Some holidays come with baggage (less than desirable obligations) and can be a drag, but our beloved St. Patrick's Day is not one of them. Today we're not required to visit relatives we have less than nothing in common with, attend religious services, or deprive ourselves of things we actually like. All St. Patrick asks of us is to wear some green and get hammered. That's it. There are plenty of places to oblige and we can help you figure out your plans to observe this fine holiday with our handy St. Patrick's Day L.A. Pub & Party Guide!
Mull over this list of parties happening around town tonight where you best be getting into the Irish spirit (Hillary Clinton would want you to).
Where: Hemingway's Old Fashioned Group & Black Banditz's regular Thursday night gets a special twist from the luck of the Irish. [Details]
Where: O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant Live music throughout the entire day- including Anita and the Yanks, food drinks and more. [Details]
Where: Nikki's St. Patty's day celebrations at Nikki's with TJ Isenberg, an art show by madpropsart.com, DJ Josh Royal, and much more. [Details]
Where: Casey's Irish Bar & Grille Enjoy the annual street fair, L.A.'s largest St. Patty's Day celebration, right in happening right in front of the pub. [Details]
Where: The DarKRooM DarKRooM will be open all day serving as much green beer and Guiness as you can handle. [Details]
Where: Crown Bar A non-fratty or bottle-service crowd party to celebrate the holiday with great drink specials all night long. [Details]
Where: The Key Club Sean Healy presents the best of the Los Angeles rock and indie scene with a stacked lineup of bands and more. [Details]
In addition to this array of holiday events, here's a list of some top local Irish pubs you can hit for some St. Patty's celebrating.
Tom Bergin's 840 S. Fairfax Ave. (bet. Olympic & Wilshire Blvds.)
Dillon's Irish Pub & Grill 6263 Hollywood Blvd.
Molly Malone's 575 S Fairfax Ave.
The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant 3267 Motor Ave. (Corner of Motor and National)
Brennan's Pub 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
Sonny McLean's 2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
Finn McCool's 2700 Main St., Santa Monica
O'Brien's Irish Pub (Wilshire) 2226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
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