Photo Source: St. Patty's Day 2013
The Chicago River will be dyed green on Saturday, March 16th at 10am!
It’s time for one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. If not, the BIGGEST! Bars open at dawn, people are a’pinchin, having something green to eat & drink isn’t call for a bad review, and in the Chicagoland area some drink specials are started as early as March 13th!
It’s the 16th annual St. Patty’s Crawl Chicago! For $50, you start with an open bar at Stop #1 Castle – from 9:30am-1:30pm. Subsequent stops at Headquarters Beercade, Roadhouse 66, and McGuigan’s Irish Pub will feature additional specials! And the best detail about the crawl is that shirts are not required… for those into body painting! Check out the site for more details.
25 Degrees – 736 N. Clark St.
$3 Green Beer, $4 Jameson shots, $5 Guinness Drafts, $6 Irish Car Bombs
JB & I love 25 Degrees Hollywood location so I imagine that Chicago is just as good, so much so that I’ve already recommended it to plenty of people. In addition to all the Irish spirits specials, there will be $5 appetizers that are not to be missed!
Bombay Spice Grill – 450 N. Clark St.
$4.00 Jameson Shots, $4.00 Kingfishers, & $6.00 green St. Patty's Day Irish Whiskey Sour Punch
Bombay Spice Grill may be an Indian restaurant, but they’re celebrating the Irish holiday early with specials starting on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17.
John Barleycorn – Lincoln Park, River North, & Wrigleyville locations
The festivities start on Friday night with Irish inspired cocktails and bagpipers on Saturday. Doors open as early as 9am. Check John Barelycorn’s site for exact times.
Kit Kat Lounge – 3700 N. Halstead St.
Half-price green drinks all day & night
Everyone knows that Boystown can party for Halloween, but what about St. Patrick’s Day? Kit Kat Lounge will start off the morning with 11am brunch with Kit Kat Diva Madam X. The evening will bring out party favors and dinner with superstar Kinley Preston.
RockIt Burger Bar – 3700 N. Clark St.
$4 Green Beer, $5 Guinness & Jameson, $7 Irish Car Bombs
RockIt Burger Bar specials start on Saturday, March 16th through March 17th. Food specials here include a reuben burger and a ShamRockIt Shake for dessert.
Theory – 9 W. Hubbard
$5 Green Bud Light Bottles, $6 Jameson cocktails & shots
Theory will open at 9am on Saturday with a menu featuring Irish specialties.
Bar Louie – 22 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
$3 Green Beer, $5 Irish Whiskey, $6 Car Bombs
Bar Louie will start celebrating early on Saturday with $10 Kegs & Eggs Breakfast Buffet from 7am-10am. There will also be free t-shirts while supplies last and buzzed people love free shirts! Live entertainment, too.
Glenview House – 1843 Glenview Rd., Glenview, IL 60025
$3 Guinness pints, Harp pints, & Jameson shots, plus Irish eat from $6-$16
Glenview House specials start on Friday, March 15th through March 17th
John Barleycorn – Schaumburg, IL
$3 Green Miller Light drafts, $5 Jameson shots & Guinness bottles, & $8 Car Bombs
Starting on Saturday, there will be live music followed by DJ Spryte spinnin’ at 10pm. Sunday will include Irish eats from $5 Corn Beef sandwich to $12.95 Corn Beef & Cabbage dinner.
Mullen’s Bar & Grill – 3080 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
$3.50 Shinerbock pints, other specials likely to follow!
Mullen’s will kick off some Irish fun with bands on Saturday night at 6pm. U2 cover band, AcU-2 will start the celebration at noon on Sunday. If weather permits, Mullen’s will be opening their patio this weekend for some St. Patrick’s Day fun!
Stone City Saloon – 721 N. Independence Blvd, Romeoville, IL 60446
$4 Jameson shots, $5 Irish Car Bombs
Stone City Saloon will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all three days this weekend – March 15, 16, & 17th! Green Beer & Corn Beef & Cabbage will be served all day long.