Where Did People Go to Find Irish Bacon and Cabbage in Los Angeles?

Tina Lernø, Librarian, Digital Content Team,
Kosher Murphy's with green clover
Kosher Murphy's Delicatessen and Restaurant,1958

Los Angeles isn't the usual place you think of for wearing of the green, (we're still brown from the drought), but nevertheless, St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17.

And while Los Angeles has Chinatown, Koreatown, Thaitown, Little Russia, Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Little Ethiopia, Historic Filipinotown and more, we don't have an Irishtown. It's true we aren’t exactly known for our St Patrick’s Day Parades or green river shenanigans—at least compared to New York, Boston, and Chicago—but we do have our fair share of Irish Pubs and Restaurants scattered throughout this city.

Take a look at these fun menus from our historical collection. While some of these fine Irish dining establishments have closed down, like Kosher Murphy’s, O’Shaughnessy’s or Monahan's, you can still head over to Casey’s Irish Pub, Tom Bergin's, or the Tam O’ Shanter. Just make sure to wear green!

Kosher Murphys menu

Menu Collection: Kosher Murphy's Delicatessen and Restaurant, Southgate, 1958
Menu Collection: O'Shaughnessy's Irish Restaurant, Downtown Los Angeles
Menu Collection: Monahan's Irish Pub, Pasadena, 1986
Menu Collection: Tom Bergin's Tavern, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles