|The Casey's St. Patty's Day blowout|
Watch the LA Marathoners roll in to the finish line at Bar Pintxo in Santa Monica. Specials include a $10 soup and sandwich combo, along with other brunch specials. There are a slew of other Marathon-weekend specials near the finish line, including 50% off your ice cream order at Beachy Cream, or 15% off your meal at Border Grill when you mention "marathon."
You might lose count of how many piccolini cocktails you have at Dominick's happy hour - they're only 3 ounces. But the classic vodka and gin martinis, Champagne cocktails or something called the Tequila Daisy, made with tequila, Napoleon Mandarin, lime, honey and grapefruit peel, are only $4. Monday through Friday, 5-7 PM (and all day Wednesdays at Little Dom's in Los Feliz). Thank 30 Under 30 winner Nikki Sunseri for this cute little number (8715 Beverly Blvd.; 310-652-2335).
...if you must. There are some big St. Patrick's Day blowouts this weekend, and the biggest might just be at Casey's Irish Pub, which will serve beer and whiskey and pickle shots and more than 200 pounds of corned beef from 6 to 2 AM. 213 Nightlife will try to out booze itself with 500 kegs of Guinness and more than 60 cases of Bushmills. The entire block of Wilshire Boulevard between 6th and 7th streets will be closed for the party. Take the Metro, not just because you shouldn't drink and drive but because the Marathon will make driving through the city a nightmare throughout the day.