St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and whether you have Irish roots or not, we’re seeing green. Irish or not — here’s your perfect excuse for day drinking (and eating!) We’ve gathered a few of our favorites and crafted the perfect day for you, from start to end.
8 a.m. Kickoff the day by running a 5k hosted by The Village Runner in Redondo Beach. All participants will receive a St. Patrick’s Day Run t-shirt. There will be chip timing, age division awards and cash prizes to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5k run. All kids dash finishers receive medals too!
11:30 a.m. Meet up for brunch at quite possibly the best English pub this side of Santa Monica, the Pikey gets top marks for authenticity, from the interior—half Tudor-style tavern, half cockney chip shop—right down to the fish and chips. Let your Irish roots shine in this dimly-lit pub and enjoy a PBR on draft.
2:00 p.m. Check out Angel City Brewery in DTLA with highlights including Corned Beef Tacos, Irish Coffee Stouts, Irish music led by Opera on Tap Los Angeles and all day performances by NOVALA, The Sound of Ghosts, Abby and The Myth, Sarah & the Starlights, and DJ Mark Hayes.
5:00 p.m. The 1950s themed, mid-century modern cocktail bar, Birds & Bee’s will feature a menu replete with inventive twists on classic cocktails is serving up a special “The Celtic Knot” cocktail featuring three distinct flavors woven together to create a striking tapestry of flavor for St. Patrick’s Day! The cocktail will feature Jameson, Oloroso Sherry, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice and Menth for $13, available on Saturday, March 17th from 5:00pm – 2:00am.
9:00 p.m. We’re all for ending a good day of drinking with something sweet. The Dolly Llama in Downtown LA has a limited edition Green Bubble Waffle topped with Green Tea Ice Cream, Matcha Pocky Sticks, Lucky Charm Cereal, Toasted Marshmallow, Cotton Candy and drizzled with Milk Chocolate and Pearl Candy Beads. This DTLA joint is open until 12 midnight for your late-night sweet tooth.
We’re calling it a night because on Sunday morning we’ve got the LA Marathon one of the largest marathons in the country with more than 25000 participants and hundreds of thousands of spectators. Either way, raise your glass of Irish whiskey or that pint of stout and celebrate the moment. And, be sure to end your toast off with a hearty ‘Sláinte!’