Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County 2018

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Cheers to Irish fare and good times this St. Patrick’s Day at Muldoon’s Irish Pub.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County with themed libations and fare, all-day parties, green beer and more.

EVENTS

Macallans Public House
Mar. 17. Rally all day for a St. Patty’s Day party of epic proportions. The full day of festivities includes live entertainment, a DJ, Irish fare and libations including fine Irish beers on draft and more. Taking place at Macallans pub and adjacent VIP Sky Lounge, the celebration begins at 10 a.m. and continues to wee hours of the morn’. Only steps away, the Sky Lounge will be transformed into a VIP party with fun photo ops, an Irish buffet, Guinness beer, music and more. Macallans menu will include traditional Irish favorites like corned beef and cabbage, as well as a featured limited-edition, high-end offering from Jameson Irish Whiskey—Cooper’s Croze. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. See website for prices. 330 W. Birch St., Brea, 949.899.7661. macallanspubbrea.com

Muldoon’s Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day Party
Mar. 17. Start the festivities early at Muldoon’s Irish Pub while enjoying two live bands along with dancing. should you feel so inspired to let out a jig, along with Irish specialty dishes being served all day long like corned beef sandwiches at their Bulldog Cafe. 9 a.m.-midnight. 202 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.640.4110. muldoonspub.com

Red Bar and Lounge in Hotel Irvine
Mar. 17. Put on your Irish best and get ready for an evening filled with specialty-themed cocktails, costume contests with prizes, beats from a local DJ and a shamrockin’ good time. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free general admission; $120 booth reservations for four guests; $240 booth reservations for eight guests. Red Bar and Lounge, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6757. Tickets

Silky-Sullivans
Grab your friends and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day at Silky Sullivan’s in Fountain Valley.

Silky Sullivan’s
Mar. 17. Arrive early and avoid the lines because for over 30 years Silky Sullivan’s is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. There will be a party tent outside complete with green beer, live music and more. Performers include Rick Bagby and Echo Love Chamber. 10201 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley, 714.963.2718. silkysullivans.com

St. Paddy’s Day Yacht Party
Mar. 17. Come aboard this St. Paddy’s party cruise for a three-hour trip on the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Enjoy one-of-a-kind Irish cocktails, a delectable Irish themed dinner buffet, all while dancing to top 40 tunes and the best Irish dance hits. 21+. Check-in 6:30 p.m., cruise 7-10 p.m. $65. Royal Princess Yacht, 2901 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 714.485.6543. annualyachtparties.com

Skyloft
Mar. 17. Don your green attire, pocket your lucky charm and come on down to Skyloft for all-day festivities. Highlights include whiskey and beer drink specials, sunset bagpipers and a performance by the Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas for dancing your favorite jigs till the midnight hour. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. $10 cover fee after 9 p.m. Skyloft, 422 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.1550. skyloftoc.com

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DINING

Yard House
Mar. 12-18. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Yard House with a week long Irish-inspired menu. Featured cocktails like the Dublin mule (Jameson Irish whiskey, Guinness dry Irish stout, housemade ginger beer and fresh mint), plenty of green beer and specialties like corned beef brisket and shepherd’s pie are sure to bring out your inner-Irishman. The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.642.0090. yardhouse.com

The Harp Inn
Mar. 16-17. Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit at The Harp Inn while feasting on Irish cuisine such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage and a full Irish breakfast that is served all day long. Sip on an Irish coffee, whiskey or beer at this Costa Mesa pub as the Celtic rock band Swagger plays music in the style of The Pogues, Dropkick Murphy’s, Flogging Molly and others. Performance 9 p.m. 130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.646.8855. harpinn.com

Bad to the Bone
Mar. 17. Savor Irish beverages and traditional dishes with a touch of barbecue flair this St. Patrick’s Day. Menu highlights include Irish egg rolls filled with shredded corned beef, braised cabbage, Swiss cheese and stout mustard; corned beef reuben with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing layered on freshly baked rye bread with hand-cut fries; bangers and mash, beer-braised bangers with garlic-bashed potatoes, red onion gravy and crispy onion straws; and corned beef and cabbage served with red potatoes, braised cabbage and whole grain mustard. Bad to the Bone BBQ, 31738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.0227. badtothebone-bbq.com

The Bungalow
Mar. 17. Not a green beer fan? The Bungalow is mixing it up this St. Patrick’s Day with green sangria, Jameson whiskey flights, green margaritas and more. Listen to DJ Maxv spin tunes while sip on these themed libations on the outdoor patio with a gorgeous unobstructed panoramic view of Huntington Beach. Noo-2 a.m. 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.374.0399. thebungalow.com

Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen
Mar. 17. Pair dishes from the Latin-inspired menu with the restaurant’s new honeydew melon margarita. This themed-libation is made with Maestro Dobel Blanco Tequila, honeydew melon puree, cucumber juice, serrano syrup, fresh lime juice and mint. Available from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $10. Brea: 110 W. Birch St., 714.255.1040; Irvine: 13126 Jamboree Road, 714.408.7819. chachaslatinkitchen.com

The Blind Pig Restaurant + Bar
Mar. 17. Indulge in shareable gourmet American cuisine by executive chef Karl Pfleider alongside an expansive selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails. Choose from $5 craft Irish beers on tap, a featured Irish whiskey for $6 and a single malt flight, along with craft Irish-inspired cocktails. Pair your cocktails with Irish-themed dishes on special like bangers and mash, Irish beer battered fish and corned beef. 31431 Santa Margarita Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, 949.888.0072. theblindpigoc.com

Malarky’s Irish Pub
Mar. 17. Head to Newport Beach’s iconic Irish pub, Malarky’s for the longest continuing St. Patrick’s Day party in the city. Beyond all the beer and Irish whiskey you can drink, expect professional bag pipers and Irish tunes, complimentary corned beef hash sandwiches while supplies last and a special Irish limited menu. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., closing 2 a.m. 3011 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.675.2340. malarkyspub.com

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Start your St. Patrick’s Day right with green eggs Benedict at Oak Grill in Newport Beach.

Oak Grill
Mar. 17. Cheers to these St. Patrick’s Day specials that are so good, you’ll think you’ve found the end of the rainbow. Featured specials include green eggs Benedict for breakfast, corned beef and cabbage for dinner and green beers served all day long. Fashion Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. oakgrillnb.com

Pacific Hideaway
Mar. 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by the beach at Pacific Hideaway. Enjoy a pint of Guinness and Jameson shot for only $12 or sip on lead bartender Casey Lyons’ latest creation, the Whiskey & Thieves cocktail made with Jameson, lemon, mint, honey and Guinness. Specials will be offered all day 9 a.m.-midnight, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.965.4448. pacifichideawayhb.com

Tanner’s Restaurant
Mar. 17. Eat, drink, and celebrate for a day filled with St. Patrick’s Day themed specials and live music. Come at 11 a.m. for live entertainment by acoustic singer Ray Fortune who will be performing favorite Irish rock band hits from U2, Van Morrison, The Cranberries and more. Menu highlights include wood-fired grilled corned beef with braised cabbage, green tomatillo and cucumber bloody mary’s, Irish bombe cake and more. Sip on whiskey specials like Jameson, Redbreast and Tullamore Dew. 11 a.m.-close. Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.698.6130. tannershb.com

Ways & Means Oyster House
Mar. 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with beach views and $5 Irish Bucks at Ways & Means Oyster House. Made with Tullamore Dew whiskey, lime juice and ginger beer, these cocktails will only be available on the 5 for 5 menu this day. Pair the cocktail with freshly shucked oysters, sliders or battered jumbo shrimp to complete the experience. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Pacific City, 21022 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.960.4300. wmoysters.com

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