Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles

Lucky Charm martini at Lola's West Hollywood

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day fun in Los Angeles? Spend St. Patrick’s Day, and the week leading up to it, swigging Guinness, sipping Jameson, noshing on corned beef and cabbage and much more all around the city.

Rock & Reilly’s
Mar. 17. One of LA’s newest Irish bars is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a block party, drink specials and more. Opening at 7 a.m. for early risers that need a pint, their day of festivities starts at noon and includes five live bands and DJs, beer trucks, food trucks, five bars and a tented VIP section. 8911 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.1400. rnrpub.com

Six Taste’s Shamrocks and Green Shots Food and Drink Crawl
Mar. 16. Celebrate early with a Little Tokyo/Arts District downtown crawl full of “Green” specials. All in walking distance from one another, stops on the crawl include Aburiya Toranoko, Cafe Dulce, District Lounge, Far Bar, Fat Spoon, Fuga, Nola’s, Oiwake, Spitz and Xlixe, each highlighting their specialties or creating custom made dishes and drinks just for this event. $50. sixtaste.com/stpatricks

St. Patrick’s Day Cooking Class
Mar. 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Mexican flair, sipping green margaritas with Top Chef Masters Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger at Border Grill Downtown LA. At their festive cooking class you can learn how to whip up a dinner with the tastiest, all-green ingredients on the planet, including avocados, poblano chiles, tomatillos, and more. Demonstration-style cooking class includes a multi-course lunch at Border Grill Downtown LA, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. $75. 445 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.486.5171. bordergrill.com

Magnolia Bakery St. Patrick’s Day Desserts
Indulge your inner leprechaun with sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery including St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes and shortbread cookies (either dipped in chocolate or sanded with sugar), flowerless chocolate cupcakes, pistachio cupcakes, chocolate whoopee cookies with pale green mint and white buttercream, and more. Why not grab a few and relax on their new outdoor patio? 8389 W. 3rd. St., L.A., 323.951.0636. magnoliabakery.com

The Tap Room
Mar. 12-17. Stop by the Tap Room at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena, for Irish-themed food and drinks all week long. Highlights include house-cured corned beef sliders; colcannon: mashed potatoes with black Tuscan kale, black forest ham, rye chips; and bacon braised Brussels sprouts and sorbet flight of Jameson, Baileys and Guinness flavors. Wash them back with drink specials like the Bushmills Irish martini, Jameson Julep and more. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave.,, Pasadena, 626.585.6457. langhamtaproom.com

Pinot Grill
Mar. 15-17. Everything is going green at the Los Angeles Music Center including the iconic plaza fountain (all week long) in celebration of St. Paddy’s and Green Day’s American Idiot musical with front-row views from the patio of Pinot Grill. Chose from a variety of menu choices featuring sweet potato Irish nachos with sweet potato fries, and Irish cottage pie filled with ground beef and mashed potatoes baked with aged Cheddar. Music Center Plaza, 135 North Grand Ave., downtown, 213.872.3190. patinagroup.com/pinotgrill

“Kiss Me I’m … Hungover” Irish Brunch
Mar. 18. For those who either had too much fun the night before or want to continue the party, Lola’s offers brunch that includes oatmeal with butter and brown sugar, two sunny side up eggs, Irish sausage and bacon, grilled tomato, cornbeef with O’Brian potatoes hash and two Bailey’s Irish cream hotcakes. Wash it all down with green beer, lucky charm martini (Pinnacle marshmallow vodka, splash of rock candy, half & half, in a Lucky Charm cereal rimmed glass topped with Lucky Charm cereal marshmallows) or four leaf clover mimosa. $17 (includes food and a cocktail). Lola’s West Hollywood, 945 N Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, 323.654.5652. lolasla.com

The Cat & Fiddle
Mar. 17. The Hollywood neighborhood pub knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day–they’ve been slinging pints for the last 30 years. Stop by for corned beef and cabbage, Scotch eggs, homemade sausage rolls, traditional English breakfast, Guinness specials (4-8 p.m.), car bombs and more. 6530 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323.468.3800. thecatandfiddle.com

Freddy Smalls Bar + Kitchen
Mar. 17. West Pico’s newest bar and kitchen opens at noon and offers Freddy’s house special corned beef sandwiches. Wash it down with specials on all Irish whiskeys, stout or porter beer paired by manager and notable whiskey whiz David Fleisher. Available all day and night. Regular menu starts at 5:30 p.m. 11520 W Pico Blvd., L.A., 310.479.3000. freddysmalls.com

Public School 612
Mar. 16-17. Kick off the holiday Friday with drink specials (pints of $4 Gunness, $5 Moylan’s; $9 car bombs and more) and celebrate all day Saturday over your favorite Irish foods and drinks including Dagwood-style Rubins, and chocolate pot de creme with Bailey’s whipped cream. 612 S. Flower St., downtown. publicschool612.com

25 Degrees at the Hollywood Roosevelt
Mar. 12-16. Pre-game for your Irish celebration all week long with drink specials including green beer, Guinness, car bombs, and shots of Jameson. Soak it all up 25 Degrees’ juicy signature burgers and savory fries. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.785.7244. thompsonhotels.com

Windows Lounge at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Mar. 16-17. Dine on upscale Irish specialities including corned beef sliders with pickled cabbage and Jameson stone ground mustard; Guinness battered crispy fried oysters and chips; Jameson whiskey trifle; and drinks such as Merchant of Belfast (gin, Lillet Blanc, Peychauds bitters, cilantro, egg whites) and English Dram with fresh cucumber and gin. 300 South Doheny Dr., L.A., 310.273.2222. fourseasons.com

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
Mar 15-17. Dine on a special bar and lounge menu overflowing with Irish selections such as Guinness and onion soup filled with an Irish Cheddar crouton, Dubliner stout grilled cheese and hearty corned beef sliders with pickled cabbage slaw; and Guinness bread pudding made with Jameson whiskey caramel and Remy gelato. 330 South Hope St., downtown, 213.680.0330. patinagroup.com/nickstef

The Counter Custom Built Burgers
Mar. 17. Indulge in Guinness-braised corned beef reubens served on rye and the “Drink Me, I’m Irish” shake blended with vanilla ice cream, peppermint patties, chocolate chips, Monin peppermint and Irish cream. El Segundo, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Century City, Pasadena and Studio City locations. thecounterburger.com

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