Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar and Staytion Market & Bar
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the luck of the Irish at Raised Bar, 1 W. Wacker Drive. Raised will be offering an Irish food and drink package, with the annual dyeing of the Chicago River as the backdrop to the morning festivities. In addition, Staytion Market & Bar, located downstairs of the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, will also be offering a special a la carte menu with traditional fare and exclusive cocktails to keep the party going all day. To really get into the festive spirit, a bagpiper will be performing in both Raised and Staytion from 10am – 12pm.
Raised kicks off the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with an Irish-themed menu package from 8 am -10am on Saturday, March 16. Guests will be immersed in all things Emerald Isle with an exclusive food and drink menu complete with green beer on tap, unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. Food items on the package menu include Sausage and Rye with whipped garlic mash, beer mustard, peppers, and onions, Corned Beef Brisket with egg, Dubliner cheese, and roasted tomato jam, Crispy Chicken Waffle with Jameson-maple aioli, chive, carrot, and green cabbage slaw, and Egg White Spinach Wrap with spinach, herb roasted tomatoes, Irish cheddar, and potato hash. Patrons will also have the option to order items from the regular food and beverage menu starting at 8am. Tickets for the package are $75 per person and can be purchased at eventbrite beginning February 11th,. After 10am, Raised will be open to the general public. These all-day celebrations at Raised will only be available for those 21+.
After the river dyeing, guests can also make their way down to the lobby level Staytion Market & Bar for a DJ performance from 11 am – 2 pm, along with a selection of a la carte menu items that will be offered throughout the day. Themed drink options include Bloody Molly, with house-made Bloody Mary mix, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, pickled spear, and a spiced rim, and Safe for Work, a non-alcoholic Irish coffee. The Staytion Bar will also offer Green Mimosas ($13) and Green Beer ($7). Traditional breakfast options include an Irish Soda Bread French Toast, with Gingers caramelized apples, cinnamon whip cream, and maple syrup ($12), Brown Butter Biscuit with a broken egg, corned beef, Irish cheddar, roasted tomato, and Smithwick’s aioli ($10), and Egg White Soufflé with puff pastry, Kerry’s gold cheddar, corned beef, spuds, peppers, and onions ($11). All day themed menu items include Eggrolls with corned beef, cabbage, Irish cheddar, Yukon gold potatoes, and Thousand Island dressing ($8), Lamb Meatballs with caraway braised red cabbage, Jameson steak sauce, and Irish soda bread ($11), Traditional Plate of corned beef, brown butter colcannon, baby carrots, and Guinness demi ($12), and Caraway Pretzel with Smithwick’s cheese fondue and Harp lager mustard ($7).
VU Rooftop Bar
South Loop’s rooftop destination located at 133 East Cermak, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by offering Chicagoans an assortment of Irish classics with a twist on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 from 4:00 p.m. to close. During the fun-filled weekend, patrons will enjoy Irish-inspired shareable plates and unique beer cocktails, in addition to the holiday’s staple - green beer.
Patrons looking for something tender, and bursting with subtle spice, can indulge in Irish Lamb Sliders with braised lamb, cabbage, and garlic aioli, served on a potato bun. Colcannon, a traditional Irish recipe, will also be offered with red potatoes, braised cabbage, leeks, and crispy bacon lardons. Individuals seeking something slightly sweet can enjoy the Soda Bread Toast served with apple raisin compote and a whiskey whipped cream.
To complement the classic menu offerings, guests will enjoy a selection of beer cocktail offerings, including Michelada Verde with Modelo, Worcestershire sauce, green tabasco, lime, and spiced with a Tajin rim; a Dram Mule with Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, bitters, lime, topped with beer; aBEERol with a fruity and spicy saison beer, Aperol, lemon juice topped with a lemon twist; and Fancy A Few Scoops made with beer, agave nectar, lime zest, lime juice, and a lime wheel garnish.
ROOF on theWit and State and Lake Chicago Tavern
ROOF on theWit, located at 201 N State and just steps away from the Chicago River dyeing, is joining in on the Downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day celebrations 27 stories above it all with a special event on Saturday, March 16th with doors opening at noon. Complete with everything from themed cocktails with DJ entertainment all day to delicious Irish fare courtesy of Executive Chef Nathan Sears, the rooftop destination is rolling out all the stops to celebrate the Irish holiday.
ROOF on theWit is getting into the festive spirit with a variety of themed beverage offerings and a daytime Irish-inspired menu for guests to enjoy. Specialty cocktails on the menu include Frozen Lucky Charm Horchata with cocoa puff infused Jameson Caskmates Stout, ROOF’s mocha horchata blend, cinnamon, and whipped cream served in a leprechaun cup, Dual Citizenship with Avion Silver, spiked lime curacao, and house lemon sour, Kilt in the Wind with Absolut Elyx, matcha cordial, bright citrus, and sparkling water, and Jamo Fireball with Jameson, tupelo honey, agave nectar, and cinnamon. Those feeling the luck of the Irish can also take advantage of bottle service packages including End of the Rainbow and Get Lucky. Food items added to ROOF on theWit’s menu for the celebrations include Colcannon Croquets with breaded and fried potato and kale mask with chive crème fresh, and Irish Bacon Sliders with cured and grilled pork loin, Irish cheddar, sautéed cabbage, and black pepper aioli in a potato bun. Tickets to this event are $20 and can be purchased via Eventbrite. For patrons looking to keep the party going, ROOF will be bursting with neon lights and live DJ entertainment starting at 9pm. For more details, table reservations, and nightlife entertainment, guests can visit www.getluckyonroof.com.
To get Chicagoans and visitors to the city in true St. Patrick’s Day spirits on Saturday, March 16 before, during or after the festivities of the day, State and Lake Chicago Tavern is offering guests to wet their whistles with St. Patrick’s Day green Bud Light cans and Jameson shots, plus stout beers at the bar. No Leprechaun’s meal would be complete without the truly classic dishes, Irish Lamb, Barley Stew and the Reuben Sandwich. The menu will feature a limited number of State and Lake Chicago Tavern’s top dishes and be available for brunch, a mid-afternoon snack, dinner and at the bar. For more information on State and Lake Chicago Tavern, visit https://stateandlakechicago.com/.
Fondue is getting an Irish twist at Geja’s Café on Sunday, March 17! Geja’s Café is offering a St. Patty’s Combo ($40/person) featuring a four-course corned beef and potato fondue dinner, which includes Geja’s Famous Cheese Fondue served with mixed breads, a crisp greens salad, a Corned Beef and Potato entrée with assorted veggies, and three sauces including Green Peppercorn Dijon, Stout Mustard and Guinness BBQ. Of course, no Irish fondue dinner would be complete without chocolate fondue served with green Rice Krispie Treats and assorted fruits or an Irish Mule, Emerald Cocktail or Dark ‘N Stormy for just $8 each. For more information on Geja’s Café or to make a reservation, call 773.281.9101, or visit Geja’s online at www.gejascafe.com.
Just steps from the St. Patrick’s Day excitement downtown, Columbus Tap, located at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park at 200 N. Columbus Dr., dishes up savory Midwest-focused menus with array of shareable snacks, salads, sandwiches, and main plates are available as well as a daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m. Drawing from Chicago’s rich history with nods to the Irish drink of choice, beer, Columbus Tap offers a wide variety of beer from several Chicago and Midwestern breweries — featuring a selection of 16 drafts on tap, as well as a vast array of malts, yeasts, adjuncts and curiosities, hops, ciders and sours, and more. For more information on Columbus Tap, visit www.columbustap.com.
Divine Lounge, 233 E. Ontario Street, the bar and restaurant adjacent to the lobby at Ivy Hotel, is introducing a new St. Patrick’s Day inspired menu just in time for the holiday. Just blocks away from the Chicago River and all of the holiday action, Divine Lounge will offer green-themed drinks and bites on Saturday, March 16 from 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. The full specialty menu includes:
· $6 Green Beer
· $12 Irish Mules
· $10 Sour Apple Cocktails
· $12 Mint Mojtos
· $12 Green Pancakes
· $13 Avocado Toast
· $7 Spinach Smoothies