Americans LOVE St. Patrick's Day. Sure, some of our enthusiasm could stem from the wealth of Irish culture that has stemmed from generations of Irish families. Or, it could just be our love of any excuse to justify drinking. Either way, we get crazy on St. Patty's Day (much more than they do in Ireland, funny enough).

So if you're looking for where you can wear your "Kiss me I'm Kinda Irish" shirt, or bust out that green boa sadly hanging in the closet since last year, here are the best places in Tri-Cities to get your jig on! Just remember, odds are you still have to go to work on Friday so take it easy(ish).  Sláinte!!

Gaslight -No cover. Dj Ruffcutt and Dj Aj mixing on turntables.$2.75 Green Beers! $10 Green Pichers! $6.50 Irish Car Bombs! Jameson Specials! Green Jello Shots. AJ from Hot 97.5 broadcasting live!

Amendment XXI-Full Irish menu, drink and shot specials, prizes all day!

RF McDougals -bagpipers at 6 and 9 and will have dueling pianos 8-11. Food and drink specials all day

Paper Street Brewing - special St. Patrick's Day edition of Beer Choir. We will provide the Beer Choir Hymnal and will have a grand time in the ancient tradition of people singing while drinking beer.

The Pub -Green Beer, Guinness, and Irish Whiskey specials all weekend long!  Food specials on Classic Rueben and Rueben Burger and/or appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches. Special appearances by the Columbia Regional Pipe Band (2 showings: 5:30pm & 8:30pm)