41. The Claddagh

City: Lawrence, Mass.
Address: 399 Canal St.
Website: thecladdaghpub.com

Lawrence is a town about 30 minutes north of Boston, making the Claddagh perfect for when you need to run away from urban Massholes. Unpretentious and simple, the Claddagh regularly hosts live bands. Two will perform on St. Patrick's Day. However, if you're into something a bit more casual, know that Thursdays are college/live DJ nights. Live DJ at the pub? Sounds weird.