St. Patrick’s Day

03/17/2015

Vintage Enoteca
They’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with their 5th Annual Grilled Cheese and Beer Tasting Event.  This year they’re paying homage to one of the tastiest origins of the grilled cheese sandwich– The American Diner. Three craft beers will be paired with three delicious grilled cheese sandwiches inspired by The Greasy Spoon. Think house-made pickles, potato chips, emmenthaler and mustard on rye paired with Ommegang’s Three Philosophers Quadrupel. $30 (6 oz glass of each beer and individual grilled cheeses); Tuesday, 5 pm; 554 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.512.5278

Día de Campo
Get to Hermosa Beach for St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy happy hour where Día de Campo commemorates the “Día de San Patricio” by serving Irish-inspired takes on Mexican dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage Nachos, and festive cocktails like the Irish “Macho” Mule ($9) alongside Jameson and Guinness tallboys ($8 each). Tuesday, 5-7 pm; 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.379.1829

St. Patrick Swayze Day at The Greyhound Bar & Grill
This isn’t just a day to wear green, it’s a day to celebrate all Patricks, like Swayze. The Greyhound is showing his films all day on their big screen while you knock back $4 whiskey shots and drafts from Moylan’s upstate. Tuesday, noon-1 am; 5570 Figueroa St., Highland Park; 323.900.0300

The Bungalow Santa Monica
This Santa Monica spot has everything green, including green chocolate chip cookies, green sangria, green margaritas and corn beef and cabbage sandwiches. Then, get down with live Irish Folk tunes from The Bungalow’s resident band and Grammy nominated, The California Feetwarmers along with an opening set by Brianna Falcone. Tuesday, 5 pm-2 am; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.899.8530

Shamrock ‘N’ Roll
Party to the sounds of Irish folk, Celtic rock, fiddle rock and more while sipping on cold pint and enjoying pub fare, bangers ‘n’ mash and corned beef sandwiches. Bands like The Fenians, Green Ashes and CPO3 will perform and festivities include trivia competitions with Shamrock Yer Noggin’ and the Luck O’ the Irish contests. $20; Tuesday, 5-11 pm; 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA; 877.342.0738

Casey’s 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
Head to DTLA for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Los Angeles. Expect food, heavy pours, DJs, and games at Casey’s Pub—get there early, ’cause it’s free before 3:30 pm. Tuesday, 6 am-2am; Casey’s Irish Pub, 613 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Rockefeller
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Southbay with $5 Guinness pints, available all-day long at both the Manhattan and Hermosa Beach locations. Plus, enjoy 99-cent burgers. Tuesday, 5 pm – close; 422 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA; 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA

Tam O’Shanter
They are hosting an epic St. Patrick’s Day party, which is one of the biggest Irish celebrations in Los Angeles. The restaurant will have a tent area in the parking lot with music firing up at 2 pm, and the party going well into the night. This year’s line-up of entertainment will feature: The Ploughboys, Tam O’Shanter’s house band and Whiskey Sunday – An LA-based Irish/Americana band that combines the band’s shared roots of traditional Irish folk with a splash of mainstream songs from bands such as Mumford and Sons, The Waterboys, The Pogues and many more! Additionally, they will have a wide assortment of Irish-themed eats, including sugar shamrock cookies, Bailey’s cupcakes and corn beef and cabbage, along with green beer, a world-class selection of scotch, and light-up shamrock necklaces for everyone who joins. Tuesday, 10 am; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Tom Bergin’s
Celebrating their 79th St. Patrick’s Day, they will have festivities including a Guinness truck pouring Guinness Blonde and Harp Lager on tap, special appearance by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, beer and Irish-inspired cocktails, a live band and a DJ. The pub’s signature Bergin’s Brew, green-dyed Miller Lite, and Guinness selections will all be $8 a pint, cocktails like Tom Bergin’s iconic Irish Coffee, Old Fashioneds, Irish Car Bombs, Whiskles (a pickleback with Tullamore DEW and house made pickle juice), and a green-dyed Shamrock Shake (Tullamore DEW, Irish cream, Guinness, and simple syrup) will be available for $10 each. A special St. Patrick’s Day “Shamrock Hour” from 5 – 7 pm will also feature $6 Miller Lite. Early morning revelers can enjoy a traditional Irish Breakfast with two eggs, bacon or bangers, Irish beans, grilled tomato, and toasted sourdough ($12) from 6 am-10:30 am. Festive pub fare including Bergin’s Dogs, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Corned Beef Sandwiches, and Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Tullamore onions range from $8-12 and will be available from 11 am-11 pm (or until supplies last). Tuesday, 6 am-2 am; 840 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.936.7151

Rock & Brews El Segundo
The rock-inspired restaurant concept, will offer guests wearing green a free player’s pint upgrade on Guinness Beer on St. Patrick’s Day. Rock & Brews El Segundo will also be turning beers green all day upon request. 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA; 310.615.9890

Continental
Enjoy Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage or savor Spiced Beef Brisket with thyme-roasted carrots, seared baby white potatoes and green cabbage with slow-braised beef brisket au jus (both dishes are $21 at lunch and $24 at dinner). Bar Manager Chet Abbott is serving up specials like theSpiced Apple Cider & Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Shot ($8) and the classicGuinness & Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Shot ($7). Tuesday, 11 am-10 pm; 4301 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505; 818.845.3009

Magnolia House
This Pasadena hotspot has everything you need to ring in this festive holiday. Bar Manager Colin Shearn serves up Strange Powers, a cocktail crafted with Powers Irish Whiskey, Riesling syrup, lemon juice, orange bitters, a splash of seltzer and a garnish of red grapes for $8. Executive Chef Kyu Yi will be serving a special $4 Corned Beef Bahn Mi Sandwich with pickled daikon, kimchee cucumbers, cilantro and sliced jalapeños during Neighborhood Hour from 4-6:30 pm. Ravenous diners will delightfully devour the $16 Butter-Basted Corned Beef. Tuesday, 4 pm-midnight; 492 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101;626.584.1126

MURPH’S
Everyone is Irish at Murph’s this St. Patrick’s Day! They are serving up green beer, specialty shots and bangers. For those who are feeling lucky, midday madness starts with a Bangers Eating Contest at 2:30 pm. For just $10 to enter, contestants must race to finish five Irish sausages and one pint of Guinness first, in order to win a $100 cash prize (2nd place will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Murph’s). All guests are entered into a raffle upon entry and there will be a drawing every hour with prizes. Sip on emerald pints or swig specialties like the Jameson and Powers Shot ($8) and Jameson Black Barrel Mule, ($9) or toast with single-pot Irish whiskeys like Green Spot and Redbreast ($12) or Yellow Spot 12 Year for just $15. Tuesday, 11:30 am-11 pm, with the bar remaining open until 1:30 am; 14649 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91403; 818.936.9999

Rascal
Rascal is the perfect place to salute St. Paddy! Offering Craft Beer Flights for just $10, sip on four beers from a list including the North Point Scrimshaw, Craftsman Pale Ale, St. Archer White Ale, Duvel Moortgat, Alesmith and King Harbor Porter. Shots of Wild Geese Irish Soldiers & Heroes Whiskey ($10) are available too. Executive Chef Andy Lee will offer starters like Asparagus & Pea Tendrils ($8) with olive oil, parmesan cheese and pecans and Artichoke & Pea Tendril Soup ($7) drizzled with olive oil, black pepper and queso fresco, or soak up those suds with a mouthwatering Burger ($10) topped with beer-deglazed caramelized onion, sharp cheddar, wild rocket arugula, vine-ripened tomato and herb remoulade. Tuesday, 5-11 pm; 801 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.3229

Tipple & Brine
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with tasty comfort dishes like Duck Fat Potatoes with sauce gribiche or Braised Short Ribs with root vegetables, smashed fingerling potatoes and horseradish crème fraiche. The perfect complement to decadent dishes, is a hearty whiskey! Smash down $10 robust cocktails like the Honey Badger with George Dickel Rye Whiskey, honey, lemon, cucumber, jalapeño and orange bitters or savor a Mo-Fashion, a George Dickel Rye Whiskey cocktail with a triple bitters blend, Maraschino liqueur, lemon and an orange twist. Tuesday, 4:30-11 pm, with the bar remaining open until midnight; 14633 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; 818.528.2550

Venice Whaler
They are offering St. Patrick’s Day Specials that will turn anybody Irish. Executive Chef Nick Liberato takes tradition to a higher level, offering his delicious version of Corned Beef & Cabbage with carrots and potatoes for $15. Sip on the Grasshopper, a handcrafted cocktail made with vodka, Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao or down a Red Eye Shot with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Ground Works Cold-Pressed Coffee, Crème de Menthe and Whipped Cream. Tuesday, 11 am-2 am; 10 W Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737

Preux & Proper
Celebrate the holiday with Shepherd’s Pie, a special green punch bowl, green beer, themed cocktails and music from a bagpipe player and happy hour from 4-6 pm. Tuesday; 840 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA; 213.896.0090

Salvage Bar & Lounge
Start your drinking early at this downtown drinking den. They’ll have $4 green beer, $6 Guinness on draft, $4 baby Guinness shots and $17 Irish chocolate bombs. Tuesday, 11 am; 717 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA; 213.688.7755

Tavern
Celebrate with holiday themed fare like corned beef & cabbage, bangers and mash, Guinness stew and more. Tuesday; 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Five0Four
Get to Hollywood Blvd and join all the revelers! Five0Four is having specials on green beer, themed cocktails, green frozen daiquiris, happy hour from 6-8 pm and a DJ spinning tunes. 541 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 323.960.0224

The Fat Dog
Celebrate the holiday over specials like Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage and the Tipperary Tickle cocktail made with blood-orange infused Jameson, mandarin-quats and house made-infused pickle juice, along with Taps Irish red beer on draft and Red Breast 12 yr aged and 15 yr aged Irish Whiskey shots. Tuesday; 801 N Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, CA; 323.951.0030

Napoleon’s Macarons
If sweets are more your thing, celebrate the luck of the Irish with over new Whiskey Chocolate Macarons, whiskey-infused milk chocolate ganache surrounding pieces of crunchy dark chocolate, sandwiched in between two green and yellow almond cookies. 608 Americana Way, Glendale, CA, 818.291.9160; 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA, 818.704.1741

Rustic Canyon
In addition to Executive Chef Jeremy Fox’s signature Clam Pozole Verde with Rancho Gordo hominy, poblano, scallion, radish, and tortilla, Pastry Chef Jun Tan is creating Matcha Green Tea Chiffon dessert with poached rhubarb, strawberry, Bavarian cream, and white chocolate and Bar Manager Aaron Ranf’s Tink’s Revenge with Selvarey White Rum, Green Chartreuse, Saler’s Gentiane, Scrappy’s orange bitters, and housemade cinnamon bitters. Tuesday; 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; 310.393.7050

Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood
Celebrate over Irish-themed fare like Irish Ruebens and Irish Mules and more. Tuesday; 6801 Hollywood Blvd., #105, Los Angeles, CA 323.464.7625; 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #99, Universal City, CA, 818.622.7625

Sweet Rose Creamery
Get in the holiday sprint with a special Lemon Mint Sundae featuring Lemon Chiffon ice cream with housemade mint syrup, whipped cream, cookie crumble, and garnished with a decorated Shamrock sugar cookie and a mint leaf. Tuesday; 826 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 310.260.2663; Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA, 310.260.2663

Vertical Wine Bistro
Toast over Barrel Aged Teeling Irish Whiskey on special for $10 instead of their usual $14. The whiskey is aged in-house for a month and a half in an oak barrel, adding depth and character. Tuesday; 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA; 626.795.3999

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