Happy St Paddy’s Day (Do you hear my Irish accent?)….it’s one of my favorite holidays! Put somethng GREEN on and get out there!
Start early today in Venice….at Sunday Mass….say what? Yeah that’s what I said. If you have not yet been, gotta check out Deux Ex Machina.
The Venice Legends invited me to perform with them on gig at Sunday Mass at Deux Ex Machina on Venice and Lincoln (the old Conway Flower shop).
At this month’s Mass funds will be raised for friends at Lightly Salted, a surf shop based in New Jersey. Lightly Salted was seriously effected by Sandy and are currently trying to rebuild their sho prints of vintage body surf fins and hand planes for an exhibition he calls “Hand Job.”
We will be playing classic country …Johnny Cash, June Carter and more, as well as some blues too.
Enjoy BBQ, Vendors and Beer.
Gonna be a good way to start the party for St Paddy’s Day!
The event starts at 2:00 pm. We play (Venice Street Legends and Kathy Leonardo) from 3-5 pm
What: BBQ, Vendors, Music
Where: Deux Ex Machina, 1001 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Now let’s spotlight some hardcore Irish pubs…as some of these may have admission charges…we will be sure to update it for you.
in Santa Monica, Sonny McLean’s Pub (2615 Wilshire Blvd., SM) celebrates with four bands and a bag piper starting at 10:00 a.m.
No admission here….yeah!
Start off the day with a Guinness and a reakfast Burrito. There are lots of choices here….Breakfast Croissant Sandwich, Sonny’s Irish potatoes, Corned Beef and Eggs and Sonny’s Breakfast, Banger, 2 slices Bacon, scrambled Eggs, fried tomato, potatoes. All come with toast and fruit except Croissant, priced at $12 /$13.
Sonny’s will be offering a classic St Patrick’s day menu that will include Wagyu Corned Beef and Cabbage, Wagyu Corned Beef Sandwich, Bangers and Mash, Irish Stew, Authentic Shepherd’s pie, house made with Lamb, Fish and Chips, the fish being fresh, Sonny’s Burger and select appetizers, soup and a salad. $11 to $16 with appetizers.
Get your party on with a $4 Fireball shots, $6 Jameson or Bushmill Shots and special priced Irish Submarines and lots of Guinness as part of our 40 tap selection and full bar now.
Some great bands here…..Paul Harkin Irish Music, The Masters Of The Past, The Jamestown Revival Band… plus The Girls from Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey will be paying a visit around 1pm followed by the Bushmills Irish Whiskey Girls around 2pm.
I just played a gig at this place and everyone kept talking about how good the food is. i can’t wait to get me some corned beef and cabbage…yum.
Owner, Grant Woods always puts on a great party. I can guarantee there will be a line out the door. Woods explains, “Everybody wants to be Irish and one heck of a lot of people have some Irish in them. It’s a time people really have fun and the only International Day of celebration dedicated to a Country that I’m aware of!.” 310.449.1811; http://http://www.sonnymcleans.com/
Also in Santa Monica, on Main Street…
You won’t want to miss the fun at O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, located at 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Doors open at early….expect a line as always.
O’Brien’s offers traditional Irish fare throughout the day such as delicious corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash and a special Guinness beef stew.
Just in case you haven’t had enough, enjoy a Guinness float for desert. Live Irish music starts at 4::00 p.m. 310.396.4725; http://www.obriensonmain.com/
Just down the street, (2702 Main St.), Finn McCool’s Irish Pub is celebrating the holiday with Irish bands all day long. Classic Irish dishes will be served.
Owner Geraldine Gilliland (see image to left), originally from Belfast boasts “Saint Patrick’s Day allows us a great opportunity to celebrate our Irish traditions and culture with folk who are proud of their Irish ancestry. We’ve 17 draft beers, 200 whiskeys and an array of “kick-ass” Irish cocktails, so our celebrations are as brilliant as only the Irish can make them.” 310.452.1734; www.finnmccoolsirishpub.com
In Marina Del Rey….This one I’ve been going to for a while…..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….The line begins to form by 4:00 p.m., so get there early. 310.821.6622; http://brennanspub-la.com/.
All of these establishments offer traditional Irish food and live music. Somet places charge $10.00 admission after 1:00 p.m. unless specified.
Get out there and get your party on. Have fun on this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day.. Take a taxi or pick a designated driver. Maybe you’ll find you’re pot of gold….I’m still lookin’ for mine.
Hey if you need an art fix….Jaus (11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025), is holding a closing reception from 6:30 pm -9:00 pm ….check out their website www.jausart.com
Have a great weekend!