Eat, drink and be lucky this St. Patrick’s Day with themed libations, fare and shamrockin’ sweet treats from these Los Angeles eateries.
Preorder Now. Culver City’s beloved daytime cafe Destroyer is going green this St. Patrick’s Day with a festive half-dozen box of limited-edition green taiyaki. This particular version of the traditional Japanese fish-shaped waffle features a pistachio custard filling that’s available for preorder now for pickup from March 15 to 17. Additional boxes will be available the days of pick up until sold out. $30. 3578 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 310.360.3860.
March 9-17. “Top Chef” Winner Brooke Williamson’s popular beachside neighborhood spot in Playa del Rey welcomes sweets fans to taste its exclusive Pot O’ Gold Cupcakes. Created by pastry chef Kristin Feuer, these whimsical cupcakes are made with a decadent chocolate cake, housemade vanilla frosting, and topped with a colorful sugar rainbow and edible gold flakes. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, 310.683.5019.
March 15-21. Get lucky at STK Steakhouse for a whole week in honor of St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy lil’ corned beef sliders served with tater tots for $5 (pictured) and a Leprechaun Stiletto cocktail for $7 during happy hour. Guests can also order the corned beef sliders for dinner, takeout and delivery. Happy hour is from 3 to 6:30 p.m. See website for additional hours. 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.659.3535.
March 15-21. Wet your whistle with new festive cocktails at the Mykonos-inspired Greek restaurant/lounge in the Beverly Grove area. Created by lead mixologist Sean Leopold, Theía’s eye-catching, experiential cocktails offer an escape from everyday life. St. Patrick’s Day-inspired cocktails include the Father Ted made with vodka, Kahlua, fernet, simple syrup, and cold brew and garnished with green banana meringue and grated cinnamon; along with the Shamrock made with Jameson, Amaro Montenegro, lemon juice, syrup ,and egg white (available on the regular Theía menu). M-Th 5-11 p.m.; F 5 p.m.-midnight, Sa 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-midnight; Su 5-10 p.m. 8048 W. 3rd. St., L.A., 323.591.0059.
March 17-31. Located on the lobby level of the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Glance Lobby Bar offers an international selection of wines, innovative cocktails, domestic and international beers, as well as other libations including a special themed cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day. Locals and guests can enjoy The Green Bee made with matcha, honey and gin for a shamrock-like green hue that’s perfect for celebrating the holiday. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.742.6855.
March 17. Elevate your St. Paddy’s Day dining plans up a level with private catering or Suzanne Goin’s takeout menu, featuring Irish favorites, from the Lucques Group’s full-service catering business. Start with watercress soup with Gentleman’s Relish toast; or a salad of spring greens. The main course offers buttered cockles and Suzanne’s essential corned beef and cabbage for two. Of course, there is Irish soda bread from Larder Baking Company; a decadent chocolate stout cake with Guinness cream; and hand-painted Saint Paddy’s Day cookies for a sweet ending. A list of holiday cocktails and wines curated by Caroline Styne are available for takeout and delivery. Dinners available with pickup and delivery hours from 2 to 6 p.m. 345 N. Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.800.1789.
March 17. Don your best green attire and head over to the Original Farmers Market’s newest British-Californian restaurant Market Tavern to indulge in a celebratory St. Patrick’s Day menu. All-day specials include cut-and-dry Irish stout from MacLeod Brewery, a Jameson Irish whiskey shot, fish and chips, bangers and mash (pictured), and cottage pie. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 6333 W. 3rd St., Suite 706, L.A., 323.452.9299.
March 17-21. Cheers to the luckiest holiday of the year with Lanea Cocktail Bar’s new beer and bourbon pack. Available for a limited time only, the Irish holiday-themed pack consists of a Calidad Beer and a shot of Jameson for $10. Patrons can also indulge in festive green tacos and quesadillas all day long on St. Patrick’s Day. The pack is available for both outdoor dining, pickup or takeout. See website for hours. 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, 424.265.7437.
Through March 31. As a Hollywood institution since 1982, this celebrity-favorite British pub and restaurant is ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long with tasty specials. Guests can order the corned beef and cabbage or corned beef sliders for patio dining or takeout. There’s also an online special where you can add a pint of Guinness for only $5. Open daily from noon-9 p.m. 742 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323.468.3800.
Photo credits: The Green Bee cocktail at Glance Lobby Bar courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing. STK Steakhouse courtesy Good Talk PR. Market Tavern courtesy Saucy Creative Inc.