St. Patrick's Day 2010: Best Irish Pubs In Chicago (PHOTOS, POLL)

While many Chicagoans celebrated St. Patrick's Day over the weekend, today is the real deal. Even though it's a Wednesday, many of Chicago's proud Irish plan on hitting the bars after work for some school night celebrating.

If green beer and mediocre corned beef strike your fancy, you have many options to choose from. But if you are looking for a more authentic Irish bar, where the staff knows how to poor a Guinness and can actually locate Ireland on a map, we suggest you check out our top five: