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Behan, Doyle's Win "Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick Day in Jamaica Plain" Contest

The Behan and Doyle's edged James's Gate in this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice contest.

Just in time for the holiday this weekend, we have a winner in the "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" contest.

Well, make that two winners.

and tied with the most votes in our poll. Both of them are classic Irish bars, albeit with slightly different vibes: dogs are welcome in one while politicians are tolerated in t'other!

also had a good showing, coming in third on votes but getting bonus points for having reviews on their Places listing.

also polled well. We really have a good collection of Irish pubs in this neighborhood. (And, I should add, we'll have another one soon as Eugene O'Neill's opens in Forest Hills. It was to have been called Napper Tandy's, but the owner said he changed his mind to honor playwright O'Neill, whose bones rest in .)

And here are the votes, among bars that received them:

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The winners, and , get bragging rights and a framed certificate from Patch.

Thanks to everyone who commented and voted. Next week's contest is Best Restaurant for Kids. It starts Monday at 5 a.m.

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