With a name like “Malarky” this place just screams Irish silliness! Holding the record for the “longest running annual St. Patrick’s Day party on the Peninsula” they are proud of their heritage. The party coincides with the venue’s 40th year on the Balboa Peninsula. Every year since 1977, St. Patrick’s Day at Malarky’s has been filled with people in a sea of green for an over-the-top festive celebration of everything Irish. Arrive early to this Balboa Peninsula landmark as the doors open at 6:30am and it fills up fast. Tap beers and Irish whiskeys will be flowing and guests can expect professional bag pipers and Irish tunes. Best of all, complimentary corned beef hash sandwiches will be available (while supplies last) and a special Irish-inspired menu can be purchased. They have numerous beers on tap and of course Guinness and Smithwick’s Irish Ale are found here. They also have Harp Lager in the bottle (one of my favorites). A popular drink here during the St. Pat festivities is their Scotch Mule. It is made with a shot of 10 year aged Talisker Whiskey (from the Isle of Skye and dates back to 1850), a squeeze of lemon and lime, and a splash of Ginger Beer.