On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, everybody’s Irish and all bars are crowded. Where will you celebrate?
Hennessey’s Tavern in the Riviera Village opens at 7 a.m., and by evening they’ll have three bars serving libations: the regular inside bar, one out front near the sidewalk, and another in back under the Big Tent—where live music will be playing.
Kilkenny’s, on the pier, is celebrating its fifth St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, tons o' uncolored beer, corned beef and other traditional dishes, with a DJ on duty all day and bagpipers marching through the restaurant each hour.
Naja’s Place on the International Boardwalk will open at its regular time—2 p.m. Loyal customers know 88 beers are available here, but on St. Paddy’s Day you can expect to find a goodly selection of Irish specialties beyond the usual Guinness and Snakebite.
The original Hennessey’s Tavern in Hermosa Beach promises the biggest party in town, all day. Beer, ale, wine and cocktails, good food, crowds, but no green beer. According to management, “that’s for rookies.”
Sharkeez on Pier Avenue is celebrating too, and they do have green beer… and green margaritas and Irish Car Bombs, a green beer pong tournament, and lots of other contests with cash and prizes. Sharkeez opens at 11 a.m. and advises you to wear green—you’ll get in faster.
Finally, there’s Patrick Malloys on Pier Avenue, which opens at 8 a.m. on March 17 with a happy hour until noon. Throughout the day they’ll serve Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and corned beef and Reuben sandwiches, along with pints and pints of the good stuff.
Choose wisely, leprechauns. Once the party gets going all of these places will be mobbed.