America's best Irish pubs for a great St. Patrick's Day - PHOTOS

Fado Pub, Chicago - the cream of the crop

PHOTOS - Irish pubs around the U.S. on St. Patrick's Day

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The Empire City has more Irish bars and restaurants than any other city in the world, the legacy of how immigration and love of tradition created a strong and vibrant Irish-American community. It also benefits from hundreds of thousands of tourists and students from Ireland, and other stars in the global Irish universe.

Every borough in the city has at least one Irish stronghold with terrific Irish pubs and restaurants. But it's a safe bet that there are great bars dotted all over the city map, from cozy neighborhoods to Times Square. The sign of a shamrock in a pub's window is just about a sure sign that a proper pint and a great time is waiting inside for you!

If you are looking a landmark Irish establishment in the city, then why not try McSorleys, the legendary Irish bar that first opened its doors in 1854. Women were not allowed in until 1970!

15 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003. Ph: 212 474 9148


It's where they dye the river green. If you're in town, a visit to Fado Irish bar is a must. They have a week of events planned this St. Patrick's season and they don't disappoint.

Events include, a charity head shave, music every night, rugby and soccer matches on big screens, a Guinness night, and platters of Irish food.

100 W Grand Avenue, Chicago. 312-836-0066


Kitty O'Shea's is one of Boston's finest Irish bars. It caters to thousands of people every week and St.Patrick's Day it plans to have a party like no other.

To be included in Boston's greatest party call to Kitty O'Shea's the week of St. Patrick's and indulge in the celebrations.

131 State Street in Boston. 617-725-0100


The beer taps at McGillin's Olde Ale House have been flowing since the 1860's and this St. Patrick's Day will be on exception. Although the Philadelphia parade will take place on Sunday, March 14, McGillin's will be celebrating the Irish saint throughout the week with beer specials and a heck of a party.

1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia. 215-735-5562

PHOTOS - Irish pubs around the U.S. on St. Patrick's Day

Visit our St. Patrick's Day section for more news, recipes, history and "craic"


If it's an authentic Irish bar you're looking for in the Bay area to celebrate your St. Patrick's Day then a trip to O'Reilly's Irish Bar is a must. Friendly staff, great food and beer is what will be on offer on St. Patrick's Day as well as lots of fun to go around.

622 Green Street, San Francisco. 415-989-6222


If it's sunshine, good food and a nice cold beer your seeking then may we recommend, Waxy O'Connors - described by locals as a truly authentic Irish pub with great grub. The bar is having a three-day Patty's bash and welcomes everyone to come in and join the fun.