Should you choose to battle crowds on a Tuesday night and take part in the Jameson-soaked revelry of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got you covered. But if you’re looking to ditch the oversized Leprechaun hat and do something different, here are some options that will get you off your blarney stone and in the holiday spirit.
1. The Greyhound Bar and Grill. This Highland Park hotspot will be paying homage when they hold their 2nd annual St. Patrick Swayze Day. This career-spanning movie marathon will be accompanied by $4 Molyan drafts, holiday food specials and zero grief if you’re not wearing green.
2. Langer's Deli. If you’re just in it for the corned beef and cabbage, you could do no better than MacArthur Park’s James Beard Award winner, Langer's Deli. The restaurant closes at 4pm, so this would be an ideal choice after the parade downtown.
3. The Original Farmer's Market. With a forecasted temperature in the high 70’s, the outdoor festivities at The Farmer’s Market at the corner of 3rd and Fairfax will be a welcome alternative to the dank and smelly confines of a bar. Here, you’ll find traditional Irish fare from Magee’s Kitchen, green beers at 326 and a roving bagpipe player.
4. Part Time Punk’s St. Patrick’s Party at La Cita. At the end of the day, the last thing you’ll want to hear is another bagpipe and penny whistle duo. Swap those out for drum machines and synths, and you get Jose Maldonado of Sweet & Tender Hooligans spinning post-punk and dance till the wee hours of the night.