There are a lot of wonderful pubs in Los Angeles, and when it comes to finding the right Irish bar, there are a lot of factors to consider, including ambiance, great Irish cuisine, and even good Celtic music. Of course, these L.A. dives will be decked out in shamrocks and plenty of Celtic green on St. Patrick's Day, but they'll be pouring beers and offering live music, bar trivia, and even karaoke every day of the year. Try to visit one of these Irish pubs in L.A. if you're in the mood for whiskey, beer, and a side of Irish cheer.
McLean's, an Irish pub in Santa Monica offers The Banger Sandwich, a hearty sausage served with sauteed onions on a baguette, is a stick-to-your-bones revelation. The menu boasts New England and California fare, but the best dishes here are of British and Irish descent. Choose from a well-picked collection of ciders, stouts, and IPAs when it comes to clinking glasses.
Jameson's Irish Pub
Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Jameson's Irish Pub provides one of the best happy hours on the Walk of Fame, with 2-for-1 beers. Furthermore, their namesake bourbon is featured in over half of the cocktails on the menu, making this pub a whiskey connoisseur's dream. Try the original Jame-O pickleback shot, the Jame-O' Rita, or the Irish Hooligan. The booze is carried across to the culinary menu, with Guinness beer-breaded chicken tenders and apple and Irish whiskey sausage among the options.
Address: 6681 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
The Irish breakfast at Joxer Daly's pub is a firm favorite among the crew. This balanced breakfast includes Irish bacon, eggs, toast, and white and black pudding as well as 5 dollars morning cocktails. If you prefer to stay up late, come on Fridays and Saturdays when live music is performed. On Wednesdays, the bar hosts karaoke, but with so much good beer on tap. You might find yourself singing here every night of the week.
The Irish Times
The Irish Times is a unique lit Irish pub, but give it some time and you'll soon be at ease in your surroundings. This is because, at this Culver City pub, where regulars meet for trivia on Tuesdays while eating bangers and mash or beef and Guinness pie, comfort is king. On weekdays, traditional Celtic music plays throughout the pub, and live bands perform on weekends, although both are overshadowed by the din from tables of regulars who have been camped out since noon.
Since 1969, Molly Malone's has been brewing its own pint of Dublin in Los Angeles, showcasing musical talent (and a superb beer list) along the way. The lineup includes rock, Irish folk, and country, and Molly's superb acoustics make it one of LA's best pubs for seeing a show. Their kitchen is open until 10 p.m., and their menu isn't always standard.
Address: 575 South Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ireland's 32 Pub
This Irish pub, which has been open for over fifty years, offers hearty hospitality from friendly bartenders as well as a large selection of great Irish beers and ciders. Live music is performed five evenings a week, and karaoke is held every Tuesday and Sunday. Check the calendar and come in on a specified night to benefit from drink promotions like Whisky Wednesday. They have an extensive list of NFL specials for sports enthusiasts, and they even serve free buffets during games. The only downside is that due to its lack of outdoor areas, it is not a dog-friendly bar.
The Auld Dubliner
The Auld Dubliner's menu doesn't just dabble with Irish cuisine; it embraces it wholeheartedly. Bangers and champ, Irish ham and cabbage, the Boxty (a traditional Irish potato pancake), and a full Irish breakfast are just a few of the dishes that will make you dance. Their cocktail menu is also not to be sniffed at. The Auld Dubliner has a reputation for pouring the finest pint of Guinness Draught. Live music is performed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with a focus on Celtic artists.
Address: 71 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
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