Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Los Angeles

LA goes green on March 17

Corned Beef & Cabbage at the Tam O’Shanter
Corned Beef & Cabbage at the Tam O’Shanter | Photo: @tamoshanterla, Instagram

Though it’s not a legal holiday anywhere in the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day is a festive celebration of Irish and Irish American culture that’s been observed in North America since before the American Revolution. On Sunday, March 17 expect to see the traditional color of green splashed across Los Angeles as bars and restaurants offer Irish food, music, and of course plenty of Guinness and Irish whiskey. Read on for St. Patrick’s Day events in Los Angeles, and as always please remember to celebrate responsibly.

The following events are 21 and over and take place on March 17 unless otherwise noted.

Corned Beef & Cabbage at the Tam O'Shanter
Corned Beef & Cabbage at the Tam O'Shanter | Instagram: @tamoshanterla
Guests at The Tam O'Shanter St. Patrick's Day Bash
St. Patrick's Day at The Tam O'Shanter

The Tam O’Shanter

Opened in 1922, the Tam O’Shanter (2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles 90039) is known as the oldest restaurant in LA that’s operated by the same family in the same location.

The Tam is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration from noon till late on Sunday, March 17. General Admission is $10 and includes access to the live music tent, with food and drinks available for purchase.

Band lineup:

  • 12:30pm Reaver Ship
  • 3:30pm Bren Holmes (Young Dubliners)
  • 6:30pm – close Whiskey Sunday

For the full St. Paddy's experience, the $149 VIP Ticket offers a slew of special privileges, inclusive drink and food, and giveaways. Only 75 VIP tickets are available and include:

  • Exclusive VIP seating on the patio away from the crowds, limited to 75 people. Tables inside the music tent for VIP guests only.
  • Complimentary menu of snacks all day.
  • 5 Drink Tickets good for beverages on the patio and in the main entertainment tent ($40 value).
  • Exclusive bar on the patio featuring Tullamore Dew and Guinness with hourly $2 drink specials only available to VIP guests.
  • Entry into exclusive 3 VIP raffles for prizes worth over $200 each.
Grand Central Market St. Patrick's Day 2024
Photo: Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

Go green and go global on St. Patrick's Day at the landmark Grand Central Market!

Explore the historic marketplace and enjoy these specials from GCM vendors:

  • Berlin Currywurst - Irish Beer Special
  • Golden Road - $5 Pints
  • The Juice - Sale on All Green Juices
  • McConnell's - Garrison Brothers Whiskey & Pecan Pralines
  • Moon Rabbit and Sticky Rice - 10% Off
  • Sushi Rush - St. Patrick's Day Sushi Sampler
  • Wexler's Deli - Corned Beef & Cabbage Reuben
Slane Irish Whiskey St. Paddy's Day Bar Crawl in Downtown LA
Slane St. Paddy's Day Bar Crawl

Arts District & Little Tokyo Bar Crawl

Slane Irish Whiskey is sponsoring an epic St. Patrick's Day bar crawl in the Arts District and Little Tokyo:

Eat Drink Americano (open at 10am)

Far Bar (open at noon)

High Tide (open at 6pm)

LA Cha Cha Chá (open at noon)

The Mermaid (open at 3pm)

Spitz (open at 11am)

Wolf & Crane (open at 2pm)

Angel City Brewery St. Patrick's Weekend 2024
Photo: Angel City Brewery

Angel City Brewery (Mar. 16-17, 2024)

Located in the Arts District, Angel City Brewery (216 Alameda St, Los Angeles 90013) is hosting a two-day St. Patrick's Day party, with green beer, Irish fare and live music all weekend.

  • Saturday, March 16: The Jameson Gang with accordion/keyboard player, violinist and guitarist (7-10pm)
  • Sunday, March 17 – rotating duo of musicians playing classic Irish music and drinking songs (1-6pm)
Sir Patrick's Day at Scum & Villainy Cantina
Sir Patrick's Day at Scum & Villainy Cantina

Sir Patrick's Day - Scum & Villainy Cantina (Mar. 16, 2024)

Want to get an early start to St. Patrick's Day? "Make it so!" The sci-fi themed Scum & Villainy Cantina (6377 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028) is celebrating the 5th annual Sir Patrick's Day in honor of Sir Patrick Stewart on Saturday, March 16.

Doors at 11am:

  • 1pm - Star Trek, X-Men and Patrick Stewart trivia with prizes
  • 3pm - Mini-concert with Bonnie Gordon (voice of the computer on Star Trek: Prodigy) singing Star Trek and geeky themed songs
  • Special pricing for the Early Grey. Cold. cocktail
  • 20% discount all day if you wear Star Trek or X-Men apparel and costumes!

No cover, RSVP at Eventbrite.

St. Patrick's Weekend at Room Number 13
Photo: Room Number 13

Room Number 13 (March 15 & 17, 2024)

Located at the Escape Hotel in Hollywood, Room Number 13 presents a magical St. Patrick's Weekend, featuring a three-course dinner, pint o' Guinness, flight of Irish whiskey, a master magician from Ireland, and traditional and contemporary Irish music.

Timed tickets are $90 per person, reservations at OpenTable.

The Cat & Fiddle Guinness and Corned Beef & Cabbage
Guinness and Corned Beef & Cabbage | Photo: The Cat & Fiddle

The Cat & Fiddle

Family owned since 1982, The Cat & Fiddle (742 N Highland Ave, Hollywood 90038) is celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a parking lot party, Guinness and Harp specials, and a burlesque show. The St. Paddy's menu includes Corned Beef & Cabbage, Corned Beef Sliders and vegan Pistachio Chocolate Ice Cream Cake.

Bar and interior of Tom Bergin's
Photo: Tom Bergin's, Facebook

Tom Bergin's

Established in 1936, Tom Bergin's (840 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles 90036) is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day party from 6am till late. The outdoor tented lot party will feature multiple bars, live bagpipe performance, a DJ spinning all things Irish and more.

A hearty top o' the mornin' Irish breakfast will be served from 6am to 11am. For breakfast reservations, email events@tombergins.com.

Corned beef plate at Magee’s in the Original Farmers Market
Corned beef plate | Photo courtesy of Magee’s, Facebook

The Original Farmers Market

The Original Farmers Market (6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles 90036) celebrates St. Patrick's Day with authentic Irish food, green beer, and live music all day long. Glen the Bagpiper will be strolling the Market from 12:30pm to 3:30pm; and The Merry Minstrels will perform traditional Irish folk music on the East Patio from 4-6pm.

The Market's first eatery, Magee's will be serving their famous corned beef, cabbage and potato plate throughout the day. Green beer, Guinness and other imported Irish beers will be on tap from E.B's and Bar 326.

Exterior of Molly Malone's Irish Pub at night
Molly Malone's Irish Pub | Photo: @mollymalonesla, Instagram

Molly Malone’s

Located on Fairfax Avenue a half-mile south of The Original Farmers Market, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub (575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles 90036) has been owned by the same Irish family since 1970, a year after it first opened. The walls are covered by more than 70 paintings done by noted Irish portrait painter Neal Boyle, and the shelves are lined with books. But there’s one thing you won’t find at Molly’s, not even on St. Patrick’s Day: green beer.

Doors open at 8am for the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Bash, featuring pub fare, Irish step dancers and bagpipe players. Tickets are $10 and only available at the door on the 17th.

Live music schedule:

  • 2:30 Love and a .38
  • 4:00 Fencer
  • 5:40 Nature Love Courage
  • 7:00 The Velvicks
  • 8:20 Ugly Side Up
  • 9:40 Hounds of Belfast
  • 11:00 The Sanglorians
Deep House Brunch at Skybar on St. Patrick's Day 2024
Deep House Brunch at Skybar | Photo: Eventbrite

Deep House Brunch - Skybar

Deep House Brunch returns to Skybar at the Mondrian (8440 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood 90069) on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate the record release of Colette & Jay-J's "When The World is Running Down." Along with headliners Colette and Jay-J, the DJ lineup includes Scotty Boy, Holly Adams and Christian Bradford.

Free admission before 3pm! General Admission tickets are $20 and on sale at Eventbrite. VIP tables, daybeds and cabanas are available. Doors at 2pm, party from 2-8pm.

Tonga Hut St. Patrick's Day 2024
Instagram: @tongahut

Irish I Was at Tonga Hut

The landmark Tiki bar, Tonga Hut (12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood 91606) presents the annual St. Patrick's Day Tiki Party featuring a parking lot sale and art show. Enjoy drink specials, shop Tiki vendors, nosh on Durango's Tacos, and groove to DJ Tonga Tom. Get there early for the Eekum Bookum Tiki Mug release - first come, first-served.

Risky Business St. Patrick's Irish Stew Contest
St. Patrick's Irish Stew Contest | Photo: Risky Business

St. Patrick's Irish Stew Contest - Risky Business

Risky Business (10437 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood 91601) is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Irish Stew Contest from 8pm to 2am. Bring your pot of Irish stew to share, and everyone votes - the winner gets a "ridiculous" bottle of Irish whiskey! Risky Business will be serving housemade Irish coffee, craft whiskey cocktails and Irish stouts on nitro.

Bar at Sonny McClean's
Photo courtesy of Sonny McLean's

Sonny McClean’s

Sonny McClean’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica 90403) is home away from home for Boston sports fans in Los Angeles. Named for owner Jim Conners’ grandfather, Sonny McClean’s features live music, karaoke, a darts room and pool table. To go with the extensive beer list with 40 taps, Sonny McLean's features a full bar and a menu of pub grub, traditional New England and Irish favorites, made with a California touch.

The party starts at 8am on St. Patrick's Day, with The Don playing covers from 8pm to close. The beer patio will be open, along with Irish dancers and bagpipe performers.

Los Angeles Ale Works St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day | Photo: Los Angeles Ale Works, Facebook

Los Angeles Ale Works

Starting at 10am, Los Angeles Ale Works is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at its locations in Culver City and Hawthorne with Wee Stoutie (4.3% Dry Irish Stout) on nitro, green beer, slushies, micheladas and BBQ. And get ready to fill in your brackets - the big screens will be showing NCAA Selection Sunday, which starts at 3pm!

The Road to St. Paddy's Day at Brennan's in Marina del Rey
The Road to St. Paddy's Day | Photo: Brennan's

The Road to St. Paddy's Day - Brennan's (Mar. 15-17, 2024)

A Marina del Rey favorite since 1972, Brennan's (4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey 90292) features an indoor/outdoor space by acclaimed designer Ricki Kline (The Varnish, Seven Grand et al) and the famous turtle races every first and third Thursday of the month.

Brennan's is going all in for St. Patrick's Day with a three-day festival of live bands, bagpipers, DJs, professional wrestlers and "an absurd amount of Irish flair."


  • Doors open at 4pm
  • Bands, bagpipers and DJs from 7pm to close


  • Doors open at noon
  • No cover till 5pm, $5 cover after
  • Live music starts at 3pm, pro wrestling at 5pm, live music and DJs till close


  • Doors open at noon
  • $15 cover all day
  • Live music from open to close (2am)