Party Earth Review An updated take on a traditional Irish pub, Molly Malone’s is an upbeat venue featuring a strong live music scene and a motley crew of outgoing regulars. Patrons stepping into the dimly-lit brick and wood venue will find... ... read full review
575 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Daily 11am–2am, Su 9:30am–2am during NFL season
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
An updated take on a traditional Irish pub, Molly Malone’s is an upbeat venue featuring a strong live music scene and a motley crew of outgoing regulars.
Patrons stepping into the dimly-lit brick and wood venue will find an Internet jukebox whose mainstream rock provides the soundtrack for the groups of casual, chatty twenty-somethings swigging Guinness at the long bar and keeping one eye on the TVs, a big draw on NFL Sundays.
Frat boys gather in the back to play darts or hover around the tables to flirt with groups on a girls’ night out, all under the watchful eyes of regulars captured in paintings that line one wall.
As the evening progresses, however, the typical neighborhood pub vibe gives way to an impressive live music scene as scruffy hipsters and music lovers slip through the short hall at the rear and into a cozy concert space.
A small stage at one end plays host to local bands on most nights, though veteran acts like Flogging Molly, Weezer, and Train have all dropped by in the past to get the tipsy crowd moving on the dance floor.
Unless it’s being screamed by the Irish punk band that frequents this neighborhood watering hole, patrons won’t hear “Danny Boy,” but they will share drinks and a great show with an unusual and easygoing cross section of LA characters.
Young professionals, music lovers, locals, frat boys and sorority girls, and hipsters, 21 to 30.
Live music most nights ranging from indie singer/songwriters to Irish punk. TVs tuned to sports. Dartboard. Internet jukebox.
Bar menu includes appetizers, sandwiches, and Irish dishes like fish and chips and hot corned beef sandwiches.
Cover charge $4–$15. Appetizers $4, sandwiches $8. Beer $5–$7, wine $6.50/glass, mixed drinks $7+.
Jeans and button-downs or t-shirts for guys, hip jeans and t-shirts for girls.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for a dependable drinking crowd, and any night a band of interest is playing.
Tom Bergin's Tavern (840 South Fairfax Avenue) plays to the same crowd but without the live music.