Whether you’re looking for a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just need a little luck o’ the Irish, there are plenty of local places to go. Here’s a list of all the Irish Bars, Pubs, and Restaurants in Orange County.
330 W Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821
Macallans Public House is an Irish themed restaurant and bar with high end comfort food, crafted cocktails, and over 400 whiskeys. They are open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends. This is a great place for nightlife that stays open late on weekends, with a speakeasy and cigar club in the back that you can become an official member of. Can you find the secret door?
2915 Redhill Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Durty Nelly’s is a pub and restaurant open to all ages, serving Irish pub fare and comfort food including traditional Irish Stew and bangers and mash. They have regularly scheduled events including live Irish music, karaoke, comedy nights, and trivia. On St. Paddy’s Day, they have a special limited menu and green beer all day!
130 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
The Harp Inn claims to be the most authentic Irish pub in Orange County. They serve pub fare including a full Irish Breakfast that is offered all day. They offer brunch and bottomless mimosas on weekends, live music Friday through Sunday, plus daily sporting events.
Hennessey’s Tavern – Multiple Locations
1773 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | 949-688-1123
34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629 | 949-488-0121
213 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | 949-494-92651
31761 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 | 949-441-4777
143 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740 | 562-598-6456
If you’re looking for Irish hospitality with good food, drinks, and nightlife, check out one of the local Hennessey’s. The menu is full of American and Irish dishes, with a new specially crafted gourmet burger featured every month. They have great happy hour discounts Monday through Friday from 4 to 7PM, and each location is open late.
2645 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Patrick’s Pub is an Irish themed neighborhood pub with plenty of TVs to catch your favorite sporting events. They have pool tables, darts, and other bar games. There’s no kitchen here, but you can bring in your own food or have it delivered to you, and you can get beer by the bottle and all your favorite cocktails. Patrick’s is open daily until 2AM.
11761 Edinger Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Blarney Stone is a small, well-established local Irish pub featuring cocktails, music, and pool tables. They have live bands every Saturday night at 9PM. Stop in for Fireman Hour for half-off drinks everyday from 3PM – 4PM and Monday through Friday 8AM – 9AM.
10201 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Silky Sullivan’s opened in 1984 and continues to be a local favorite. It’ a popular neighborhood spot for drinking, but they serve dinner daily, lunch every day except Monday, and you can come in for breakfast on the weekend. They often have live music, karaoke, and special events for sports games.
100 N Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832
Located in historic Downtown Fullerton, Mickey’s Irish Pub is one of the newest additions to the area, with a traditional Irish vibe. They are open daily for lunch and dinner, and they stay open late so you can enjoy the night life. They have live music on select nights plus other special events and a weekend brunch.
424 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The Irishman aims to offer an authentic Irish experience in the heart of Huntington Beach. They serve up Irish whiskey and pints of Guinness, with plenty of Irish themed décor, shepherd’s pie, and free fresh-popped popcorn.
209 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Killarney’s Pub & Grill is located in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach and offers an Irish experience mixed with sports, nightlife, and beach culture. Killarney’s is open until 2AM daily.
19047 Bushard St., Huntington Beach, CA
O’Connell’s is an Irish-themed sports bar and grill. They are family friendly and open everyday for lunch and dinner, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Come in for the food and friends, and stick around to watch the game at this friendly local spot.
28971 Golden Lantern #108, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Patsy’s takes you back to old world Ireland with their Irish-themed design and décor. They have two large bars with a sports side and a homeland side. They offer a full menu featuring American and Irish dishes and plenty of drinks to quench your thirst. If you’re looking for nightlife, you’ll find weekly entertainment here with live music, karaoke, dancing, and more.
27567 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Costello’s is a casual bar and restaurant with Irish and American pub food. They have lots of TVs for watching your favorite sporting events, an outdoor patio, full kitchen and bar, 19 beers on tap, and a regular lineup of live music. Open daily for lunch and dinner with happy hour every weekday from 2 to 6PM.
26342 Oso Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Dublin 4 Gastropub is an Irish restaurant with Irish and New American small plates and main dishes with craft beer, a regular rotation of local draughts, whiskey, and cocktails. Give the Guinness Brown Bread a try or go for the Cottage Pie if you’re looking for traditional Irish comfort food.
27695 Santa Margarita Parkway #B, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Mulleady’s is an Irish themed sports pub that serves a menu of tasty Irish and American pub fare. It’s a great place to grab a drink and a bite and watch the game. There is indoor dining here with a small patio for outside seating.
25571 Jeronimo Rd., Mission Viejo, CA
Patsy’s is a traditional neighborhood pub offering a wee bit of Ireland. They offer karaoke, dancing, and other events for those looking for nightlife in the area. They also have televisions showing sporting events and a kitchen serving a selection of pub food.
3011 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
Malarky’s is a local Newport favorite since 1977, open daily from 7:30AM – 2AM with food service until 10PM. They serve American and Irish grub and kids are welcome to dine in too. They have some of the best Irish Stew in town and great daily and weekly specials.
202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Muldoon’s is a family friendly establishment with a restaurant and pub. They serve a variety of food including traditional Irish dishes like Irish Stew, Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Pub Potatoes. They have live music on select nights beginning at 9PM plus other regularly scheduled events.
2633 West Coast Hwy C, Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Shamrock Bar & Grill is a small pub serving breakfast all day and a variety of other dishes, including plenty of Irish fare. This local bar is 21 and over only after 9PM. They have TVs to view sporting events and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
150 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866
O’Hara’s is a small dive-style Irish pub in Old Town Orange. The bar has pool tables and TVs with sporting events and they are open daily for drinks until 2AM.
1625 W Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867
Tilted Kilt is a Celtic-themed pub and eatery with Irish inspired dishes like Irish Nachos, Celtic Knots, and Olde Dublin Stew. The girls are dressed in plaid, serving your favorite drinks, with a long list of whiskey available and a large selection of beer on tap.
2391 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
Bloom’s claims to be the best spot for St. Patrick’s Day in Southern California, with live music, traditional food, Guinness, and all the finest whiskeys. They’ve also got a pretty famous Taco Tuesday. If you’re looking for Boxty or corned beef and cabbage, this is the place to go. Stick around for their lineup of regular live music, comedy shows, or watch a game on the big screens.
San Juan Capistrano
26701 Verdugo Street, Suite B, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Just a 2 minute walk from Mission San Juan Capistrano and in the heart of Los Rios Historic District, Paddy’s Station is a popular Irish-owned pub and restaurant with the option to experience dining right there in a train car. This full restaurant also has a pool table, a private caboose with accommodations for up to 10 guests, and a stage with live music all week long.
111 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Clancy’s is a small neighborhood bar on Main Street in Seal Beach. This one is 21 and over only with no kitchen. They’ve got a full bar, pool tables, darts, a jukebox, and photobooth, with a small patio out back. Stop in here on St. Paddy’s Day to celebrate with Jameson shots.
121 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740
The Irisher is a fun little dive bar on Main Street in Seal Beach. They’ve got cold beer, pool tables, a juke box, and plenty of whiskey. This is a popular spot for locals.
140 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 90740
O’Malley’s is open to all ages for lunch and dinner daily, and brunch every weekend with a selection of American and authentic Irish food like Whiskey Chicken Boxty and Guinness Beef Stew. Open til 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays with live music, O’Malley’s is a popular weekend spot for nightlife on Main Street. The offer a huge selection of beer, IPAs, wine, and whiskey.
14341 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
Green Girl Saloon is an Irish themed neighborhood pub with lady bartenders in bathing suits. There is a full bar, pool tables, high tops for relaxing and enjoying a drink. Green Girl is open daily until 2AM. Stop in here on St. Patrick’s Day for shots and don’t forget to wear green!
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.