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Here's where to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

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This weekend the streets will run green with all things Irish. Whether you're looking for a low-key whiskey bar, a foot-stomping seisun (music session) or all the green beer you can stomach to celebrate the season, these ten ideas will keep your St. Paddy's Day copacetic. Amen.

Best For: Frat Freddies and Sorority Suzies
Green Kegs & Hammered
Three days of debauchery kick off Friday night at midtown's Public House (140 E. 41st St.), followed by two days of organized drinking all over Manhattan. A $35 Top O' The Mornin' ticket gets you entry to Public House, a 4-hour open bar and buffet breakfast at McFadden's on Saturday morning plus an official wristband, cup and map. Pot of gold not included. 212-255-4233,

Best For: Party People
The Dream Downtown hosts a pre-St. Patrick's Day dance party in its rooftop bar, PH-D. DJ Dalton will share the stage with the NYPD Pipe & Drum Band, who will march across the dance floor helmed by a leprechaun. And they'll be decked in full garb, including signature kilts. Take in the scene with an Irish Cider cocktail, a blend of Jameson, rum, apple cider and ground cinnamon invented at the hotel's Marble Lane restaurant. 355 W. 16th St., 646-625-4847

Best For: Woodside Do-or-Dies
Cuckoo's Nest
The 10-year old Cuckoo's Nest is a favorite among Irish dancers and pipe bands, so don't be surprised to see a group walk through the door and play a few reels this weekend. Just as popular among rugby and Gaelic sports fans, Cuckoo's is starting the holiday early by screening the Ireland vs. Italy Six Nations Rugby match on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Gaelic league 'football' matchups starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Ask for shamrocks in your Guinness. 6401 Woodside Ave., Woodside, 718-426-5684.

Best For: Whiskey Aficionados
Noorman's Kil
With an inventory of more than 280 whiskies, 31 of them Irish, and 12 craft beers on tap, this bar is a guaranteed hit. On Sunday, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., as part of the second annual Grand St. Pub Crawl, look out for deals like $8 pints of Guinness and a shot of Tullamore D.E.W., or $4 Budweisers. 609 Grand St., Williamsburg, 347-384-2526

Best For: FiDi Barflies
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
Things start heating up at 5 p.m. at this saloon named after an NYC street gang from the 1850s. Expect a lively group of seisun players performing in the sawdust-covered taproom until 7 p.m., accompanied by traditional Irish dancing. Settle in with complimentary beef stew, and special Jameson Black Barrel cocktails downstairs, or visit the second floor for a Green Swizzle cocktail, a mix of wormwood-infused rum, anisette, fresh lime juice, almond syrup, bay leaf tincture and wild lime soda. 30 Water St.; 646-422-7906

Best For: Green Cuisine
Pounds & Ounces
Line your stomach for a day of heavy boozing with vanilla-green tea pancakes topped with whipped cream and pistachio-Midori-infused maple syrup. Or toast the Emerald Isle with an eponymously named cocktail, with Ketel One vodka, St. Germain, kiwi and egg whites. Classier than green beer, but just as festive. 160 8th Ave., 646-449-8150

Best For: Itinerant Imbibers
Tavern 29
Up your chic cred at this converted 19th Century brownstone bar. The two-story spot, capped with a year-round rooftop beer garden, will be pouring O'Hara's Irish stout, 12-year Knappogue Castle Irish single malt whiskey and a Burr cocktail crafted with Jameson, Flag Hill Sugar Maple Liqueur, Hiver Amber Liquor and lemon juice. That's in addition to their usual staples. 47 E. 29th St., 212-685-4422

Best For: Sunday Fundays
Devour Kobe beef carpaccio and lobster scampi pizza, then head next door for the recurring Riviera Sundays bash with a festive Celtic twist. DJ Yacine will be mixing up his usual EDM favorites with the occasional U2 hit, while dancers dressed as fairies and leprechauns hand out favors. 9 p.m. 39 E 58th St., 212-750-5588

Best For: Lucky Duckies
P.J. Clarke's
The original 1884 location is serving stacked corned beef sandwiches on warm rye bread on Sunday, and the chance to win a 2013 Ural-T Sidecar Motorcycle. Purchase a limited edition t-shirt (proceeds benefit the Association of Children with Down Syndrome) and keep your fingers crossed for more luck than the Irish. 915 Third Ave., 212-317-1616

Best For: Celtic Foodies
Saints & Sinners
Come for the fish & chips, steaming plates of corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie (paired with one of the 16 beers on tap) and stay for live music all weekend. And don't miss the house declared "best Guinness in Queens." 5921 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, 718-396-3268


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