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These Southern California Irish Pubs Are Surely Worth a Shot

Written By: Brianna Carman Irish Pubs Southern California

May the road rise up to meet you…and take you straight to the pub! If you are seeking the best place to wash down your Guinness with, well, another Guinness, there are few places better than your neighborhood pub to do so. From Irish coffees to flights of whiskey, these Irish pubs will make you want to say, “Sláinte!” all over Southern California.

📍ORANGE COUNTY Irish Pubs Southern California

Dublin the Fun

Where: Dublin 4 Gastropub
What to Order: Bells and Whistles 
Why: For an upscale Irish experience, head to Dublin 4 Gastropub! The menu offers guests continuous rotations of local craft beers, farm-to-table entrees as well as authentic Irish coffee. 

Dublin 4 Gastropub
26342 Oso Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
949.582.0026

 

Strangers to Friends

Where: Malarky’s Irish Pub
What to Order: Glenfiddich on the Rocks
Why: If you’re looking for a good time, head to Malarky’s for burgers, beers, Irish coffees and live music! On St. Patrick’s Day Malarky’s opens at 6 a.m.—lucky you!

Malarky’s Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.2340

 

Luck of the Irish Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: Branagans Irish Pub
What to Order: Irish Coffee
Why: Stop by this traditional Irish pub in the heart of Downtown Fullerton and try their specialty  whiskey collection! They are rumored to have every Irish whiskey known to man. 

Branagans Irish Pub
213 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
714.447.3544

Hidden Jewel of Brea Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: Macallans Public House
What to Order: Fat Cat
Why: Macallans elevates the pub experience by putting a twist on pub fare as well as offering 300 types of scotch, whiskey and bourbon. Often described as the “hidden jewel” of Orange County, head over to Downtown Brea to see what the fuss is all about! 

Macallans Public House
330 W Birch St
Brea, CA 92821
714.529.1224

 

Emerald Palace

Where: O’Malley’s on Main
What to Order: Guinness
Why: This Seal Beach favorite is always bustling—but don’t let that put you off. With its full kitchen, O’Malley’s is serving up some seriously hearty, authentic Irish bites.  

O’Malley’s on Main
140 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740
562.430.0631

📍LOS ANGELES Irish Pubs Southern California

The Resurrection

Where: Tom Bergin’s
What to Order: Irish Coffee
Why: Due to popular demand, Tom Bergin’s has reopened, and we can’t imagine anything better than to sip on their famous Irish Coffee—with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey or Glenfiddich.

Tom Bergin’s
840 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.936.7151

 

Straight Outta Dublin

Where: Auld Dubliner 
What to Order: Dublin Donkey 
Why: Auld Dubliner is the perfect place to visit if you are looking to overwhelm your liver with Irish cocktails! Their menu consists of drinks filled with various Irish whiskeys, Irish gins, a chilled Irish coffee and whiskey flights too. 

Auld Dubliner
71 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
562.437.8300

 

Molly Mayhem Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: Molly Malone’s
What to Order: Midori Sours
Why: Locals are screaming from the rooftop how Molly Malone’s serves the best Midori Sours! Enjoy performances from up-and-coming artists while you sip. 

Molly Malone’s 
575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323.935.1577

 

Gettin’ Shamrocked Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: The Irish Times
What to Order: Strongbow Cider
Why: Comfort is key at The Irish Times! This family-owned business maintains a certain atmosphere where you will feel like a regular in no time!  

The Irish Times
3267 Motor Ave
Los Angeles CA 90034
310.559.9648

 

Some Legends Never Die

Where: Rock & Reilly’s
What to Order: The Irish Rose
Why: Rock & Reilly’s is the perfect pub to partake in casual whiskey tastings (a new whiskey is featured each week) or to make new friends to share some nachos with! 

Rock & Reilly’s 
8911 Sunset Blvd 
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310.360.1400

You’re Neat Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: Jameson’s Irish Pub
What to Order: Irish Hooligan
Why: This cocktail features a little bit of everything, including Jameson, vodka and peach schnapps. Oh My! 

Jameson’s Irish Pub 
6681 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323.798.5360

 

Whiskey Business Irish Pubs Southern California

Where: Hennessey’s Tavern
What to Order: Original Irish Coffee
Why: With multiple locations along the coast, skip the mimics and enjoy some genuine Irish hospitality paired with Irish coffee—right on the beach!  

Hennessey’s Tavern
8 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310.372.5759

Eat, Drink & Be Irish

Where: Patrick Molloy’s
What to Order: Irish Ivy Gimlet
Why: Right in the heart of Hermosa Beach, Patrick Molloys remains a home for all patrons interested in sports and fun times! 

Patrick Molloy’s 
50 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310.798.9762

📍GREATER PALM SPRINGS Irish Pubs Southern California

Top of the Mornin’

Where: Hair of the Dog
What to Order: Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey 
Why: Talk about a local favorite! Hair of the Dog is poppin’ nearly every day of the week, and what better way to celebrate than with a real Irish whiskey in its truest form—on ice or without, just as long as you holler “Top of the mornin’ to ya!” when it’s empty!

Hair of the Dog 
555 S Palm Canyon Dr, Ste A111
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.323.9890

 

Ultimate Draftsman

Where: Draughtsman
What to Order: Meade’s Mutiny
Why: If you’re a fan of tiki drinks, this whiskey forward cocktail is the perfect way to refresh and cool down while feeling like you’re on island time.

Draughtsman
1501 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.507.1644

 

Sláinte!

Where: O’Caine’s Irish Pub 
What to Order: Whiskey Smash
Why: Head to O’Caine’s Irish Pub to experience an “Old World” pub charm while simultaneously being transported to Ireland! 

O’Caine’s Irish Pub
36101 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.202.3311

 

📍SAN DIEGO Irish Pubs Southern California

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Where: The Field
What to Order: Traditional Irish Coffee with Glenfiddich 
Why: Clink with your besties any weekday with a classic at the local watering hole. Add a dash of Glenfiddich Whisky and you’re ready for the night!

The Field
544 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.232.9840

 

Drinking Urges

Where: Urge Gastropub
What to Order: Old Fashioned with Tullamore D.E.W. 12-year Neat 
Why: Cure your drinking urges with the old fashioned with Tullamore D.E.W. This is one you won’t want to miss—we’re D.E.W.-ing you a favor, trust us! 

Urge Gastropub
255 Redel Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
760.798.8822

 

It Ain’t Over til’ It’s Clover

Where: Half Door Brewing Co.
What to Order: Irish Mule
Why: Try this non-traditional mule that’s packed with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, house ginger syrup, bitters, lime and Sprite. This one is perfect for your Insta feed.

Half Door Brewing Co. 
903 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.232.9845

 

Who’s Your Laddie?

Where: The Dubliner
What to Order: The Vintage Sexton 
Why: In need of Instagram content? Head over to The Dubliner and snap a few pictures with The Vintage Sexton in hand! With The Dubliner’s authentic, vintage interior furniture, your followers will truly believe you are in Ireland! 

The Dubliner
554 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.239.5818

 

Feelin’ Lucky

Where: O’Sullivan’s 
What to Order: Irish Coffee with Tullamore D.E.W.
Why: O’Sullivan’s will transport you to another time and place! Their amazing atmosphere, adorable fare and impeccable hospitality has won O’Sullivan’s the “Best Irish Pub” award in San Diego A-List for the past 5 years. 

O’Sullivan’s
118 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025 
760.737.0954

 

An Old Soul

Where: The Ould Sod
What to Order: Irish Mule
Why: If you are looking for a roaring good time, head over to The Ould Sod and party like you are still in college! 

The Ould Sod
3373 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
619.284.6594

 

Howlin’ for You

Where: Hooley’s 
What to Order: Irish Gold Martini
Why: Find the Irish Gold Martini at the end of the rainbow. Mixed with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Irish cream, then shaken and served up with a Grand Marnier float, this one will really knock your socks off!

Hooley’s
2955 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
619.670.7468