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10 Cheerful Irish Pubs In Los Angeles For Ice-Cold Pints And Good Craic


You can’t beat the simple pleasures of an Irish bar, and Los Angeles has a formidable lineup of bustling taverns that feel straight out of Dublin. Here we’ve compiled a list of the most popular locales offering lively entertainment, traditional Irish fare, and endless pints of the black stuff.

Pick your poison and get ready for a hell of a party at the best Irish pubs in Los Angeles, whether you seek an unbeatable St. Patrick’s Day celebration or a piping hot Irish coffee. Sláinte!

1. The Auld Fella

The Auld Fella dining room with green plaid patterned walls decorated with old-fashioned portraits and bottles of wine.
Image via The Auld Fella

The Auld Fella is a homey Irish restaurant and bar with some of the best authentic Irish food in Los Angeles. You’ll find it hard to choose between a steamy Irish chicken pot pie, juicy bangers and mash, house-cured corned beef and green cabbage, or hearty lamb stew. The Auld Fella always offers a delightful combination of top-notch hospitality and cultural authenticity that guests keep coming back for.

📍 Locations:

  • 9375 Culver Blvd, Culver City
  • 11831 Wilshire Blvd, Brentwood

2. Griffins of Kinsale

Owner Joe Griffin is dedicated to preserving the values of a true public house at Griffins of Kinsale in South Pasadena; in fact, Griffin has even called it “an extension of [his] living room.” The no-frills gem serves up some seriously flavorful pub fare including mouth-watering corned beef and cabbage with brisket and champ, a boxty dinner with latkes and lox, and a crowd-pleasing Wicklow rack of lamb with basil and garlic. Keep the Guinness flowing and gear up for a memorable evening at this neighborhood haunt.

📍 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena

3. Molly Malone’s

Table seating beneath colorful posters and artwork on the walls at Molly Malone's
Photo via Molly Malone’s Irish Pub

For over 50 years, the same Irish family has owned and operated Molly Malone’s as an energetic live music venue and Irish pub in Los Angeles. The authentically styled bar is adorned with over 70 paintings by Irish portrait artist Neil Boyle, and it’s been featured in movies including Leaving Las Vegas and Patriot Games. Guests enjoy a diverse lineup of live music five nights a week, including rock, pop, indie, country, and bluegrass. Bear in mind that guests come here for music and drinks rather than a sit-down meal, so don’t show up with an empty stomach.

📍 575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

4. Jameson’s Irish Pub

A crowd of people watch a football game around a U-shaped bar at Jameson's Pub Santa Monica
Jameson’s Pub Santa Monica via Facebook

The energetic and casual environment at Jameson’s Irish Pub can be found at all three of their Los Angeles locations. They serve a mix of Californian and Irish pub food, including delicious prime rib slow-roasting all day long. Each location has excellent food and drink deals, from late-night happy hours in Culver City to all-you-can-eat prime rib Wednesdays in Hollywood. The Culver City location is especially popular for sports viewing, with a 7-foot LED video wall and 37 big-screen TVs.

📍 Locations:

  • 2702 Main St, Santa Monica
  • 6681 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
  • 9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City

5. Gallagher’s Pub & Grill

An empty bar at Gallaghers with a row of green bar stools, liquor cabinet, and taps.
Gallaghers Pub & Grill Long Beach via Facebook

The Gallagher family operates Irish bars around the world in Derry, Tenerife, and Ibiza. Ciaran Gallagher opened Gallagher’s Pub & Grill in Long Beach nearly 2 decades ago and it’s well-regarded as a popular destination for live Irish music, trivia, karaoke, and delicious Irish food. You’ll want to keep coming back for the all-you-can-eat pancakes on weekend mornings, the crowd-favorite corned beef sandwich, and the Galway Bay fish and chips.

📍 2751 E Broadway, Long Beach

6. Tom Bergin’s

People sit at the bar at Tom Bergin's underneath a ceiling decorated in shamrock drawings.
@tombergins1936 via Instagram

Tom Bergin’s was established in 1936, making it the oldest Irish pub in Los Angeles. They’re best known for serving up delicious Irish coffees exalted by the LA Times and perfectly balanced with the use of turbinado simple syrup, rich coffee, and heavy cream. When St. Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles rolls around, make sure to put Tom Bergin’s on your radar as an essential stop for delicious drinks, pub fare, and festivities.

📍 840 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles

7. The Irish Times

An old fashioned red dining booth with an antique lamp and a mirror reading
@theirishtimesla via Instagram

The Irish Times is an authentic family-owned Irish pub in Los Angeles where you can stop by for a game of pool or enjoy an evening of live music. Check out trivia nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays or karaoke on Wednesdays and Fridays. This is also one of the best places to find authentic Irish food including a full Irish breakfast served daily, Irish beef stew with potatoes and veggies, and a slow-cooked steak & ale pie topped with crispy puff pastry.

📍 3267 Motor Ave, Palms

8. O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Empty dining area at O'Brien's with green booths and old-fashioned decorated mirrors
Via O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Cork native Willy O’Sullivan opened O’Brien’s in 1994 to the delight of the then-booming Irish expat population. These days you can still find O’Sullivan himself working at the bar regularly, continuing to man one of the most authentic Irish pubs LA has to offer. Whether you’re there to watch a sports game on one of the 15 TV screens, or you’re craving a heaping plate of bangers and mash, this old-fashioned tavern on Wilshire Blvd is a must.

📍 2226 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

9. Ireland’s 32

A bar table beneath a mirror reading
@irelands32pub via Instagram

Ireland’s 32 has been a Valley staple since it opened in 1963, and the family-run business is a local haven for delicious food and nightly entertainment. Sip on a foamy pint of Guinness and enjoy live music Tuesday-Saturday, plus karaoke every Sunday. In addition to flavorful sandwiches and burgers, guests swear by the cheesy potato balls, shepherd’s pie, New York steak, and corned beef sandwich. You’d also be remiss not to take advantage of the $3 domestic beer special during happy hour.

📍 13721 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys

10. The Auld Dubliner

A brick-walled tavern with old timey decor and dark wooden tables.
Photo via The Auld Dubliner

Twenty years ago, Long Beach native Eric Johnson and Limerick native David Copley opened The Auld Dubliner as an authentic Irish pub on The Pike. They stock one of the largest whiskey collections in SoCal including Irish and international varieties, plus a formidable draft and bottled beer menu. Dig into Scotch eggs wrapped in Irish sausage, a creamy Guinness cheddar dip served with toasted ciabatta, Irish breakfast served all day, and a hearty Guinness beef stew with Irish brown bread.





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