There’s plenty o’ pubs to get your green on this Wednesday for St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s some key places that stretch across the San Fernando Valley. Remember — if you intend to imbibe on one too many pints — cab it, hire a car service, designate a sober driver, or call a friend.
The Fox and the Hounds — Studio City
This is a favorite place for British ex-pats mixed with locals. Traditional pub fare includes fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, banger’s and mash and a special for St. Patrick’s Day — Corned Beef and Cabbage. Live music by the King Mixers starting at about 9 pm. Breakfast is also served all day here, including the English version of the Irish breakfast called The Full Monty. Sixteen beers on tap and more in bottles and cans. No cover charge. 11100 Ventura Boulevard Studio City (818) 763-7837 www.thefoxandhounds.com
Irelands 32 — Van Nuys
The festivities run from 8 am to 1:30 am at this valley landmark. Start off the day with a traditional Irish breakfast served until noon– bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, wheaten bread, eggs, baked beans, black and white pudding. Chow down on Corned Beef & Cabbage , Irish Stew and Sandwiches. Guiness, Smithwicks and more are on tap. This pub is a fave with Irish ex-pats and there’s a real Irishman manning the bar. Live music starts at 9 am with bands continuing 1:30 pm, 5 pm and 9:30 pm. $10 cover charge after 10 am. 13721 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys 818-785-4031 www.irelands32pub.com
McG’s Irish Pub & Grill — Chatsworth
This traditional Irish Pub is running their party from 9 am to 2 am. They’ll be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage and an Irish Reuben (Corned Beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island on rye bread) all day long. Special beers and whiskeys are being specially brought in for the occasion. Emerald City will perform live starting at 6 pm. Music will be playing all day. No cover. 21356 Devonshire St. Chatsworth (SE Corner of Canoga) Phone: (818) 734-7056 www.mcgspubandgrill.com
Pickwicks Pub — Woodland Hills
This Woodland Hills mainstay has been a West Valley favorite since 1974 and didn’t lose its allure upon being rebuilt in 2005 after a fire. Open at 11 am on St. Patrick’s Day, this cozy British pub will be serving Corned beef and Cabbage and Corned Beef sandwiches served all day long. Gin and drink specials. 14 ales on tap. Live music: 3pm – 8pm with Bob Cowsill; 8 pm The Shenanigans. $4 cover charge after 4 pm. 21010 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 340-9673 www.pickwickspub.org
Timmy Nolan’s — Toluca Lake
There’s an all-day party starting at 8 am at this two level Irish pub and sports bar with two full service bars and dozens of beers on Riverside Drive. They’re serving two dishes only — Corned Beef and Cabbage and Irish Stew. Bagpipers will be entertaining at night. The juke box will be playing all day long. $5 cover charge after 5 pm. 10111 Riverside Drive Toluca Lake, CA (818) 985-3359 www.timmynolans.net
Karen Young is the Editor/Publisher of My Daily Find.