Unleash Your Inner Irish Lass With These St. Paddy's Day Festivities

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and even if you can't trace mom and dad back to the Emerald Isle, everyone should feel a little Irish for just this one day. Whether you want to go the green beer and shots route, or keep a little quieter, sipping on an Irish whiskey cocktail, we're looking out for you. So, here's a list that covers it all, from beer festivals, to green-beer taps, to bagpipes. It's all Irish all the time, so here's hoping there's a pot-o'-gold at the end of your figurative rainbow.
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Casey's Irish Pub
This bona fide Irish bar shuts down Grand Avenue for its celebration, which includes music from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band. It's a full-on experience for a die-hard St. Patty's Day partier.
When: Saturday, March 17, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Casey's Irish Pub, 613 S. Grand Avenue (between 6th and 7th Streets); 213-629-2353.
Molly Malone's
Taking a page out of its own book, this Irish bar will keep serving drinks while singers wale. Starting at noon and ending just before midnight, the Irish folk songs are an all-day deal.
When: Saturday, March 17, 12 p.m.
Where: Molly Malone's, 575 S. Fairfax Avenue; 323- 935-1577.
St. Patrick's Day Festival
St. Paddy's and Laker Girls might not seem like they have anything in common, but worlds collide at this DTLA event featuring a mini-parade, Irish food, drink, and the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band.
When: Saturday, March 17, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: L.A. Live, Nokia Plaza, 800 W. Olympic Boulevard; 866-548-3452.
Rush Street
Possibly throwing the Westside's biggest St. Paddy's Day bash, Rush is busting out bagpipes, and pouring L.A.'s largest selection of Irish beer — plus a selection of whiskey and cocktails. Classic Irish folk and rock music will be playing, and did we mention six Guinness taps, six green-beer taps, beer pong on the patio deck, and corned beef for both lunch and dinner? Someone's got green spirit!
When: Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Rush Street, 9546 Washington Boulevard; 310-837-9546.
The Daily Pint
Known for its craft beer and scotch, this bar will open a little earlier than usual and Irish drink specials and karaoke will be going strong. Don't forget the holiday-themed food, corned beef, and cabbage, of course, served after 4 p.m.
When: Saturday, March 17, 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Daily Pint, 2310 Pico Boulevard; 310-450-7631.
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Finn McCool's Irish Pub
With a selection of more than 200 whiskeys, this Irish gastropub on Main Street is an obvious spot for toasting. You can get your grub on early as well as taking advantage of drink specials and giveaways from Guinness. Live music starts at 1 p.m. with the party going all night. Hint: If you want to save on the $10 cover charge, get there before 2 p.m.
When: Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.
Where: Finn McCool's Irish Pub, 2700 Main Street; 310-452-1734.
Photo: Via Finn McCool's Irish Pub
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