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St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2017

San Diego's best dining specials, drink deals, and fun events for the lucky holiday
The 23rd annual shamROCK block party

By Marissa Scheid

Dining Specials

Barefoot Bar & Grill

Listen to live music while getting your Irish fix with green beer and traditional Irish dishes at Paradise Point’s beachfront restaurant.

Date: March 17

Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay

Phone: (858) 581-5960

Casa de Pico

It’s a St. Patty’s Day fiesta at Casa de Pico. Their specialty menu includes green sauce enchiladas stuffed with chicken and served with green rice and guacamole along with a Patty’s Midori, coconut margarita, and draft green beer.

Date: March 17

Location: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa

Phone: (619) 463-3267

Flour & Barley

All weekend long, this pizzeria will be offering a brick oven-style “Luck of the Irish” pie, made with a pesto cream sauce, corned beef, Brussels sprouts, sausage, and potato.

Date: March 17-19

Location: 789 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village

Phone: (619) 344-2900

The Manchester Grand Hyatt

Inside the waterfront hotel, guests and locals can head to the Grand Lobby Bar to feast on the “St. Paddy’s Day Burger.” The specialty burger is prepared with Angus and corned beef, cabbage, Irish cheddar, and Jameson BBQ sauce, all placed on a pumpernickel bun.

Date: March 17

Location: 1 Market Place, Downtown

Phone: (619) 232-1234

Pacific Beach AleHouse

Indulge in some Irish-inspired creations at this rooftop restaurant. Try the corned beef and cabbage, slow cooked in their Rockfish Red Ale and served with a side of red potatoes, cabbage, and Irish soda bread or the Irish lamb stew prepared in their Soledad Stout with Colorado lamb, potatoes, onions, carrots, and peas. $4 green Bud Light, $5 Jameson shots, and $10 stout bombs are also on the menu.

Date: March 17

Location: 721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 581-2337

Regents Pizza

In honor of St. Patty’s Day, the La Jolla pizzeria has teamed up with Amplified Ale works to infuse a cask of their Irish Lullaby stout with peppermint patties, creating a dry and mint chocolatey brew. They’ll also be serving a “Paddy’s Pie” made with corned beef, aged mozzarella, cabbage, carrot puree, and mashed potatoes, available in whole or by the slice.

Date: March 17

Location: 4150 Regents Park, La Jolla

Phone: (858) 550-0406

Drink Deals

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

Cheers to good luck with a festive “Paddy’s Poitín” cocktail, prepared with Poitín, lemon, honey, mint, cucumber, and sorrel, and garnished with sorrel and gold leaf flakes.

Date: Through March 31

Location: 2202 4th Avenue, Bankers Hill

Phone: (619) 231-0222

Bleu Bohème

Sip on Bleu Bohème’s signature green drink, the Basil Martini, crafted with fresh basil leaves, French vodka, lime juice, sugar, and house-made sweet-and-sour mix.

Date: Through March 31

Location: 4040 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Phone: (619) 255-4167

Bub’s at the Beach

All day drink specials are available at Bub’s Pacific Beach location including $2 Jell-O shots, $4.50 green Bud Light, and $8 Irish car bombs.

Date: March 17

Location: 1030 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 270-7269

The Commons

The downtown bar is serving up Irish-themed cocktails like Jameson and ginger, Guinness beer, and an Irish pancake shot.

Date: March 17

Location: 901 4th Avenue, Gaslamp

Phone: (619) 696-8888

Fig Tree Cafe

Throughout March, the San Diego cafe is offering a “Luck of the Irish Latte” and an Irish mimosa flight, consisting of green apple, mango, pineapple, and kiwi-flavored mimosas.

Date: Month of March

Location: Pacific Beach, Liberty Station, and Hillcrest locations

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge

You’re in luck! This Pacific Beach bar is offering $5 Guinness, $6 Jameson, and $7 Irish car bombs all day long.

Date: March 17

Location: 722 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach

Phone: (858) 274-3100

Kettner Exchange

Green chartreuse, specialty cocktails, green beer, and bubbles are all on the docket at one of Little Italy’s rooftop restaurants.

Date: March 17

Location: 2001 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

Phone: (619) 255-2001

Raglan Public House

The lively Ocean Beach eatery is offering $5 Jameson shots, $5 Guinness, $8 Irish car bombs, $4 shamrock beer along with a corn beef and cabbage special.

Date: March 17

Location: 1851 Bacon Street, Ocean Beach

Phone: (619) 794-2304

Sweet Treats

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Visit this cupcake shop in La Jolla for a festive cupcake made with Belgian dark chocolate cake and topped with a Baileys Irish cream cheese frosting and a decorative green shamrock.

Date: March 1-31

Location: 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla

Phone: (858) 457-3800


Beer Fest at Dive

Think bottomless beer, giant Jenga, a 400-foot lazy river, and a swim-up bar. Harrah’s Resort SoCal is throwing a brewery bash at the resort’s pool where attendees receive a cup for unlimited tastings from local breweries like SR76, Ballast Point, Belching Beaver, Pizza Port, and several others.

Date: March 19

Location: 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center

Phone: (760) 751-3100

Price: $35 for the public / $20 for resort guests

Irish 4 A Day

Ladies and lads can party like Irishmen this St. Patty’s Day weekend with the Irish 4 A Day party hop. Tickets include green bead necklaces and a Club VIP Passport with more than 15 drink tickets, discounts, and entry perks to popular spots in the Gaslamp.

Date: March 17-19

Location: 731 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The Loma Club

Register for the St. Patrick’s Day Tournament and Social at the Loma Club in Point Loma in honor of the holiday. Tickets include golf, two pints of beer, and a corned beef and cabbage dinner for two.

Date: March 17

Location: 2960 Truxtun Road, Point Loma

Phone: (619) 222-4653

Price: $75 per couple


For the 23rd year in a row, ShamROCK is rolling out the astroturf downtown, preparing the green beer, and setting up three stages where top DJs and nationally recognized Irish bands will get the party started Friday evening. Event goers get free entry along with food and drink specials at participating bars in the venue area.

Date: March 17

Location: Gaslamp Quarter and East Village areas

Phone: (619) 233-5008

Price: $50 for GA / $110 for VIP

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Starting at Tin Roof’s “Green Roof” celebration and ending at one of San Diego’s top nightclubs, this event will have pub crawlers cruising along the streets of downtown with free entry and drink discounts to more than 10 bars.

Date: March 17

Location: 401 G Street, Downtown

Phone: (619) 230-8606

Price: $18

Whiskey! A Grain & Oak Festival

The Hiatus Lounge at Hotel La Jolla is hosting a poolside event where guests can try more than a dozen premium whiskey brands and cocktails, and savor bites prepared by Cusp’s chef Ingrid Funes.

Date: March 18

Location: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla

Phone: (858) 551-3600

Price: $15 per person

St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2017

The 23rd annual shamROCK block party

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