Opened in 2002, you don't get more authentic than Finn McCool's Irish Pub. This beautiful gastro pub was brought over piece by piece from Ireland and then re-assembled on Santa Monica's Main Street. Most of its staff, including owner/executive chef, Geraldine Gilliland, is Irish. To add the final and ultimate touch of authenticity, it offers traditional Irish fare like Shepherd's Pie, Roast Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream, and Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce. Pair your meal with one of its 200 whiskeys and you too may feel a wee bit Irish. The pub also offers live music. Check out the calendar of events on its website for dates and times.