Saint Patrick's Day is dead ahead and this year it falls on a Friday, which translates into more people wearing green and celebrating this year than years past.

Irish or not, St. Patrick's day it's customary to wear green clothing or green accessories to celebrate the power of nature and welcome the arrival of spring.  The color green has been associated with Ireland for centuries due in part to it's abundance of rolling green landscape all the way down to the green in the countries flag.

In the USA, while not a legal holiday, St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated with prominent displays of green colors, parades and of course lots of alcohol.

If you're looking for a place to celebrate your Irish heritage or just to join others in consuming mass quantities of alcohol - here are the top 5 places around Casper to turn green for St. Patty's day.

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Galloway's Irish Pub - located on the West side of town you'll find it next to El-Marko lanes on CY Avenue. Galloway's is a great place for food, fun and to pound down a few Irish Car Bombs with friends.

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Keg and Cork - located on the East side of Casper, behind Kohl's off of 2nd street.  This is the sister bar to Galloway's and offers lots of Irish Whiskey and Guinness to help you make it through the celebration.

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Frosty's Lounge - You'll find Frosty's in the middle of Casper on Center Street.  Good Food and plenty of green beer will be flowing.  This is a great place to start your St. Patty's day or to meet up with friends after a long day waiting for 5 pm at work.

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Beacon Club - located in Mills on West Yellowstone Highway.  Plenty of Irish faithful will go "Sneakin' to the Beacon" this St. Patty's day for drink specials, delicious food and a chance to place a bet on the horse racing machines.  The live band will get the dance floor stompin' starting at 9 pm.

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Taylor's Sports Bar - located in Evansville on Curtis Street (don't worry, that's the main street leading into Evansville off of the freeway).  Taylor's offers a wide variety of Whiskey and green beer to make your St. Patty's day a true celebration.  A great place to gather with friends after work and wash away the week.

No matter which place you choose to stop and enjoy a beverage or two this St. Patrick's Day, just be sure to drink responsibly!  It's fun to party, but it's not worth losing your life over or ending up in jail for the weekend with a DUI.

Be safe and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!