For some, St. Patrick’s Day is all about green beer, bangers and mash and some good old fashioned sloppy early afternoon public intoxication. For others, it’s just an excuse to hang with the people you love. Whether you go hard on St Paddy’s day or just want to wear green and scream, “Kiss me, I’m Irish!,” Melrose has you covered. Here are the best places to celebrate St Paddy’s Day on Melrose Ave this year.
It’s not St Paddy’s Day without a whole lotta whiskey. Snakepit Alehouse has an extensive menu filled with whiskey flights, cocktails and shots shots shots shots shots shots! You’ll have so many whiskey options, you won’t know where to start. Or stop. Or where you are by the end of your visit. They also have a food menu if you are in the mood for comfort foods like meatloaf and mashed potatoes, braised bacon mac n’ cheese or beer bratwurst served with fresh-made sauerkraut, spicy mustard, and fries.
SNAKEPIT ALEHOUSE WHISKEY BAR AND KITCHEN
7529 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
If you are sticking to whiskey, hop on over to Melrose Umbrella Company. Make sure you try the KISS KISS BANG BANG, a cocktail made with Toki Japanese whiskey, green apple, ginger, sauvignon blanc with lime. Yum! You can’t go wrong with their Manhattan cocktail that is so perfect they actually named it THE PERFECT MANHATTAN. Before you leave, try the Lamb Belly BLT or The After School Special, a grilled cheese and tomato soup.
MELROSE UMBRELLA COMPANY
7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Village Idiot’s motto is, “We ain’t fancy. We ain’t fussy. We ain’t finished.” Sounds like a perfect stop on our St. Paddy’s Day crawl. We suggest that you go there for their happy hour which is every day from 4-6. EVERY DAY, PEOPLE! The happy hour includes $7 wines and $5 beers. Munch on some fish and chips for only $9 or the steak and potato pie for $10. Wash it all down with their $6 High-Life with a shot of bourbon special.
THE VILLAGE IDIOT
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Still on the search for some green beer? We have a pretty good feeling that you’ll find some at The Parlor. This chic sports bar has something for everyone. Not in the mood for beer? Pick your libation from their extensive cocktail menu. We suggest sticking to the theme and ordering the POT O’ GOLD made with Jameson, lemon juice and honey.
7250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
If you are still going strong, end your night at The Darkroom. The Darkroom is so much more than just a dive bar. If you want to go hard core, try the Cinnamon Apple Cider made with Fireball or cap the night off with some Guinness. They also have a kitchen if you are in the mood for a burger, some sweet potato fries or live a little and order their pecan bread pudding! You won’t regret it. We wish you a fun and safe St Paddy’s Day and always remember to drink responsibly and most importantly, we hope Melrose Ave leads you to a pot o’ gold! Maybe a leprechaun sighting? Hey! You never know.
7302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046