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Map: Where to Drink Green Beer in Los Angeles on St. Paddy's Day
Tomorrow is the day we drink too much, eat greasy food, talk funny and fall down -- in other words, Wednesday. If you're serious about the wearing o' the green, find the nearest pub with our handy-dandy Google map. Green pins mark Irish pubs, blue for Scottish, and red for the English. If any pubs are missing or closed, our map is interactive so you can add pubs yourself!
In addition to the traditional pubs, here are a few of our go-to bars and a few new favorites. Erin go Bragh, brah!
During the day, LA Live and the city of LA will celebrate between 11am and 3pm with
Irish music, antique trucks, bagpipes, and a beer garden on Nokia Plaza. They follow up the drinking with its usual partner, fighting! From 7P-10P LA Live will host a promotion for Oscar De La Hoya’s Fight Night Club with free Boxing matches on Nokia Plaza.
San Pedro Brewing Company
The former brewmasters behind the Manhattan Beach brewing Company and the Redondo Beach Brewing Company will be partying down with DK Mikey McV. drink specials and lots of delicious bar food. If you're going to drink tinted beer, it might as well be handcrafted.
Starting at 5pm, Liquid Kitty on Pico will be offering $4 Guinness and $3 shots of Jameson. The night's special is an "Irish Lowlife", both a Guinness and shot of Jameson for only $6.
The Hungry Cat
The Hungry Cat will run Happy Hour all day long with $4 Murphy's Stout and Irish Slings. If you are on a time limit and want to puke sooner than usual, $6 will get you a Pickleback, Irish whisky with a chaser of pickle juice! Yum!
This LAist favorite will be hosting a live band, the “Dublin 4” who will be playing traditional Irish folk and rock from 10pm to midnight, followed by a DJ. They boast the largest selection of Irish beer in LA, with Guinness, Murphy's Irish Stout, Killians Irish Red, Harp Lager, Beamish Irish Stout, O'Hara's Irish Stout, Smithwick's Irish Ale, Wexford Irish Cream Ale, Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale, and more. So maybe Sam Adams isn't officially Irish, but have a pint and relax. In addition to their amazing Mac and Cheese, corned beef will be on the menu, and just to make it more frat-like, there will be green beer pong on the second floor patio deck, “Guinness and Green Beer Girls”, “Whiskey Women” and complimentary Irish Swag (whatever all that is).
Old Town Pub
Let the ghosts of parties past at this former location of the Lochness Monster Pub lift your spirits. From opening time at 4pm the pub is offering $5 Guinness and Murphy's Stouts. The cool locals spot is hidden off a little brick patio in Pasadena behind that lair of mystery, The Container Store.
Ode to Blues at e3rd Lounge
If Celtic music and bagpipes aren't your style, check out the Ode to Blues - Cocktail Party # 3, part of the Cocktails and Art Adventure Series. The event will be happening from 7pm-2am at the e3rd Lounge at the Crossroads of 3rd and Traction. Along with Fine Art Photography by Shaun Thyne and a Blacklight Art Installation by Jerico there will be "One-man guitar format" with a variety of musicians, Edward Colver playing vintage 78 RPM records and Dj Lee Joseph spinning the blues.
Nick & Stefs
If you're looking to enjoy a nice dinner in relative peace and quiet, Nick & Stefs is offering a special menu through Saturday that includes an Irish Cheese Board, Slow-cooked Corned Beef with Bacon-braised Cabbage, Kerrygold Butter Mashed Potatoes and Irish Stout Foam and a Guinness Bread Pudding with Jameson Whiskey Caramel and Fresh Berries. They didn't forget to add Guinness Stout and Irish Coffee to the drink menu.
For early risers, Village idiot is cooking up a traditional irish breakfast starting at 9am plus ale and whiskey-braised corned beef, potatoes and cabbage served all day. As always, Guinness on tap
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