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 Friday, 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.
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 L.A. 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 Friday, March 17. General Admission is $10 and includes access to the live music tent. 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 for munching.
- 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.
The Tam is featuring a special St. Patrick's Day menu for lunch and dinner, including McTavish's Pot o' Gold (braised beef, carrots, onions, kale, Guinness gravy in a Yorkshire pudding), Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Nachos (potato chips, corned beef, bacon, rarebit, scallion, jalapeño) along with favorites like the famed Lawry's prime rib.
Dine-in and VIP Experience reservations at OpenTable.
Located above the bustling 7th Street corridor, Seven Grand (515 W 7th St #200, Los Angeles 90014) has been Downtown LA's whisk(e)y mecca since 2007. Seven Grand will be opening at 1pm on St. Patrick's Day, serving up cocktail specials, live music and good times. No cover.
Here and Now (through March 19, 2023)
Tucked inside the massive One Santa Fe complex in the DTLA Arts District, Here and Now (300 S Santa Fe Ave - Suite N, Los Angeles 90013) is featuring a St. Patrick's Day menu through Sunday, March 19.
The Grasshopper inspired Shamrock Pie is made with Oreo Crust, Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao and Whipped Cream. Lost Irish Whiskey specials include the Luck of the Irish with fresh green apple juice; Irish Coffee (classic and frozen with McConnell's Vanilla Ice Cream), and a Magically Delicious Old Fashioned with Lucky Charms, Orange Bitters and Saline.
Arts District Brewing
On St. Patrick’s Day, Arts District Brewing (828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles 90013) is offering Jameson shots (choice of Jameson, Jameson Orange, Jameson Black Barrel), Jamo Green Tea Shots, and a Red Breast Old Fashioned. Doors at noon, no cover.
Angel City Brewery
Also located in the Arts District, Angel City Brewery (216 Alameda St, Los Angeles 90013) is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day party from noon to 2am, with green beer all day long and live music from 7-10pm. Food specials include a Jumbo Pretzel, Corned Beef Sandwich, Cottage Pie, Veggie Pie, Irish Nachos and a Stout Brownie with Irish Crème Anglaise and Cashew Brittle.
I|O Rooftop - The Godfrey
Located on the 7th floor of The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood (1400 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles 90028), the 12,000 square-foot I|O Rooftop is hosting a St. Patrick's Day party from 7pm to 2am. Enjoy the views, groove to the DJ, and sip featured cocktails ($12 each):
- Luck of The Irish
- Irish Mule
- Irish Maid
- Black Velvet
The buffet is priced at $25 and includes:
- Flight of Irish Beer
- Pastrami & Cabbage
- Cheddar Sliders
- Shamrock Shepherd's Pie
- Guinness Braised Short Rib Stew
General Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served. Buffet tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.
Room packages are available, contact The Godfrey for info and to book your reservation.
Sir Patrick's Day - Scum and Villainy Cantina (March 18, 2023)
Want to keep the St. Patrick's Day party going? "Make it so!" The sci-fi themed Scum & Villainy Cantina (6377 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028) is celebrating the 4th annual Sir Patrick's Day in honor of Sir Patrick Stewart on Saturday, March 18. Doors at 11am, Patrick Stewart trivia (Marvel, Star Trek, tea connoisseur, etc) at 2pm. No cover, RSVP at Eventbrite.
The Cat & Fiddle
Family owned since 1982, The Cat & Fiddle is celebrating St. Patrick's Day from noon to midnight. Specials include Corned Beef & Cabbage, $7 Guinness and Harp (4-7pm), parking lot party at 4pm, and burlesque by Miss Marquez at 8pm.
Established in 1936, Tom Bergin's is hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day party from 6am to 1am. The outdoor tented lot party will run from noon to midnight with three bars, live bagpipe performance, and DJ spinning all things Irish and more.
Bring the family for a hearty top o' the mornin' Irish breakfast and traditional fare. Seatings from 6am to 10:15am. For reservations, email email@example.com.
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. A bagpiper will be strolling the Market from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, and The Merry Minstrels will perform traditional Irish folk music on the West Patio from 5-7pm.
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 6am on St. Paddy's Day. DJ starts at 11am; Irish Step Dancers at 11:30am and 1:30pm; bagpipes at noon and 3pm. Live music starts at 5:30pm, $10 at the door on the night of the show.
St. Patrick's Day Tiki Party - Tonga Hut
The landmark North Hollywood Tiki bar, Tonga Hut (12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood 91606) presents the annual St. Patrick's Day Tiki Party from 4pm to close. The festivities begin with an Irish Potluck at 1pm - bring a dish to share! Enjoy drink specials, Shamrock Shots and Durangos Tacos. Eekum Bookum Tiki Mug release at 4pm.
Idle Hour (March 17-19, 2023)
Part of 1933 Group, North Hollywood's Idle Hour (4824 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles 91601) is going Irish all weekend:
- Green beer
- Jameson specials
- Free themed swag
- Burlesque performance by The Moonshine Maidens starting at 9pm
St. Patrick's Irish Stew Contest - Risky Business
Formerly The Other Door, Risky Business (10437 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood 91601) is hosting a 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.
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
Los Angeles Ale Works is celebrating St. Patrick's Day and March Madness in Culver City and Hawthorne. Both locations will be open at 8:30am for USC vs Michigan. Be sure to wear green and get into the spirit of the day with a Leprechaun Hard Slushie, Pepino Papi Michelada, or Green Beer. For those that prefer a true Irish Stout, Nitro Wee Stoutie will be back on draft. Food will be available at both tasting rooms, including Z Boys BBQ at Culver City and Morena's Pupusas in Hawthorne.
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.
This year's St. Patrick's Day shenanigans start at 8am, featuring food and drink specials, giveaways, bagpiper, and music by DJ Flipz at noon, Decadent Decades (4pm) and DJ Czar (8pm). $10 cover, cash only at the door.