Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles

Green beer at Public School.

We’ve rounded up the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles. Break out your green gear and go have fun.

Edited by William Yelles.

Updated March 11.

Brack Shop Tavern
March 15-17. Brack Shop Tavern will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long, featuring food and drink specials including Irish nachos, corned beef sliders, Guinness wings, green beer and Jameson shots. On Sunday, a bagpiper will play from 1-3 p.m. and The Vignes Rooftop Revival will perform traditional Irish music from 3-6 p.m. F-Sa 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Su 1 p.m.-midnight. 525 W. 7th St., downtown, 213.232.8657. brackshoptavern.com

The Grill on the Alley
March 15-17. Celebrate at 90210 mainstay The Grill on the Alley with traditional corned beef and cabbage, red skin potatoes, Dijon mustard and horseradish. Accompany with a green apple martini or Irish coffee with Jameson whiskey. $24.95 lunch, $29.95 dinner (not including taxes or alcohol). 9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.276.0615. thegrill.com

The Pie Hole
March 15-17. The Pie Hole is offering St. Patrick’s Day versions of its namesake pie holes this holiday. St. Patrick’s Day pie holes (made with green-apple filling, topped with Irish Cream whip and green four-leaf clover sprinkles) are available at all Pie Hole locations. 714 Traction Ave., downtown, 213.537.0115; 59 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626.765.6315; 6314 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.963.5174; 658 Americana Way, Glendale, 818.945.5249; 324 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 310.314.3114; 5277 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, 562.588.9388. thepieholela.com

Hollywood Crawl of Fame
March 16. In collaboration with Writers’ Tears Whiskey, MiniBar Hollywood is hosting its third Hollywood Crawl of Fame with stops at Ever Bar, Lost Property, Sunset and Vinyl and Parker Room. Each bar will offer a specialty cocktail made with Irish whiskey. 3:30 p.m. $25, includes kick-off drink at MiniBar. 6141 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, 323.798.4939. minibarhollywood.com

The Abbey Food & Bar
March 17. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, The Abbey is expanding its world-famous drink menu with festive cocktails like the Lucky Mule (Jameson whiskey, fresh limes and ginger beer), Pickle Back (shot of Jameson and shot of pickle juice) and a pickle martini (Absolut vodka, pickle juice and dry vermouth with sliced pickles). 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.289.8410. theabbeyweho.com

Ashland Hill Shamrock Social
March 17. Featuring all kinds of fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day including a variety of beer, green beer, Jameson whiskey, corned beef and cabbage, games, a DJ and the much celebrated giant beer pong tournament. The beer pong winner gets bragging rights for the year and their team name inscribed on the axe trophy displayed in the bar. Event proceeds benefit Heal the Bay. Noon-6 p.m. $20-$45. Ashland Hill, 2807 Main St., Santa Monica. Tickets

Brunch and Dinner at Tavern
March 17. The popular Brentwood restaurant Tavern presents Irish-inspired selections including corned beef hash (brunch only), corned beef and cabbage (dinner only); fish and chips with Guinness-battered pollock; and for dessert, green velvet cake with cream c cheese frosting and Guinness ice cream. Drink specials include the Irish Kiss (Jameson Irish whiskey with Murphy’s stout and rosemary). Brunch: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner: 5-9:30 p.m. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
March 17. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Casey’s will be holding its annual all-day street festival featuring Irish whiskey and beer, plenty of food, DJs, and dancing. Casey’s Irish Pub will open at 6 a.m.; festival starts at 11 a.m. $20. Casey’s Irish Pub, 613 S. Grand Ave., downtown. caseysstpatricksday.com

Grand Central Market
March 17. Golden Road will offer $5 pints of Irish Red Ale and Nitro Stout as well as food specials, and Whiskey Sunday will perform from noon-3 p.m. Knead Pasta will offer The Italian Irishman ($13), a featured dish of arugula campanelle, pesto, corned beef hash, and a fried egg. Belcampo will feature house-made corned beef. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, downtown. grandcentralmarket.com

Granville Boilermaker
March 17. Channel your inner Irishman and get lucky with a festive boilermaker, featuring a shot of Jameson whiskey with any draft beer for $10, available all day at all Granville locations. 121 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, 818.848.4726; 807 Americana Way, Glendale, 818.550.0472; 12345 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.506.7050; 8701 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.522.5161. granvillecafe.com

Enjoy a festive Irish buffet at The Tam O’Shanter.

Grill ‘Em All Rick Reuben Burger and Fries
March 17. St. Paddy’s Day will see the one-day-only return of the Rick Reuben Burger: beer-braised kraut, house corned beef, thousand island dressing and Swiss cheese on a half-pound burger. Enjoy along with the Rick Reuben Fries: hand-cut fries topped with corned beef gravy, beer-braised kraut, house corned beef, thousand island dressing and Swiss cheese. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Grill ‘Em All, 19 E. Main St., Alhambra, 626.284.2874. grillemallburgs.com

Irish Bar Fight at The Front Yard
March 17. Located at The Garland hotel, The Front Yard restaurant-bar features its all-day St. Patrick’s Day cocktail special Irish Bar Fight ($7) created with Jameson whiskey, Amaro Nonino, orange curacao lime and simple syrup. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, 818.255.7290. thefrontyardla.com

The Mad Irishman at 25 Degrees
March 17. St. Patrick’s Day at The Hollywood Roosevelt’s 24-hour upscale diner 25 Degrees features the special Mad Irishman burger: A 50/50 ground beef burger topped with corned beef, braised cabbage, Dijon aioli and a fried egg. Completed with a side of fries and a pint of Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout makes the perfect holiday feast. $28. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.785.7244. thehollywoodroosevelt.com

One Colorado Events
March 17. One Colorado in Old Pasadena hosts family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities beginning at 10 a.m. with leprechaun puppet crafting, an Irish dance performance and lesson at 1 p.m. and the Pasadena Scots Bagpipes and Drums performing at 3 p.m. Free. One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 626.564.1066. onecolorado.com

The Original Farmers Market
March 17. This family-friendly celebration includes Irish-themed fun with Market classics like Magee’s Kitchen’s famous corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes; green beers and Guinness from EB’s Beer & Wine as well as themed ice cream flavors from Local Ice. Dance along to live strolling bagpipe music, Irish duo Celtic Camerata, and, if you are lucky, you can catch a photo with a strolling leprechaun! When the sun goes down, enjoy a live performance from Irish-American rock band Lilt’N’Tang. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 6333 W. Third St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com

Public School Restaurant and Bar
March 17. Two words: Green beer. On St. Patrick’s Day only, grab a $7 pint of Mama’s Little Yella Pils which will be served in beautiful (and safe) green food coloring. 612 Flower St., downtown, 213.622.4500; 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.558.0414; 15300 Ventura Blvd., Suite 102G, Sherman Oaks, 818.728.9818. psontap.com

The Tam O’Shanter
March 17. Join the Tam O’Shanter for their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The restaurant has become one of L.A.’s St. Patrick’s Day destinations complete with live music, drink specials, raffles and a festive Irish buffet. Admission includes five drink tickets, lunch and dinner buffets, entry into an exclusive bar with hourly drink specials and seating in the live music tents sponsored by Guinness, Harp and Carlsberg breweries. The open buffet feast from the famous Lawry’s Silver Cart will feature corned beef and cabbage, brisket, vegetarian options and dessert. Doors open at 11 a.m. $179. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz, 323.664.0228. lawrysonline.com

Top of the Mornin’ Brunch at Prank Bar
March 17. Prank Bar will get an early start on St. Patrick’s Day with a Top Of The Mornin’ brunch beginning at 7 a.m. and festivities continuing throughout the day. Green beer and bangers and mash will be served along with $7 Irish coffees and Mischief Matchas (spiked matcha lattes). The bar will host live music from Vignes Rooftop Revival from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover charge and no reservations necessary. 1100 S. Hope St., downtown, 213.493.4786. prankbar.com

The Morrison
Through March 17. Get your pack together and head to The Morrison restaurant and pub for holiday-themed food and drink specials like the corned beef sandwich which pairs with a green beer or Guinness. The dog-friendly space offers a special menu just for pups. 3179 Los Feliz Blvd., Atwater Village, 323.667.1839. themorrisonla.com

Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts
Through March 17. Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts will be featuring special St. Patrick’s Day donuts including End of The Rainbow (raised donut with rainbow buttermilk glaze and fluffy royal icing clouds), Me Lucky Charms (sky blue buttermilk glaze with Lucky Charms cereal), It’s Not Easy Being Green (raised donut with lucky green dye and basic glaze) and Leprechaun (raised dark chocolate donut with dark chocolate glaze and green sprinkles). 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, 323.462.4600. trejosdonuts.com

Pots of Gold & Rainbows at Salt & Straw
Through March 29. Salt & Straw brings back a beloved throwback flavor, Pots of Gold & Rainbows, featuring cereal-infused sweet cream ice cream with Lucky Charms marshmallows incorporated throughout. 8949 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 424.288.4818; 829 E. 3rd St., downtown, 213.988.7070; 12180 1/2 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818.358.2890; 1357 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.310.8429; 240 N. Larchmont Blvd., Hancock Park, 323.466.0485. saltandstraw.com

Photo: Green beer courtesy Public School. The Tam O’Shanter by Ryan Tanaka.


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