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There might be certain instances when an Irish coffee is more suitable than others: a cold winter evening, perhaps, or in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. In truth, there’s really no wrong time to order the traditional Irish cocktail as long as it’s made with care. The cocktail came to Los Angeles via San Francisco’s Buena Vista Café, when columnist Stanton Delaplane shared the recipe with Tom Bergin’s Public House. But the famed Irish pub on Fairfax isn’t the only one worth checking out: You can find other luxurious Irish coffees in whiskey bars and other jaunts around town. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying hair-of-the-dog drink in the morning or an easy nightcap in the evening, here’s where to find Irish coffees in L.A.
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