few places around L.A. have incorporated the beloved beer in their kitchens. Read on to find out some of the best dishes in Los Angeles that feature Guinness in their recipes.

Guinness Milkshake at 25 Degrees | Photo by Esther Tseng

25 Degrees



Located in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 25 Degrees is a 24-hour diner that is well-known for their Guinness Milkshake. The chocolate syrup-coated glass is quite a sight, but it's the inside that counts. Ice cream and espresso are the base of the shake before being topped off with the famous Irish beer.

Corned beef at Casey's Irish Pub | Photo by Esther Tseng

Casey's Irish Pub



At Casey's Irish Pub in Downtown L.A., there are a number of items that use Guinness as a key ingredient. They offer a thick, beefy braised Guinness stew complete with potatoes, carrots and onions. Not quite as obvious is the Corned Beef, which is boiled in the stout. And their crispy, flaky, fish and chips? The magic in the batter is Guinness.

Fish & chips at Cock 'n Bull | Photo by Esther Tseng

Cock 'n Bull



Located on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica, the Cock ‘n Bull is a proper British pub that serves traditional fare and features billiards, darts and English Premier League games on the big screens. The menu includes hearty breakfasts (served all day), a variety of pies, bangers and mash, and a traditional roast dinner on Sundays. The excellent Fish and Chips is made with a Guinness batter and served with tartar sauce.

Guinness Beef Stew at Finn McCool's | Photo by Esther Tseng

Finn McCool's



It doesn't get more Irish than the rich Guinness Beef Stew at Finn McCool's. Root vegetables such as parsnips, rutabagas and carrots complete this deliciously dark concoction. The hearty dish is complemented by a side of champ, a traditional dish of mashed potatoes, chopped scallions, butter and milk.

Guinness float | Photo courtesy of Fred 62, Facebook

Fred 62



Sometimes a pint of beer just isn't enough. At Fred 62, ask for the foamy Guinness Float - the vanilla ice cream gives your pint a different kind of head beyond the one that made Guinness famous in the first place. It's simply delicious.

Guinness Pie at O'Brien's Irish Pub | Photo by Esther Tseng

O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant- Santa Monica



There's nothing like beef cubes simmered in stout beer for an ultimate Guinness Pie at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant. Carrots, potatoes, corn, onions and peas complete the stew, which sits underneath a buttery, slightly browned puff pastry.

Rock & Reilly's - Sunset Strip



There's no dessert like the Guinness Brownie at Rock & Reilly's in West Hollywood. Made with a Guinness reduction and drizzled with a bit of fudge, this indulgent slice of chocolate is the perfect way to finish off a St. Patty's Day spent in their outdoor beer garden.

Tom Bergin's Tavern



Said to be the inspiration for the classic TV comedy “Cheers,” Tom Bergins is a historic Irish pub on Fairfax known for their Irish Coffees and perfect pint pours of Guinness. Don't forget to finish your visit with a scoop of their fantastic Guinness Ice Cream and a slice of their boozy Jameson reduction bread pudding.

The Whale & Ale



For a quintessential pub experience, stop by the Whale & Ale in San Pedro, where they're serving up Guinness with their classic Steak and Kidney Pie. Sauteed and diced lean cuts of filet mignon and tender lamb's kidney sit in a rich, well-rendered beef and Guinness gravy. It's then baked under a buttery puff pastry and served with a side of veggies.

Steak, Guinness & Mushroom Pie at Ye Olde King's Head | Photo by Esther Tseng

Ye Olde King's Head



Order the Steak, Guinness and Mushroom Pie at Ye Olde King's Head for some down-home goodness. Chunks of braised steak and sliced mushrooms are featured in a rich, dark Guinness stew and topped with a flaky pastry. On the side, you'll get a mixed vegetable medley and a scoop of fluffy mashed potatoes and gravy.