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Going anywhere for St. Patrick's Day?

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I used to slum it at Crown and Anchor, a British pub in Thousand Oaks, and this year I'm trying to decide whether I go to Molly Malone's, 3rd Stop, or Barney's Beanery. How are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day? If you're dining in, where'd you get the corned beef? If you're going out, where are you headed?

Slainte mhath!

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  1. Wow, you are brave to contemplate Molly Malone's, that place should be a zoo. My friend is making lamb -- she doesn't like corned beef -- and I'm bringing Guinness chocolate silk pie.

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      I'm having moderate hesitations about Molly Malone's but it's within stumbling distance for me, so I have to at least acknowledge it as an option. I guess Tom Bergin's is a bit farther, but still stumblable. 3rd Stop and BB are both cab-worthy, though if I'm already hopping in a cab, then a host of options open up.

    2. Spaceland!
      Ollin is playing the entire Pogues album "Rum, Sodomy & the Lash" album.

      1. I would avoid eating anything at barney's. They have the worst food. I've been contemplating molly's but haven't celebrated St. Pat's there in at least 6 years. It is always crazy--try to sneak in the back door.

        1. I'll be walking among the Irish pubs to be found in Seal Beach. I've got work stuff in the morning, but the afternoon is all mine to indulge in my Guinness passion. Last year was spent primarily at Hennessey's, but this year I'm aiming to hit O'Malley's too.

          1. Don at Canyon City BBQ in Azusa makes Corned Beef and cabbage about once a year. He made it today by special request for a large group who requested it (IBEW). He will also be making it, yes, on St Patricks day. I have heard it is extremely delicious and intend to try it! I would highly recommned it for those who are looking for food, and of course beer.

            1. ummmm.....celebrating st paddy's day at a BRITISH pub? that's blasphemy!
              i'm going to irish times (motor & national)...listening to irish bands all day, having some brewskis and corned beef, maybe dance a jig or 2. we'll be there as long as the kids are behaving! ; )
              erin go bragh!

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              1. re: luvgrub

                I hear you re: Brit vs Irish, but when you're living in Thousand Oaks, it's either that or go to Borderline.

                The British owners just use it as an occasion to the take the money from the once-a-year visitors. All the regulars don't get charged a cover and can retain their usual seats at the bar. Haven't gone in a few years, though, so I'm sure it's even more packed as usual.