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St. Patrick’s Day Like A Local

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Turns out, you don’t have to go to Dublin to celebrate as the Irish do. While our data team compiled a list of The 50 Best Bars in the U.S. To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we chatted with Yelp community managers from the US and Canada to get insight on where the locals will be this Friday. Find their Bookmark Collections below and raise your pints!

“The annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns 255 years old this year, and all that time spent on your feet watching floats strut by is sure to work up an appetite. Dip into one of these great Irish bars for some grub, and be sure to pair it with a pint if you know what’s good for ya.” – Ruggy J, Yelp Manhattan Sr. Community Director

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“Listen, you really don’t want to be anywhere else but Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day. Not only do we have insane festivities, epic spots to drink, and two days of parades (the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade AND the South Side Irish Parade), but we celebrate this holiday so hard that we literally dye the entire Chicago River green.” – Alex S, Yelp Chicago Sr. Community Director

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“Buffalo may have given us the epic chicken wing, but did you also know they are known for not just one but two St. Paddy’s celebrations? With a main parade that has been going strong for more than 200 years as well as a historic parade through the Irish district, one can feel the palpable Irish culture in this rust belt city. Have fun!” – Alex L, Yelp Buffalo Community Director

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“Everyone is Irish in Cleveland, and 2017 marks the 175th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As one of the oldest celebrations in the nation, more than 10,000 people gather annually for music, green beer, and corned beef. Don’t miss celebrations in the historic Flats, which houses some of Cleveland’s deepest Irish roots.” – Lauren K, Yelp Cleveland Community Manager

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“St. Patrick’s Day is a multi-week celebration. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, locals dine on Irish breakfasts at historic Browne’s Irish Marketplace and go to family-friendly parades like Snake Saturday. Come March 17, we celebrate with a massive parade leading into the popular Westport district to keep the party rolling into the night.” – Adam S, Yelp Kansas City Senior Community Manager

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“Pittsburgh has the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country! Come early to tailgate the parade or sit on the sidelines and wave to Punxsutawney Phil. After the parade, gather in Market Square for their Irish Fair in the Square or head over to the South Side and bar hop the 80+ bars along East Carson Street.” – Rachel C, Yelp Pittsburgh Senior Community Director

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“St. Louis celebrates St. Patrick’s day twice a year – the weekend before and the actual holiday. Whether you’re watching the annual parade, gearing up for the St. Patrick’s Day run, or hitting up an Irish pub, you can find St. Paddy’s Day celebrations all over STL.” – Aaron B, Yelp St. Louis Community Director 

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“Our parade was founded by Nancy Duffy. It began with a meeting at Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub and her strong desire to bring Irish heritage and culture to Syracuse. Our parade now floods downtown with more than 30,000 people in attendance. We even have the only upside down traffic light in the country. It has the green light on top, in honor of the Irish.” – Josh D, Yelp Syracuse Community Ambassador 

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“2017 marks 194 straight years of Montreal’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. Pubs start the day with Irish breakfast and Irish coffee, and there’s live music and dancing all day and into the night. Everyone in Montreal is Irish (and, amazingly, everyone can dance) on St. Patrick’s Day. ” – Risa D, Yelp Montreal Senior Community Director

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