Whether you're Irish, know someone who is, or just wish you were once a year, you've probably got plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Once a mainly religious holiday, the modern St. Patrick's Day has evolved into one of the most widely celebrated celebrated saints days in the world, albeit in a largely secular manner, according to wikipedia's authors. History.com notes there are nearly 7 million people in the U.S. with Irish roots.
Patch wanted to help readers find the coolest places around to celebrate the big day. Throughout Rhode Island, Patch polled readers to find out their picks. After five days of voting, the winners are in.
Check out who won below and let us know which you think is best in the comment section below. Even better, head out to one of these establishments for a bit of revelry today and let us know how it went in the comments section below.
Attleboro-Seekonk: Weatherlaines, 266 County St., Attleboro.
Barrington: Billy’s restaurant, 286 Maple Ave., Barrington.
Bristol-Warren: Aidan's Pub, 5 John St., Bristol.
Coventry: Fat Belly's Irish Pub & Grille, 760 Tiogue Ave., Coventry.
Cranston: PJ's, 1139 Pontiac Ave., Cranston.
East Greenwich: Fat Belly's on Main, 241 Main St., East Greenwich.
East Providence: Lucky's Bar and Grille, 1175 Warren Ave., East Providence.
Johnston: Crown & Anchor, 1200 Hartford Ave., Johnston.
Middletown: O'Brien's Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport.
Narragansett-South Kingstown: Tara’s Joyce Family Pub, 907 Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown.
Newport: O'Brien's Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport.
North Kingstown: Gillian's Ale House, 7836 Post Road, North Kingstown.
Portsmouth: El Parque, 514 Park Ave. Portsmouth.
Tiverton-Little Compton: Crowther's Food & Drink, 90 Potterville Road, Little Compton.
Woonsocket: Ciro's Tavern. 42 Cherry St., Woonsocket.
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