About us

Named after The Irish Times newspaper, the pub was opened on November 4th, 1995 by James McGurrin Sr. who had spent many years working as a printer for the newspaper in Ireland. Shortly thereafter his son James Jr. and wife Dolores carried on the management of the authentic Irish Pub and made it the Palms neighborhood hangout that it is today. Whiskey, beer, traditional Irish food, and laughter are our specialities, come share them with us.


“Your eyes may need some adjusting once you enter The Irish Times, a divey, dimly lit Irish pub, but give it some time and you’ll soon find yourself comfortably immersed in your surroundings. That’s because comfort is key at this Culver City bar, where regulars gather for trivia on Tuesdays while noshing on bangers and mash or beef and Guinness pie. There is authentic Celtic music that plays throughout the pub on weekdays and live bands that perform on the weekends (no cover!), but both are secondary to the noise coming from tables of regulars who’ve camped out at the pub since noon. Not a regular yet? Order a pint of Strongbow Cider, pick up a pool cue, and you’ll be sure to make friends in no time.”

“Bar trivia in Los Angeles is no trifling matter. The Irish Times game is highly organized — printed answer forms, weighted categories, intricate scoring. It’s a know-it-all’s paradise...”