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Chicago’s St. Paddy’s Day Bucket List

Everyone knows that Chicago goes big on St. Patrick’s day, but can you keep up with the crowd?

This is UrbanMatter’s Official St. Paddy’s Bucket List.

How many things can you check off?

 

Start Your Day The Irish Way

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That’s right folks, we’re talking a real-deal fry up for the big day: black pudding, bacon rashers, eggs, shrooms, beans, toast, and  oh, and a giant batch of potatoes on the side. Whether you’re goin’ for the traditional plate, or a more rowdy Kegs and Eggs style event, there’s no other way to kick off St. Paddy’s than with a full Irish (and a pint to wash it all down, of course).

Chicago area restaurants doin it big the morning of the 17th include: Fado, Old Town Pour House, HQ, Dunlay’s on the Square and Owen & Engine

 

Grab Some Irish Coffee

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

Coffee + whiskey + cream = heaven.

Some of the best Irish coffees in the city can be found at: C.C. Ferns, Mrs. Murphy’s and Sons, The Grafton

 

Dress to Impress

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Meaning: wear any and all things green, please. The brighter (and more ridiculous) the better.

 

Visit an Actual Irish Bar

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Options include: The Galway Arms, Chief O’Neills, Lady Gregory’s, O’Callaghan’s, Harrigan’s

 

Drink a Green Beer

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

Or, ya know, like seven.

 

Take a Shot of Jameson

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Or, ya know, like seven.

 

Kiss Someone Irish

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Or Irish-ish, whatever.

With their permission though, dear god.

 

Pronounce Sláinte Correctly

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

And before you ask, no – it’s not Slay-iiintayyy.

 

Take a Stab at Irish Dance

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I know, I know – it’s hard! Just try your best.

 

Take a Picture By the River

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

Okay, c’mon – you just knew this one was making it onto your bucket list.

 

Have a Guinness

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Or, ya know, like seven.

 

Sing an Irish Drinking Song

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Find some suitable options here.

 

Make an Attempt at Playing the Bagpipes

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This one’s tricky, but the Snapchat is gonna be sooo worth it.

 

Have a Green River

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A Chicago favorite that you just have to have.

 

Get a Glimpse of the Parade

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

The parade starts at March 17th at noon! If you can’t catch it in the flesh, you can also watch it broadcast live on ABC7.

 

Drink a Shamrock Shake

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You’re gonna need something to soak up all that booze. Plus, it’s only available for a shot period of time and you know you gotta have it at least once.

 

Pass Out

St. Paddy's Day Bucket List

Honestly, you’ve earned it.

 

 

For more St. Paddy’s Day ideas, check out our Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Guide.

 

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