St. Patrick’s Day in LA

St. Patrick’s Day is on a weekday this year, but that just means the party starts early this weekend. Whether you plan to click your heels with Gaelic glee, dig into some corned beef hash or take a swig (or two) of green beer, there’s plenty to do. Aside from all the Irish pubs celebrating the holiday, there are lots of other places that will be toasting St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles and beyond. Erin go Bragh!

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade –  Pier Avenue & Hermosa Avenue
Looking for some family-friendly fun instead of the more common booze-filled bender? Check out the annual Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade which starts at 11am on Saturday morning. There will be plenty of floats, bagpipers and drum bands, classic cars, and yeah, green food. More info:

OC Marketplace St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Costa Mesa
For family-oriented festivities in Orange County, check out the annual St. Patty’s event at the OC Marketplace on Saturday, March 15 from 10am to 4pm. There will be performances by Irish dance troupes, Celtic musicians, stilt walkers, free face painting and leprechauns. Green beer and green lemonade will be for sale, along with everything else that’s usually going on at the swap meet. Admission is $2, free for children 12 and under. More info:

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub – West Hollywood
With the largest collection of Irish whiskey in Los Angeles (57 to be exact)Rock & Reilly’s on the Sunset Strip is no doubt gonna be a major party scene come Saturday. The pub is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on March 14 with seven bars, a beer garden, Irish eats, plus a full lineup of bands and DJs in the lot behind the bar. More info:

Green cupcakes @ the St. Patrick's Day Festival

Sweet & green @ the St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival – Downtown LA
Home to the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in LA, Casey’s Irish Pub knows how to party ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT even on a Tuesday. The party starts at 6am (yes, 6am) until 2am on March 17 and takes over two city blocks that will attract 20,000+ revelers with green beer, Irish eats and live tribute bands starting at 12pm on the outdoor stage. Admission is free. More info:

Tom Bergin’s – Mid-City
LA’s iconic Irish pub that first opened its doors in 1936 is throwing an indoor and outdoor bash that starts with Irish breakfast at 6am and goes all the way til 2am. With no cover charge, the parking lot party begins at 11am with a Guinness truck pouring Guinness Blonde and Harp Lager on tap, plenty of green beer and Irish-inspired cocktails, food, plus a live band, DJ and more.

Tam O’ Shanter – Los Feliz
With its claim to fame as LA’s oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location, Tam O’Shanter will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by opening at 10am with plenty of food and drinks. At noon, a party tent in the parking lot and music starts at 2pm. The tent will offer a variety of Irish-themed eats with sugar shamrock cookies, Bailey’s cupcakes, corned beef and cabbage, green beer and more.

White Harte Pub – Woodland Hills
It might be a charming British watering hole, but White Harte Pub is going totally Irish all day long on St. Patrick’s Day with live music, a fun photo booth, special menu items and other festive treats. Of course, there will be plenty of green beer and $6 whiskey shots along with 18 drafts including five Irish selections. More info:

Muldoon's soda bread & Irish booze

Perfect pair: Muldoon’s soda bread & Irish booze

Continental – Toluca Lake
Celebrate St. Patty’s in the 818 on March 17 at the recently launched Continental in Toluca Lake where you’ll get a taste o’ the Irish with specialties like braised corned beef & cabbage or spiced beef brisket. To wash it all down, think classics like Spiced Apple Cider & Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Shot ($8) and Guinness & Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Shot ($7).

Public School – Multiple Locations
This gastropub  is where to get Irish food and drink specials Friday, March 14 – Tuesday, March 17. Along with the huge selection of rotating craft brews, you can expect special cocktails like the Straight Gaelic ($10) along with Irish indulgences like the Dagwood Reuben Sandwich with housemade corned beef and Dragoons Irish Stout Short Rib. More info:

The Bungalow – Santa Monica
This Santa Monica hot spot is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day from 5pm to 2am with plenty of green from the sangria and margaritas to the chocolate chip cookies and corned beef & cabbage. There will also be live music from the California Feetwarmers. More info:

Muldoon’s Irish Pub – Newport Beach
This Irish pub and country kitchen is famous for its Celtic rock shows and soda bread. Along with live Irish music every Sunday in March, on St. Patrick’s Day they’ll be hosting a St. Paddy’s Day Bash with no cover, tons of food, drinks and live music all day and night. Doors open at 9am. More info:

Patsy’s Irish Pub – Laguna Niguel
The first toast to St. Patrick begins at 10am on Friday, March 13 and goes through Tuesday, March 17 at this OC favorite. You can expect lots of Irish food, stiff drinks, green beer, bagpipers, Celtic dancers, leprechauns, a photo booth and maybe even a little luck o’ the Irish to wake you up the next day. More info:

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  1. Justin at 12:54 pm

    2013 Event Update!
    This is FREE and open to the public!

    11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    L.A. LIVE, in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles, is bringing the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and celebration to Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. This event will honor the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society. Join us for live entertainment including traditional Irish music and dancing, Irish food & beverages, a green beer garden and much more!

    – Live Irish Rock Entertainment
    – L.A. Clippers @ STAPLES Center 12:30pm pre/post-game festivities
    – L.A. Lakers @ STAPLES Center 6:30pm pre-game festivities
    – Harley-Davidson Ride to L.A. LIVE (hundreds of motorcycles on Chick Hearn Court)
    – Irish Food,Beverages
    – Additional special St. Patrick’s Day Festivities throughout L.A. LIVE

    Additional Details:

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