There are some traditions you just don’t mess with—like enjoying some Irish whiskey and a healthy serving of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Luckily you have plenty of options in the Long Beach area for Irish pubs to patronize on March 17. We’ve rounded up three stellar examples of establishments that bring together the best of top-notch beverages, satisfying traditional Irish fare, and welcoming atmospheres. Whether you’re getting takeout or enjoying some outdoor dining, add one of these businesses to your agenda on St. Patrick’s Day.
K.C. Branaghan’s boasts a cozy atmosphere modeled after traditional Irish pubs, plus a vast selection of food and drink. Their food menu includes traditional Irish dishes, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and more. No matter what your personal tastes, you’ll likely find a dish you like from their roundup of mouthwatering pastas, meaty mains, crave-able appetizers, and so much more. On the drink side, K.C. Branaghan’s offers a selection of draft and craft beers, plus Irish beers, whiskeys, and so much more. Grab takeout from K.C. Branaghan’s or enjoy parklet dining.
The Auld Dubliner
The Auld Dubliner is known for delicious food, thirst-quenching drinks, and—yes, really—that one time Bono played the part of temporary bartender. While Bono might not be serving your drinks when you go to the Auld Dubliner, there are still plenty of other reasons to enjoy what this pub has to offer. Sample traditional foods, including a whiskey chicken boxty (a kind of Irish potato pancake), shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, and much more. For some more American, but just as delicious, options, choose from their selection of burgers and sandwiches.
They also offer a huge (and we mean HUGE) selection of beer, brandy, and Irish whiskey. Lastly, don’t miss the happy hour menu with drink offerings like the Dublin Donkey (Irish whiskey, honey liqueur, ginger beer, and lime) and snacks like curry chips, scotch eggs, and mini sausage rolls.
To-go ordering is available from 12-8 p.m. at The Auld Dubliner. Their website offers easy online ordering with pickup and delivery options.
Gallaghers Pub & Grill Long Beach
This year feels extra special because most places were not able to open last year! Gallaghers is a Long Beach staple, make sure to stop by and enjoy some Irish classics, they’ve got you covered! Check out their social media sites for all the specials! Cheers!
You really can’t go wrong hitting up any of these pubs. If you don’t get a chance to try one or more of them this St. Patrick’s Day, add them to your must-try list for later in the year. After all, good food, drinks, and hospitality know no season.