• By Ozzie Ausband
  • / March 2, 2023

If you live in West Los Angeles, one way you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is by having Santa Monica coffee with friends. In addition to being a widely consumed beverage in Ireland, drinking coffee is also an excellent way to connect with friends and make memories. Whether you have Irish heritage or not, there is something special about coming together with people you love to enjoy a comforting beverage.

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day dates back to the 17th century when it was initially recognized as a religious holiday to honor Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as a way to honor Irish heritage and culture. Many people enjoy partaking in the parades, feasting, and wearing the color green for good luck! 

Coffee has played a key role in Irish culture for centuries. While most people think St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday dedicated to drinking alcoholic beverages such as beer and whiskey, coffee is also a staple drink in Ireland. In olden times, Irish coffeehouses were known as “penny universities.” The first coffeehouse (or “penny university”) in Dublin opened in 1670, and it became a hub for locals to gather and engage in intellectual conversations. Nowadays, you will find coffee shops in almost every nook and cranny of Ireland, and they continue to be a place for socializing and spending time with close friends.

How You Can Celebrate

Hanging out with friends at a Santa Monica coffee shop on St. Patrick’s Day can be your way of celebrating the holiday and honoring Irish culture. Whether you are catching up with old friends or building new friendships while talking about current events, meeting at a cafe is the perfect setting. 

As the weather begins to get warmer in March and the days get longer, you will find yourself wanting to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee. There are various flavors of coffee to drink, from rich and bold to light and fruity. Whether you like hot or iced coffee, there is a perfect blend for everyone. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee, lively conversation, and laughter shared with friends over a delicious Santa Monica breakfast will make this St. Patrick’s Day one for the books.

Dogtown Coffee is a locally owned and operated shop, and by choosing to stop by on St. Patrick’s Day, you will be supporting a small business in your community. Feel free to bring your dog with you and treat them to one of Shannon’s K9 dog treats. 

One of the best things about having Santa Monica coffee with friends and loved ones is the sense of community it creates. Sitting around a table, sipping your favorite coffee, and chatting with your group of pals feels good, and it is an opportunity to catch up, laugh, and share stories. So round up your friends at Dogtown Coffee, order your favorite brew, and raise a cup to St. Patrick and the joy of spending time with loved ones.