It’s time to get the greens on and awaken your inner Irsih. The St. Patrick’s Day weekend is finally here! If you’re still wondering where to have the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day parties, look no further. Here are over 15+ St. Patrick’s Day parties in Chicago from your favorite bars and restaurants, ranging from brunch to nightcap! Finally, check out our list of the best Irish restaurants in Chicago if you’d rather go lowkey but authentic!
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Get your Irish on at The Hangge-Uppe on Saturday, March 11 from 5pm to 5am. Purchase Paddy’s Day tickets for Chicago’s most iconic multi-level dance party featuring upstairs top 40 and downstairs oldies since 1973! Tickets include guaranteed entry, a live DJ, two floors of dancing, and Paddy’s swag. Drink deals include $5 You-Call-Its from 5pm to 8pm.
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The Original Mother’s is in the holiday spirit and opening early on Saturday, March 11 at noon to get the Paddy’s party started! Enjoy entertainment all day and night, Paddy’s swag, drink deals, and a special performance from The Larkin & Moran Brothers from 5pm to 8pm. Drink deals include $5 Bud & Bud Lights, $5 Goose Island Drafts, and $5 Nutrl Vodka Seltzers from 12pm to 5am. Tickets for entry start at $10 and can be purchased online. Group reservations and table packages are also available.
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Pippin’s Tavern is ready to Paddy! Celebrate St. Patrick‘s Day at Pippin’s on Saturday, March 11, and Friday, March 17. Both celebrations will feature a special menu of traditional Irish fare, drink features, Paddy’s themed swag, live entertainment, and more. Bagpipers will make their way to Pippin’s for performances on Saturday, March 11 at 3pm and 8pm as well as on Friday, March 17 at 3pm and 6pm.
Irish band The Larkin and Moran Brothers will perform at Pippin’s on Friday, March 17 from 12pm to 2pm. Reservations are encouraged on their website.
225 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Sweetwater’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party is one of downtown Chicago’s favorites, allowing guests to celebrate and mingle with bagpipers and classic Irish food and beer features. If weather permits, guests can enjoy their massive outdoor patio that sits directly on the Mag Mile. The party begins at 8 am.
Beginning March 8th, Sweetwater will also be serving classic Irish dishes with a twist including Irish Loaded Fries, Pastrami Reuban, and more. Sweetwater will also be serving Irish Mules made with Jameson, ginger beer, lime juice, and bitters. The Irish-inspired menu items will be available through March 17th.
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112 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Contemporary Chicago speakeasy Arbella will be offering a variety of specials featuring classic Irish flare and innovative twists, including Corned Bacon & Cabbage Egg Rolls, Walking Taco, Fried Rice Noodles with Korean-Glazed Chicken, Irish Café Freddo (Dark Coffee, Irish Whiskey, Baileys Oat Milk), Green Tea Shot, Shot + Beer Combos.
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950 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
Looking for an elevated nightcap to complete your St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further. Chicago’s first-ever okonomiyaki and kakigori restaurant led by James Beard-nominated and Michelin-starred chef Paul Virant, will be offering three specials for St. Patrick’s Day:
Gaijin Whiskey Flight with Suntory Toki, Chita, and Hibiki Japanese Harmony whiskeys for $30
Premium Whiskey Flight with Toki, Hibiki Japanese Harmony, and Hakushu 12-year whiskeys for $40
Corned Beef Osaka with corned beef, spicy mustard, aonori, bonito for $25
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330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Reserve a seat or table at the window-framed Travelle Bar + Lounge to enjoy art-inspired cocktails and a complimentary Bar Bite while taking in panoramic views overlooking the Chicago River during the River Dyeing and St. Patrick’s Day parade. The Bar Bites reservation package provides a complimentary light bite with reservation featuring Irish-inspired menu items such as, Lucky Charm Yogurt Parfait, Individual Fruit Salad, Emerald Green Breakfast Pastries, Individual Irish Nachos and Mini Ruben Sandwiches. Note that there is a $150 Food & beverage minimum per person for all tables & bar seating (complimentary bar bite with reservation).
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505 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
CBR, the hidden eatery inside Royal Sonesta River North, is hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day brunch on Saturday, March 11 from 8 am to 2 pm with a live DJ, a la carte specials, a weekend brunch menu, and cocktails. Indulge in Corned Beef & Irish Banger Hash and Classic Reuben, down a green beer, try the special Grasshopper Cocktail, or go straight to the Shamrock shots!
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1925 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622
Defeat your “Sunday scaries” on Sunday, March 12th during their St. Pat’s Sunday Happy Hour, happening from 11 AM- 2 PM. Offerings include $5 Leprechaun Mimosas, $5 Bushmills, $6 Bushmills & Ginger, $6 bloody marys, $8 breakfast sandwiches, $8 breakfast burritos, and $10 Hangover Burgers.
Alternatively, join Lottie’s for Pot Of Gold Trivia on Monday, March 13th at 7 PM. While taking part in free team trivia, enjoy $25 Truly Vodka Buckets, $5 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey, $5 Angry Orchard, and $5 Sam Adams. Those taking home a victory will receive prizes from Truly and Paddy’s Irish Whiskey. Reservations are available via email, walk-ins are also welcome.
1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day NOLA-style with festive drink offerings and live music! Get a head start on your celebrations by stopping in on Saturday, March 11th as Ina Mae will be opening their doors at 11 AM, with live music happening between 12-3 PM. Starting at 4 PM on Friday, March 17th, Ina Mae will be offering St. Patrick’s Day-inspired drink specials, such as $5 Old Style Drafts, $8 Bushmills Irish Coffees, and $8 Bushmills Frosty Leprechauns. Reservations are available via Tock.
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2683 N Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
On Saturday, March 11, parade-goers looking for an escape from downtown can head to aliveOne in Lincoln Park. The bar will have festive decorations and specials like $5 green beer and half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On the actual holiday, Friday, March 17, aliveOne will have half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and green beer will be available for $5 while supplies last.
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2924 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Chicagoans looking for a low-key St. Patrick’s Day celebration can enjoy Irish drink specials at Avondale’s Central Park Bar. Specials for Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17 will include a $9 Guinness and Powers Whiskey shot combo. On Friday, March 17 only, guests can enjoy half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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1944 W Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
Easy Bar will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Guests who enjoyed the morning parade and river dyeing can refuel with a half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Specials available all evening will include $8 Guinness, $7.50 non-alcoholic Guinness and $6 Jameson shots. The Guinness and Jameson special will also be available on Friday, March 17 along with half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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7 W Division St Chicago, IL, 60610
Chicagoans looking to get their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations started early can pregame at Gold Coast Social with a party package from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Located less than two miles from the Chicago River and parade festivities, Gold Coast Social has partnered with Green Curtain Events to offer a drink and appetizer package starting at $35 per person.
The package includes call liquors, domestic beer, Irish whiskey drinks, Irish stout, and appetizers. Table reservations are also available. Tickets can be purchased here.
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2535 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647
The newly opened Roundhouse Sports Bar in Logan Square has partnered with Green Curtain Events to host an early morning Irish celebration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Tickets start at $35 per person and include a drink and appetizer package complete with call liquors, domestic beer, Jameson drinks, Irish stout, and appetizers. Tickets can be purchased here.
2548 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Going to the parade? Join Broken Barrel for “Top o’ The Morning Brunch” on Saturday, March. 11th from 8am to 11am or explore their usual St. Patrick’s Day parade specials. For the ticket brunch, the $30 wristband includes mimosas, Miller Lite green beer drafts, & Miller Lite tallboys.
On the actual St. Patrick’s Day, Broken Barrel Bar is hosting the Pop-A-Shot Tournament from 7pm to 9pm. Drink specials include $5 Miller Lite Green Beer 16oz drafts, $6 Green Tea Shots, $7 Guinness 16oz drafts, $12 Jim Beam Bourbon Blackberry Mules.
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1638 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
This year, on Saturday, March 11 the celebration begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until noon with a special $35 party package (early bird price; $40 at the door). The package includes a delicious breakfast buffet, mimosas, green beer, and a live DJ. You can also order from the regular menu for delicious food and other St. Patrick Day’s specials.
At noon and until close, The Pony will be open for a full day of St. Patrick’s festivities with a live DJ and specials including $4 green beer pints, $6 Tullamore Irish whiskey shots, and $10 car bombs.
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2159 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Make your own party at Tuman’s Tap & Grill with St. Patrick’s Day specials available Saturday, March 11, Sunday, March 12, and Friday, March 17. Food specials include $10 corned beef sandwiches (corned beef and Swiss on rye), and $19 corned beef and cabbage dinners (corned beef with cabbage, baby red potatoes and carrots). Drink features include $7 Sullivan’s Brewing Maltings Irish Red Ale pints, $7 Magners Original Irish Cider pints, $7 Guinness Draught Irish Stout pints, and $6 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey shots. The specials are available during regular business hours.
1525 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
off on Friday, March 10th, LG’s will open at 2:00pm and offer a selection of F&B specials that will run through Sunday, March 19th such as Corned Beef Sandwich, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef Hush Puppies, and more. Drink specials include $6 Irish pints (Guinness, Magners, Smithwicks), Green Beer, $10 Irish Mules, $5 Mystery Irish Whiskey Shots.
On Parade Day, March 11th, LG’s is hosting a “Who’s Your Paddy” ticketed event kicking off at 9:00am. Each ticket includes entry starting at 9 a.m. and 5 drink vouchers that are good for mixed Tito’s and Jameson drinks, domestic bottles & draft, Guinness, Green Beer, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and mixed well drinks. Tickets can be purchased here.
For those looking to continue the party, join LG’s for the “Hair Of The Dog” brunch kicking off at 11:00am with a Bloody Mary Bar and speciality brunch items such as an Irish American Skillet, Irish Bacon & Egg Sandwich, Corned-Beef Hash, and more.
145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602
The St. Patrick’s Day festivities start early at The Dearborn! Stop by The Dearborn on Thursday, March 9 from 5-7pm and on Friday, March 10 from 5-7pm for one-of-a-kind Guinness Glassware Engraving, personalized for every guest. The Dearborn will also be offering fun St. Patrick’s Day swag and will be hosting a great raffle in collaboration with Guinness.
With specials available both for Chicago’s River Dying on March 11 and 12, and also on St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, The Dearborn is excited to keep the party going for three whole days this March. Food specials include Seafood Chowder, Reuben, All Day Irish Breakfast, Dearborn’s Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, and Shamrock Cookies.
1000 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Start your St. Patrick’s Day festivities early this year by enjoying a brunch buffet overlooking sweeping views of the Chicago skyline. Offshore Rooftop is perfect for those looking for a delicious meal while also taking Instagram-worthy photos to start your celebratory weekend off right. Offshore is offering a St. Patty’s Day Brunch Buffet special menu on March 11 from 11 am – 2:30 pm. For $45 per person. In addition, every guest can kick off the morning with a complimentary Caramel Apple Shot.
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