Where to Celebrate St. Patricks Day 2020 in Orange County

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Looking for the perfect spot to celebrate all the festivities of St. Paddy’s Day this year? You’re in luck! Orange County is home to some of the best Irish pubs and events in Southern California. Continue reading to see some of our favorite options in the OC.


1. Irish Fest at Old World

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The Old World Irish Fest and Weiner dog race in Huntington Beach is a unique can’t miss event. This fun family event will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 1-6 pm with a live band playing at 2 pm and a fun Weiner dog race at 3. You can enjoy food from the Old World BBQ kitchen for delicious corned beef & cabbage along with an amazing Irish stew. Admission to the event costs $10 and you can spend an extra $10 for a VIP pass that will get you one free beer and a souvenir glass beer boot.


2. Malarky’s Irish Pub

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Malarky’s is a classic Irish bar in the heart of Newport Beach operating since 1977. For all the crazy partiers, the bar will open up at 6 am for St. Paddy’s day and enjoy their special corned beef hash and egg Irish omelet. If you head back for lunch you can feast on more festive options like fish and chips dipped and deep-fried in Guinness batter. The day’s festivities even include professional bagpipers and classic Irish tunes. Come celebrate St. Patricks Day at this homey and welcoming Orange County bar!  


3. Muldoon’s Irish Pub

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Muldoon’s is another Newport Beach mainstay celebrating 40 years of craft and import beer as well as mouthwatering Irish & American comfort food. You can start your celebrating here as early as 9 am with two live bands and plenty of dancing. We suggest trying out one of their amazing corned beef sandwiches to further enhance your Irish cultural experience. You can also enjoy other classics like corned beef & cabbage, Irish stew, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and even Irish soda bread made from scratch. Muldoon’s is one St. Paddy’s Day celebration you won’t want to miss and best of all there’s no cover charge.


4. Macallans Public House 

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Macallan’s Public House in Downtown Brea boasts a wide selection of over 200 different types of scotch, whiskey, and bourbon. Their St. Paddy’s day celebration will be full of live entertainment, traditional Irish pub food, and all the libations you can imagine. Like the other pubs on this list, you can enjoy live bands, DJs, and a strolling bagpiper. You can also enjoy the VIP Sky Lounge for an extra $25 fee. 


5.  Killarney Pub & Grill 

Killarney’s Irish Pub & Grill in Huntington Beach is another can’t miss St. Paddy’s day destination. You’ll enjoy the traditional Irish pub cuisine as well as their famous goldfish races! You can walk straight off the beach to this classic watering hole right up the street.


Staying in Orange County and looking the perfect spot to celebrate all the festivities of St. Paddy’s Day? The Hotel ATRIUM is conveniently located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport and close to every major destination in OC and a stone’s throw from Costa Mesa. If you’re looking for even more things to do around Orange County during your stay, check out our attractions page. Book your Orange County stay with Hotel Atrium today!


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