St. Patrick's Day is this Friday, and if you want an authentic Irish experience you need to check out this Irish Pub in Missouri that was named of the Best Irish Pubs in America!

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According to an article on Thrillist.com called Best Irish Pubs & Bars in America, you should check out John D. McGurk's in St. Louis, Missouri. John D. McGurk's is one of the 21 Irish Pubs on the list from Thrillist and the only one in St. Louis, so what makes John D. McGurk's so good? On the site they say...

"Started as a one-room pub in 1978, McGurk's has grown into 20,000sqft of all-out Emerald Isleness, with a series of interconnected dining rooms and bars echoing with live Irish music nightly (as in, people come from Ireland to play here) as patrons mow through corned beef & cabbage, bangers & mash, and Baileys cheesecake (American fatness innovations FTW!). Oh, and if that wasn't enough room, it also has a 15,000sqft outdoor garden with a freaking waterfall. And three more bars, naturally."

Over 35,000 square feet of space in this authentic Irish Pub, and the bar space to match it! If you go to the Facebook page for John D. McGurk's you can stay up to date on all the events that they will have for St. Patrick's Day weekend, click here!

This sounds like the perfect spot to get to early on St. Patrick's Day, get your spot at the bar, and enjoy a day of Guinness, bangers & mash, and Jameson! Where are you planning on going for St. Patrick's Day?

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