Monday, March 17 marks one of the biggest shit-shows of the calendar year: St. Patrick’s “Day” (now week, really), when green-dyed beer flows through the streets, pooling up in gutters with vomit, culturally insensitive party favors, and an intangible whiff of lost self-respect.
But there’s a better way! You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—and yes, the Irish tradition of enjoying a few drinks—without descending into frat-style antics. There’s nothing wrong with Guinness and Jameson, but they are also not the be all and end all of Emerald Isle boozing. Time to do this thing right.
Click through the gallery above for three delicious beers and two whiskeys to drink this St. Patrick’s Day.