We Angelenos don’t have to dye the river green to express our enthusiasm for Saint Patrick’s Day (parts of our river are green year-round), but we do enjoy eating corned beef and, apparently, playing a lot of beer pong. If guzzling green MGD with the fraternity bros at Molly Malones isn’t your idea of a pot o’ gold, check out some other spots bursting with St. Patty’s Day-spirit.
SAT, MARCH 14
The Standard Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
323-650-9090 or www.standardhotels.com
What: “Kiss Me I’m Cool”
Special St Patrick’s day cocktails including the “Irish Car Bomb” (does that really require quotes?) plus a ping pong tournament from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. where there will be champagne for the winner and free shots for tournament participants until 5 p.m. No cover.
TUES, MARCH 17
Breadbar Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City
310-277-3770 or www.breadbar.net
What: “Kiss Me I’m French”
Special four-course St. Patty’s Menu for $17 ($14 sans beer)
1. Split Pea Soup
2. Asparagus salad with herbed vinaigrette
3. Beer-braised brisket sliders
4. Green tea cupcakes
5. An artisanal stout (beer)
Plus, all beers are $1 off all day on Tuesday, and the bakery is offering pistachio-green, almond butter cakes called GREEN Wall Streets ($4.95 a bag).
9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City
310-837-9546 or www.rushstreetculvercity.com
What: Green beer, Irish Car Bombs, Irish coffee, “Shamrock Shots,” green beer pong on the deck, Pole Room “Fun” (whatever that means), plus Irish food like corned beef hash and cabbage sliders and a traditional Irish potato stew.
Paciugo Gelato Caffe
1034 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach
What: Special St. Patty’s flavors including Guinness, Irish coffee, and baileys, plus standard green flavors like mint chocolate chip, pistachio, green tea, and green apple sorbet.
9635 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
310-274-8765 or www.sprinkles.com
What: For the first time ever, Sprinkles is dying their famous red velvet cupcake green and topping the cream cheese frosting with one of their signature green dots.
(All 12 Southern California locations are participating)
What: Irish menu including Corned beef brisket, shepherd’s pie, grilled corned beef sandwich, plus green-colored Coors Light and Pyramid Hefeweisen
2630 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake
323-664-7979 or www.sila-bistro.com
What: Saint Patty’s Day/Month Menu courtesy of the Irish owners including Irish stew, Lake Superior white fish, corned beef, and Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout
As for traditional pubs around town, Citysearch has a more-than-decent list of pint-worthy places.