Saint Patrick’s Day in Seal Beach is more then a community tradition, it’s a day that brings together residents, police and the Lion’s Club. For years it has been regarded by many as the single biggest day for Main Street bar and restaurant owners aside from the Classic Car Show and Thanksgiving eve.
Some may argue that since Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year that the celebrating will remain at a minimum. But for those that have lived here long enough, they know that be it Monday or Saturday, Saint Patrick’s Day in Seal Beach is always a wild party.
This year the Seal Beach Lion’s Club, in conjunction with the police department have closed off Central Avenue at Main Street. This is a staging area where patrons that have consumed to much alcohol can get a ride home from the Lion’s Club for the fee of a donation. The police make their presence known, as do the fire department to maintain a safe occupancy at the more popular establishments such as O’Malley’s on Main, Hennessey’s Tavern, Clancy’s and the Irisher.
A word of advice, if you haven’t been to Saint Patrick’s Day in Seal Beach, the early you go the better the food, service and atmosphere. Expect lines with over an hour wait beginning at 2:30 pm at most of the Irish themed establishments. Lastly, have a good sense of humor and be sure wear green… and did I mention they start serving alcohol as early as 6 am?
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