These Southern California Irish Pubs Are Surely Worth a Shot

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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. Irish Pubs Southern California

📍ORANGE COUNTY Irish Pubs Southern California

Muldoon’s Irish Pub

What to Order: Guinness Shake

Why: Since 1974, this rustic Irish hotspot has remained a staple in the Newport Beach community. Feast on pub plates, and don’t leave without ordering the Guinness Shake!

Muldoon’s Irish Pub
Location: Newport Beach

 

Dublin 4 Gastropub Irish Pubs Southern California

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
Location: Mission Viejo

 

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!

Malarky’s Irish Pub
Location: Newport Beach

 

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
Location: Brea

Bloom’s Pub Irish Pubs Southern California

What to Order: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Why: Enjoy live music, traditional Irish food and a selection of the finest whiskeys in all the land at this hoppin’ San Clemente hotspot.

Bloom’s Pub
Location: San Clemente

 

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 serves up some seriously hearty, authentic Irish bites.  

O’Malley’s on Main
Location: Seal Beach

 

📍LOS ANGELES Irish Pubs Southern California

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
Location: Mid-Wilshire

 

The Auld Dubliner Irish Pubs Southern California

What to Order: Dublin Donkey 

Why: The 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. 

The Auld Dubliner 
Location: Long Beach

 

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
Location: Palms

 

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pubs Southern California

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 
Location: West Hollywood

 

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 
Location: Hollywood, Santa Monica

 

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
Location: 10 SoCal locations

 

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 
Location: Hermosa Beach

 

📍GREATER PALM SPRINGS Irish Pubs Southern California

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
Location: Palm Springs

Shamrocks Irish Pub

What to Order: Irish Car Bomb

Why: This pub in the heart of palm springs features an extensive whiskey list and a full range of imported and domestic beers, wine and liquors.

Shamrocks Irish Pub
Location: Palm Springs

 

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
Location: Rancho Mirage

 

📍SAN DIEGO Irish Pubs Southern California

The Field

What to Order: Traditional Irish Coffee with Glenfiddich 

Why: Clink with your besties any weekday at this classic local watering hole. Add a dash of Glenfiddich Whisky and you’re ready for the night!

The Field
Location: Gaslamp Quarter

 

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. 
Location: East Village

 

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, delicious fare and impeccable hospitality will put you in the mood for a drink (or two!).

O’Sullivan’s
Location: Escondido

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’re still in college! 

The Ould Sod
Location: Normal Heights

 

Hooleys Public House

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!

Hooleys Public House
Location: El Cajon, La Mesa

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