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Share This List With Your Drinking Buddies for the Best Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Written By: Locale Editors

St. Patrick’s Day is the one time of year you can wear ample amounts of green clothing, smother yourself in all things four-leaf clovers and sing songs that are centuries old all while downing the as much whisky you need to feel as Irish as possible, whether or not your ancestors came from the land of leprechauns. Here are some of our favorite SoCal spots to dance, sing and sip!

Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Orange County

Order This: Bells and Whistles

For an upscale Irish experience, head to Dublin 4 Gastropub where the authentic dishes will make you want to click your heels! If you love gin, try the Bells and Whistles, a cocktail made with Hendrick’s Gin, muddled red bell pepper, chartreuse, lime and honey.

Dublin 4 Gastropub
26342 Oso Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Order This: Glenfiddich on the Rocks

If you’re looking for a good time this St. Patrick’s Day, head to Malarky’s. This pub is always popular, especially on the holiday, so be sure to get here early to avoid a line. Once you’re in, order a Glenfiddich on the rocks or neat—the only real way to enjoy this delicious whisky.

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


Order This: Irish Mule

Muldoon’s will transport you straight to the motherland with its large venue and authentic-pub feel! Don’t be intimidated by their extensive drink menu—opt for the Irish Mule with Tullamore D.E.W., ginger beer and lime.

Muldoon’s Irish Pub
202 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Los Angeles

Order This: Irish Coffee

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Since 1936, Tom Bergin’s has been serving up their famous Irish Coffee—we like it with Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey or Glenfiddich—and we can’t imagine anything better to sip on St. Patrick’s Day to wake you up and give you a buzz that will get you ready to celebrate in style.

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


Order This: Whiskey Mule

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Consider this one a twist on your usual go-to drink. This variation of the traditional mule includes Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, lime juice, sugar and ginger beer. We love this spot in Santa Monica for it’s young, hip vibes and totally Insta-worthy bar.

The Craftsman Bar & Kitchen
119 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Order This: The Balvenie 21-Year Portwood on the Rocks

Class it up at The Phoenix on 3rd St. If you are more into enjoying a glass of fine whiskey in a setting that is on the quieter side of the celebration spectrum, look no further.

The Phoenix
8480 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Palm Springs

Order This: Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey on the Rocks or Neat

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Talk about a local favorite! Hair of the Dog will be poppin’ on St. Patrick’s Day, 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
238 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Order This: Old Draughtsman

We recommend asking for smooth Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, which will be delicately combined with Guinness syrup, toasted pecan and red-eye bitters. Cheers!

1501 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Irish Whiskey Cocktails

San Diego

Order This: Traditional Irish Coffee With Glenfiddich

Clink with your besties this holiday with a classic. Add a dash of Glenfiddich whisky and you’re ready for the night!

The Field
544 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Order This: Old Fashioned With Tullamore D.E.W. 12-year Neat

Kick it old school with this drink on St. Patrick’s Day! This is one you won’t want to miss—we’re D.E.W-ing you a favor, trust us.

Urge Gastropub
2002 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054


Order This: Irish Mule

Try this non-traditional Mule 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