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March is full of things to do in Chicago for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day. But to fill the days until Spring finally arrives, these city spots have you covered:


Get your 70s groove on as The Heavy Feather kicks off March with a throwback First Friday at Revival Food Hall. From 5 PM - 9 PM on March 1st enjoy 70s-inspired sips. As you sip, “Shake Your Groove Thing” to some of the best artists of the era including Prince, Michael Jackson and Donna Summers while DJ Peter Croce spins vinyl. Visitors have the option to complement their cocktails with a variety of food offerings from Revival Food Hall vendors such as Lito’s Empanadas, The Budlong and Furious Spoon, which will all have extended hours until 8 PM. Bell bottoms not required. 


The Ruin Daily, Chicago’s boozy deli, is turning two years old and since life is too short for sh*tty sandwiches, it's getting decked out in it's finest birthday garb and throwing a bash to celebrate. Swing by the sandwich shop and day bar on March 21st from 8 AM - 9 PM for The Ruin Annually, a festive jubilee featuring new menu items along with the debut of a specialty brew created in collaboration with Ravenswood’s Spiteful Brewing. 


Head to Hyde Park every Monday night to sink your teeth into $5 burgers at The Promontory, the neighborhood's hearth-driven restaurant and bar. 
From 5 - 11 p.m., a burger topped with muenster cheese, shaved red onion and dijonaisse sauce is just five bucks. For an additional $3, guests can add a side of French fries.

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Revival Food Hall Interior (Photo courtesy of Revival Food Hall)


Fine Irish whiskey and spirits will continue to flow throughout March at Z Bar, with three selections of Redbreast Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey plus Glendalough Premium Irish Poítin, the original Irish moonshine, available as special pours. Featured cocktails for the month include the Irish G&T ($16), made with Glendalough Wild Seasonal Botanical Gin, East Imperial tonic and fresh botanicals, and the Irish Goodbye ($12), featuring Glendalough Poítin and Green Chartreuse.

Wanderlust Cocktail Class: Poítin and other Irish spirits will also be the focus of Z Bar’s Wanderlust class at 6:00 pm Thursday, March 14, led by Director of Cocktails & Culture Vlad Novikov. Tickets available on Eventbrite here for $45 each: 

For more information, visit or call (312) 573-6888.

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Wanderlust Cocktail Class at Z Bar (Photo Courtesy of Jess Paro)


Spring is on the the horizon (finally), and Staytion Market & Bar, 1 W. Wacker Dr, is exploring this upcoming season with the March lineup of its Celebrate the Neighborhood Series, an assortment of events for Chicagoans and out of towners alike to enjoy. These events include:

·          Three Parts to Perfection (Thursday, March 7th from 5pm-7pm): Balance is key. Join mixologist Kevin as he sets up shop at the Staytion mixology station where he will walk patrons through classic three ingredient cocktails. Getting the right balance is key to the perfect sip, and he will share tips to get you there, featuring spirits from their partners at Chicago’s FEW Distillery.

·          Shamrock Chicago (Saturday, March 16th from 7am – 2pm): As you already know, Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day like no other! From parades to dyeing the river green, the downtown festivities will certainly have everyone feeling a little Irish. Stop by Staytion for all day sips, bites, and live entertainment! And yes, the beer will be green and the local bagpiper will be piping.

·          Meat to Market (Tuesday, March 19th from 5pm-7pm): Once the city’s meatpacking District, Chicago’s Fulton Market is now full of culture, culinary and beverage must-try spots. On this day only, Staytion will offer bites from one of their favorite butcher shops in the area, Publican Quality Meats, paired with local sips from Haymarket Brewery. In the mood to explore more? Venture out after with a guide from one of Staytion’s navigators to explore the area for yourself!  

·          Soulful Melodies (Friday, March 29th from 5pm-7pm): Sophisticated soul at the Staytion Bar? Start your weekend on the right note as you enjoy a cocktail and live beats from multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter Sam “Trump” Harris.


In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday, Yolk will feature a special mini version of their Green Eggs and Ham at the Yolk Test Kitchen, 1767 N Milwaukee Ave., on Saturday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Normally offered on Yolk’s menu in full-size portions, the mini Green Eggs and Ham dish will be served for the first time at the Test Kitchen, free for children ages 12 and younger.

“We are thrilled to invite families into our Test Kitchen to celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday,” said Yolk Founder and Owner Taki Kastanis. “We serve our delicious take on Green Eggs and Ham every day in our restaurants, but we are excited to bring the experience of Dr. Suess’ fantastical world to life by enjoying Green Eggs and Ham in kid-sized portions to help children bring the story to life! We are proud to be part of the Chicago community and look forward to creating memories with those who dine with us.”

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Staytion Interior Photo Courtesy of Staytion Market & Bar


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