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St. Patrick's Day

Whether you’re Irish or not, these Chicagoland restaurants have everything you need to have a memorable time on St. Patrick’s Day. 

Gaijin (full month of March)

Corned Beef, Osaka-style Okonomiyaki, traditional garnishes & spicy mustard - $15

Guests can order the Matcha Lemonade and Ujikintoki kakigori (matcha ice cream, red bean paste, matcha syrup, kinako mochi, coffee jelly, snow cap) for GREEN pairings.

Cafe Robey (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

House-made Corned Beef Sandwich (corned beef, sauerkraut, gruyere and russian dressing on grilled pumpernickel with fries) - $14

Served in Cafe Robey and on second floor Lounge 

Gadabout (Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 21)

Emerald Isle cocktail (Egan's Irish Whiskey, Mad March Poitin-Cocalero, mint) - $12

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The Corned Beef Sandwich at Cafe Robey (Courtesy of Cafe Robey)

Pennyville Station (Saturday, March 14)

Boozy Brunch is BACK at Pennyville Station (112 Main St, Park Ridge), and this time they are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

On Saturday, March 14th from 11 a.m. – 2p.m., guests will be offered a LIVE DJ, a brunch buffet, and bottomless brunch cocktails including, bloody mary, mimosa, and frose.

Tickets are $60 per person, and can be purchased here:

Attendees must be 21+ to attend, and the restaurant will be closed until 2 p.m. for this special ticketed event.

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Courtesy of Pennyville Station

Tullamore D.E.W. Pop-Up at Union Station (Thursday, March 12 - Friday, March 13)

Tullamore D.E.W. is creating a special & FREE St. Patrick’s Day pop-up that is open to the public at Union Station (225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL). 

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey is hosting O’Everyone, its national St. Patrick’s Day celebration that welcomes any and all to become Irish for the annual festive holiday. An extension of Tullamore D.E.W.’s “Beauty of Blend” campaign, O’Everyone champions blend, the breaking down of barriers, of embracing the beauty of us, while coming together to celebrate this one day of the year where all can be Irish, with whiskey in hand. 

Launched last year, O’Everyone saw people around the U.S. create custom t-shirts with their “O’Last Name” on full display (O’Rivera, O’Roth, O’Chao, for example). At the heart of O’Everyone this St. Patrick’s Day will be the addition of a series of pop-up Irish Pubs that can take on the name of all who enter, capturing the spirit of coming together at a place where everybody knows your name.

“Tullamore D.E.W. is built on blend - it runs through every bottle as the original triple blended Irish whiskey since 1829,” said Conor Neville, Brand Manager of Tullamore D.E.W. “O’Everyone is a celebration of the brand’s belief in the spirit of blend and truly opens the Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day to all. We’re excited to continue and build on this platform of community and inclusivity in 2020 with our celebratory O’Everyone pop-up pubs, because it’s more fun when we can all be Irish together,” Neville concluded. 

“Tullamore D.E.W. is on a mission to encourage the world to blend,” continued Neville. “Our whiskey was made for moments like this, when friends come together for special occasions, tell stories, raise a toast, and just share in good company.” 

Upon arrival, guests will enter their last name or nickname into an iPad, and the signage for the bar will change to reflect their O’Last Name for a keepsake photo, in traditional Irish font and style. Once inside, a photo wall will display the attendee images. Guests will be offered Tullamore D.E.W. samples and have their own custom O’Everyone t-shirts printed. 

Anyone who cannot visit the pubs can purchase their custom O’Everyone t-shirts at

Hours for the pop-up are Thursday, 1pm - 8pm and Friday, 12pm - 8pm. 

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Courtesy of Tullamore D.E.W.

Offshore (Saturday, March 14)

Offshore is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the city with specials running all day on Saturday, March 14. Patrons can choose from $5 Frozen Irish Coffee, $5 Jameson shots, $5 Guinness, and a $10 package that includes a Corned Beef Sandwich, a shot of Jameson, and a Guinness. Additionally, Offshore will be offering a $15 brunch special with a Proper Irish Breakfast, a shot of Jameson, and a Guinness.

Ocean Prime Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

Ocean Prime Chicago is getting in on the festivities by offering a traditional interpretation of an Irish Coffee with a twist featuring Triple distilled Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and French press coffee that will be topped with house-made whipped cream dyed shamrock green for the holiday. 

ROOF on theWit (Saturday, March 14)

Just a short walk away from the Chicago River dyeing and St. Patrick’s Day parade, ROOF on theWit will be hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day event, 27 stories above it all, on Saturday March 14. The festivities include themed cocktails including the XXX Shamrock Shake created by blending rice and soaking it in water, straining the rice and adding cinnamon, vanilla bean and milk along with Jameson Irish Whiskey before being frozen and topped with whipped cream and lucky charms. The holiday will also include all day DJ  entertainment, and Irish fare such as Wagyu Rueben Poutine, Colcannon Croquettes with Hard Cider Aioli, and Soda Bread and Salmon Toast from Executive Chef Nathan Sears. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with a table reservation and 12:00 p.m. for general admission. 

State and Lake Chicago Tavern (Saturday, March 14) 

Opening its doors at 7:00 a.m., State and Lake Chicago Tavern, 201 N. State St., will also be celebrating in Irish style with a variety of special menu offerings on Saturday, March 14. In the spirit of the holiday, Executive Chef Nathan Sears has added Wagyu Rueben with Fries, Beef and Guinness Stew, and Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese to all menus starting at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are accepted after 4:00 p.m..

Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar (Saturday, March 14)

Sitting 3 floors above the streets of Chicago, located at 1 W. Wacker Dr., Raised offers views of downtown, the Chicago River dyeing, and the parade with bagpiping performances and Irish festivities. Throughout the day, Raised will be offering themed cocktails including the Heralds to the Heavens, the Don’t Forget to Tipperary, and the Erin on Holiday (In the Quarter) with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Cover for entry will be $10.

Staytion Market and Bar (Saturday, March 14)

Staytion will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day steps away from the Chicago River dyeing with specials running all day. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with a special breakfast menu including a Banger Breakfast SandwichIrish Soda Bread French Toast, and a Sweet Potato Egg White Frittata. Enjoy spirited cocktails all day like Green MimosasBloody Mollys, and a NSWF Hot Chocolate, while satiating the need for Irish fare with bites such as Luck of the Irish Totchos, Corned Beef Sliders, and more.

The Rose Hotel (Saturday, March 14)

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, located at 5200 Pearl Street, is offering a variety of specials for guests looking to join in on the festivities including an array of food options and half off draft beers. Menu items include a St. Patty’s Melt made with the popular Beyond Meat, Stout Braised Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Aged Cheddar, Goat Cheese and Chive Crème for $16; Loaded Fries topped with Local Cheese Curds, Chopped Bacon, Scallions and Chef’s favorite Cheese Sauce for $12; and a St. Patty’s Bratwurst served on a New England Roll with Sauerkraut, Caramelized Onions and Stone Ground Mustard with fries or chips for $14.

Allgauer’s on the Riverfront (Saturday, March 14)

The North Shore family restaurant, Allgauer's on the Riverfront, located at 2855 Milwaukee Ave., will be offering a selection of food specials for those looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. These special menu items include Corned Beef & Cabbage served with Carrots, Baby Red Potatoes and Horseradish-Chive Cream Sauce for $29; Shepherd's Pie with Beef, Vegetables, Guinness and White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes for $27; and Irish Apple Cake topped with Baily's Custard Sauce for $8.

Columbus Tap (Thursday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 17)

Fairmont Chicago’s beer-centric gastropub will partner with Guinness to offer specials on its signature stout and Irish-themed swag leading up to, and the day of the parade, Thursday, March, 12 - Saturday, March 14. On St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, Columbus Tap will also offer holiday-inspired food specials.

Fairmont Chicago (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

Bushmills Irish Whiskey is setting up shop with not one, but two pop-up experiences at the Fairmont Chicago. From Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17, Bushmills will present a charming Irish Coffee Bar in the hotel lobby (serving coffee with a shot of Irish whiskey, of course). Bushmills is also bringing a larger, sophisticated Irish Pub to the hotel from Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14, featuring curated whiskey cocktails, a pub-inspired food menu, and live music entertainment. 

Guests looking to make a three-night weekend out of the celebrations can book Fairmont Chicago Weekend Escape Package, offering complimentary night at the hotel with the purchase of the first two nights. The promotion is valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings starting at $169/night. 

Hornblower Cruises and Events Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

Hornblower Cruises and Events Chicago is hosting several St. Patrick’s Day cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on Saturday, March 14 with Irish tunes, onboard entertainment, views of the city and more. Get up close to the emerald waters of the river with a choice of sightseeing tour experiences such as the Seadog St. Patrick's Day River Dying Cruise at 8:45a.m. and Seadog St. Patrick's Day Architecture Cruises at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Or combine sensational vistas of Chicago’s famed skyline with an array of dining cruise options from freshly-prepared buffets to multi-course lunch or dinner menus featuring Irish items like slow-cooked corned beef and green beer. Dining cruise experiences start from $59.90 - $154.90 (excl. fees & taxes) per person. 

Replay Lincoln Park (Saturday, March 14)

In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., is offering guests ages 21+ a $25 party package including breakfast buffet, bottomless green beer, mimosas, bloody Mary's, premium cocktails and domestic beer with free arcade games. Swamptastic St. Patrick's is the way for Ogres and green lovers to participate in the celebration of the debut of the swamp pop-up in the city with the package beginning at 10:00 a.m.   

VU Rooftop Bar (Saturday, March 14)

VU Rooftop Bar, South Loop’s first year-round rooftop destination located at 133 E Cermak Rd, is proud to support the green with special St. Patrick’s Day Brunch with a VU on Saturday, March 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The inclusive brunch is $35 per person, with a full brunch buffet that includes favorites like Chicken & Waffles, Chilaquiles, and more. Additional drink specials are available at the cash bar, which include $6 Jameson shots, and $4 select beer specials. Guests can purchase tickets by clicking here. 

Lucky Strike Social Wrigleyville (Saturday, March 14)

Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville, located at 1027 W. Addison St., is the destination for St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the Wrigleyville neighborhood this Saturday, March 14. Patrons will enjoy $4 green Bud Light Drafts throughout the day, paired with over 100 arcade games ranging from recognizable classics to state-of-the-art systems, access to eight Lucky Strike Lanes, and unprecedented views of Wrigley Field. For more information about Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville, please click here.

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Courtesy of Ocean Prime Chicago

Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel (Tuesday, March 17)

Staying in for St. Patrick’s Day? Well the luck of the Irish is on your side! Mark Kapolnek, Director of Outlets and Executive Chef at Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront has you covered for all your at-home festivities. Consider The Green River cocktail:

The Green River

2 oz green tea vodka

1 oz lemon juice

¼ oz arugula simple syrup

½ oz fresh cucumber juice

1 dash orange bitters

1 oz ginger beer

Directions: Rim glass with matcha powder. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously so the liquid hits the top and bottom of the shaker. Strain the cocktail into a highball glass. Garnish with a cucumber strip.

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Courtesy of Royal Sonesta Chicago Riverfront Hotel

Cafe Bonhomme and Beatnik on the River (Saturday, March 14)

Beatnik will be open for brunch starting at 11:00 AM. as a tropical escape for those not looking to be crammed into a crowded bar. Tropical cocktails and fusion-inspired fare will be offered from pork cheek fried rice to a variety of spreads while overlooking the green river from Beatnik on the River’s riverfront terrace. 

$5 Hamm’s or Guinness
$7 Glass of Bubbles or Sangría
$8 Shot of Jameson
$10 Irish Car Bomb
$11 Hamm’s & Jamo

Celeste/DISCO (Saturday, March 14)

Celeste & DISCO will be open all day long to get your party started. No ticket required and no cover. Dance the day away on the DISCO ball floor with live DJ appearances throughout the day.

$5 Miller Lite or Guinness
$7 Basket of House Fries (Add Truffle +2)
$8 Shot of Jameson
$10 Irish Car Bomb
$11 Miller Lite & Jamo
$12 Egg Sandwich on English Muffin (Add Bacon +2)
$13 House Burger
$14 Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
$15 Steak Sliders (3)

Gemini (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

Taking a cue from the dyeing of the Chicago River, Gemini, 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., will turn its Squirtsky Draft cocktail green for the holiday. The sprightly drink combines Prairie Organic Vodka, Rock Town Grapefruit Vodka, lime, grapefruit and soda ($11). The restaurant also will offer a corned beef and cabbage special ($24). These specials will be available Saturday - Tuesday. Green Squirtsky’s will be available for $8 on the actual holiday.

The Dearborn (Thursday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 17) 

The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn St., owned by the sister team of Clodagh and Amy Lawless (true Ireland natives) will spread its St. Patrick’s Day festivities over four days. On Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, the Loop restaurant will bring back a feature from past years: a Guinness pint glass engraving station. From 5 to 7 p.m., guests can have their glass engraved (complimentary, while supplies last). On Saturday, March 14, The Dearborn welcomes Celtic musicians Paddy Holman & Friends for a live performance from noon to 8 p.m. A special food menu will be offered from the 14th - 17th which includes Corned Beef Reuben ($16), an All-Day Irish Breakfast of fried eggs, bangers and more ($19) Shepherd's Pie ($24) and for dessert, a boozy Irish Blackout Trifle with Baileys mousse and a Guinness caramel swirl ($12).

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

A classic corned beef and cabbage plate for the holiday, will be offered at Walton Street Kitchen + Bar, 912 N. State St.; it’s $24 offered Saturday - Tuesday.

The Smith (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17) 

The New York native restaurant is celebrating its first Chicago St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-inspired specials from breakfast through dinner. Start the day with Corned Beef Hash ($18) with melted leeks, yukon gold potatoes and a sunny side up egg - available during brunch March 14-15. A specialty Reuben Sandwich ($18) with braised cabbage, gruyere, dijon and special sauce on rye is available for lunch with a side of fries on March 16 and 17. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, don’t miss the Corned Beef ($25) entree featuring braised cabbage, potato parsley puree, dijon dill blanc with soda bread scones.  

George Trois x Temporis Collaboration (Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, April 21)

The chefs of two of Chicago fine-dining restaurants are teaming up this spring on a dinner series that will bring each into the other’s kitchen for the night. The first dinner is hosted on Tuesday, March 17, as Chef Michael Lachowicz of George Trois in Winnetka welcomes Chef Troy Jorge of the Michelin-starred Temporis. On Tuesday, April 21, Jorge will return the gesture with Lachowicz joining him in the Temporis kitchen in West Town. Each dinner will feature a tasting menu comprised of dishes from each chef highlighting their individual styles, with optional wine pairings. The 10-course George Trois dinner will be $215. The 12-course Temporis dinner will be $200. 

SX Sky Bar (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17) 

SX Sky Bar will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pour of green champagne, either by the glass or by the bottle. Green champagne will be available Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. In addition to green champagne, SX Sky Bar will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a secret Irish menu item available only upon request: Corned Beef and Hash ($18) from March 14 through 17. The fashionable cocktail lounge will also offer its signature Sky Bar Sliders (Wagyu Beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Brie Cheese, Agave Aioli) ($18) on green buns from March 14 through 17.

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee (Friday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 17) 

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee will celebrate the season with specialty St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkle Donuts, and Irish Creme Bismark, and, in another nod to the dyed-green Chicago River tradition, Green River Glazed Donuts. Stan’s also will offer festive Irish-themed coffee drinks—St. Patrick’s Hot Chocolate, St. Patrick’s Mint Mocha and Irish Cream Cold Brew. Stan's will debut a new St. Patrick's Day donut on March 6: the Chocolate Dipped Emerald Donut ($2.79): a bright green cake donut dipped in chocolate, drizzled with white chocolate and topped with festive sprinkles. Specialty donuts will be available from March 6 through March 17. Specialty drinks will be available for the entire month of March.

Sheraton Grand Chicago (Saturday, March 14) 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago right along the holiday’s centerpiece -- the Chicago River. The Sheraton Grand is throwing a riverside celebration with Irish activities and drinks. Kiss a blarney stone, graffiti an interactive wall by Jameson, play cornhole and giant Jenga, or just kick back and listen to the Emerald Society Bag Pipers while sipping on Irish coffees and green drafts. Chi Bar, inside of the Sheraton Grand, will open at 8:00 am a build-your-own Absolut bloody mary bar featuring over 20 different toppings, and food service and will take run from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Virgin Hotels Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

With live music by the Emerald Society Bagpipes and Jameson giveaways, the hotel will be transforming into a St. Patrick’s day haven with food and drink specials galore from 9 am - 4 pm. The hotel will corn beef sliders, Irish tots, corned beef chimichangas, and Irish coffees and Hot Toddies all day, and entertainment and photobooth. 

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

Stop by the Radisson Blu to see the McDonald Family pipe & drum band and Irish dancers in the lobby. There will be plenty of Emerald Isle-influenced dishes and drinks, including corned beef and cabbage, Guinness-braised short rib tacos, and $5 green beer. 

Kimpton Gray (Saturday, March 14)

Stay at The Gray and for St. Patrick’s Day, guests will receive a walking spot with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade guest of honor, the Irish American Heritage Center as well as a hat, scarf, and festive accessories for the day, Irish coffee before the parade, and a surprise Irish-themed welcome amenity. 

Houndstooth Saloon (Saturday, March 14)

Houndstooth is serving up a Chicago St. Patrick's Day with Green Curtain Events. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be offered an Irish Drink & Appetizer Package, Party Antics, and More. Jennifer Fletcher & the Reckoning will preform starting at noon until 4 p.m. to keep the party going. Tickets are currently available through the Houndstooth website starting at $40. 

Recess (Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15)

Bring your lucky charms and celebrate St. Patty’s Day weekend with Recess in the West Loop. Specialty cocktails will be offered including the Cold Fashioned ($8) - an old fashioned cocktil with cold brew - and the Green River Cocktail ($10) - vodka, lime, vanilla syrup, whipped cream and green river soda. Executive Chef Daniel Weiland's burger of the week ($16) is St. Patrick's inspired, layering pastrami spiced beef, house-made sauerkraut, 1000 island dressing and Swiss cheese, served with house-made sauerkraut dill flavored potato chips.

Funkenhausen (Tuesday, March 17) 

On Tuesday 3/17, Das Burger (two Slagel beef patties, beer-caramelized onions, Swiss-American cheese, Haus bacon, dijonaise, and zucchini bread-and-butter pickles swaddled in a housemade brioche bun) and a boot of Krombacher Pilsner are $18 all night. Get there early for happy hour and additional food & drink specials from 5-7pm.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago is hosting its 12th Annual GET SHAMROCKED!  party on Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Hard Rock's outdoor party will feature live music all day long from The Hat Guys, S.K.A.M Artist DJ CAPTN20, Surprise Guest DJs and a special performance by The Shannon Rovers. Guests will also be offered green beer and sangria, Irish Fare, jello shots, and a heated tent for anyone over 21.

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Stan's Green River Glazed Donut with the perfect backdrop! (Courtesy of Stan's Donuts & Coffee)

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap (Saturday, March 14)

Get to Jake's on Saturday, March 14th from 8am - 11am for a "Pre-Soak" breakfast featuring a Breakfast Chef's Table. For $5 per person, enjoy:

St. Patty's Day Pizza

Crispy Hashbrowns

Jumbo Sausage Links

Scrambled Eggs

Emerald Fruit Salad

Lucky Charms

Leprechaun Green Pancakes

Finally, $5 Green Old Style Beer pints, $7 Jameson Shots & Mixed Drinks, and $9 Irish Bombs will be offered.

Chicago Fireboat Tours (Saturday, March 14)

Chicago Fireboat Tours is kicking off its first full season on St. Paddy’s Day. This 1937 Chicago Fireboat has been restored and now serves as a 127 person tour boat. On Saturday, March 14th, a morning and afternoon cruise along the green river will be offered with a St. Patty's Day breakfast, lunch, and libations.

Cruise times are from 8:15am - 11:15am (all ages includes breakfast) or 1:15pm - 4:15pm (21+ includes lunch). Tickets are $50 for children 4-12, $65 for adults 13-20, and $75 for adults 21+ (includes 2 drink tickets). Children 3 and under are free but tickets must be reserved at checkout for passenger count. 

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Pre-Soak Breakfast at Jake Melnick's (Courtesy of Jake Melnick's Corner Tap)

The Old Plank (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

The Old Plank (2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.), Logan Square’s Tex-Mex inspired sports bar, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-themed food and drink menu. The food specials will include Fish & Chips with beer-battered cod fish, house made tartar sauce and a lemon wedge served with house fries; Reuben Sandwich with corned beef, Swiss cheese, house made sauerkraut and Russian dressing on marble rye bread and served with house fries; and a Corned Beef Sandwich with corned beef, Swiss cheese served on marble rye bread with a side of house fries. The St. Patrick’s Day cocktails will be $8 each and include Pot of Gold Fashioned with Teeling Irish whiskey, Rhubarb and bitters; May Your Blessings Be More with Teeling Irish whiskey, ginger beer and angostura; Top of the Mornin’ to Ya with Teeling Irish whiskey, Campari and coffee liqueur; Shenanigans with Teeling Irish whiskey, chocolate, mint and cream; and Irish Goodbye that includes a beer and a shot. St. Patrick’s Day specials will be available Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. 

The Harding Tavern (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

The Harding Tavern (2732 N. Milwaukee Ave.) will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Reuben Sandwich with corned beef, sauerkraut and spicy Thousand Island dressing served on marble rye bread ($12) and a Sh*t out of Luck cocktail made with Slaine Irish whiskey, peach schnapps, simple syrup, lemon and lime ($10). Specials will be available Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. 

Centre Street Kitchen (Wednesday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 18)

Centre Street Kitchen (1224 W. Webster Ave.) will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired dishes that include a Corned Beef Entree with cabbage and potatoes and a Corned Beef Sandwich for $15.95 each. The St. Patrick's Day specials will be available Wednesday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 18. 

Café Con Leche (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

Café Con Leche (2714 N. Milwaukee Ave.), a neighborhood eatery in Logan Square, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Lucky Lemonade cocktail made with Jameson Irish whiskey, melon, apple and sour mix for $11. The special Irish-themed cocktail will be available Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17.

Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen (2715 N. Milwaukee Ave.), an Italian restaurant, will celebrate the Irish holiday with a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail called the Mustachio Bianco served hot with Jameson Irish whiskey, amaro nonino, Metric coffee, orange liqueur infused whipped cream and garnished with nutmeg ($12). The specialty cocktail will be available Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. 

Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta (Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 17)

Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta (61 E. Madison St. and 2106 S. Indiana Ave.) will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Green Beer Drafts starting at $6 a pint. Green beer will be available at Pizano's on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 and on Tuesday, March 17. Pizano's opens daily at 11 a.m. The Madison St. location will open early on Saturday, March 14 at 8 a.m. 

Rudy’s Bar and Grille (Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 17)

Rudy’s Bar and Grille (69 E. Madison St.), the sister restaurant of Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Traditional Corned Beef Plate made with sliced to order corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes and soda bread ($15.95); Corned Beef or Pastrami Sandwich ($12.95); and Green Beer Drafts starting at $6 a pint. Specials will be available on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 and on Tuesday, March 17. Rudy's opens daily at 11 a.m. but will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. 

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The Harding Tavern Reuben (Courtesy of The Harding Tavern)

aliveOne (Saturday, March 14 & Tuesday, March 17)

  • Saturday, March 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Tuesday, March 17 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

  • $7 to $12 drink specials

For parade-goers looking for an escape from downtown, aliveOne will open early at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Festive specials will include $4 green beer, $6 Guinness, $6 shots of Jameson and $12 Bombs. On Tuesday, March 17 only, aliveOne will feature $2 and $3 pints. 

Easy Bar (Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15 & Tuesday, March 17)

  • $2 to $5 drink specials

Easy Bar will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 for St. Patrick’s Day weekend where guests will be offered a Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. featuring $5 glasses of rosé and $5 Moscow Mules. Specials available all evening will include $6.50 Guinness and $6 Jameson shots. On Tuesday, March 17 only, Easy bar will feature $2 and $3 draft beers.

Estelle’s (Tuesday, March 17)

  • $12 drink special

Estelle's will keep the St. Patrick’s Day party going until 4 a.m. with a drink combo featuring a Guinness can with a shot of Jameson for $12.

The Graystone Tavern (Saturday, March 14)

  • $5 to $12 food and drink specials

The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will open early at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Specials will include $5 Jell-O shots, $5 Leprechaun Mimosas, $5 Green Beer, $5 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey and $12 Reuben Egg Rolls (three egg rolls served with housemade Russian dressing). 

Hubbard Inn (Saturday, March 14)

Hubbard Inn will offere a breakfast buffet and open bar package from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Tickets start at $90 and can be purchased by visiting

Joy District (Saturday, March 14)

Located just steps from the Chicago River and all the parade action, Joy District and Parlay will offer a breakfast buffet and open bar package from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Tickets start at $90 and can be purchased by visiting

Morton’s Wacker Place (Saturday, March 14)

  • $5 to $22.99 specials

Morton’s the Steakhouse located at 65 East Wacker will host a celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring food and drink specials and live music from Bear and Jake Acoustic. Partygoers can sip $5 green Bud Light drafts, $10 Bloody Mary’s, $7 Jameson, and $6 pints of Guinness. 

Festive St. Patrick’s Day menu specials will include choice of an entree for $22.99 like a Grilled Bistro Filet, Nueske's Bacon and Cheddar Loaded Mash, Fish and Chips, Reuben Sandwich, Corned Beef and Cabbage Plate and Shepherd's Pie. $10 Bar Bites will also be available including Prime Mini Cheeseburgers, Four Petite Filet Mignon Sandwiches, Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Mini Crab Cakes, Parmesan Truffle Fries, Buffalo Chicken Goujonettes, Iceberg Wedge Bites. 

Remedy (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

  • $5 Irish shots

Remedy will offer $5 shots of Clyde Mays bourbon and Jack Daniels Rye from Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 17. For those looking for a late night after-party on St. Patrick’s Day, Remedy will open from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The Rambler (Saturday, March 14)

  • $5 to $25 specials

In celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, The Rambler will open early at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. Guests will enjoy a $25 “Kegs & Eggs” package from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring breakfast items like eggs, corned beef hash, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and drinks including mimosas, bloody marys, and green draft beer. 

The Rambler will feature all day specials including $5 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey shots, a $10 homemade corned beef plate, and a $20 “Pot of Gold” which includes five Goldschlager shots. Weather permitting, The Rambler’s beer garden will be open all day. 

The Owl  (Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15 & Tuesday, March 17)

  • $8 Guinness and Jameson shot combo

The Owl will offer a Guinness and shot of Jameson for $8 during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For a late night dance party, The Owl will feature DJ sets by Esteban La Groue and DJ Danny Dan from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. On Tuesday, March 17 only, The Owl will feature $2 and $3 select beers.

Last Call Tavern Group (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

Guests who stop into any of the seven Last Call Tavern Group locations from Saturday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 17th will be entered into a giveaway to win a free trip to Ireland, no purchase necessary. Each stop to a Last Call Tavern Group location will count as one entry, with the exception of Celtic Crown which would count as three entries. There is no limit on how many times a guest can visit a specific location. 

The winner will be announced at the Celtic Crown on St. Patrick's Day (Tuesday, March 17th) at 9 p.m.—the winner must be present to claim the trip. 

Last Call Tavern Group Locations

  • Rebel & Rye | 726 W Grand Ave. | One Entry per Visit

  • The Reveler | 3403 N Damen Ave. | One Entry per Visit

  • The Butcher's Tap | 3553 N Southport Ave. | One Entry per Visit

  • Trace | 3714 N Clark St., | One Entry per Visit

  • Full Shilling | 3724 N Clark St., | One Entry per Visit

  • Clover | 722 W Grand Ave., | One Entry per Visit

  • Celtic Crown | 4301 N Western Ave., | Three Entries per Visit

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Courtesy of Ivy Tac

Chicagoland Krispy Kreme (Friday, March 13 - Tuesday, March 17)

Leprechauns are sneaking into Krispy Kreme shops across the country and aren’t just turning O’riginal Glazed Doughnuts green this year – but all the doughnuts.

For the first time ever, people who visit Chicagoland shops from Friday, March 13 through St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17 will find doughnut display cases filled with greenified versions of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, including Chocolate Iced with green Kreme, Cake Batter with green icing, Strawberry Iced with St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles, OREO Cookies & Kreme with green icing drizzle and Chocolate Iced Custard filled with shamrock sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme has devised a way to catch these tricksters with an all-new Leprechaun Trap Doughnut. Decorated as a pot of gold and filled with Irish Kreme-flavored filling, the doughnut will be available in limited quantities each day – only a few lucky guests in every shop will have a chance to catch one.

“Chicagoans love St. Patrick’s Day, maybe even more than leprechauns do, especially paired with green Krispy Kreme Doughnuts all weekend long,” said Carlos Larcada, President of Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC. “If you’re lucky, you can catch one celebrating at Chicagoland shops this year." 

Chicagoland shops are located in Homewood at 17815 South Halsted Street, Evergreen Park at 9150 South Western Avenue, Hillside at 110 South Mannheim Road and Chicago in Block 37 at 108 North State Street.

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Courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea (Available on permanent menu)

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, head to Fairgrounds’ Fulton Market to sip on the boozy, ice cream-based green Grasshopper cocktail, Wax On, Wax Off, with Fernet, creme de cacao, absinthe, ice cream and mint. Price: $12

Intelligentsia Coffee (Available now through Sunday, March 22)

The Not So Irish Coffee beverage is Intelligentsia’s nod to Ireland, without the whiskey. Sip on a blend of espresso and bourbon-flavored housemade syrup, topped with a lightly aerated vanilla cream. Choose from Intelligentsia’s Black Cat, decaf and a daily rotating espresso. The drink starts at $4.50, with a $1.25 upcharge for espressos other than Black Cat.

The J.Parker (Saturday, March 14)

Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at The J. Parker! Drinks will be flowing and music will be playing from 12:00pm-3:00pm, doors open at 11:00am for cash bar until noon. Tickets include domestic beer, premium mixed drinks, and house wine in addition to passed hors d'oeuvres and $6 Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey shots. Enter a raffle for a chance to win fun prizes with proceeds benefiting PAWS Chicago!
Price: $60 - tax and tip included. Tickets here and available at the door.

Politan Row Chicago (Saturday, March 14)

Visit Politan Row Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day for drink specials, patio games, and special wing offerings from vendors! Enjoy specially-flavored chicken wings from each of Politan Row’s chef-driven vendors (a few offerings below) and pair with Bar Politan’s featured drinks of the weekend including Jameson Irish Whiskey cocktails + shot specials, Irish punch, and classic green beers. DJ duo Multeye will be spinning a curated playlist for the day. Try wings from all participating vendors and receive a $25 gift card and tote bag while supplies last. 
Time: 11am-11pm
Price: 9 wings for $5
Wing Offerings: 

  • Bumbu Roux - Spicy Sticky Tamarind Wings

  • J.Spice - Jerk Chicken Wings
  • Wazwan - Smoked WazWings (Tandoori Honey, Ginger, Cilantro, Crispy Shallot)

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WhirlyBall (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

On Sunday, March 15th, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the whole family at WhirlyBall. From 11am-1pm, guests can enjoy games of WhirlyBall, Laser Tag and bowling in addition to bites fueled by The Pivot Room including crispy spinach tortillas with a “pot of gold” (cheese sauce) and St. Patrick’s Day-inspired sweets like green river soda green ice cream floats. Tickets are $20 for kids and $25 for adults and can be purchased here.

From Saturday, March 14th through Tuesday, March 17th, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with games of WhirlyBall and Irish-inspired dishes and craft beer offerings. Featured items include an Irish flatbread, reuben eggroll, stout special and Jameson specials. 

Cold Storage (Thursday, March 12 - Thursday, March 19)

Cold Storage will offer a mint ice cream Shamrock Shake topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, available starting Thursday March 12th through Thursday March 19th.

Little Goat Diner (Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17)

Celebrate the luck of the irish with several treats from Little Goat Diner. The restaurant will be offering a Shama-lama Mint Shake with chocolate bits and cookie crumble, a Green River Float with lemon curd ice cream and Shamrock Shortbread Cookies from Saturday, March 14th through the Tuesday, March 17th.

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Wax On, Wax Off Cocktail at Fairground Coffee & Tea (Courtesy of The Gauge Collective)


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