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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 Tuesday, March 17 expect to see the traditional color of green splashed across greater Los Angeles as bars and restaurants offer Irish music, food, 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.
All of the following events are 21 and over and take place on March 17 unless otherwise noted.
Casey's St. Patrick's Day Festival at Imperial Western
The annual Casey's St. Patrick's Day Festival will be taking place this year at Imperial Western Beer Co. at Union Station (800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012). From 11am to midnight, enjoy craft beer, cocktails, green beer, Irish Whiskey, food specials, and DJ sets. Pregame at Casey's Irish Pub (613 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90017) or Imperial Western - both bars will open their doors at 6am for an all-day celebration. $15 cover starting at 2pm with access to both locations available for purchase at the entrance.
- Beer Bratwurst Sausage with Dijon & Sauerkraut on a French Roll
- Vegan sausage with Dijon & sauerkraut on a French Roll
- Corned Beef Sandwich with rye bread, Swiss cheese, Dijon, sauerkraut
- Complimentary shuttles will be running between Casey’s Irish Pub and Imperial Western Beer Co. from 11:30am-11:30pm every 15 minutes.
- Go Metro! Take the Metro B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), L Line (Gold), J Line (Silver) to Union Station. Plan your trip using the Metro Trip Planner or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876)
- Get to and from the festival safely with RideYellow. Use promo code CASEYS20 for $15 off your first ride.
Golden Road at Grand Central Market (March 13-17, 2020)
Golden Road Brewing is bringing the luck o' the Irish to two locations: the historic Grand Central Market and The Pub at Golden Road. Go green with Golden Road and enjoy St. Patrick’s Day specials from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17. The celebration includes a special glassware deal - $10 for a fill and a limited edition pint glass to take home. Live music by Whiskey Sunday from 7-9pm at The Pub on March 14 and 1-3pm at GCM on March 15.
Located above the bustling 7th Street corridor, Seven Grand (515 W 7th St #200, Los Angeles 90014) has been DTLA's whisk(e)y mecca since 2007. Seven Grand will be opening at noon on St. Patrick's Day, serving up cocktail specials and featured Irish whiskeys. No cover.
Arts District Brewing
On St. Patrick’s Day, Arts District Brewing (828 Traction Ave, Los Angeles 90013) is bringing back the Riverdance Irish Red and McCasey Dry Irish Stout, as well as featuring Jameson Caskmates boilermaker specials. Doors open at 3pm, no cover.
Angel City Brewery
Out of an abundance of caution, Angel City Brewery will be closing its tap room for a week beginning on Friday, March 13. All events have been cancelled through the end of March.
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.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual St. Patrick's Day at The Tam has been cancelled. The Tam O'Shanter will be open for regular dinner service at 5pm on St. Patrick's Day and serving favorites like the $59 March Dinner Special - a three-course prix fixe menu with entree options like corned beef, Surf & Turf, and salmon. The optional $29 Tullamore DEW flight features Cider Cask Finish, Caribbean Rum Cask Finish, and Irish Whiskey.
On St. Patrick's Day, Big Bar (1927 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles 90027) will be serving Chef Jenn McNiel's hearty Shepherd's Pie - braised short rib, peas, carrots, pearl onions, parmesan mashed potatoes, with housemade soda bread.
Bar manager Cari Hah is featuring three St. Paddy's Day specials:
- Irish Coffee - Teeling Irish Whiskey, Fonté Coffee, demerara sugar, hand whipped cream
- Lucky in Paradise - Teeling Irish Whiskey, pineapple, falernum, lime, Tiki Bitters, Q Mixers Ginger Beer
- Patron Saint - Teeling Irish Whiskey, Miracle Mile Forbidden Bitters, Amaro della Sacra
Flogging Molly St. Patrick's Day Block Party - Hollywood Palladium (CANCELLED)
Out of an abundance of caution, Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at the Hollywood Palladium has been cancelled.
Sir Patrick's Day - Scum and Villainy Cantina (March 14, 2020)
Want to get an early start on St. Patrick's Day? "Make it so!" The sci-fi themed Scum & Villainy Cantina (6377 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028) is celebrating the 2nd annual Sir Patrick's Day in honor of Sir Patrick Stewart on Saturday, March 14.
The festivities include:
- Two speciality cocktails, Iced Tea: Earl Grey and Telepathic Punch.
- Pin the eye reticle on Picard and turn him to Locutus for a chance for a BOGO coupon!
- Build your perfect X-Men team with the mutated version of Connect 4. If you win, collect a Sir Patrick inspired prize.
- Themed apparel (X-Men & Star Trek) will receive 20% off their bill.
No cover, RSVP at Eventbrite.
The Cat & Fiddle
After closing its Sunset Boulevard location in 2014, The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant reopened in June 2017 at the former Mud Tavern space (742 N Highland Ave, Hollywood 90038).
The Cat & Fiddle is celebrating the third St. Patrick's Day at their new location from 11am to 10pm, including homemade Corned Beef & Cabbage served all day, discounted $6 Guinness and Harp pints from 4pm-7pm, and burlesque performance by Ms. Marquez at 5:30pm.
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.
This year marks the 50th St. Patrick's Day for Molly Malone's - the epic all-day celebration will include a reunion of 6 Foot Nurse at 10pm, Hounds of Belfast (4:30-6:30pm), and much more.
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 traditional Irish folk music all day long! Glen the Bagpiper will be strolling the Market from noon to 3 p.m. Live performances include Celtic Camerata on the East Patio (11:30am - 1:30pm) and The Regulars on the West Patio from 6-8pm.
Reopened in December 2019 by brothers Fran and Dave Castagnetti, the landmark Tom Bergin's (840 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles 90036) will be open for regular dinner service on their first St. Patrick's Day since the launch of the latest incarnation. The Irish breakfast and outdoor portion of the St. Patrick's Day event have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Paddy's Day Tiki Party - Tonga Hut
The landmark North Hollywood Tiki bar, Tonga Hut (12808 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood 91606) presents the annual St. Paddy's Day Tiki Party from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Irish-Tiki mashup features green Tiki drink specials, Happy Hour 4-8pm, $3 Luck o' the Irish shots, Durango's Irish Tacos, and the ever-popular St. Paddy's Day Mug Release. No cover.
Idle Goes Irish - Idle Hour (March 13-17, 2020)
North Hollywood's landmark Idle Hour is going Irish for five days starting on Friday, March 13. Following Governor Newsom's Executive Order, capacity will be limited to 150 people at all times - below the recommended 250 guests.
- $6 Green Lord Hobo Freebird Golden Ale
- $7 Jameson shots
- $11 Jameson Mules
- $14 Irish Hour Flights (Happy Hour only)
- For the first time in Idle Hour history...GUINNESS!
FOOD WITH AN IRISH TWIST
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Irish Fishcakes
- Salt Potatoes
- Emerald Popcorn
- Lucky Charms CBD Cereal Treat
- Other Mother Brother Band during Sunday brunch
- Haywire Choir on St. Patrick’s Day
"POT OF GOLD" - A leprechaun friend will be visiting Idle Hour throughout the event, and he’s generously agreed to scatter some gold coins for Idlers to find. Find a coin, and you’ll get access to the Bulldog’s Pot of Gold - aka free Jameson gear.
In addition to Tavern's regular lunch and dinner menus, the à la carte selections include Corned Beef & Cabbage with house-made corned beef brisket, braised cabbage, potatoes & parsley-mustard sauce; Corned Beef Hash with sunny-side up eggs, Beer Battered Fish 'n Chips (Guinness-battered cod, fried potatoes, tartar sauce, malt vinegar), and for dessert, Rhubarb and Strawberry Pasty with sorrel sherbet & clover.
To pair with the specials, Christiaan Röllich is offering the Irish Kiss (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Murphy's Stout, rosemary), an Irish Whiskey flight of Jameson, Powers and Bushmills; and Murphy's Stout.
The food and drink specials are available at lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Happy hour is from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and drinks are available all day.
Sonny McClean’s Irish Pub & Restaurant 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.
On St. Patrick's Day, the lineup includes authentic Celtic music by Shenanigans (Pub Songs, Rebel Songs, Love Songs, Instrumentals, Irish Rock), Claddagh Irish Dancers, and Rich Sheldon from 6pm - midnight.
A Marina del Rey favorite since 1972, Brennan's (4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey 90292) reopened in December 2017 with a renovated indoor/outdoor space by acclaimed designer Ricki Kline (The Varnish, Seven Grand et al), updated menu, and the famed turtle races every first and third Thursday of the month.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the St. Paddy's Day Festival scheduled for March 14 has been cancelled. Brennan's will be open for regular hours, however capacity will be limited based on CDC and WHO recommendations.