Alaska takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously—so seriously that even though St. Patrick’s Day occurs during Lent, Juneau’s Diocesan Administrator and local Father Pat Travers in Ketchikan allows parishioners to eat meat (specifically corned beef and cabbage!). Catholics know St. Patrick’s Day as the Memorial of Saint Patrick, and excuse the no-meat month for the occasion.

That’s good news for those heading to McGivney’s, the most popular Irish pub and restaurant in town. Here, local Irish band Fire on McGinnis performs while drink specials on Jameson, Guinness and green beer flow throughout the night. Get your Irish pub grub at 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd.

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Hangar on the Wharf isn’t technically an Irish pub, but it becomes one on March 17th. You’ll find it at 2 Marine Way #106 and it’s easy to spot. Converted from an old airplane hangar, it boasts massive windows and over 20 beers on tap. Seafood gnocchi and New York strip steaks pair perfectly with local and Irish beers.

Try the Lucky Lady Pub at 192 S. Franklin St. for a relaxed environment and happy hour deals. Affordable, friendly and in the heart of downtown, it’s a local favorite for good reason.