St. Patty’s Day in Santa Barbara

Events — By kwanberg on March 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm

If rollicking Celtic tunes get your feet moving and beer happens to be your libation of choice, holy Guinness, St. Patrick’s Day is YOUR holiday! There’s no denying that Dargan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is the place to be on this green-hued, blurry-eyed evening. The watering hole is best known for live tunes, traditional fare—think bangers and mash and fish and chips—and frothy ales on tap. Tonight, head to Dargan’s for live Irish music by Dannsair, but get there soon because this place fills up before you can say, “Top of the mornin’ to ya.”

Santa Barbara’s equally Irish minded pub the James Joyce promises music, beer, and boisterous crowds tonight. If Irish car bombs are a little to rich for your taste, ask for a local and delightfully wheaty Santa Barbara Blonde.

For something a little different, don green duds and head to SOhO Restaurant and Music Club ($5 at the door) to imbibe in celebratory food and drink specials, and move and sing along to not-so-traditional Irish/Mexican/pirate tunes by Spencer and the Worried Lads.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


Feature image by imcool in flickr/Flickr.



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  • Janice says:

    I love the James Joyce! They always have great entertainment. I sometimes feel like going out in Santa Barbara can be hit or miss, but on nights when it’s on, it’s a great time! I like to stay in a hotel right on State Street so I don’t have to worry about driving or catching a taxi after going on. The bars in SB can get pretty pricey so I also try to save as much on my hotel as I can. I normally stay at The Sandman Inn ( It’s really affordable and within walking distance of all the great nightlife!


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