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St. Patrick's Day 2014: Field Guide to Irish Pubs in Metro Phoenix

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Central Phoenix Rosie McCaffrey's 906 E. Camelback Road 602-241-1916

This two-story pub offers plenty of dark wood, stained glass, and Irish beers on tap, which is why it's easily one of the most popular Valley public houses. Since 2002, Belfast-born owner Seamus McCaffrey has been bringing a taste of the Emerald Isle to the Valley, earing this bar a spot on MSN's list of the Top 10 Irish Pubs in the USA.

Seamus McCaffrey's 18 W. Monroe St. 602-253-6081

Name sound familiar? That's because this is the original bar owned by Seamus McCaffrey, though he sold this downtown pub before opening Rosie's on Camleback. There's beer and good eats here for sure, but Seamus' claim to fame has to be its huge selection of Irish whiskeys amd the largest selection of premium single malt and blended scotch whiskies in the city.

The Turf 705 N. 1st St. 602-296-5043

This downtown pub, located just steps from ASU's downtown campus, is a sports-centric one that still manages to retain its Irish credibility. That's thanks in part to its menu of authentic pub fare and the fact that they too boast a large selection of Irish whiskeys and single-malt scotches.

Tempe

Casey Moore's Oyster House 850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 480-968-9935

There are few pubs in this town that are as well-loved as Casey Moore's. Located just off Tempe's Mill Avenue, this spot is known for its neighborhood feel, fresh seafood, and Blarney Stone (trust us, you don't want to kiss it, though). Casey's is a popular hangout for college students, Tempe residents, and anyone looking for a good time.

Rula Bula 401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-929-9500

Located inside a saddle shop that dates back to the 1880s, this is Mill Avenue's only Irish real pub -- which is fine with us because we have a hard time imagining anyone could do it better. There's an antique bar inside, a spacious patio and bar outside, and plenty of live music to set the mood.

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