With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, people across the country are preparing for the one day a year that everyone gets to celebrate their Irish heritage (whether they are actually Irish or not). So where are the best bars and pubs to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage, a cold Guinness, and maybe even an authentic accent or two? Here are our picks for the best spots to spend your weekend celebrating St. Patty’s Day:
McGreevy’s A local favorite, McGreevy’s is known for two things: being owned by the Dropkick Murphy’s—those guys that brought you the Departed theme song—and hosting the most unpredictably raucous St. Patty’s Day party in Boston. This year, patrons can win a trip for two to Dublin that includes an exclusive tour of the Jameson Distillery – make sure you register by the 16th!
The Black Rose A must-stop bar on St. Patrick’s Day, the Black Rose will not disappoint with its perfectly poured brews and signature corned beef. Stop by this weekend for Irish music and other continuous entertainment.
Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in Boston here.
McSorley’s With 2014 marking its 160th anniversary, McSorley’s has seen everyone from Abraham Lincoln to John Lennon walk through its doors. When it comes to drink choice, there’s only one: McSorley’s own signature ale. With drinks good enough to survive prohibition, McSorley’s is a must on St. Patty’s Day.
Molly’s Pub and Shebeen A re-creation of an authentic Irish pub, Molly’s Pub and Shebeen is a perennial NYC favorite. With a sawdust covered floor and a thickly accented staff, where better to enjoy a tall Smithwick’s on St. Patrick’s Day?
Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in NYC here.
O’Rourke’s Office A short trip from the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, O’Rourke’s Office is a great on-the-beaten-path stop for parade-goers looking to unwind with a midday cocktail and some live music.
Sedgwick’s Bar and Grill Get an early jump on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Sedgwick’s Bar and Grill with an Irish breakfast. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., patrons can enjoy a full breakfast buffet (drinks included) for only $20.
Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in Chicago here.
So get out your finest green apparel and accessories, and rock the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt while out on the town—you are sure to find the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, no matter what city you call home.