9 St. Patrick's Day Parties Around Venice
Before you go chasing gold to the bottom of a shot glass, check out these local St. Patrick's Day events featuring Irish feasts and festivities in and around Venice.
Bangers and mash, black and tans, fish and chips. Everyone's favorite Irish combos are served up on the regular at this traditional Main Street Irish pub, so it's no surprise that it's packed on St. Patrick's Day. If you get there early—doors open at 6 a.m.—you can enjoy an old-fashioned Irish breakfast before it starts to get rowdy.
O'Brien's // 2941 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Irish food is more commonly associated with pub grub than cuisine, but Finn McCool's exceeds expectations on what you can eat and drink at a great Irish bar. Traditional breakfast includes Irish sausage, black pudding and potato griddle cakes. The corned beef and cabbage is highlighted with minted carrots and horseradish cream, and the whiskey, scotch and bourbon menu is broken down by country with premium pours including Jameson 18 year, Bushmills 21 year, and Midleton Very Rare.
Finn McCool's // 2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
If anyone knows how to throw a themed party, it's James' Beach. This colorful beachside bar will serve up drink specials and Irish-inspired bar bites like corned-beef sliders.
James' Beach // 60 N. Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Beachside brunch with bottomless green mimosas. All weekend long.
Danny's // 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291
It's an all day affair at the local pub made famous for its turtle races. St. Patrick's Day fun starts with an Irish breakfast served at 6 a.m. and the party continues throughout the day with live entertainment on two stages.
Brennan's Pub // 4089 Lincoln Blvd Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
In addition to an impressive selection of beer and cider, this gastropub merges traditional Irish fare with fresh local flavor. Live music on St. Patrick's Day starts at 1 p.m. with three bands lined up for the evening.
Sonny McLean's // 2615 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Jameson in the requisite Irish whiskey of the day, but if you're feeling adventurous, you might consider one of 80 other varieties here at The Brig. Or, go for one of their festive cocktails, $11 each: Tipperary (Bushmills, Carpano, Chartreuse, bitters), Black Barrel Buck (Jameson Black, lime, ginger beer), Cameron's Kick (Jameson, Scotch, lemon, orgeat, bitters).
The Brig // 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Sip green sangria while listening to live Irish folk songs at The Bungalow tonight starting at 5 p.m.
The Bungalow // 101 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica 90401