St. Patrick’s Day revelry has been a Downtown Long Beach tradition ever since the days of D.J. McCarthy’s Saloon on Pine Avenue in the 1890s. Nowadays, there are Irish pubs all over Long Beach, including these three Downtown establishments. All of them guarantee a proper St. Paddy’s Day celebration:
THE AULD DUBLINER IRISH PUB at 71 South Pine Avenue can boast of being a truly authentic Irish pub: Its interior was actually built in Dublin and shipped to Long Beach. The Auld Dubliner is hosting a series of St. Patrick’s Day events leading up to March 17: Whiskey Flight Friday on March 6, hosted by a Bushmills Whiskey ambassador; Guinness Pint Night on Tuesday, March 10, in which there will be a “buy a pint, keep the Guinness glass” special running from 6 to 10pm, along with $1 tacos from 3 to 10pm; Guinness and St. Patrick’s Day 101 on March 12, in which a Guinness ambassador will present four different beer tastings paired with small food bites; Guinness Selfie Night on March 16, when you can buy a Guinness and have your picture superimposed on your beer from 6 to 8pm; and, of course, the place will be open and raging on March 17.
SHENANIGANS IRISH PUB & GRILLE at 423 Shoreline Village Drive will be serving up “green beer and Irish cheer” all evening on St. Patrick’s Day. Rock City Rhythm, a fun cover band from the OC, will be laying down the party grooves.
CLANCY’S IRISH PUB, at the corner of Broadway and Alamitos, has been an East Village fixture since the ‘60s. Throughout the month of March, Clancy’s is presenting $5 Jameson Irish Whiskey specials along with its fabulous-as-usual bar and food menus. The pub offers pool, darts, live music, and a raucous good time on St. Patrick’s Day.
These three bars are among many St. Patrick’s Day options for you in the Downtown. It is widely known that everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day, so come visit Downtown Long Beach this month and party with kindred spirits. Stay safe, and Erin Go Bragh—Ireland Forever!