When it comes to searching and finding a suitable day bar to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles, the choices are quite plentiful. Many Irish-themed establishments will be swinging open their doors as early as 6 a.m. to raise their mugs to the most recognized patron saint of Ireland. If spreading green cheer is on your social calendar, here are a few select bars in L.A. that are worth checking out and testing your luck.
4089 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Established in 1972, Brennan’s Pub is known for its famous turtle-racing events. It’s also recognized for throwing spirited parties to salute Irish American culture. On St. Patrick’s Day, live entertainment on both indoor and outdoor stages will feature an exhibition of traditional and contemporary music styles, ranging from bagpipes to acoustic rock. Its low-cost food menu is as extensive as its list of thirst-quenching adult beverages, with green beer being the order of the day. Festivities start at 1pm.
Casey’s Irish Pub
613 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Located in downtown L.A., Casey’s Irish Pub is a 10,000-square-foot magnet that attracts all sorts of social types. On St. Patrick’s Day, expect its mahogany bar to sling the beer while exuberant guests entertain themselves by playing darts, billiards and watching televised sporting events. The site offers an impressive selection of rare whiskeys, including Powers, the highest-selling distilled alcoholic beverage in Ireland. Doors open at 6 a.m., with live entertainment blasting off at 11am.
13721 Burbank Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
St. Patrick’s Day celebrants are expected to crowd early into this quaint San Fernando Valley pub, filling their bellies with a traditional Irish breakfast. Throughout the day, the grill will whip up quite a few tasty dishes, including corned beef sandwiches and hefty portions of bangers and mash. Live music will certainly keep the atmosphere mirthful, while an Irish bartender sham-rocks orders featuring such favorites as Guinness beer and Irish whiskey. The jubilation begins at 8 a.m., continuing into the green of night.
11042 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Anyone looking for a gifted treat just might get lucky and discover a pot of culinary gold at Studio City’s only Irish bar. This neighborhood spot is known for dishing out free popcorn and hearty portions of corned beef and cabbage until servings run dry. While watching sports or playing darts, billiards and an array of board and online trivia games, patrons can order from a broad selection of beer, wine, whiskey and cocktails. This is an ideal place to meet new acquaintances. Doors open at 9 am.
Timmy Nolan’s Tavern and Grill
10111 Riverside Drive
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
A popular hangout for more than 20 years, this bi-level Irish pub and sports bar will pull out all of the stops by hosting a day-long St. Patrick’s Day party that starts at 8 a.m. Its two full-service bars will be in full effect, serving dozens of classic beers from European and American brewers. The alcoholic beverage menu extends to include a note-worthy range of rare Irish whiskey, scotch and bourbon. Only two food items will be offered on this special day – corned beef cabbage and Irish stew.
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