What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a night of fun with your friends? Whether you want to drink a pint or two or expand your plans into a pub crawl, consider checking out the following pubs in the Chicago area for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not all about Guinness, either, as many of the pubs offer food and a selection of drinks. For an additional list of places to check out, take a look at this article.
11064 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
If you plan to spend time at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the South Side, then consider stopping in for a pint at O’Rourke’s Office. The bar will offer live music, including a pipes and drums band, and will serve traditional Irish fare. O’Rourke’s Office is located in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood and includes a selection of drinks. If sipping on a martini is your thing, then you’ll be pleased to see the bar’s menu of vodka martinis, which include the Pearl Pomade, Manhattan, Lemon Heaven and Pink Lemonade. Beer drinkers can choose from a selection of beer that includes Left Hand Milk Stout, Guinness, Budweiser and Heineken.
Tap O’ The Morning
Chicago, IL 60614
Bar 1 Events
Start your St. Patrick’s Day weekend by checking out the Tap O’ The Morning special available at four of Bar 1 Events’ bars: Duffy’s, Durkin’s, McGee’s and Redmond’s. The special is $30 and includes a full Irish breakfast. Drinks include green beer, screwdrivers and mimosas, so you can start partying in style. The event takes place on March 15, 2014, and is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The four bars are located in Chicago’s Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, so you can grab an early breakfast and head out to the parade later that morning.
Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill
1935 N. Sedgwick St.
Chicago, IL 60614
If you’re ready to start your St. Patrick’s Day partying early, then head to Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The bar is offering a special from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 15, 2014, where guests can feast on a buffet that includes corned beef and cabbage, green eggs and ham, Reuben wraps and shepherd’s pie. The package also includes green beer, Guinness and bloody Marys, so you can whet your whistle in keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day theme. The package is $20 per person, and Sedgwick’s is located just a few blocks from the Sedgwick stop on the El Brown Line.
Quigley’s Irish Pub
43 E. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
If you’re headed to downtown Naperville for its parade on March 15, 2014, stop into Quigley’s Irish Pub. Located in downtown Naperville, the pub will have live music on Saturday and Monday in honor of the celebration. The bar offers a wide range of beer and has more than 20 on tap, including Guinness, Harp Lager and Smithwick’s Irish Ale. For a bite to eat, check out Quigley’s menu, which includes Irish favorites like corned beef bites and Irish chips. You can also warm up with Irish lamb stew, pot roast or bangers and mash. A kids’ menu is also available.
6686 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60631
Venture out to Chicago’s northwest side for some fun over St. Patrick’s Day weekend and head out to Emerald Isle. The bar is located right in the heart of Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood and is just steps from the Edison Park Metra station, making it easy to get to after the parade. The bar features a variety of beer, including crafts, imports and local favorites. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, too, as the Emerald Isle’s menu includes an assortment of appetizers, salads and sandwiches.
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