User's Guide

Where to O.D. on Corned Beef Sliders, Green Drinks, and Street Parties on Saint Patrick’s Day

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Seriously, you’ve never seen so many corned beef sliders in your life. Our restaurants and bars are unfurling the Irish tricolor for Saint Patrick’s Day this Saturday, flipping green drinks and Irish eats from the usual pub-bound suspects to less expected, more covert operatives like Nick & Stef’s, Freddy Smalls, and Windows Lounge. So whether you’re itching for a hit of craic with fine-dining sophisticates or simply dying to get blotto with a rowdy crowd, we have you covered in our user’s guide to how restaurants are vying for your green this weekend. Take a look!

Block Parties:

Casey’s: The traditional Downtown street party includes lines out the door and tribute bands to U2 and the not-so-Irish Led Zepplica, as well as East L.A.’s Ollin. The bar opens at 6:00 A.M. to start serving corned beef, fish and chips, green beer, and pickle back shots. This party goes for 20 hours and ends at 1:00 A.M. (or as soon as you turn the sidewalk green). Casey’s plans to go through 80 cases of whiskey, 200 kegs of Guinness, and 200 pounds of corned beef. 613 S. Grand Ave. Downtown.

Rock & Reilly’s: Starting at noon on Saturday and stretching to 10:00 P.M., this celeb-favored Irish pub is holding a massive block party in the parking lot behind its bar. With over 57 types of Irish whiskey (including its own brand), the Sunset Strip pub will serve green beer, kegs of Guinness straight from Dublin, Irish cider from Magner’s (they claim it’s not found elsewhere), and a menu with corn beef and cabbage and Irish nachos. 8911 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.

Green Libations:

25 Degrees: Offering five-dollar shots of Jameson, eight-dollar Irish car bombs, four-dollar green beer and five-buck Guinness through Friday. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood.

Comme Ca: In addition to its farm-fresh and green Le Vert cocktail, the bistro will offer corned beef hash and happy hour specials from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
M Café: The spot’s green kale lemonade will be available at the discounted price of $3.75 all Saturday. 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood.

Eire Eats:

Freddy Smalls Bar and Kitchen: The West LA restaurant opens at noon on Saturday and will serve special corned beef sandwiches until 5:30 P.M. Special pricing for pairings of Irish whiskey with a stout. 11520 W. Pico Blvd. West L.A.

Go Burger: $14 St. Patty’s Melt griddled with ground beef, onions, and melted cheese on fried rye bread and $12 shakes made with Guinness, Bailey’s, Jameson, vanilla ice cream, and green food coloring. 6290 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood.

Magnolia Bakery: Shamrock-topped cupcakes, St. Pat’s shortbread cookies, and bite-sized green meringues are among the many options for your Saint Pat’s sugar rush. 8389 W 3rd St. West Hollywood.

Nick & Stef’s: The restaurant offers a board of Irish cheese ($11), onion soup with Guinness and an Irish cheddar crouton ($8), and corned beef sliders with Irish Whiskey cheese ($10), and Guinness bread pudding with Jameson caramel ($8). Guinness and Irish coffee will be five bucks. 330 S Hope St,. Downtown.

P.S. 612: From 4:00 P.M. to close on Friday and Saturday, find $4 pints of Guinness, $5 Jameson shots and Moylan’s pints, and nine-dollar Irish Car Bombs. Food includes Reubens a la “Dagwood” and chocolate pot de crème with Bailey’s whipped cream. 612 E Flower St. Downtown.

The Churchill: Catch $8 corned beef sliders with braised cabbage, $18 Guinness braised short ribs, $13 corned beef hash with spring onions, and eight-dollar car bombs, five buck Guinness and Bushmills, and six-dollar Irish coffee using mud from LAMill. 8384 W 3rd St. West Hollywood.

The Counter: The burger joint will have a Guinness braised corned beef reubem with horseradish cheddar, while an Irish shake features Irish cream, chocolate chips, Monin peppermint, and peppermint patties. Locations city-wide.

The Hudson: Six-dollar beer-battered fried pickles, ten-dollar Irish nachos with Applewood bacon and house-cut fries, and Guinness corned beef sliders. Plus, eight-dollar Irish car bombs, five buck Guinness and Bushmills, and six-dollar Irish coffee using LAMill. 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd. West Hollywood.

Windows Lounge: Starting at 4:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday, find corned beef sliders, Guinness battered fried oysters, and Jameson Whiskey trifle, along with English Drams and Merchant of Belfast cocktails. 300 S Doheny Dr. Beverly Hills.

Where to O.D. on Corned Beef Sliders, Green Drinks, and Street Parties on Saint