By Sara Nydam
Looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Your search stops here! We have 10 of the best Irish pubs in Southern California for you to visit on March 17th.
Limerick’s Tavern – Upland
Limerick’s Tavern is serving up traditional Irish food and craft beer every day of the year, making it the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patty’s Day 2016! Stop in for their Irish “Pub” Nachos; homemade potato chips covered in corned beef, bacon, pastrami, cheese (Swiss and Cheddar), sour cream and scallions or take the more customary root with Bangers & Mash. Not in the mood for food? We’ve heard their beer selection is pretty decent too!
Boondocks Pub & Grill – Corona
Looking for live music, pub food and green beer? Boondocks is just the place! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Boondocks Pub & Grill in Corona with a large selection of Irish beer and liquor. Head on down to the corner of Main St. and E. Harrison for Irish inspired dishes like Reuben Sandwiches and Shepherd’s pie.
Killarney’s – Temecula
St. Patrick’s Day is an all day affair at Killarney’s in Temecula! Get there at 11 a.m. for a performance by the California Celts and stay for the “Get Down Party” starting at 6 p.m. until close. In between entertainment sets, check out the beer garden, get your face painted and more!
Liam’s Irish Pub – Colton
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in the heart of the I.E. at Liam’s Irish Pub! They have 38 beers on tap and a menu full of delicious Irish food. Try their famous “Irish Nachos” made with homemade potato chips, corned beef and of course, lots of cheese!
Branagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – Fullerton
Located in Downtown Fullerton, Branagan’s is a traditional Irish Pub with a welcoming ambiance. Celebrate St. Patrick with over 20 styles of Irish Whiskey and over 30 different beers in house! Check out their “Pub Grub” menu and choose from dishes like Maggie Kerrigan’s Lamb Stew, made with Guinness, or Blue Moon Fish and Chips.
Casey’s Irish Pub – Los Angeles
Casey’s shuts down two city blocks to throw their annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival with over 20,000 people. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with whiskey, green beer, DJ’s and more! Be sure to arrive before 3:30 p.m. to avoid a cover charge.
O’Brien’s Irish Pub – Santa Monica
Start St. Patty’s Day early this year with O’Brien’s! Doors open at 6 a.m. and Irish breakfast will be served until 2 p.m. If you’re not an early riser, don’t worry, they have Irish eats cooking all day! Don’t miss live music from the McNaughtstys!
Ireland’s 32 – Van Nuys
Ireland’s 32 (32 for 32 counties in Ireland) is a local hot spots for L.A. residents every day of the year but is especially full on St. Patrick’s Day! This bar has been open for over 50 years and welcomes people with live music five days a week, drink specials and great food! Bite into their take on the traditional corned beef and cabbage with their Corned Beef Sandwich!
The Shamrock Irish Pub & Eatery – Murrieta
The Shamrock will be open at 10 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day for their fourth annual celebration! Live entertainment starts at 2:30 p.m. with Dublin Rogues plus Bagpipes set, then stay through the night and dance along with the Irish Party DJ Set. Cover charge will start at 2 p.m. to enter or stay in the pub.
Jameson’s Irish Pub – Los Angeles
Jameson’s Irish Pub is located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is giving their guests the pub feel with a Hollywood twist! They’re cooking up some of your favorite Irish dishes and some that are not so traditional, such as the “Grilled Guinness Stout Chicken Wings” or their “Jameson Rolls” filled with prime rib, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese then fried! Get in the spirit of St. Patty’s Day with a signature Irish themed drink like the “Whiskey Barrel Punch” or the “Irish Rose”.
Spend St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish and head to one of the pubs on our list! Your stomach and heart will thank you!