Looking for a place to celebrate this St. Patrick's Day? Here are the top 5 Irish pubs in Metro Detroit

Nancy Whiskey in Detroit
Photo credit WWJ's Cassandra LLamas-Fossen

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) -- Today is St. Patrick's Day, and lucky for us, there are plenty of Irish pubs around Metro Detroit where you can indulge in your favorite pint of Guinness or glass of Jameson Irish Whisky.

In fact, Detroit's long history of Irish heritage makes St. Paddy's Day a pretty big deal in Southeast Michigan.

Downtown Detroit's historic Corktown is an obvious destination for many to celebrate. The city's oldest neighborhood holds a special place in Michigan’s Irish history. Corktown saw a large migration of Irish immigrants to the area during the Great Potato Famine of 1840s.

Many of the immigrants came from County Cork, Ireland, which reflects in the iconic neighborhood's name; it quickly became one of the largest ethnic groups in Detroit and where many Irish-themed businesses and restaurants claim their roots.

As the Irish moved out into the suburbs, authentic Celtic pubs began to spring up in spots across Metro Detroit, leading to a large list of bars and pubs who are putting on their very Irish best for St. Patrick's Day.

We asked WWJ’s followers which Irish pubs were their favorites across Metro Detroit, and several stood out above the rest.

Here's our list of the top five pubs across the listening area:

• Nancy Whiskey’s Pub: 2644 Harrison St, Detroit, MI 48216
• The Old Shillelagh: 349 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
• Danny’s Irish Pub: 22824 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
• McShane's Irish Pub: 1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
• Gus O’Connor’s Public House: 324 S Main St, Rochester, MI 48307

Honorable Mentions:
• Dick O’Dow’s, Birmingham
• The Gaelic League, Detroit
• Sean O’Callaghan’s, Plymouth
• Blarney Stone Pub, Berkley
• Duggan’s Irish Pub, Royal Oak

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Featured Image Photo Credit: WWJ's Cassandra LLamas-Fossen