Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles

Tom Bergin's Irish Coffee
Tom Bergin’s Irish Coffee

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Where should you go to find the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day? Here are the best Paddy’s celebrations you’ll find in L.A.

Shamrock cookies from The Larder
Shamrock cookies from The Larder

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Enjoy a gourmet Irish meal at Suzanne Goin’s Brentwood eatery, which is serving up the be-all, end-all of St. Patrick’s Day dinners. Start with corned beef and cabbage served with Yukon gold potatoes and whole grain mustard before moving on to housemade bangers and mash with Irish butter mashed potatoes and onion gravy, Guinness stew with butterball potatoes and delectable soda bread. The piece de resistance is a chocolate whiskey cake with caramel banana and whipped crème fraiche.

11648 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles
(310) 806-6464

Lucky Strike 

Fancy a bit ‘o bowling with your St. Paddy’s celebrating? Strike out (in a good way) while enjoying the 1/3 pound beef patty called the Irish Burger, served with Tillamook white cheddar, grilled onions, bangers and Guinness BBQ sauce on a brioche bun with potato chips.

Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
(323) 467-7776

The Bungalow

If you’re in the mood for a party, there’s no better place to do so than Brent Bolthouse’s den of cool, The Bungalow. The revelry includes green chocolate chip cookies, corned beef and cabbage, green sangria, green margaritas and live Irish folk-tune performances by the California Feetwarmers and Brianna Falcone.

1010 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
(310) 899-8530

The Pikey

Does it get more Irish than this? Knock back a few of Ireland’s finest at The Pikey’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Expect a special Irish-inspired menu with items including corned beef with pease pudding and dumplings; lamb-stuffed cabbage purses; colcannon with pork sausages; flights of Irish whiskey and Guinness galore. It is Hollywood, after all, so also expect a DJ.

7617 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
(323) 850-5400

Border Grill 

Mary Sue Milken and Susan Feniger are toasting all things green with a Spring greening cooking class at their downtown eatery. The “Top Chef Masters” and “Too Hot Tamales” will showcase fresh ingredients from around the globe as well as tricks and techniques to making green-inspired eats. Guests will receive a multi-course meal, seasonal cocktails, and recipe booklet. The class is priced at $85 per person (tax not included).

45 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
(213) 486-5171

Tom Bergin’s

This Irish pub doesn’t mess around. If you’re imbibing at Tom Bergin’s, expect to see a Guinness truck pouring Guinness Blonde and Harp Lager on tap; a live band , green-dyed beer and a DJ. From 6 to 10:30 a.m., there will be traditional Irish breakfast with eggs, bacon or bangers, Irish beans, grilled tomato and toasted sourdough, while later in the day you can soak up your Irish coffees with corned beef sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches and Irish grilled cheese.

840 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 936-7151