The start of spring means time to shake off the winter blues, and celebrate the return of warm weather and Chicago’s favorite shamrock-studded holiday. One of Chicago’s favorite traditions, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. With the dyeing of the river and St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Chicagoans are sure to find a spot to celebrate.
Mahoney’s Celebrates Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mahoney’s Pub embraces its roots this Saint Patrick’s Day. The classic Irish sports bar will host an all day Irish fest to celebrate Chicago’s annual St Patrick’s Day parade, one of the largest in the country. Festivities begin early and go late on Saturday, March 11 at Mahoney’s. A tent party on the parade route will rage from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. in the morning, including a Mornin’ Food and Drink Package and live music in the afternoon and evening. The line-up includes Three Men in Kilts, Maggie Speaks, and the Larkin and Moran Brothers, Chicago’s premier Irish music act. Irish dancers and bagpipers will add to the pluck-of-the-Irish spirit as well.
551 N Ogden Ave. | Chicago | 312.733.2121 | mahoneyspubchicago.com
Top Spots in Chicagoland To Find Green & Irish Inspired Drinks & Eats
Chop, the chic everyman’s steakhouse, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with $4 green beer to go with a chef’s burger and fries or favorite dish.
Next to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. | #chopchicago | 312.461.9333 | chopchicago.com
Carlucci Restaurant & Bar in Downers Grove will be serving a special green beer during March to pair with its Tuscan-inspired dishes.
Carlucci Restaurant & Bar
1801 Butterfield Rd. | Downers Grove, Ill. | 630.512.0990 | carluccirestaurant.com
For those looking for a little more Irish-inspired flare, head to Tom & Eddies for its Reuben Burger + IRISH CREAM COFFEE SHAKE all month long.
Find Tom & Eddie’s in Lombard: The Shops on Butterfield at Yorktown Center; Naperville: Tower Crossing at Ogden Ave and Naper Blvd. and Vernon Hills: Vernon Hills Town Center at Milwaukee Ave and US 45/Olde Half Day Rd
9 W. Kinzie St. | Chicago | 312.340.5636 | stkhouse.com
She-nannigans House of Bar Commemorates St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock-n-Roll
She-nannigans, the combined sports bar and dancing hot spot, will commemorate its favorite day of the year with Shamrock-n-roll on Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Raucous celebrations at Irish pubs are a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, a classic Chicago holiday where the river sparkles emerald green. She-nannigans kicks it up a notch with performances by the Larkin and Moran Brothers, Chicago’s premier Irish music act with Miller Lite specials. Local radio station, WXRT host Ryan Arnorld will be live on site to contribute to the festivities.
16 W Division St. | Chicago | 312.642.2344 | she-nannigans.com