St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday. If you're looking for crappy-tasting green beer and an obnoxious bar decorated with ugly green bunting and paper leprechauns you can go to the many, many, many faux-Irish bars that litter the landscape like snakes probably plagued 5th-century Ireland.
But you won't do that. No dear reader, you only deserve the best. We've rounded up the best Irish bars across the country. Remember to drink responsibly, treat the bartenders and waitresses nicely and stay away from the green beer.
Ceili's, Various Locations
The Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall St.
The Irish Heather, 212 Carrall St.
Doolin's, 654 Nelson St.
Darby's Pub, 2001 MacDonald St.
Molly Malone's, 1153 Kensington Crescent NW
The Ship & Anchor, 534 17 Ave SW
Kilkenny Irish Pub, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500
Donegal Irish Pub, 1637 37 St. SW
Below Deck Tavern, 221 8 Ave SW
The Next Act Pub, 8224 104 St NW
The Druid, 11606 Jasper Ave NW
The Public House, 10765 Jasper Ave NW
O'Byrne's Irish Pub, 10616 82 Ave NW
O'Shea's Pub, 222 2 Ave S, Saskatoon
Winston's English Pub, 243 21st St E
The Yard and Flagon, 718 Broadway Ave
Shannon's, 175 Carlton St.
King's Head, 120 King St.
Toad In the Hole, 112 Osborne St.
Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth Ave
Irish Embassy Pub & Grill, 49 Yonge St.
The Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen St. E
PJ O'Brien's, 39 Colborne St.
Foggy Dew Irish Pub, 803 King St. W
Darcy McGee's, 44 Sparks St.
Heart & Crown, 67 Clarence St.
Sir John A Pub, 284 Elgin St.
Pier 21, 111 Parent Ave
Royal Oak Pubs, Various Locations
Le Vieux Dublin Pub & Restaurant, 636 Rue Cathcart
McKibbin’s Irish Pub, Various Locations
Le Saint-Bock, 1749 St Denis St.
Hurley's Irish Pub, 1225 Crescent St.
Ye Olde Orchard, Various Locations
Split Crow, 1855 Granville St.
Pogue Fado, 1581 Barrington St.
Your Father's Moustache, 5686 Spring Garden Rd
The Old Triangle, 5136 Prince St.
Lower Deck, 1869 Upper Water St.
Got a bar that you love in your hometown? An amazing St. Patrick's Day story? Share it with us in the comments
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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/16/st-patricks-day-sex_n_1353314.html">Sports entertainment website GR88.com has pulled together a list of the top cities where you can, well, get lucky on St. Patrick's Day</a>. Shown: Hoboken St. Patrick's Parade, 2010. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickr4jazz/" target="_hplink">Flickr/flickr4jazz</a>)
7. St. John's
Shown: Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazylikewally/" target="_hplink">Flickr/haven't the slightest</a>)
(Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/" target="_hplink">Flickr/Moyan_Brenn</a>)
5. Las Vegas
Shown: A night view of the Bellagio and Las Vegas from above. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/opalsson/" target="_hplink">Flickr/o palsson</a>)
(Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhysasplundh/" target="_hplink">Flickr/Rhys Asplundh</a>)
Shown: Old Montreal. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonellomusina/22287930/" target="_hplink">Flickr/antonellomusina</a>)
Shown: Cheers Bar, Boston. (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-young/" target="_hplink">Flickr/Rob Young</a>)
1. New York City
Shown: Meat Packing District, New York City (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/77799978@N00/" target="_hplink">Flickr/Ryan Vaarsi</a>)