Looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day 2016? You should be.
Los Angeles takes its celebration responsibilities very seriously on this greenest of holidays.
Start partying at 6:00am with some Irish coffee, grab a traditional Irish breakfast in a historic pub, stroll a street festival, partake in a pub crawl… the options are endless! Heck, there’s even a St. Patricks burlesque show and bunnies (bunnies not part of the burlesque).
For an overview of the best of the best we’ve got you covered with a quick rundown of all the cool stuff going on in Los Angeles for St. Patty’s Day.
Just remember to wear your greenest greens or prepared to get pinched!
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1. Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen Mary
The Queen Mary in Long Beach presents its annual Shamrock ‘n’ Roll! Rock out to two stages of Irish Celtic rock, party tunes and more. Down green beer, nosh on Irish food and compete to win prizes in Irish themed games on board the legendary cruise liner. Get more information and discount tickets via Goldstar!
2. Tom Bergin’s Public House Hosts Their 80th St. Patrick’s Day Bash
Home of the Irish Coffee, Tom Bergin’s Public House is throwing their 80th St. Patrick’s Day Bash this Thursday, bright and early at 6:00am and running all night long. You can dine on a Irish breakfast and coffee then hang out with the Guinness truck while they pour you a tall one. Irish-inspired cocktails, four satellite bars, beer pong tables, a DJ, Tullamore DEW Ice cream, green beer and a whole lot more will be going down at this historic pub.
3. Casey’s 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
Casey’s in downtown Los Angeles is hosting their 7th annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival. Enjoy food, drinks, games and L.A. DJ’s spinning your favorite tunes. Admission is $10 to the street festival which begins at 11:30am.
4. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque
Traveling show troupe Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque includes a sultry ensemble of men and women who striptease, bellydance and perform comedy. This St. Patrick’s Day, join them at Harvelle’s Long Beach for a shimmying, shaking, musical tribute to the Emerald Isle. Get more information and discount tickets via Goldstar.
5. Tam O’Shanter Celebrate St. Patty’s with Full Day of Special Events
Tam O’Shanter, one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles, will host an epic St. Patrick’s Day party starting at 11:00am, with a special tent area in the parking lot opening at 1:00pm, music firing up at 2:00pm, and the party going well into the night. Come get your fill of green beer, pub food, and rockin music.
6. St. Patrick’s Day at the Original Farmers Market
Live music including a bagpiper and traditional Irish folk songs, plus food, and green beer all at the Original Farmers Market’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. A free event for all-ages!
7. St. Patty’s Day Breast Cancer Research Foundation Fundraiser at Upper West
Drink green beer for a good cause this St. Patrick’s Day. Upper West will donate 25% of all restaurant proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation that evening starting at 5:00pm. There will be a raffle, silent auction and some festive live music. In addition there will be an auction and raffle for prizes like Magic Castle tickets, a private VIP tour of the Sony lot and more.
8. St. Patty’s Beer Fest at the Legendary Pig ‘n Whistle
Raise a pint and pinch the nearest person who’s not wearing green down at the Pig ‘n Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard. Live DJ and plenty of drink specials on Jamison and Guinness all day. Get more information and discount tickets to The Irish themed party via Goldstar.
9. Hollywood Laugh Factory Celebrates The Laughing Irish
Celebrate St. Patricks Day laughing your ass off with some of your favorite comedians at The Laugh Factory. Down some Guinness and try to refrain from calling someone a Leprechaun, the comedians will surely get to it.
10. St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawls
If you want to drink beers at multiple locations, you can try this St. Patrick’s Day themed pub crawl in Hollywood OR if you’re on the westside you can check out Santa Monica’s official pub crawl.
11. Clover Power at the Venice Ale House & Rose Room
Green is mandatory at the Venice Ale House and Rose Room this Thursday as they join forces for a massive Irish-themed party. Expect live DJs and plenty of food and drink specials throughout the night. General admission is $10 but we spotted discount tickets and even complimentary tickets (with a $3.75 service fee) via Goldstar.
12. Pershing Square St. Patrick’s Bash
Come down to Pershing Square for it’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and concert. There will be a free outdoor lunchtime concert with Hollywood U2, Bad Haggis and the Clearly Irish Dancers and plenty of Irish and American food fare with food trucks, a beer garden and discounted beer. The event is free to attend.
13. St. Patrick’s Day Open House at the Bunny Museum in Pasadena
The Pasadena Bunny Museum will host an open house on St. Patrick’s Day. Bring some greens to feed some bunnies!
14. Shamrock & Shenanigans St. Patrick’s Day Party
Party for 12 hours at Shamrock & Shenanigans bash at Outpost in Hollywood. Enjoy live DJ entertainment, lots of drink specials on emerald-colored beer and much more. If you didn’t party hard enough, do it all over again on Saturday when they throw another St. Patty’s bash. Get more information, discount tickets and even complimentary (with a $3.74 service charge) via Goldstar.
What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles 2016? Let us know in the comments below!