Even if you’ve never been to this divey-looking Downtown spot, you’re probably familiar with the sprawling wooden bar: It’s served as the set for just about every pub-focused scene on TV in the last 20 years. Given an old-meets-new reboot from the retro-furb fanatics at Pouring with Heart, Casey’s is still imbued with that faded-elegance vibe. The many rooms here are dotted with TVs—you’ll find both North American and European sports on the screens. In addition, there’s the occasional live band, plus darts, billiards and some quality shepherd’s pie and fish and chips. Throw in those killer happy hour specials—which run from noon on weekends—and you may never leave.
Los Angeles is full of great pubs—and you don’t even need the luck of the Irish to find ’em. When it comes to tracking down the perfect Irish bar, what could matter more than the availability of Guinness? A lot, as it turns out, because you’ve got to factor in ambience, great Irish cuisine and even quality Celtic music. Come St. Patrick’s Day, of course, you’ll find these L.A. dives plastered in shamrocks and plenty of Celtic green, but you’ll find these pubs filling pints and hosting live music, bar trivia and even karaoke every day of the year—and many pull double duty as excellent sports bars. If you’re in the mood for whiskey, beer and a side of Irish cheer, lace up your Riverdance shoes and clink a few pints at one of the best Irish pubs in L.A.