Where to get your shamrock and roll on this St. Patrick’s Day.
1 Tom Bergin'sTom Bergin's/Facebook
L.A.'s iconic Irish bar Tom Bergin's is celebrating its 80th birthday this year, so expect that its St. Patrick's Day bash is going to be a blowout. Outdoors, the pub will have a Guinness tap truck, Irish cocktails, beer pong tables, cups that turn green on contact and a DJ.
840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
2 Rock & Reilly'sRock n Reilly's
If you're looking for beautiful people this St. Patrick's Day, Rock & Reilly's is the place to be. This hot spot takes its Paddy's bash outside for its annual parking lot party, where over 100 kegs of Bud Light and Guinness are waiting to be imbibed. Fare such as corned beef sliders and Irish nachos as well as pizza, sandwiches and salads via food truck will be available. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Merging Vets and Players charity.
8911 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
3 Tam O’ShanterThe Tam O Shanter/Facebook
Parking lot parties are a common theme this year, so choose wisely. Tam O'Shanter, one of L.A.'s most storied Irish pubs, is hosting a St. Patrick's Day in its parking lot starting at noon in for an epic celebration starting at noon and ending whenever the revelry stops. Expect live music, green beer, pub fare and a chance to win an Irish whiskey tasting dinner.
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
4 The ForumThe Forum/Facebook
Yes, we realize The Forum is an unusual choice for St. Paddy's day fun, but not this year. Iconic punk band Flogging Molly are hitting this live music venue on the 17th, and bringing along ska favorites Mighty Mighty Bosstones and hardcore band Mariachi El Bronx for the ride. Prior to the show, you'll find Guinness and green cocktails from Tullamore Dew available, as well as corned beef and cabbage sandwiches and Lucky Charms dessert bars at the concessions stands.
3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
5 The Queen MaryThe Queen Mary
You've got to love the St. Patrick's Day festivities aboard the iconic Queen Mary, as much for its name—Shamrock 'n Roll—as its festivities. From 6pm to 1am on March 18, live music is provided by Hoist the Colors, California Celts and Craic Haus, as well as both traditional and modern Irish food. There's also pub games, trivia contents and as many Irish cocktails as you can possibly handle. If you're lucky, there *might* even be green fireworks!
1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802