Friday office lunch celebrating St Pattys day in OC
I want to rally the troops in my office for a Guiness Swilling lunch tommorow the day before St Pattys day. Our office is in Irvine on Jamboree and Barranca, any thoughts?
If you can get everybody over to Fashion Island, Muldoon's Dublin Pub (202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach) is a nice place to celebrate all things Irish. Nice atmosphere for drinking a guiness or a glass of Jameson. It's not one of your divey pubs like Mallarkys or The Shamrock, so it would be good for bringing co-workers to. I've never eaten there, but I've heard the food is pretty good; not great food, but better than you'd expect from an Irish pub in the US.
Other options in the Irvine area are:
The Yard House at the Irvine Spectrum or McCormick & Schmick's
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Muldoons will be full of the surrounding office workers as usual. Shamrock a dive , ha ha Cassidys, although they do have a great burger, on the peninsula, now thats a dive but not the Shamrock. Anyway Shamrock will be pretty busy by lunchtime Friday as well but i would chose there if you want a proper bar atmosphere, i like the food as well. ( If they have the banger melt special get that ) . Plenty of other beers for those of us who do not like Guinness. Malarkeys runs a shift system on St Patricks day proper and may be doing that Friday as well ( ie you get thrown out every 4 hours or so ) . Durty Nellies over on Redhill may be a reasonable and reachable choice.
The McCormick's in LA is fun on St. Patty's, but I don't know about St. Patty's Eve. They usually have green beer, people dancing on table/bartops (think Riverdance), and beer brand bead giveaways. I know they get started early as well, but again, that's on St. Patty's.