Sláinte! Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Style: Newport Beach's Top Spots for Craic and Cuisine

Brian Sperry  |  February 20, 2024

Sláinte! Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Style: Newport Beach's Top Spots for Craic and Cuisine
Newport Beach might not be Dublin, but that doesn't mean you can't raise a glass (or three) to the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick's Day! From lively pubs with traditional fare to chic bars with green-themed concoctions, the sun-kissed city offers a variety of ways to celebrate the luck of the Irish. So, dust off your shamrock socks, grab your greenest attire and get ready for a day of merrymaking with friends and family.

For the Pub Purist

  • Muldoon's Irish Pub: This Newport Beach institution is the go-to spot for a classic St. Patrick's Day experience. Expect live music, a festive atmosphere, and a menu brimming with Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and hearty stews. Wash it all down with a Guinness or a pot of Irish coffee for an authentic celebration.
  • Shamrock Bar & Grill: This cozy pub boasts a laid-back vibe and an extensive selection of Irish whiskeys and beers. Dig into their corned beef sandwich or bangers and mash, and don't forget to try their green beer for a true St. Paddy's Day treat.
  • Malarky's Irish Pub: Known for its friendly atmosphere and lively music scene, Malarky's is the perfect place to raise a toast with friends. Their St. Patrick's Day menu features traditional dishes with a modern twist, alongside festive drink specials.

For the Cocktail Connoisseur

  • Stag Bar & Kitchen: This chic gastropub gets into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with its "Green with Envy" menu, featuring creative cocktails like the Emerald Isle Martini and the Shamrock Sour. Enjoy delicious shared plates and small bites while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere.
  • The Winery Newport Beach: Indulge in a sophisticated St. Patrick's Day celebration with green-themed wines and specialty cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. The Winery's upscale ambiance and delectable small plates provide an elegant twist on the traditional pub experience.
  • Lighthouse Newport Beach: This rooftop bar offers stunning ocean views alongside its St. Patrick's Day cocktail menu. Sip on their Emerald Gimlet or a Green Tea Mule while enjoying live music and breathtaking vistas.

Beyond the Booze

  • Newport Beach Brewing Company: Celebrate with a local twist at the "Brew Co." Enjoy their all-day Happy Hour on St. Patrick's Day, featuring $3 pints of their green-hued "Paddy's Potion" alongside classic pub fare.
  • Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee: Start your St. Patrick's Day with a sweet treat! Indulge in their limited-edition St. Patrick's Celebration Cake Doughnut, a festive treat for the whole family.

The Best of Both Worlds

Looking for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day experience? Hop on the Luck of the Irish St. Paddy's Pub Crawl! This festive event takes you on a journey through some of Newport Beach's best pubs, with exclusive drink specials and lively pub crawls throughout the day.
Remember, reservations are highly recommended for popular spots. So, gather your lucky charms, choose your poison, and prepare to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport Beach, California!
Erin Go Bragh!

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