St. Patrick’s Day is kind of the perfect drinking holiday. There’s beer, whiskey, food, and patrons are encouraged to have a raucous experience no matter where they are. While festivities may not go as hard as they do in Boston or NYC, there are plenty of Irish pubs in Los Angeles that that are worth visiting for an exciting night out. Take a look at some of our top picks for Irish pubs to visit for St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles. 🍀
1. Tom Bergin’s
The St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Tom Bergin’s is always one to remember (or to forget if you’re doing it right). The bar has been open in Mid-Wilshire since 1936, serving up quality beer and Irish pub grub. You won’t go wrong attending the longest running St. Patrick’s Day party in Los Angeles.
2. Jameson’s Irish Pub
Jameson’s Irish Pub will get you in the whiskey spirit no matter if you visit their Hollywood Boulevard or Santa Monica locations. They’ve clearly got plenty of cocktails featuring their namesake whiskey, or you can order pints and pitchers of an Irish brew.
3. Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub
If you need a Downtown LA destination for St. Patrick’s Day, check out Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Pub. The lowkey spot normally makes for the perfect sports bar with a full food menu and plenty of draft beer. But on St. Paddy’s, you’ll be able to mix and mingle with a lively crowd of patrons while taking a shot of whiskey from their extensive list.
4. The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant
This cozy, Palms destination has been open since 1995 and goes all out on St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant serves up delicious Irish cuisine with live music, step dancers, and even bagpipe performers to top it off. Grab a booth inside or hangout on the outdoor patio during the day of festivities.
5. Molly Malone’s
This family-run Irish pub off Miracle Mile will give you everything you need out of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Los Angeles. Open since 1969, Molly Malone’s is a go-to for locals looking to enjoy a cold beer and a live show. Their performance area, known as The Snug, showcases music performances on stage while guests mix and mingle with a vibrant crowd.
For most of the year, Brennan’s is known for their iconic monthly turtle races. But on St. Patrick’s Day, they embrace their Irish roots and go all out. The indoor-outdoor space becomes a hub for celebration, opening their doors at 8am sharp to get started on the festivities.
7. Joxer Daly’s
For a St. Patrick’s Day vibe in Culver City, hit up Joxer Daly’s. The neighborhood bar and Irish pub has live music, a pool table, and plenty of corned beef to go around. Order a Guinness and enjoy the spirited atmosphere at this charming Irish pub in Los Angeles.
8. Tam O’Shanter
The St. Paddy’s Day Experience at Tam O’Shanter is unmatched. For over 100 years, this (technically Scottish) bar has been serving delicious food and drinks to Atwater Village. Stop by on March 17th to be transported to the old world with an outdoor patio, live entertainment, and enough whiskey to last you until next year.
9. Rock & Reilly’s
This Sunset Boulevard Irish pub staple also has a location in University Park by USC and another in Terminal 1 at LAX. No matter which Rock & Reilly’s you choose, you’ll be able to experience the kitschy, rock-n-roll vibes with a menu of classic pub grub and divey drinks.
10. Sonny McLean’s
For those looking for a place to party on the Westside, Sonny McLean’s is a solid option. The welcoming sports bar is great for catching a game, but also makes for a festive St. Patrick’s Day destination. Their food menu is more California pub grub than Irish, but the range of draft beers and extensive whiskey list more than makes up for it.
11. Ireland’s 32
If you’ll be partying in the San Fernando Valley, Ireland’s 32 in Valley Village may be the spot for you. This classic pub has been pouring up pints since 1963. Come in with friends on St. Patrick’s Day to experience a cozy hideaway with Irish favorites like Fish & Chips and Shepherd’s Pie.
12. O’Brien’s Irish Pub
This Irish sports bar may normally be a chill neighborhood spot, but on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re sure to find a party. Head to O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica to experience this Wilshire Boulevard staple that serves up modern pub grub, Irish staples, and of course, plenty of beer.
13. The Auld Fella
Who doesn’t love a spot with a pun for a name? The Auld Fella is a more upscale restaurant option in Culver City for your St. Patrick’s Day plans. The indoor-outdoor space is perfect for enjoying their delectable menu of modern and classic Irish dishes.
- Casey’s Irish Pub – After a hiatus and change in management, this Downtown LA staple is back open and ready to pour you a pint.
- Patrick Molloy’s – South Bay citizens can head to this beachside watering hole for California-inspired grub along the water.
- T. Boyle’s Tavern – Look forward to corned beef ‘Irish Nachos’ at this mainstay Irish pub in Pasadena.