St. Patrick’s Day and the celebration of Irish beverages goes far beyond green beer and Irish whisky. Irish coffee must also be considered and included as a celebratory and satisfying beverage. In Minnesota especially, when March isn’t considered among one of the warmer months, a hot drink is often more appealing than an icy cold beer. Although we may not all be Irish, we are just as lucky to have a wide selection of choices to get an Irish coffee. With a mug full of alcohol and caffeine, one is sure to enjoy the season no matter where the drink is being served. However, these are some of the choicest places to get your Irish coffee on.

Irish Coffee

The Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 904-1000
www.the-local.com

The Local is a hot spot in downtown Minneapolis for those who love hanging out and spending time enjoying good food, drinks and a great atmosphere. Founded by Irish entrepreneurs, this pub has a fantastic selection of Irish whiskys to go with your coffee. Over 20 choices of whisky help make your coffee delightful and give you a taste of Dublin in Minnesota. The Local also features its own version of Irish coffee made with 2 Gingers and whipped cream on its beverage menu. Try the house version or craft your own. For those that are trying to cut back on caffeine, grab a drink made with hot apple cider and whisky to stay warm.

Claddagh Irish Pub
7890 Main St. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 773-7400
www.claddaghirishpubs.com

In the suburb of Maple Grove, the Claddagh Irish Pub serves up Irish fare, traditional cocktails and some of the best Irish coffee in the state. Located on Main Street in downtown Maple Grove, the menu is full of hot beverages that would appeal to any Irishman or woman. Choose the classic coffee, with Jameson Irish whisky and a dollop of whipped cream. Or, find yourself enjoying a creamy Bailey’s coffee after a cold day outside. Other hot drink options at the Claddagh include a Hot Scotch made with schnapps and hot chocolate, a spiked hot apple cider and a warming hot toddy. Complement your beverage with some traditional Irish stew or a corned beef and cabbage dinner.

Photo Credit: Kieran’s Irish Pub via Facebook

Photo Credit: Kieran’s Irish Pub via Facebook

Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-4499
www.kierans.com

Slip into Kieran’s Irish Pub to sip on a creative and comforting Irish coffee. Kieran’s has one of the best happy hours in downtown Minneapolis and offers some of the most delicious concoctions from behind the bar. Try an Irish coffee spiked with its house-made Irish cream liqueur or Guinness syrup. Other options for a toasty beverage include hot chocolate drinks and hot cider cocktails. Enjoy a night of live music with your Irish coffee or just relax and enjoy a sporting event on one of the large television sets. Either way, the place to get your favorite Irish cocktail is certainly Kieran’s.

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Charlie’s Irish Pub
101 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-0907
www.waterstreetinn.us

Enjoy the scenic view of the river while enjoying a delicious Irish coffee at Charlie’s Irish Pub. This traditional little venue was established in the late 1800s in the Water Street Inn in Stillwater. Enjoy homemade Irish dinners and even an area of fine dining while you experience fresh coffee, Irish whisky and an incredible ambiance. Live music events take place throughout the year and the patio opens when the weather allows for it. So order up some homemade Irish soda bread and warm up with a perfectly prepared Irish coffee.

Dubh Linn Irish Pub
109 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-1559
www.dublinnpub.com

Head north in Minnesota to the Dubh Linn Irish Pub. Here you can enjoy a traditional Irish meal of fish and chips or a slice of shepherd’s pie. The Dubh Linn boasts the largest selection of Irish whisky in Minnesota and will put any of its whiskys in your coffee. Order a traditional Irish coffee of just Jameson and coffee or add a splash of Irish cream to your drink. Any way you like it, the Dubh Linn is a great place to grab an Irish cocktail and hang out with friends. Check out the comedy shows on the weekend as well for some entertainment with your warming beverage.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.