St. Paddy's Day, much like your nearest "Irish" pub with the neon-green four leaf clover outside, is just around the corner, promising free-flowing Guinness, redheads unafraid of daylight, and dudes who claim they're an eighth Irish wearing shirts that say "Kiss me, I'm Irish!"
But which is the absolute best US city to celebrate in this March 17?
That'd be Pittsburgh, according to college data site Niche.com, which crunched numbers for cities with over 100,000 residents and factored in the number of bars per square mile, the percentage of the Irish population, holiday "hype" on Facebook, and the age of the St. Paddy's Day parade in each, to find the most Guinness-mad metropoles in America.
With 13.5% of the population identifying as Irish, bars everywhere, and a parade that dates back to 1869, the Steel City is as close to Dublin anyone's gonna get in the US. Boston, which you likely thought would be first, came in second place, with 13.6% of Irish folks and the oldest parade in the running, established in 1737. In third (or "turd") place is the rather unlikely choice of Davenport, IA, where 13.1% of the residents are Irish, and Facebook hype is strong.