An old Irish saying goes, “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish…You’re lucky enough!” St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the Irish in all of us, whether we’re Irish or not! If you’re visiting Orange County, California, you’ll want to check out these places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival
The 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival takes place on March, 13 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Orange County Marketplace. Visitors will be entertained by Irish dance performances, electric cellist Marston Smith performing Old Celtic songs, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers and so much more. Perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for the whole family.
Orange County Market Place
88 Fair Drive – Orange County Fairgrounds
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
This quaint authentic Irish pub, located in Orange at the Stadium Promenade, is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll munch on traditional Irish meals of corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Irish Stew to whet your appetite. Beers on tap include Guinness Draught, Newcastle, Bass Ale, Boddingtons Ale plus many more. And don’t forget the Irish Whiskey, Auld Irisher carries all the premium brands. The ambiance inside this traditional pub will set the mood for a memorable St. Patrick’s Day.
1547 West Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92867
Muldoon’s Irish Pub
At Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach you’ll find two pubs in one. The Dublin Pub is the original bar that was built in 1974 has an authentic Irish pub feel with brass and oak accents, brickwork and a wonderful ambiance. Built in 2000, the Celtic Bar is located just across the courtyard from The Dublin Pub. Inside the Celtic Bar, visitors will find a stunning black bar with wonderful Irish artwork scattered about. On tap, beer drinkers will find the best of Ireland with Guinness Draught, Harp Lager and Smithwick’s Ale. The dinner menu has an Irish flare as well including such dishes as Muldoon’s Original Irish Stew, a 9 ounce Filet O’Hara and Shepherd’s Pie to name a few. Don’t pass up the Irish Trifle, a delicious concoction that consists of vanilla custard and spongecake topped with whipped cream, berries and a sprinkling of chocolate on top.
Muldoon’s Irish Pub
202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Enjoy a wee bit ‘o Irish this St. Patrick’s Day at one of these fun places in Orange County.