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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Flogging Molly, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Mariachi El Bronx on Friday, March 17 at The Forum! What better way to celebrate Saint Paddy’s Day than with Flogging Molly & Tullamore Dew legendary Irish Whiskey? Buy Tickets
In Los Angeles, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with a parade, an Irish jig, green beer and some luck of the Irish. Pub crawls, parking lot bashes and Irish fare from morning to night gives Angelenos something to do every hour of the day on March 17th. Some of L.A.’s oldest landmarks with ancestry, authentic relics and the best Irish coffees, corned beef and cabbage welcome party-goers to their establishments for good St. Patrick’s Day fun. Don’t forget to wear green!

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Tom Bergin’s
840 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-7151

The historic Los Angeles Irish pub Tom Bergin’s is always a great bet to party it up on St. Patrick’s Day! Open from 6am to 2am on St. Patrick’s Day this year, come celebrate at this famed spot with a iconic horseshoe bar. There will be lots of Irish beer, including Guinness, as well as grub such as the traditional Irish breakfast (eggs, bacon or bangers, Irish beans, grilled tomato and toasted sourdough). Beer and cider will be flowing too with options including Guinness, Mangers Irish Cider, and Coors Lite. In addition, they will be serving cocktails such as Tom Bergin’s iconic Irish Coffee, Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs, and Whiskles (a pickleback with Tullamore DEW and housemade pickle juice). Stop by on St. Patrick’s Day, where you can enjoy a Guinness, plenty of other Irish-inspired cocktails from satellite bars, beer pong tables, popular tunes, and more until they close at 2am!
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Finn McCool’s Irish Pub
2702 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 452-1734

If you are on a St. Patty’s day bar crawl, be sure to add the neighborhood pub Finn McCool’s to the list. The March 17th festivities include live entertainment all day. Open all day until 2am, Finn McCool’s has a full bar along with 17 draught beers, over 200 whiskeys, cocktails and wine, and will also be offering traditional Irish fare.
Rock & Reilly's

Rock & Reilly’s

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub
8911 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-1400

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day properly, head to this bar which offers the spirit of the Irish. To kick off St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Rock & Reilly’s will be hosting its annual St. Paddy’s Day block party on March 17th. Held in the parking lot behind the bar, revelers will get to take part in 100+ kegs, eight full bars, DJ’s all day, beer, Celtic music and food. Expect to find hundreds of people having an epic time while being fueled on corned beef sliders and Irish nachos, or food from food trucks. This year, a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Merging Vets and Players charity.

Tam O'Shanter Restaurant (credit: tamoshanter.com)

Tam O’Shanter Restaurant (credit: tamoshanter.com)

The Tam O’Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-0228

This oldie but goodie L.A. restaurant has been serving some of the best Irish entrees since 1922. The Tam O’Shanter is the perfect restaurant to dine at this St. Patrick’s Day, especially for its signature roasted prime ribs of beef (lean, traditional or extra thick slices), corned beef and cabbage served with boiled red potatoes, herbed carrots and a spicy English mustard, and, for the adventurous – savory haggis. Scotch rarebit, cock-a-leekie soup and Yorkshire pudding can all be ordered on the side. Every day starting at 11 a.m., Tam O’Shanter offers an ale and sandwich bar featuring hand-carved prime rib, roasted turkey and house-made brisket. The restaurant’s library of draft and bottled beers and single malt scotch add another layer of Irish spirit to the meal.
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(credit: Joan S./Yelp)

Molly Malone’s
575 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-1577

Another Los Angeles landmark, Molly Malone’s is one of the favorite local Irish pubs in the city. For over 40 years, patrons come here for a true Dublin experience. This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their party starting at 12pm on March 17th, 2017. Tickets are available at the door only for $10. There will be a variety of performances throughout the day! The club known for live musical performances over the years (Lenny Kravitz, Joan Osborne, Michelle Shocked, Flogging Molly, among many others), will be keeping it fresh this year with plenty of live entertainment. There is lots of traditional Irish fare on the menu as well including corned beef and cabbage, as well as Irish stew!
Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.