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San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Where to eat, drink, and party like the Irish

By Shawndiz Hazegh



Bahia Resort Hotel

Hop aboard the William D. Evans for a St. Patrick’s Day cruise around Mission Bay that comes with $5 Guinness and $4 Jameson drink specials, plus two floors of DJs on deck and a stop at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa.

Date: March 16

Time: 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Price: $15

998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Tony Cane-Honeysett

Hornblower Cruises & Events

They’re overhauling their ship with Irish-themed décor for a St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Cruise, including DJ entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, cocktail specials, and green beers to boot.

Date: March 16

Time: 5:30-8 p.m.

Price: $42

970 North Harbor Drive, Downtown

The Loma Club

Get on the green for their annual St. Patrick’s Day tournament, the Shamrock Shamble, featuring a nine-hole shamble format with prizes for low score and the best costume. Your ticket includes Irish breakfast and beer (they’re partnering with Carlsberg Beer and Second Chance Brewery), and covers the nine hole-play.

Date: March 17

Time: Beginning at 8 a.m.

Price: $45

2960 Truxtun Road, Liberty Station

Moonshine Beach & Cerveza Jack’s

Consider your day-drinking conundrum solved. These adjacent spots have you covered on St. Patrick’s Day, with a DJ and plenty of discounted festive drinks, including $7 Jameson shots, $10 Irish car bombs, $3 green jello shots, and more.

Date: March 17

Time: Beginning at 11 a.m.

1165 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival

Celebrate the Irish within you as part of this San Diego tradition. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating Irish Music.” With 120 parade entries, they have everything from floats to antique cars, and the parade is followed by a festival where you can enjoy live entertainment on three stages, a Celtic food village, and more.

Date: March 16

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street & Balboa Park


Bahia Resort Hotel

Corned beef and cabbage sliders are coming out of the kitchen all weekend long at this Mission Bay resort. There’s also Guinness beef stew in a sourdough bread bowl, available for dinner at both Café Bahia and Tangier Bar. Work off the eats with live music Friday night and karaoke Saturday night at Tangier Bar.

Date: March 15-17

998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Cafe 222

They’re plating a St. Patty’s Day staple: corned beef hash, made with braised and shredded corned beef, shredded potatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. It’s topped with two eggs, prepared any way you please, plus toast and more breakfast potatoes on the side.

Date: March 17

Price: $16

222 Island Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Catamaran’s giving its Sunday Champagne Brunch a St. Patty’s twist with “Lucky Charm-pagne” (champagne dyed green). Pair your bubbly with Oceana Coastal Kitchen’s brunch buffet, including their popular braised duck chilaquiles, prime rib, Alaskan king crab legs, and more.

Date: March 17

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Price: Adults $62, children 5-12 $28

3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Bay

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

Corner Drafthouse

Located off the starting line of San Diego’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (held the day prior), Corner Drafthouse is the self-proclaimed unofficial headquarters of the route, where you can choose from 70 taps of Southern Californian beers and beyond. Enjoy beer specials, as well as corned beef tacos, corned beef sliders, and corned beef and cabbage specials until they’re gone.

Date: March 17

495 Laurel Street, Bankers Hill

Farmer & The Seahorse

The airy brunch spot is offering two specials including homemade corned beef hash and eggs—served with crushed potatoes, cabbage, pickled mustard seed, herbs, and sunny side-up eggs—and the option to replace your coffee with a “Gentle Irishman,” aka a shot of Jameson and pour of Left Hand Brewing’s Coffee-Based Milk Stout. Bottoms up!

Date: March 17

Price: $14 corned beef hash and eggs, $14 Gentle Irishman

10996 Torreyana Road, Torrey Pines

Great Maple

They’re stretching St. Patrick’s Day all month long, with festive mint chocolate chip donuts. The green-coated confections are topped with chocolate chips and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Date: March 1-31

Price: $12

8675 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla

The Morning After

In honor of the holiday they’re pairing green lagers with breakfast burritos for the Leprechaun Special and flipping St. Paddy Cakes, a stack of four pancakes topped with Lucky Charms cereal, served with butter and syrup.

Date: March 17

Time: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Price: $15 each

531 F Street, Gaslamp Quarter


This restaurant at Hotel del Coronado is putting corned beef sliders on the menu for the holiday, a combo of shaved corned beef, beef patty, beer cheese sauce and braised cabbage on a brioche bun with caraway fries. Pair it with one of their signature bloody marys.

Date: March 17

Price: $22

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado


San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019

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7 Mile Kitchen

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa’s casual eatery is concocting a “Cool As A…” cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day, mixed with Nolet’s Gin, cucumber-mint infused syrup, lemon, St. Germain, and sparkling wine.

Date: March 17

Price: $11

5420 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Bier Garden

Find a little bit of liquid luck in Encinitas, where the Bier Garden is pouring $5 pints of Guinness, $5 Black and Tans, and $8 Irish Car Bombs—and a classic corned beef and cabbage special to soak it all up.

Date: March 17

641 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

The Deck at Moonshine Flats

There’s plenty of St. Patrick’s Day specials on deck at The Deck. Consider $5 shots of Jameson, $5 Guinness pints, and $1 Corned Beef Sliders all day.

Date: March 17

Time: Beginning at 11 a.m.

335 Sixth Avenue, East Village

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Test your luck over green beer specials at all bars and 22-ounce Bud or Bud Light drafts available in color-changing cups, plus live Irish music at Spiked, the resort’s craft-cocktail bar.

Date: March 15-17

Time: 3-7 p.m.

777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner

Moxy San Diego

The funky boutique hotel is offering $6 Irish Espressos from 8 a.m. to noon and $6 Jameson shots from noon to close, plus $6 Irish Bucks all day and, of course, specialty corned beef sandwiches at Bar Moxy.

Date: March 17

831 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Rustic Root

Their beloved bubbles and berries tray is getting a makeover—St. Patty’s Day style. In addition to its classic berries, juices, and purees, Rustic Root is offering add-ons like green rock candy and gold chocolate coins for good luck. They’re also serving their newest slushie, An Irish Frostbite, made with Slane Irish Whiskey, Stumptown chocolate cold brew, Kerrygold Irish Cream, Licor 42, and vanilla syrup topped with cream and espresso bean.

Date: March 17

535 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2019


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