So you won't be able to make it back to the old country for St. Patrick's Day this year. Not surprising; neither will we. But that doesn't mean you have to celebrate the day like a phony. Get back in touch with whatever immigrant roots you can claim at your local Irish pub. Taste fresh-tapped draught Guinness. Experience the art of the pour. Pound whiskey. Detonate car bombs (inside your guts).

Get as close to Ireland as possible at any of these spots, the 50 best Irish pubs in America.