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If you're looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Orange County, you're certainly not alone. You have lots of options for places where you can drink Guinness and Irish whiskey to your Irish (at least for one day) heart's content. From a place that opens at 6am to a traditional Irish pub, here are some of the best places for your St. Patrick's Day revelry.
10201 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Fountain Valley's Silky Sullivan's has been around since 1984 so you know it must be doing something right. This year, the famed restaurant and Irish pub will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day party on March 17, 2017 with plenty of green beer and corned beef for all to enjoy! The restaurant also offers dancing, in addition to a ton of beers on tap (Guinness, Newcastle, Sam Adams, Fat Tire, Smithwick's Ale, Harp Lager and more), as well as a full bar service with skillful bartenders. Hungry? A full menu of items awaits!
Patsy's Irish Pub
28971 Golden Lantern St., Suite 108
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
You won't find a place in Orange County where the holiday atmosphere of St. Patrick's Day is more apparent than at Patsy's. Expect the doors to open early on St. Paddy's, and you'll want to get there as early as you can as this popular spot fills up on the day that celebrates all things Irish. No matter what time you get there, you can enjoy not only a great selection of beer and Irish whiskeys, but also pool and darts. If you're going to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you should do it at an Irish pub.
207 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866
No one says you need to wait until after work - or even noon - to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day. At Paul's, you can start celebrating the occasion as soon as the sun rises at 6am. Yes, 6am! That's right, you can start your festivities first thing in the morning with lots of green beer and St. Patrick's Day festivities. Some people might say it's a bit on the earlier side, but if you want to celebrate, you might as well get the festivities started. Plus, the prices here are pretty reasonable, so you can while away your entire St. Patrick's Day without feeling like you need to take out a loan.
The Auld Dubliner
2497 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
When you visit The Auld Dubliner, it doesn't take long to realize that the spirit of St. Patrick's Day is ever-present. The running countdown to St. Patrick's Day is a constant here and the Dubliner carries a good selection of Irish beers and ciders to help you with your revelry. It also carries a good selection of Irish whiskeys to enjoy. Bands regularly play here, and you can expect some good Irish tunes on the day where everybody can at least pretend to be a little Irish. You can be sure that this will be full of St. Patrick's Day partygoers this year.
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The Shamrock Bar and Grill
2633 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Some Irish pubs can seem a little inauthentic, and it can seem like you're paying for the decor or that fancy little shamrock in the head of your Guinness. While this place is called The Shamrock, you won't find anything inauthentic about this Newport Beach Irish bar. In fact, this is a true Irish pub right down to the Irish flag flying out in front of the place. For St. Patrick's Day, expect to get there early as they open around 8am and will be offering traditional Irish food like bar stew, fish and chips, a full Irish breakfast and more. When the afternoon comes around, that's when the fun really starts. They will be offering live music in the afternoon and early evening to take in for all visitors.
Branagan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
213 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, you probably look for Guinness, which you can find anywhere. You probably think that the ideal on St. Patrick's Day would be to pour your own pint. Branagan's has a draft table where you can do just that. In addition to Guinness, Branagan's carries other Irish beers like Kilkenny and Smithwicks. If you're looking for Irish whiskey, this place boasts a pretty impressive selection that rivals what you might find on the shelves of your local liquor store. Branagan's is the perfect Irish Pub and Restaurant to take in all the festivities and fun of this big event.
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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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