Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Los Angeles

rock-reillysThinking of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles? Find the best places, parties and festivals where you can spend St. Patrick’s Day swigging Guinness, sipping Jameson, noshing on corned beef and cabbage and much more.

Edited by Christina Xenos

St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
March 17. All-day street festival enlivens downtown Los Angeles with 20,000 anticipated guests, more than 300 kegs of beer and 100 cases of whiskey. Headquartered at Casey’s Irish Pub. 613 S. Grand Ave., downtown. 213nightlife.com

Tom Bergin’s
March 15-17. One of L.A.’s oldest Irish pubs kicks off the St. Patricks Day celebration Saturday and Sunday with four outdoor bars, a beer truck and food. The celebration continues at 6 a.m. on Monday morning with flowing beer, whiskey, their famous Irish coffee and more through 2 a.m. 840 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A., 323.936.7151. tombergins.com

Rock and Reilly’s 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Day Block Party
March. 15. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles with 12 Bars, more than 100 kegs of Bud Light and Guinness, carnival games, raffles (grand prize winner wins Reilly’s for a Year!), free photo booth and DJs spinning all day and night. And if you get hungry, don’t worry!  There will be plenty of tasty treats available, including food trucks like The Grilled Cheese Truck and Germany’s Famous Bratwurst, as well as a pizza, sandwich and salad station by Dough Pizzeria & Bar. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the International House of Blues Foundation (www.ihobf.org) and their dedicated efforts to building the future of music. $20 or $30 at the door the day of the event. 8911 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.1400. bit.ly/Reillys

Paddy O’ Party
March 15. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a live band, green beer, DJ, Irish food and drink specials and more St. Patrick’s Day festivities. You’re also encouraged to go green and come dressed in St. Paddy’s Day attire. The first 75 guests will receive a complimentary Bushmills shot glass, and all attendees can enjoy $2 Green Beers and $3 whiskey shots from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $10 advance/$15 door. 5 p.m.-midnight. Whiskey Red’s, 13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. paddyoparty2014.eventbrite.com

Shamrock ‘N’ Roll at Queen Mary
March 15. Kick off the weekend with a “St. Practice Day” pre-St. Patrick’s Day party featuring green beer, pub games, Irish food and more. Enjoy live entertainment such as Shamrockabilly, Celtic tunes, Irish pub songs, Irish Rock, Folk and dance music with bands including The Mansfield Band, Dublin Public, Green Ashes, Them Novus and The Most Valuable Players. 21 and over. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $20. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 15. See nearly 100 local businesses, civic organizations and school marching bands march down Pier Ave. during the seven-block parade. The Irish theme of Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated by the many participants in the festivities including bagpipers, floats and four legged friends from the Irish Setters Club of Southern California. 11 a.m. hbchamber.net

St. Paddy’s at One Colorado
March 15. Celebrate the holiday with St. Paddy’s inspired crafts, Irish dancing and dance lessons, and in the evening Straw Dogs will play Irish tunes and more. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 626.564.1066. OneColorado.com

Ye Olde King’s Head
March 15-17. Celebrate with a special Irish menu that includes leek and potato soup, corned beef and cabbage, Irish smoked salmon with Irish brown bread, Irish beef stew and more, including green beer, Guinness, Harp, Magners, among other libations. 116 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.451.1402. yeoldekingshead.com

Angel City Brewery
March 17. Celebrate downtown with plenty of green beer (Berliner Weisse in this case), live Irish music and food from the Reuben Truck. Doors 4 p.m., official party begins at 7 p.m. 216 S Alameda St., downtown, 213.622.1261. angelcitybrewery.com

The Pikey
March 17. Hollywood’s English Pub celebrates the holiday with chef Ralph Johnson’s Irish-inspired menu creations. Dine on Irish stew with dumplings, colcannon with pork sausage, Guiness ice cream with Irish whiskey and cooking and more including Guinness floats, Irish coffees, and Irish whiskey flight and more. 7617 W Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.850.5400. thepikeyla.com

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
March 14-17. Get in the Irish spirit all weekend long at the Bar and Lookout outdoor lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Executive Chef Alex La Motte offers up a “Get Lucky” menu of Irish pub favorites including the “Lucky” jalapeño buffalo wings and cheddar guinness poutine. Additionally, enjoy Four Seasons’ bottled green beer, $4 Guinness, and “Dublin Donkey” cocktail, a variation of the classic mule made with Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, lime, and Angostura Bitters. You can  also take your chances in the “Luck o’ the Draw” drawing to win an overnight stay at the hotel. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. fourseasons.com/westlakevillage

Café Rockenwagner, 3 Square Café & Bakery and Rockenwagner Bakery
March 11-17. Chef Hans Rockenwagner celebrates the holiday by offering a variety of St. Patrick’s Day specials at his three outposts. Dine on seasonal specials like one pot slow cooked corn beef and cabbage with red potatoes, roasted beet soup with avocado creme fraiche, Rueben sandwich with fennel slaw and green beer on tap at Cafe Rockenwagner. See website for locations. rockenwagner.com

Franklin & Company
March 17. Kick off your holiday over Bloody Maureens (Guinness and Bloody Mary mix), shots of Jameson with pickle backs, corned beef hash sliders, onion rings with Guiness ketchup and $5 Guinness drafts. 5923 Franklin Ave., L.A., 323.463.1552. franklinandcotavern.com

The Churchill
March 17. Celebrate with a special Gold & Greens cocktail (Clover green juice with Kettle One Citron and agave) starting on Saturday and $5 glasses of Guinness and $6 Tullamore Dew shots on St. Patty’s Day. 8384 W 3rd St, West Hollywood, 323.655.8384. the-churchill.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like Irish nachos! Celebrate the holiday all month long over fried potatoes covered in housemade chili, jack & cheddar cheeses, sour cream, onions, tomatoes, and housemade pickled jalapenos. Also enjoy Half & Halfs (Harp Lager topped with Guinness) or a James and Ginger cocktails with Jameson Irish Whiskey & Gosling Ginger beer with fresh lime. See website for locations. lazydogrestaurants.com

DeSano Pizza Bakery
March 17. East Hollywood’s newest spot for Neapolitan pizza gets in the Irish spirit with a special personal-sized ricotta, spinach, meatball & Bufala mozzarella pizza in honor of the holiday. 4959 Santa Monica Blvd., 323.913.7000. desanopizza.it

The Hudson
March 17. Nothing says St. Patricks Day party like $5 Guinness and $6 Tullamore Dew shots. 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, West Hollywood, 323.654.6686. thehudsonla.com

Messhall Kichen
March 17. Celebrate with a variety of Irish-themed cocktail specials while you dine on Irish classics like corn beef and cabbage, corned beef hash with home fries and a fried egg and more. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., L.A., 323.660.6377. messhallkitchen.com

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