It’s here — one of the most exciting times of the year in Chicago. Yes, you know what we’re talking about. It’s St. Patrick’s season! Before we dive into all the big parties across the town, let’s look at who are getting a headstart for themed drinks, green beer, and food specials! Oh my gosh, did someone say Chicago Restaurant Week + St. Patrick’s!? Is this even real? Anyways, check out the best St. Patrick’s Day Specials in Chicago this year!
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81 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
Nestled on the Mag Mile just down the street from the Chicago River, Bar Pendry is a must-stop for a special St.Patrick’s day feast during the day-long celebrations on Saturday, March 12th. In true Irish spirit, Bar Pendry will be offering whiskey flights featuring Green Spot Chateau Montelena, Green Spot Leoville Barton Bordeaux Finish, and Red Breast 15 for $22. Whiskey flights will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to continue the festivities all weekend long.
87 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Watch the Chicago River dyeing in style on Saturday, March 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open for lunch for one day only with a special Green River Day menu, guests can indulge in a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, seafood and steak entrees, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list. For the best views of this year’s festivities, guests are encouraged to make a reservation on OpenTable.
200 N Field Dr, Lake Forest, IL 60045
North Shore Chicagoans are in luck! Oaken Bistro + Barwill be offering specials perfect for celebrating on Thursday, March 17. Enjoy delicious Stout-Braised Beef Tenderloin Tips with Colcannon Potatoes, Candied Bacon Green Beans, and a variety of drinks on special including Irish Mint Juleps with Propert Twelve Irish Whiskey, Margaritas, and Green Draft Beer. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit https://www.oakenbistro.com/events/st-patricks-days.
224 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
For those seeking an alternative to green beer or just wanting one more nightcap at the bar, Venteux’s head bartender Robby Mack will be serving up the ‘Irish Maiden’ for a limited time, crafted with Jameson Irish Whiskey, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and muddled cucumber (available only on 3/12 & 3/17!).
Meanwhile, if you need a quick pick-me-up on the way to the river dyeing, stop by Venteux’s stunning daytime cafe and pick up tasty treats like buttery croissants, breakfast sandwiches, and colorful Shamrock cookiesor get a jolt of energy from espresso creations like their seasonal Blueberry Matcha Latte, with 20% of proceeds from the specialty drink benefitting Garfield Park Conservatory all month long. The cafe is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate at the Irish-owned hotspot in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, The Dearborn! Featuring a variety of specials and offerings throughout the week. On March 11th, 12th, and 17th, diners can indulge in a Shepard’s Pie, housemade Corned Beef Reuben, Pork Belly Colcannon, and Seafood Chowder. Chicagoans can also enjoy the “Fighting 69th Mule” cocktail or get a personalized Guinness pint engraved on March 16th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
1709 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at your favorite neighborhood spot, Funkenhausen in Chicago’s West Town, for a weekend filled with good food and even greater memories. For those looking for something other than Irish beers, sip on Funkenhausen’s most popular zero-proof cocktail, Moneybags, that is a perfect green for the holiday season.
Made with cucumber, basil, lemon, soda and finished with tonic, this cocktail is just as festive, but without the hangover. If you are looking to spend your weekend in West Town, Funkenhausen is the spot for you.
205 N Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Get ready to celebrate bright and early this Saint Patrick’s Day at PB&J’s with doors opening at 8 a.m on Saturday, March 12. From 8 a.m to 11:30 a.m Irish Drink and Bites package will be available including – call liqueurs, domestic beers, Jameson drinks, Irish Stouts, and a Neopolitan pizza station – party antics, music, and more. All guests must have a General Admission ticket to enter, add-on tables and booth packages are available for separate purchase.
1525 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Looking to get lucky this St. Patrick’s Day? LG’s Bar & Kitchen in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood has got you and your friends covered. Join the Irish American bar for the ultimate days of celebration. Kicking off on Friday, March 11th, diners can join the “Who’s Your Paddy Party” for happy hour.
On Saturday, March 12th diners can purchase a ticket for a full-day celebration. Each ticket includes 5 drink vouchers (presented on arrival) and is valid for Tito’s, Jameson, domestic bottles, Guinness drafts, Green Beer, and well-mixed drinks. Keep the party going on Sunday, March 13th with LG’s Bar & Kitchen’s Hair Of The Dog specials, including $5.00 bloody marys, mimosas, and more.
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Both JoJo’s Get Lucky Shake and Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate are back for a limited time only. The perfect beverage to enjoy before, after, or while looking at the green river, JoJo’s specialty menu will not disappoint. The Get Lucky Shake (make it boozy!) is a refreshingly minty shake topped with rainbow sugar cookie, a pot of gold dodo, and a chocolate-covered pretzel, while the Lucky Charms Hot Chocolate has a shamrock s’more, chocolate covered marshmallow, a chocolate-covered pretzel, and marshmallow fluff.
JoJo’s St. Patrick’s Day menu is available March 7 – March 20, 2022, available at all locations, including the new Naperville shop. In addition, JoJo’s heated Candy Land Immersive Dining Experience is the premier place to get into the Irish spirit! Make your Candy Land reservation here.
51 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
From Saturday, March 12 thru Thursday, March 17, Hub 51 is joining the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with food and drink specials including Potato Debris: Deep Fried Idaho Potatoes, T
illamook Sharp Cheddar, Bacon, Green onion, Crema, and a Hot Corned Beef Sandwich made with Vienna Corned Beef, Homemade Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Whole Grain Mustard, Rye Bread.
To wash it all down, order up $6 Jameson Shots, ICB Shots $10, Green Beer $6, Irish Coffee Shots $6, and $8 Guinness Pints, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Bub City – River North
435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Bub City – River North is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with beverage specials including Green Beer, Jameson Shots, and Irish Slammer Shots. A DJ will start at 8:00 AM followed by live music from ShyTown at 12:00 PM. Tables will only be available for reservations for groups of 6 people or more. On Saturday, March 12 Bub City – Rosemont will be open for regular service starting at 11:00 AM and Bub City – River North will resume regular service starting at 5:30 PM.
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352 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
This St. Patrick’s Day, All Too Well — the newly opened Lebanese-inspired deli in Lincoln Park — will be offering specials on sandwiches and spreads for dine-in and takeout. On Thursday, March 17, All Too Well will be offering:
Corned Beef Sandwich – $10
Lamb Reuben Sandwich – $13
Guinness Cheese Spread – $6
While you’re there, check out the amazing selection of drinks, cheese, dips, and other goodies in the store as well! You gotta pack up before you go watch the river turn green, right?
Featured Image Credit: LG’s Bar & Kitchen
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