Top 9 Tri-State pubs for St. Patty's Day

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CINCINNATI - While Cincinnati's heritage is by no means predominantly Irish, there are plenty of pubs 'round town for all the lads to gather at and be green this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

WCPO Digital has sampled from many of these great publick houses, and found the Top 9 so you can celebrate your St. Patty's Day right.

In no particular order:

1. Molly Malone's - Authentic Irish feel, authentic Irish music, authentic Irish creeky, hardwood floors and all the traditional drinks you can ask for from bartenders straight off the boat. This N.Ky. spot is a bustling supporter of all things green.
112 E 4th St
Covington, KY 41011

2. Hap's - This spot turns a parking lot into a giant celebration of all things Ireland, with all the beer and fast-talking bartenders to go with it. A great spot, but be prepared for a crowd.
3510 Erie Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45208

3. R.P. McMurphy's - While not obviously Irish, this pub carries enough beer to hold its own, with a good bit 'o room both inside and outside to fit all the thirsty lads and lasses.
2910 Wasson Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209

4. O'Malley's in the Alley - You want an authentic Irish pub? It ain't pretty or fancy, but it sure is fun. This small bar nestled in the alley between Walnut and Vine downtown can get rowdy, and full of peanut shells, but every penny spent goes a long way.
25 Ogden Pl
Cincinnati, OH 45202

5. Claddagh Irish Pub - With a good indoor/outdoor mix at Newport on the Levee and some great live Irish music, Claddagh will be a crowded spot on St. Patty's Day. And if you get hungry, the fish and chips and the whiskey sauce go down smooth.
Newport on the Levee
Newport, KY 41071

6. Crowley's - Located in the heart of Mt. Adams, the bartenders alone will convince you that you've made it across the pond. Cheap, easy and a ton of fun. Other than the parking of course (But then again, everyone should be in a cab on St. Patty's Day!)
958 Pavilion St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

7. O'Bryon's - This is a lesser-known spot nestled in O'Bryonville, but with the pub and the neighborhood named like that, it screams whiskey and rye. Two floors, an outdoor patio if it's nice out, good food and wicked affordable fun.
1998 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208

8. Brazenhead - For you northern Tri-State folks, Brazenhead offers authenticity, good drinks and delicious Irish food. With a 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. open time on this weekend's holiday, stop by whenever you can, or the whole day!
5650 Tylersville Rd
Mason, OH 45040

9. Trinity - Another northern option, Trinity in West Chester has some fantastic fish and chips, with plenty of Guinness and Smithwick's to go 'round.
8953 Princeton Glendale Rd
West Chester, OH 45069

And while you're out, don't forget the Guinness, but in case that's not your favorite, we've also compiled a list of the Top 9 Irish brews that aren't Guinness or green beer for this weekend's festivities at http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/check-out-these-9-alternatives-to-guinness-and-green-beer-for-st-patricks-day (Please drink responsibly!)

 

Where's your favorite Tri-State Irish pub? Leave a comment in the section below.

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