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

Satisfy your craft cocktail cravings this St. Patrick’s Day with Raya’s Whiskey Mule.

From costume party cruises and wiener dog races to cocktail specials and pub crawls, check out our top picks for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Orange County.

Edited by Laura Okey.

St. Patrick’s Day Eve Pub Crawl
March 16.
 The Queen Mary’s historic salons transform into Irish pubs for one night only, offering festive food and drinks and traditional Irish music in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. 7 p.m.-midnight. $22+ adults, $12+ children. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 562.499.1739. queenmary.com

Irish Menu at Bad to the Bone BBQ
March 16-17. Savor all of your favorite Irish classics with a barbecue twist at Bad to the Bone BBQ. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, menu highlights include a corned beef reuben with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing layered on freshly baked rye bread, as well as bangers and mash, and corned beef and braised cabbage with red potatoes. 31738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, 949.218.0227. badtothebone-bbq.com

Costume Party Cruise
March 17. All aboard for a St. Patrick’s Day cruise through the Newport Harbor. Don your greatest leprechaun attire and enjoy a fully stocked bar with specialty cocktails, dancing, deejay’s and prizes for the best dressed. Deejay’s include Aeros, D-Dub, MasterKim and special guests. 12:15 p.m. check-in; 1-4 p.m. cruise. $30+. Deo Juvante Yacht, 2901 W. Coast Hwy., #165, Newport Beach. Tickets

Irish Fest at Old World 
March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with wiener dog races, Irish music, carnival games, traditional Irish and German fare (including corned beef and cabbage, bratwursts and Irish stew) and, of course, green beer. 1-5 p.m. Wiener dog races 3-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 children ages 4-12. Old World Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave., #49, Huntington Beach, 714.895.8020. oldworld.ws

Irish Whiskey Mule at Raya
March 17. Savor a delicious a la carte Sunday brunch with flowing champagne and an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Irish Whiskey Mule. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Brunch $72/pp. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000. ritzcarlton.com

Killarney Pub & Grill
March 17. Don your best leprechaun attire for one of the most happening spots in Huntington Beach. The only Irish pub on Main Street will offer flowing green beer, an outdoor patio and classic Irish fare. Enjoy house favorites like the Buena Vista Irish Coffee, along with breakfast specialties available until noon. Doors will be open at 6 a.m. 209 Main St., Huntington Beach, 714.536.7887. killarneypubandgrill.com

Lucky Brews, Lucky Grooves
March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with House of Blues Anaheim’s craft beer, food and music festival. Shenanigans include entertainment by more than 40 local bands and breweries, plus Irish-inspired grub from House of Blues Anaheim’s soulful kitchen. 21+. VIP Noon, GA 1 p.m. $12 GA; $15 wristbands; $40 VIP. Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com

Macallans Public House
March 17. St. Patrick’s Day festivities include live entertainment like Irish dancers, a DJ, Irish fare and libations including fine Irish beers on draft and more. Macallans menu will include traditional Irish favorites like corned beef and cabbage, as well as featured offerings from Jameson and Guinness, who will both be on site. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. See website for prices. 330 W. Birch St., Brea, 949.899.7661. macallanspubbrea.com

Malarky’s Irish Pub
March 17. Head to Newport Beach’s iconic Irish pub for the longest running St. Patrick’s Day party in the city. Enjoy Irish beer and whiskey, bagpipers and Irish tunes, corned beef hash sandwiches and other Irish fare. Doors open at 6 a.m. 3011 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.675.2340. malarkyspub.com

Muldoon’s Irish Pub
Mar. 17. Start the festivities early at Muldoon’s Irish Pub while enjoying two live bands, dancing and Irish specialty dishes all day long, such as corned beef sandwiches. 9 a.m.-midnight. 202 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, 949.640.4110. muldoonspub.com

March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Matador Cantina’s corned beef tacos, quesadillas and tortas, plus beer specials served in pint glasses and milk jugs. Don’t forget Matador Cantina’s award-winning craft margaritas. 111 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, 714.871.8226. thematador.com

“Man’s Best Friend” at Pacific Hideaway features a shot of Jameson and a traditional Irish Guinness for $10 on St. Patrick’s Day.

Pacific Hideaway
March 17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the essentials—a shot of Jameson and the traditional Irish Guinness—for just $10 at Pacific Hideaway. The special, called “Man’s Best Friend,” is available St. Patrick’s Day only. Kimpton Shorebreak Resort, 500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington beach, 714.965.4448. pacifichideawayhb.com

Silky Sullivan’s
March 17. Arrive early and avoid the lines because for more than 30 years Silky Sullivan’s has been the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the party tent outside for green beer, live music and other St. Paddy’s Day activities. Performers include Rick Bagby and Echo Love Chamber. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. 10201 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley, 714.963.2718. silkysullivans.com

Tilted Kilt
March 17. Get ready for Tilted Kilt’s biggest party of the year—St. Plaidy’s Day. Enjoy $5 green beer and Guinness, plus $3 Jameson shots. Bagpipers will be roaming all day while you enjoy traditional Irish menu specials and giveaways. Doors open 10 a.m. 1625 W. Katella Ave., Orange, 714.633.5458. tiltedkilt.com

Trade Food Hall
March 17. Enjoy games, family fun and raffles this St. Patty’s Day complete with festive matcha drinks and matcha brownies (Krisp), green mac ‘n’ chowder (Portside) and drink specials (Center Hub) at Trade Food Hall. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 2222 Michelson Drive, Irvine. tradefoodhall.com

Photos: Irish Whiskey Mule at Raya courtesy Raya. Pacific Hideaway courtesy Crowe PR. 


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