It's that time of the year again, when people get dressed in their finest green attire, dine on heavy, potato-laden Irish food, and prep their livers for the onslaught of booze they will have to filter out of their bloodstreams over the weekend. Yes, St. Patrick's day is this weekend and LA's eldest and newest traditions are back. Ready to get lucky?
Rush Street's St. Patrick’s Day Bash
What: For a Los Angeles style St Patrick’s Day you won’t soon forget, check out Rush Street in Culver City this Saturday, March 17th, for two floors of Irish-themed dining, drinking and party shenanigans. The All Saints Belfast Bash happens over both floors and patios and features Irish Folk and Rock, a Music Video VJ, dancing and of course, plenty of food and drinks. Don’t miss the river of green beer flowing behind both bars, a homage to the Windy City’s tradition of dyeing the Chicago river green for the St Patrick Day’s Parade. On top of the 6 taps of Guinness, there will be healthy a selection of fine Irish brews and plenty of Jameson to go around.
Where: 9546 Washington Blvd
When: March 17th, 10:30 AM to Close
Hennessey's Tavern St. Patrick's Day Festivities
What: If you live in LA's South Bay and you're looking for a proper St. Patrick's Day celebration chock-full of Irish food, Irish booze and old-fashioned Irish fun, then Hennessy's Tavern is the place to be. All seven locations in the LA area, from Manhattan Beach to Dana Point, will host St. Patrick's Day celebrations complete with Irish music, Irish food & drink specials and much more. Go for the gold and order Hennessy's signature "World's Biggest Pint" - be sure to fill it with Guinness or another of their classic Irish brews. Or slurp down a few of Hennessy's famous Irish Car Bomb's and you'll be feelin the Irish spirit in no time. Get to Hennessy's early! The festivities begin at 8:30 am will run all day and into the night.
Where: Various Locations (Hermosa Beach, Seal Beach, Dana Point, La Jolla, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach)
When: March 17th, 8:30 AM to 2 AM
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ City Tavern
What: City Tavern in Culver City will be preparing special dishes like corned beef hash and honeyed whiskey bread pudding in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The bar will have a free beer taster with a shot of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and other Irish specialty beers on tap. A hangover lunch and beer special will also be available on Sunday!
Where: 9739 Culver Blvd
When: March 17th, 12:30 pm to Close
St. Paddy's Square Dance @ The Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
What: The Center will be transformed into a forest for a St Paddy's Square Dance featuring music from Triple Chicken Foot & RT N' The 44s! This festive all ages event is a great way to get into the Irish spirit and learn some new dance moves while you're at it! Tickets are going quick - get yours here.
Where: 2225 Colorado Blvd.
When: March 17th, 9 pm to 12 am
Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
What: Two downtown Los Angeles city blocks are closed for this event that features live performances form the Young Dubliners, Hollywood U2 (cover band), TNT (AC/DC cover band), and Led Zepplica (Zeppelin cover band). Partake in 213 Nightlife bar specials along the way – that includes Casey’s, The Golden Gopher, Broadway Bar, Cana Rum Bar, Coles Red Car bar, and Seven Grand.
Where: 613 South Grand Avenue
When: March 17th, 6 AM to 2 AM
LA’s St. Patty’s Fest 2012
What: A West Hollywood event celebrating St. Patrick’s day in style. Admission gives you all-you-can drink beverages and access to tons of Irish entertainment, all under the roof of The Factory. Get Irish wasted and see some traditional Irish dancing, listen to the Pasadena Irish Pipes and Drums group, or just take advantage of the never ending supply of booze.
When: March 17th
Cost: $65 VIP, $500 Bottle service, General Admission from 2 to 5 pm.
St. Patrick’s Day @ O’Brien’s Pub
What: Kick off St. Patrick’s day the right way with fellow revelers at O’Brien’s Irish pub. The pub will be open and ready to serve patrons Irish breakfast and food at 6 AM, and will continue to serve food all day long. The party gets started at 4 PM with live music form The Praties, continuing well into the even with other acts like The Shamrock Apostrophies and DJ Peter Quinn
Where: O’Brien’s Irish Pub
When: March 17th, 6 AM to Close
Cost: Free admission
St. Patrick’s Day Festival @ LA Live
What: The third annual St. Patrick’s Day festival is happening at LA Live, pre-LA Kings game. Enjoy rish food from the Yardhouse, Green Beer from Trader Vic’s, and “lucky hour” at ESPN Zone from 3 to 4 PM. Here will also be a fan fest in the a beer garden for LA Kings fans, and Irish styled musical entertainment from Ken O’Malley & The Twilight Lords and a U2 cover band.
Where: Yardhouse, ESPN Zone, and Trader Vic’s
When: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 3 PM - 8 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls – Hollywood & Santa Monica
What: You know the drill. Get hammered at 20 different Hollywood Venues, all featuring their own cheaply priced drink specials to celebrate the holiest of drinking holidays. The pubcrawl begins at The Pig & Whistle (Hollywood edition) and 3110 Lounge (Santa Monica edition). The crawl will end when you can’t imbibe any more and you tap out like a baby. Be sure to wear green or risk getting booed by your fellow drinks-men.
Where: See Event Details (Hollywood, Santa Monica)
When: Saturday, March 17, 2010, Noon – 9 PM
Cost: $25 for a two day pass, $15 General Admission
St. Patrick’s Beer Garden @ 31 Ten Lounge
What: This is the official after-party of the St. patrick’s Day pub crawl, featuring live music from DJ Coolwhip, beer stations with shots of Jameson, and plenty of Irish favors to whet your palette. Enjoy the day drunks at this posh Santa Monica lounge on Main Street before ending your day/night.
Where: 31 Ten Lounge,
When: Saturday, March 17, 2010, Noon - 8pm
Cost: $20 general admission