Buffalo is continually making national news for growth, tourism and start-up potential, but the city is also making lists for its parties! If there is one thing Buffalo knows how to do it's celebrate something. WalletHub has released their 2018 Top Cities For St. Patrick's Day and while we don't top the list like last year, we do still hold a Top 5 spot!

St. Patricks Day brings in some crazy money and some crazy stats!

St. Patrick’s Day Facts

  • 819%: Increase in Guinness consumption on St. Patrick’s Day compared to the rest of the year (152.5% more beer is sold overall)
  • $1.3 Million: Market value of a leprechaun’s pot of gold
  • $5.9 Billion: Amount that will be spent collectively on St. Patrick’s Day 2018 ($40 per person celebrating)
  • 33.1 Million: Number of Americans who claim Irish ancestry, second only to German and 7x Ireland's population

WalletHub takes into account different factors when ranking cities such as traditions, cost, weather and safety and accessibility. Here's where Buffalo landed in some of the categories.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo 2018

  • 19th – % of Irish Population
  • 11th – Irish Pubs & Restaurants per Capita
  • 19th – Access to Bars
  • 30th – St. Patrick’s Day Parties & Festivals per Capita
  • 9th – Avg. Price of St. Patrick’s Day Party Ticket
  • 82nd – Avg. Beer Price
  • 26th – DUI Fatalities per Capita
  • 30th – Weather Forecast for St. Patrick’s Day
  • 37th – Lowest Price for Three-Star Hotel on St. Patrick’s Day

For comparison, here is how Buffalo fared last year on the list.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo 2017

  • 21st – % of Irish Population
  • 7th – Irish Pubs & Restaurants per Capita
  • 24th – ‘Access to Bars’ Grade
  • 11th – St. Patrick’s Day Parties & Festivals per Capita
  • 1st – Avg. Price of St. Patrick’s Day Party Ticket
  • 42nd – Avg. Beer Price
  • 34th – DUI Fatalities per Capita
  • 49th – Lowest Price for Three-Star Hotel on St. Patrick’s Day
Source: WalletHub

Buffalo obviously fell some spot which cost us our number one ranking but now we know what we need to work on for next year. So where is the top spot to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year?

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-st-patricks-day-celebrations/19603/

See the full methodology and other facts on findings at WalletHub now!

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Source: WalletHub