NOT QUITE IRISH BUT CELEBRATING ALL THE SAME

Blue Dog Beer Tavern This cozy Sherman Oaks tavern will be all aglow with Irish green. Beer lovers will delight in the special beers served for St. Patrick’s Day, including Ohara’s Irish Stout, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, Bellhaven Stout, Meantime Naval College Old Porter—and a very limited supply of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 16th anniversary […]

Blue Dog Beer Tavern

This cozy Sherman Oaks tavern will be all aglow with Irish green. Beer lovers will delight in the special beers served for St. Patrick’s Day, including Ohara’s Irish Stout, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, Bellhaven Stout, Meantime Naval College Old Porter—and a very limited supply of Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 16th anniversary edition aged in oak bourbon barrels. Pair the beer with one of their award-winning burgers, and you’re sure to have a whale of a time. 4524 Saugus Avenue, Sherman Oaks, 818-990-2583

The Federal Bar

This Noho restaurant/bar/entertainment venue is offering a special menu with a twist: “Irish Nachos” (crisp potatoes, corned beef, grilled corn salsa, scallion and aged Irish cheddar) and “Wee Sliders” (thinly sliced corned beef, spicy pickle relish on a potato bun). Don’t miss the Baileys Irish Cream cheesecake. Bar-only specials will include Guinness draft, Jameson and Blackjack for $5 and Jameson Black for $7. Live bands will play all weekend long. 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 818-980-2555

The Local Peasant

Both the Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills locations of this “eat pub” will open at 3 p.m., with two specials served all day and night: corned beef and cabbage (slow-cooked Champagne corned beef over smashed red potatoes, green onions and loads-o-butter) and “Pots of Gold” (crispy golden potato skins loaded with corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss, Thousand Island dressing and spicy horseradish sauce). There are also salads, sliders and more. Special drinks include: Peasant Car Bomb (Jameson, Irish cream, Espresso Stout, cinnamon), Tall Leprechaun (cucumber and mint mojito) and Irish Milkshake (Jameson, Licor 43 and milk served on the rocks with green whipped cream and green sprinkles). 14058 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-501-0234, 22901 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, 818-876-0105

The Sagebrush Cantina

This indoor/outdoor mecca in Calabasas will celebrate with all-day Irish-themed menus, drink specials and live entertainment. Menu specials include patty wraps, Reubens, beef and beer stew, and corned beef and cabbage. To pair with the Irish fare, the cantina will serve Irish beers on draft along with cocktail specials featuring Irish whiskey, crèmes and coffees. Bagpipers will entertain diners. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. with Dork Band. 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, 818-222-6062

Tuning Fork Gastropub

This Studio City restaurant just turned 1 and will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long, featuring a rare beer from Brewery Ommegang called Houblon Chouffe. Guests who enjoy the beer will get all kinds of fun swag from the brewery. Chef Jay will pair the beer with new dishes, as well as his own take on classic St. Patrick’s Day fare. 12051 Ventura Place, Studio City, 818-623-0734

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