It’s the greenest (and luckiest) time of the year! St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is always the weekend before March 17th and most of us Chicagoans are ready to get our shamrock on. Although COVID is still a thing, there are plenty of restaurants and bars celebrating safely. Check ‘em out below.
This Irish bar and restaurant will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day for two 👏 whole 👏 weeks. 👏 Stop by now until March 17th for corned beef, pints of Guinness, Irish music and more. Sláinte!
Craving an authentic St. Paddy’s Day meal? Tuscan Hen has you covered with their Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. For just $18.95, you can enjoy House Braised Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, Housemade Soda Bread, and a Bailey’s Irish Cream Cannoli. Learn more here.
Mac Wood’s Grilled
This Wicker Park hotspot is serving up traditional favorites: a Reuben Sandwich with Corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut, and secret sauce, on marbled rye. And Creamy Potato Soup with Hickory-smoked peppered bacon, Cheddar Jack, and green onions. We’ll take both.
Hanging out in Little Italy? Get your shenanigans on with $4 green Miller Lites, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and $6 Guinness Pints. Or if you’re ~really~ looking to party, go for their $25 bottomless green mimosas. Irish today, hungover tomorrow.
Pizza, Beer & Jukebox
If you’ll be in the West Loop on March 13, head over to PB&J for a pop-up St. Pat’s celebration. You know the drill: green beer, Red Bull cocktails, Guinness, and more specials. And if you run the St. Paddy’s Day 5K, congratulations. Also you’ll get a free beer.
How sweet is this? Chicago’s iconic donut shop is dishing up green mint hot chocolate, Irish cream cold brew, mint Oreo shakes, and emerald-dipped donuts. Sugar crash in 3, 2, 1…totally worth it.
How to have the perfect St. Patty’s Day: secure a table at Cafe Robey. Order their Irish Patty Melt with Guinness Mayo. Wash it down with a few shots of Jameson (on special). And keep the party going by tacking on a few buckets of’ beer. Best. Day. EVER.
Don’t sleep on this Bucktown bar. Here’s what’s going down: a Guinness Glass Giveaway on March 12, Pot of Gold Trivia on March 15, and a Guinness jersey Giveaway on St. Patty’s Day. Make your reservations here.
Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar
Rewired Pizza Cafe & Bar, the new lowkey haunt in Edgewater, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all month long. Created by Bar Manager RC Schultz, the March themed cocktail is I’m Not Irish, But Drink This Anyway with vodka, crème de menthe liqueur, crème de cacao liqueur, cream, and Dolin Blanc vermouth ($9). From the coffee bar, guests can enjoy the Pot of Gold with thyme and star anise demerara, milk, espresso, and Lucky Charms (small: $4; medium: $4.50; large: $5). Chef Jesus Escobedo has also created festive Irish-themed food specials like a Reuben Pizza with sauerkraut, corned beef, Thousand Island dressing, mozzarella and Swiss cheese (small: $14; medium: $18; large: $22) and Green Mac & Cheese with cavatappi pasta, house made green cheese sauce and toasted bread crumbs ($10).
The Rambler Kitchen + Tap
Also, on Sunday, March 14, The Rambler will host a “Get The Green Out-Cha!” day-after St. Patrick’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The full brunch menu will be available as well as themed items like Corned Beef Hash, Bangers and Mash, and Bacon and Beans. Drinks will include green draft beer, Irish coffee, mimosas, Guinness and more.
For Chiagoans looking to spend the holiday at home, The Rambler will offer an “Irish Pub Experience at Home” To-Go Package from Saturday, March 13 through Wednesday, March 17. The $60 package is available to pre-order for pick up or delivery. The festive box will include Two Corned Beef Platters with slow cooked corned beef, red potato, and cabbage, a bottle of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, and a four pack of Guinness with two Guinness Imperial pint glasses, beads, tattoos and other St. Patrick’s Day decor. Patrons can opt to order the dinner for one person without alcohol for $16.