EalowresSonnyMcleans frontrly in the day on St Paddy’s, Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub is honored to host the Rescue 5 Fire Truck at the Pub starting at 10 am for a few hours.

This is a Fundraiser for Rescue 5. Rescue 5 had 12 firefighters when it went to the Towers on 9/11. One Firefighter survived so you have a lot of family feelings involved. Rescue 5 generally goes to schools etc for educational purposes and the shirts are sold to raise money to keep the truck on the road.

Be aware…this part of the day will not be treated as a party because of the sensitivity of Rescue 5. But if you’d like to support the cause, come by and buy a T-Shirt. Santa Monica is the first California City to host it.   http://www.remembrance.com

TheStPaddyDayHAT actual St Paddy’s Day Party will kick off with live music at noon. The outdoor Beer Garden will be open…enjoy bands all day long with Irish and a mixture of music the rest of the day and night.

Traditional Irish Menu served all weekend and Monday. Corned Beef and Cabbage, entrée or sandwich, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie to name a few.

WSat-SonnysMcLeans-StPaddyshat: St Paddy’s Celebration
Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica
When: All day and night
Phone: 310 449-1811
Website: http://www.sonnymcleans.com/

Café Rockenwagner celebrates the big day with corned beef and cabbage, Reuben sandwich with fennel slaw, soda bread and more.  Check their website for locations. www.rockenwagner.com.

In Downtown LA…

KKingEddyBaring Eddy Saloon opens at 11:59am on St. Patrick’s Day. Because a True Irishman Scores a Pint Before Noon.

Start St Paddy’s Day early ….Join the fellas and birds downtown and get fluthered in taverns, bars & saloons. A few F&B items to note, here’s the skinny…

$5 Irish whiskey, $5 Guinness  
Corned Beef Sandwiches with Cabbage on Soda Bread
Where: King Eddy Saloon, 132 East 5th Street, LA, 90013
StPaddy Leprechaun 12:00  pm –  till closing
Website: www.kingeddysaloon.com

In Marina Del Rey….Brennan’s Pub, (4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey) also has a fun St Paddy’s Day party, complete with green beer, a beer garden and live bands. This one really kicks….There usually is a line to get in, so get there early. 310.821.6622; http://brennanspub-la.com

Or in Santa Monica, The Basement Tavern (2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405) hosts music from 2 pm and on. http://www.basementtavern.com 

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub (2702 Main St.), is celebrating the holiday with Irish bands all day long. www.finnmccoolsirishpub.com

Down the street, O’Briens (2941 Main St.) opens early at 6:00 am and hosts bands all day. It’s gonna be a scene om Main St. for sure. http://www.obriensonmain.com/

All of these estaStPaddy Signblishments offer traditional Irish food and live music.

Some places charge $10.00 admission after 1:00 pm, so be sure to call or check their websites for more info.

How bout some St Paddy’s Day ART???….The bG Gallery celebrates the holiday with a “Green” art event. 

Hosted by Alexis Robertson, the Irish Lass, enjoy live painting by Daniel Rolnik. Join in the festivities, with wine, whisky and beer, and green cupcakes, macaroons, cupcake pops, and candies and art. bG Gallery (Bleicher/Golightly/Gorman Gallery)  is located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Event runs from 7:30-10:30 pm. http://www.bGartGalleries.com 

Don’t DRIVE….bus it or cab it….be SAFE!!! See ya out there in my green boa!!!