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January 16, 2016

Is this Philly pub the best Irish bar in Pennsylvania?

BuzzFeed, Yelp create list of best Irish watering holes in each state

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Billy Murphy's Irish Saloon. Billy Murphy's Irish Saloon. /Contributed Art

Billy Murphy's Irish Saloon.

Annie Daly over at BuzzFeed writes she's found a scientific answer to the question of which Irish bar in Pennsylvania is the best.

The answer: Billy Murphy's Irish Saloon in East Falls.

Daly asked the people at Yelp to look through the reviews of places tagged as “Irish pubs” and “Irish restaurants” in each state. Using an algorithm that scanned the star ratings and number of reviews for each, she's provided a list of the best spots around the country. 

The "winner," so to speak, in the Keystone State was Philly's own Billy Murphy's. Located at 3333 Conrad St., it's where PhillyVoice's own Brian Hickey -- the writer many of you love to hate -- hosts a regular Quizzo.

Daly's list cites two reviews that praise the establishment's pig wings and turf burgers.

Over in New Jersey, the winner was Anglesea Pub in North Wildwood. Much like Murphy's, patrons are quite fond of the chicken wings.

Down in Delaware the best Irish bar is Sheridan's Irish Pub in Smyrna. A reviewer cited in Daly's list highly recommends their corn beef and cabbage, a traditional Irish dish.

What do you think? Does the list get it right? Or did another bar in the tri-state area get snubbed?