Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In San Diego

Guinness, corned beef, and Irish whiskey – you know what time it is! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and with the holiday comes Irish food, drink, and culture. San Diego is about to get a whole lot greener!

Make your plans now – we anticipate that much of San Diego will be out looking for the luck of the Irish this year!

Pick One of San Diego’s Best Irish Bars!

You can’t go wrong spending St. Patrick’s Day (or any day for that matter!) at one of San Diego’s great Irish bars!

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is Back!

After two years without a parade…it’s back on! Join the Irish Congress of Southern California as we host the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Balboa Park on Saturday, March 12. The parade starts at 10:30am at Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street.

Celebrate at the First St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party

The organizers behind OB Oktoberfest and the legendary OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-off announced their newest beachside event, “St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party” on March 19.  To celebrate the Irish holiday, the organizers invite the public (21+) to Ocean Beach, where Newport meets the pier, for the all-day and night event!

Kicking-off at 11AM, party-goers can expect live music from local bands and DJs (full lineup and headliner coming soon), green beer, cocktails, and St. Paddy’s Day-themed games including; a Corned Beef Invitational cornhole tournament, a pup pageant, Mr. & Ms. Corned Beef contest, “Leprechaun Limbo” and more. The first 500 people will receive a gold coin redeemable for a variety of prizes including cocktails, swag and cash, as well as the opportunity to participate in the first-ever “Guac Off” featuring samples of guacamole from 10 local vendors and a chance to cast a vote for their favorite.

For more information on “St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party”, please visit here or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Second Annual Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Block Party

GoodBar, Point Loma’s popular neighborhood bar located at 1872 Rosecrans St., will host the return of Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Block Party, a lively celebration complete with green beer, festive fare and live entertainment held from noon to 9PM on Saturday, March 12.

Building off of the success of the first Luck O’ Loma block party, the second annual block party will provide revelers ages 21 and over the chance to get lucky ahead of St. Patrick’s Day with festive drinks, food, live entertainment and more. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the celebration will include green beer, signature cocktails and festive dishes. Guests will enjoy live bands and local DJs on the outdoor stage, themed games, local vendors and more. Tickets are priced at $10 per person for general admission or $15 per person for general admission and one green beer. Tickets may be purchased online here.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Pad, a local nonprofit all breed dog rescue that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters and the streets of Mexico. The Animal Pad will also have adoptable dogs on-site for partygoers to meet. More information about the event and GoodBar can be found on the website at here, as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

Get Lucky at Good Time Design Venues

The folks at Good Time Design certainly know how to have a wee bit o’ fun on St. Patrick’s Day with activations at a variety of their venues. The Deck at Moonshine Flats will keep you in the celebratory spirit all month long with $6 Guinness Pints. On March 12 and 17, pair your brew with The Deck’s Corned Beef Slider special, crafted with housemade corned beef, thousand island dressing, swiss cheese and sauerkraut on marbled rye buns. On March 17, frolic down to Moonshine Beach in Pacific Beach for a legendary St. Patrick’s celebration. Moonshine Beach will be offering specials on leprechaun approved libations including $5 Shamrock Shots, $6 Paddy’s, $7 Irish Mules, $8 Irish Car Bombs and $9 16oz Guinness.

Whether you want to spend your St. Patrick’s Day with a lunch in the San Diego sun or a night of debauchery, Cerveza Jack’s Gaslamp is the place to be. In honor of the holiday, Cerveza Jack’s will be serving drink specials including $10 Boilermakers (a beer and whiskey shot combo), $7 Jamesons, $6 Guinness Drafts and $10 car bombs.

For a more relaxed celebration, pull up a seat at Lucky’s Lunch Counter. With a name fitting for the holiday, Lucky’s will be offering St. Patrick’s specials for the entire month of March which include House Made Corned Beef Breakfast, with hash browns, eggs, and choice of toast or tortilla, and the handcrafted Reuban Sandwich, with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on marble rye bread. Good Time Design has a venue for everyone this St. Patrick’s Day, just don’t forget to wear green!

 

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Free Live Music and Specials All Day at The Holding Company

Round up your lads and lasses because they won’t want to miss The Holding Company’s St. Patty’s Day party! Throw on your best green attire and celebrate on Thursday, March 17 with an early bird happy hour that kicks off at 10AM, a one-day-only brunch menu featuring a lucky Irish Breakfast and FREE live music all day that shamROCKS!

Early bird happy hour (10AM to 12PM) includes:
$3 Tullamore Dew Shots
$3 Skrewball Shots
$2 Guinness Pints
$5 Car Bombs

Enjoy these specials at The Holding Company’s rooftop patio with ocean views and live music all day (and night!) with QUEL BORDEL!

 

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Whiskey Dinner at Vin de Syrah

Join us for Vin de Syrah‘s St. Patrick’s Day 5-Course Whiskey Dinner Pairing on March 17th! This dinner will be hand-paired by our in-house mixologists, chefs, and sommeliers to give you an amazing night filled with 5 Irish whiskies each coursed and paired perfectly with your new favorite dinner!

Seating begins at 6:30 with the first course starting at 6:45PM. Book Now!

Corned Beef and Cocktails at barleymash

Down in the Gaslamp Quarter, barleymash has the sandwich you’ve been waiting for! Their St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Reuben is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser with house-made corned beef, green apple sauerkraut, whole grain mustard aioli, and Swiss cheese, served between two slices of marble rye bread with a side of crispy fries.

For their drink specials, barleymash has partnered with Tullamore Dew to bring you a taste of Ireland. They’ll be offering three specialty cocktails that day – Luck of the Irish, Pot of Gold, and Magically Delicious. Hint: one of the cocktails may or may not include your favorite cereal marshmallows. Head down to Gaslamp on March 17th to grab a bite and drink of barleymash’s St. Patrick’s Day specials!

Bub’s at the Beach | Bub’s at the Ballpark

Whether you’re celebrating by the beach or downtown, Bub’s has got you covered! This St. Patrick’s Day, Bub’s at the Beach and Bub’s at the Ballpark will be getting the party started at 9AM. Enjoy $5 Green Bud Lights, $20 Green Bud Light Pitchers, $5 Breckenridge Nitro Irish Stout, $5 Tullamore Dew, $9 Breckenridge Irish Bombs, and their Mule of the Month, the Irish I Had a Mule, with Tullamore Dew, lime juice, bitters and fever tree ginger beer.

PB’s Duck Dive

It’s a busy week for PB’s Duck Dive! Having recently relaunched their popular Taco Tuesday, they’ve decided to do a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day Taco Tuesday mashup. On Tuesday, March 15th, they’ll be offering $3 Corned Beef Hash Tacos, $3 Green Beers, and 2-for-1 Margarita and Paloma Punchbowls. The Taco Tuesday promotion will begin at 5PM and DJs will be joining the scene at 9PM. For St. Patrick’s Day, Duck Dive is keeping the brews and whiskey flowing with $5 Green Beers, $5 Jameson’s, $7 Irish Coffee’s, $14 Irish Slammers. Finish off the day with a hearty Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner that’ll make you wish it was offered year-round. If you drop by to join Duck Dive’s famous bottomless brunch on Thursday, make sure to try their Corned Beef Hash & Eggs special!

Mavericks Beach Club

For those looking to party by the beach, it won’t come as a surprise that Mavericks Beach Club is on this list! Mavericks is pulling out all the stops this St. Patrick’s Day with food and drink specials, live music, sports, and games. Opening at 9AM, Mavericks will be running food and drinks specials such as Corned Beef Tacos, Corned Beef Nachos, Irish Coffee Slushies, and more! DJs will hit the scene between 1PM – 7PM, and 8:30PM – 2AM with a set from The Thundercock Band from 7PM – 8:30PM. Lots of fun to look forward to!

Draft at Belmont Park

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, specifically in Ireland. 9AM San Diego time is 5PM in Ireland, so this St. Patrick’s Day, it is definitely acceptable to start drinking at breakfast. Luckily, Draft at Belmont Park is offering a celebratory Irish Breakfast from 9AM to 12PM all St. Patty’s weekend for $17, which includes a donut, Irish stout and a shot of Jameson Orange. Bring the luck of the Irish back to Draft to cheer on your favorite team during March Madness. Draft boasts a 31-foot LED screen and 25+ surrounding TVs making it the perfect place to watch the Big Dance. Enjoy an Irish Stout and shot of Jameson for $12 all day on tournament days, including St. Patrick’s Day weekend, as well as March 2-27 and April 2-4.

Smokey & The Brisket

Switch up your St. Patrick’s Day with a perfectly juicy, smoky, and spicy bite of barbeque at La Mesa’s Smokey & The Brisket! Get lucky with delicious lunch and dinner specials such as their Burnt Ends Shepard’s Pie, served with burnt carrots and cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, or their St. Patty’s Day Burger which offers you the perfect amount of zest with chimichurri, smoked ham, sharp cheddar, grilled onions, tomato, lettuce, and an egg all between two toasted brioche buns! And of course, we can’t forget about the Green Beer. Smokey & The Brisket will be offering glasses of themed green beers for you to pair with your barbeque while dining in at their motor-themed space.

The Smoking Gun

Have some fun with friends at The Smoking Gun, Gaslamp’s all-in-one sports bar, barbeque joint, and arcade! On March 17th, they’ll be opening early at Noon to get the St. Patrick’s food and drinks flowing, and will be offering lunch and dinner specials such as their Irish Nachos, Corned Beef Tacos, and an Irish TV Dinner, with corned beef, braised cabbage, roasted baby potatoes, and a juice box.

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North Park Restaurants

Miss B’s Coconut Club, Carlsbad’s Park 101, and Louisiana Purchase, in North Park, will all be toasting to St. Pat’s with three specialty drinks available throughout the day. Try the Irish Good Bai, made with Jameson Orange, house rum blend, orgeat, and fresh lime, or opt for the traditional Irish Slammer – a shot of Jameson with Irish cream dropped in a glass of stout beer. Keep it simple with the Jameson and Ginger, a blend of Jameson, ginger ale and fresh lime…you truly can’t go wrong with any of the three!

Ranch 45

This St. Patrick’s Day, take part in an Irish-American tradition and enjoy gourmet Corned Beef from Ranch 45 in Solana Beach. Committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients and supporting superb local farmers, Ranch 45 is proud to make all of their Corned Beef with Brandt Beef raised locally in Brawley. Swing by Ranch 45 on March 17 for lunch to fulfill your cravings with their Corned Beef Reuben special. Hungry for more? Spread some Irish cheer and impress your lucky loved ones by making your own gourmet corned beef – bring home raw cuts for $12 a pound or cooked corned beef for $17 a pound to chef up your own comforting delicacies.

Make a Day and Night Of It at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

Need an excuse for a stay-cation? Start your weekend early and spend your St. Patrick’s Day lakeside at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Located on the 80 acre recreational Lake San Marcos, Lakehouse is the perfect spot to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day libations with views of rolling green hills and sparkling waters.

March on over to The Grill, the resort’s main dining outpost, where they will be serving up the Irish essentials. Indulge in Guinness beers, Jameson shots, Corned Beef and Cabbage and more. The special menu will begin at 11am on March 17 with Corned Beef and Cabbage plates priced at $25 and Guinness Beer paired with a shot of Jameson for $16.

When the lakeside views draw you in, have a bit o’ fun on a peddle boat, pontoon, or any of the other many water activities at the marina. If you’re in search of more green, play a round on the golf greens at the neighboring St. Mark Golf Club, boasting stunning backgrounds. However you wish to spend your day, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is sure to be your home away from home this St. Patrick’s Day.

 

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Live Music and Green Beer at One Paseo’s Harland Brewing

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to find something delicious to celebrate with at One Paseo’s charming urban village. On March 17th from 5PM to 7PM, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music outside Harland Brewing Company’s tasting room in One Paseo’s Plaza West. Don’t get pinched – enjoy a specialty crafted green beer from Harland’s tasting room, made just for the occasion.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Harland will be releasing a super limited quantity of their Buko Pandan Milkshake IPA in collaboration with Mostra Coffee, brewed with Pandan leaves and coconut for a grassy-vanilla aroma and a naturally emerald green hue.

Continue the celebration with a St. Patrick’s Day treat from SusieCakes, located in One Paseo. Available from early March until St. Patrick’s Day, SusieCakes will be offering gourmet goodies with festive flavors like Shamrock Frosted Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes baked with Guinness Stout Beer and filled and frosted with Baileys Buttercream, and Green Velvet Cupcakes, a green rendition of of their Signature Red Velvet cupcake topped with Cream Cheese frosting and shamrock quins.

See you there, San Diego!

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