Full Guide to the Best Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parties this Year

Ready to get the green festivity going? We are too! Check out this extensive guide to all the coolest, most fun Chicago St. Patrick’s Day parties happening this year. Whether you’re going for the parade, or haven’t watched the river turn green for a while, these events will keep you entertained all day long. It’s time to get back into action, Chicago!

Also, don’t forget to check out all the St. Patrick’s food and drink specials going on!


Grab Your Crew and Celebrate at One of Green Curtain Events City-Wide Bar Parties!

Green Curtain Events is your one-stop-shop for the best holiday party locations in the city. We’ve got your ticket, table service, and more for the #1 party day of the year! Join the madness with full service, concierge support, and #GoGreen this St. Patrick’s Day with GCE. You can view all of the available options, including locations and ticket information on Green Curtain Events’ website!

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Get on the Green River with City Cruises Chicago

Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

City Cruise’s Seadog cruise will be up close and personal to the river dyeing on the morning of March 12, allowing a unique viewpoint unlike anywhere else in the city, all while also providing unforgettable views of the city’s architecture down the Chicago River. Boarding for the cruise begins at 7:45 am so patrons don’t miss out on any of the festivities.


If you’d rather cruise the lake instead, themed cruises down Lake Michigan will also be available. The themed cruises will include Irish-themed menu items such as a Corned Beef special, along with Irish tunes playing and St. Patrick’s Day décor throughout to keep the party going. To book a cruise today, please click here.

Watch the River Turn Green at Raised Urban Rooftop

1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Perfectly located alongside the Chicago River with sweeping views of the skyline, Raised Urban Rooftop is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day destination. The rooftop oasis is opening its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12 for guests to see the river dyeing right from the comfort of the indoor/outdoor terrace space. Beginning February 21, guests can buy tickets via Tock for a $90 per person food and drink package to celebrate like the Irish from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $110 per person on March 12. Celebratory Irish-themed food and drinks galore will be on the menu and are the perfect way to warm up in the heart of all the fun in downtown Chicago.

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Enjoy Traditional Irish Breakfast at Old Town Pour House

1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

What’s our favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition? Kegs & Eggs! This year on Saturday, March 12th from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m, Old Town Pour House is hosting a Kegs & Eggs party. Tickets are $30 per person and get you into a decked-out breakfast buffet with classic fixings. Menu items include scrambled Eggs w/ Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Salad, and Cheesy Potato Casserole. Drink specials include: $5 Green Beer (Miller Light), Guinness, Bloody Mary, and Mimosas.

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Sweetwater Tavern & Grille’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Patio Party

Celebrate in style with this legendary annual bash that’s only steps away from the parade and the dyeing of the Chicago River! Party begins on Saturday, March 12th at 8 a.m., but Sweetwater’s massive outdoor patio on the Mag Mile will be open all day if weather permits.

Enjoy Bagpipers as you experience the festivities up close, and munch on delicious bites such as Irish Nachos with Housemade Corned Beef, Hardwood-Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions, IPA Cheese Sauce, Green Onions, and Chips; Pastrami Reubens, Shepherd’s Pie made with Stout-Braised Ground Beef, Peas, Carrots, Onions, Shredded Cabbage, and Potato Puree. Drink specials include $6 Green Miller Light, $7 Smithwick’s and Virtue Cider Brut, and $8 Magners Irish Cider and Guinness.

No RSVP or tickets are required. Seats are first-come, first-served.

Green Eggs & Hash Party at
Buffalo Creek Brewing

360 Historical Ln, Long Grove, IL 60047

Pay tribute to the Emerald Isle on Saturday, March 12th with Buffalo Creek Brewing annual Green Eggs & Hash St. Pat’s Party. All eyes will be smiling – Irish and otherwise – when brewery doors open at 10 am with complimentary green eggs and hash, green beer, and featured pints of the freshly made Burning Red Irish Ale (available throughout the day). Live music will echo throughout the brewery the rest of the day and night when James & Friends plays at 1 pm and Jim Green takes over at 6 pm. Billy Bricks Pizza food truck will roll up by 5 pm to refuel all hungry St. Pat’s bellies.


Day O’ The Snakes Park” at Remedy

1910 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

In recognition of the legend associated with St. Patrick, that he stood atop an Irish hillside and banished the snakes from Ireland, Remedy will feature a “Day O’ The Snakes” themed party on Thursday, March 17. The evening will feature $7 Snake Bites all evening and the bar will be decked out in snake decor.

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StPatrick’s Day Party and Hangover Brunch at The Rambler

4128 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60618

Two $30 per person food and drink packages will be available at The Rambler throughout the day for guests who book a table of 4 to 6. The Brunch Package runs from 9 am to 12 pm, featuring corned beef hash, eggs, bacon, potato, waffles, and chicken tenders. Drinks include mimosas, bloody marys, and green draft beer. The Lunch Package is available from 1 pm to 4 pm and includes corned beef and cabbage, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, nachos. Drinks include mimosas, green draft beer, and house liquor. Both packages come with St. Patrick’s Day swag.

On Sunday, March 13, The Rambler will host a “Get The Green Out-Cha!” hangover brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The full brunch menu will be available as well as a “Traditional Irish” breakfast with eggs, bangers, grilled tomato, beans and rye bread. Guests can pair their meal with The Rambler’s “Irish Liquid Brunch”, a $15 bottomless green mimosa package, a $12 Irish Whiskey flight with Jameson, Proper 12, Tullamore Dew and Bushmills, and $4 Green Beer and $5 Guinness. Guests can reserve a table for brunch by emailing

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StPatrick’s Day “Eats and Beats” at Graystone Tavern

3441 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 |

The Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will open early at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 to celebrate Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The party will feature a DJ spinning jams all morning paired with a $30 food and drink package available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m that includes a breakfast buffet and unlimited drinks.
Guests can safely enjoy the festivities in Graystone’s winterized, heated beer garden. The space features string lights overhead, seven TVs, and games like bags, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4. For table reservations, email info@graystonetavern.com.

St. Patrick’s Tee Times at Puttshack Oakbrook Center

1828 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Looking for unique St. Patrick’s Day parties in Chicago this year? Look no further than our very own Oakbrook Center! Groups of all sizes can book their StPatrick’s Day tee times now before they sell out! Puttshack is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini-golf experience that is perfectly complemented with an array of global food and beverage offerings you and your group can share between games.

Friends and families will be surrounded by an all-around high-energy and will allow for plenty of room for that Insta selfie. For more information, purchase a gift card, or book your upcoming game, please visit https://www.puttshack.com/find-a-location/oakbrook.

Featured Image Credit: Sweetwater Tavern & Grille/Bottleneck Management