Credit: Niki Cram / Rock & Brews
Credit: Niki Cram / Rock & Brews

7 Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Westside of LA

Get Ready for Green Beer and Good Times on the Westside This St. Paddy’s Day

From Hermosa Beach to Santa Monica, the Westside of Los Angeles is home to some of the city’s most lively bars and stunning seaside views. With St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner (March 17, as if you need a reminder), now is the perfect time to start planning for the festivities. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage or you want to participate in a pint-filled pub crawl, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in West LA. Don’t forget to sport your green! St. Patrick’s Day Westside LA

 

Rock & Brews

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Rock & Brews serves craft beers and classic food at all of their locations across SoCal. Get in the green spirit and stop by their Westside locations in El Segundo and Redondo Beach for an Irish-green lager (for only $6.50) or a Guinness. If you’ve got your mind on March Madness, take advantage of Rock & Brews’ 360-degree entertainment setup so that you can celebrate St. Paddy’s and one of the best days in sports at the same time. Now that’s a win, win! 

Locations: Buena Park, El Segundo, Corona, Redondo Beach, Tustin 

St. Patrick’s Day Westside LA

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Looking for something that’s festive and family-friendly? The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hermosa Beach encourages visitors to wear their best green get-ups as they watch themed floats and vintage cars crise down the beachside streets. The parade takes place the weekend before the holiday on March 12, allowing you to kick-start a week-long shamrock celebration.

Location: Hermosa Beach 

Patrick Molloy’s

With a name like Patrick Molloy’s, you know that the St. Paddy’s scene is sure to be set with green Guinness and four-leaf clovers in every corner. Located just up the street from the Hermosa Beach pier, enjoy beloved dishes from across the pond (think bangers and mash and fish and chips) in a casual sports bar setting. After the sun sets, expect the lights to dim as the music gets louder and the drinks keep flowing. 

Location: Hermosa Beach

St. Patrick’s Day Westside LA

Hennessey’s Tavern

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Though the original location opened in Hermosa Beach in 1976, Hennessey’s Tavern has since made its way across all of Southern California. From Costa Mesa to Manhattan Beach, this traditional tavern will serve authentic Irish fare alongside some stellar drink specials. Sip on strong Irish whiskey as you chow down on a corned beef sandwich with a side of cabbage. 

Locations: Carlsbad, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Hermosa Beach, Laguna Beach, La Jolla, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Seal Beach 

 

Jameson’s Pub

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Jameson’s Pub in Ocean Park is getting the party started early by opening up its doors at 6 a.m. sharp on St. Paddy’s Day. Snag a table on their spacious patio for some of the best people-watching on the Westside. If you want to celebrate with a traditional green pint and a rowdy crowd until 2 a.m., Jameson’s is definitely the place to be.

Location: Santa Monica

St. Patrick’s Day Westside LA

Brennan’s

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Despite the fact that Brennan’s has become mostly known for its iconic turtle races, this Irish-inspired pub offers delicious bar food and creative cocktails too. Enjoy one of their 16 rotating craft beers as you admire the vintage decor that adorns the bar walls. Bring your furry family members to their dog-friendly patio and spend St. Paddy’s under the sun while playing one of their many outdoor games.

Location: Marina del Rey

 

St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Pub Crawl

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Skip the lines and the cover charges by signing up for the St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Santa Monica. Start the day at Barney’s Beanery and take advantage of $4 draft beers, two-for-one mixed drinks and $5 shots. After experiencing the best of the Westside, end the night with exclusive access to the pub crawl after-party and dance the night away to top-notch tunes from a live DJ.

Location: Santa Monica

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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