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  • Exclusive Offers from the MasterCard® Priceless® Chicago program

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    Complimentary Gift from MasterCard® and The Magnificent Mile!

    Get rewarded for exploring The Magnificent Mile district with your MasterCard card! Spend $250 or more on your MasterCard card at any participating Magnificent Mile businesses and receive a special gift, compliments of MasterCard! Show your same day receipts totaling $250 USD or more from participating businesses located on The Magnificent Mile®, along with your MasterCard card, to the Concierge Desk at Water Tower Place or 900 North Michigan Shops to receive your gift.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

    900 North Michigan Shops 
    900 N. Michigan Avenue, Level 1

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  • St. Patrick's Day Featured Photo

    March 3 – March 21, 2015

    St. Patrick’s Day

    If you’re looking for plans on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re in luck! From green beer to a green Chicago River, come join in the festivities on The Magnificent Mile! This St. Patty’s plan what bars and restaurants to go to before, during and after the parade Saturday, March 14, 2015. Celebrate with other Chicagoans decked out in shamrocks and clovers. Read below for a full list of special offers and events.

    STAY 

    Kinzie Hotel King Bedroom

    Kinzie Hotel
    20 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 395-9000
    March 12 – 20

    St. Patrick’s Day Package Includes:
    -Overnight stay in deluxe accommodations
    -Kinzie Survival Kit which includes: 2 packets of Emergen-C, 2 pairs of sunglasses, 2 Kinzie branded drawstring backpacks, 2 granola bars, and 2 packs of gum
    -Option to add on a gift certificate to Public House
    -Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
    -Nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres

    RSVP here!

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    The Drake Hotel
    140 E. Walton Place
    (312) 787-2200
    March 17 – 21

    St. Patrick’s Day
    The Drake Hotel celebrates the luck of the Irish in Coq d’Or as guests can enjoy Irish favorites such as Shepherd’s Pie along with Corn Beef and Cabbage while sipping on themed cocktails.

    EXPLORE

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    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 443-3600
    March 17 – June 7

    Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690 – 1840
    Presenting over 300 objects drawn from public and private collections across North America this exhibition is the first to explore the rich and complex art and culture of Ireland during the long 18th century.

    Gaelic Storm

    House of Blues
    329 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 923-2000

    Gaelic Storm
    March 13 – 14
    6:30 p.m. 
    Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band with pieces from traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres. Their most recent album, Full Irish, was released summer 2014. 

    The Shams Band
    Tuesday, March 17
    5:00 p.m.
    The Shams band features music trapezing the lines between blues, country, and pop music. They have opened for national acts Drive-By Truckers, Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

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    Shoreline Sightseeing
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 222-9328
    Saturday, March 14
    10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

    St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Cruises 
    Passengers will cruise the historic and green-for-a-day Chicago River while enjoying a traditional Irish buffet featuring corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings. A full-service cash bar will include Irish beverage selections. Shoreline guides will also entertain with a special tour highlighting the role of the Irish in the growth of Chicago.

    Two 90-minute cruises are available:
    Pre-parade cruise 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Post-parade cruise 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $49. Buy tickets here!

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    Spirit of Chicago Cruises
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    Saturday, March 14
    3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

    The luck of the Irish is yours with a delicious lunch buffet, green beer available for purchase, amazing views, dancing and DJ entertainment.
    Price: starting at $49.90 for adults and $29.95 for children 3-12 (does not include taxes and fees).
    Buy tickets here!

    DINE 

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    Connie’s Pizza
    1030 N. State Street
    (773) 313-5766
    March 13 – 17

    Come celebrate the Irish the Connie’s way! Enjoy some green beer, specialty cocktails, and of course corned beef and cabbage!

    View Irish Inspired Specials here. 

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    Fado Irish Pub
    100 W. Grand Avenue
    (312) 836-0066

    European Sports & Weekend Brunch
    February 6 – March 21
    Open – 3:00 p.m.
    Doors open early every Saturday and Sunday for European soccer and rugby offering a full brunch menu until 3pm plus $3 mimosas all day long!

    Women & Whiskey
    Tuesday, March 3
    7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Tasting & Sampling Event. Guests will enjoy an evening of 4 different whiskeys to sample, a complimentary Tullamore Dew welcome cocktail, called Irish Belle and great food.

    Fado Whiskey Fest
    Monday, March 9
    7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Featured Whiskey and sampling stations include Jameson, Tullamore Dew, Bushmill’s and more!
    $30 tickets includes passed hors d’oeuvres and unlimited samples of over 30 whiskeys

    Parade Day
    Saturday, March 14
    7:30 a.m.
    Full brunch menu til 11am and Special Parade Day menu after 11am.
    Enjoy live music all day by: Nappertandy, Shannon Rovers Bag Pipers and Diver ($10 cover all day)

    St. Patrick’s Day 
    Tuesday, March 17
    9:00 a.m.
    Brunch served until 11am and full menu available after 11am. Enjoy live Music all day:
    2pm: Donnybrook
    8pm: Nappertandy
    Shannon Rovers Bag Pipers throughout the day

    Harry Caray's St. Pats

    Harry Caray’s Steakhouse, Chicago
    33 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 828-0966

    Parade Day
    Saturday, March 14
    Bar doors open at 9:00 a.m. – Close
    Dining Room: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
    Celebrate before, during and after the parade at Harry Caray’s. Recycle The Day will perform from 1:00p-5:00p with a DJ playing Irish songs in-between sets. Guests can also enjoy Hot Corned Beef and Roasted Turkey Sandwiches freshly sliced from our sandwich cart.

    St. Patrick’s Day
    Tuesday, March 17
    Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    Dining Room: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Irish food specials, such as Harp and Irish Cheddar Soup and Guinness Battered Fish and Chips will be offered in the dining room on March 14 & 17.
    Harry’s will also feature $5 Jameson and Bailey’s on March 17.

    Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 527-9700
    11:00 a.m. – Close

    Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 202-0500
    11:00 a.m. – Close

    St. Patrick’s Day, Parade and Day Of
    March 14 & 17
    Harry O’Caray’s will be decorated in St. Patrick’s Day splendor while maintaining the restaurant’s family-friendly atmosphere. The celebration will feature St. Patrick’s Day inspired giveaways and traditional Irish food and drink specials.

    Howels and Hood

    Howells & Hood
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310

    Guinness St Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party
    Saturday, March 14
    9:00 a.m.
    DJ party in the East Room. Photo booth and St Pat’s accessories.
    Irish Beers on tap: Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Smithwicks, Smithwicks Pale Ale, Harp.

    Food Specials:
    Irish Breakfast: house made sausage and cured bacon, black  potato farls, baked beans, fried egg, brown bread.
    Corned Beef & Cabbage: house cured brisket, smashed yukons, baby carrots, white saucee.

    LaBriola

    Labriola Ristorante & Café
    535 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 955-3100

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    Saturday March 14

    7:00 a.m.
    Stop by and sample a Labriola Irish Coffee from Beverage Manager Daniel Casteel (Irish whiskey and coffee with crème de menthe whipped cream) before heading to the parade.

    March 14-17
    Two delectable Irish-leaning dishes from Chef John Caputo:
    Corn Beef Sandwich on Rye with Cabbage Slaw and Melted Irish Cheddar w/ fries- $10.95
    Neapolitan-style Pizza with Braised Lamb Shank, Fingerling Potatoes, Mozzarella and Salsa Verde- $16

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    Mity Nice Bar & Grill 
    835 N. Michigan Avenue #510
    (312) 335-4745
    March 16 –18

    St. Patrick’s Day Special Menu
    -Complimentary Homemade Irish Soda Bread
    -Irish Potato Soup $5.5 cup/ $8 bowl
    -Guinness Beef Stew $16
    -Corned Beef and Cabbage Platter with Double Cream Horseradish $17
    -Black & Tan Fish and Chips $18
    -Baileys Irish Cream Bread Pudding $7

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    Sweetwater Tavern & Grille
    225 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 698-7111

    6th Annual Patio Party
    Saturday, March 14
    9:00 a.m.
    Indoor and outdoor DJ, green beer, bag pipes, Guinness draft, Car Bombs, Jamo, and Chirish cans! Food Special: Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich: house-cured brisket, baby swiss, spicy brown mustard, rye bread.

    Guinness Glass Engraving
    Tuesday, March 17
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    Food Special: Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich (house-cured brisket, baby Swiss, spicy brown mustard, rye bread)

     

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    The Peninsula Hotel Chicago
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 337-2888
    March 10 – 17
    Pierrot Gourmet, a European-style café and wine bar, comes to life in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day each year. Pierrot Gourmet offers a specialty St. Patrick’s Day menu including Beef and Barley Soup, Shamrock Corned Beef, themed desserts, the Jameson Fighting Irish specialty cocktail and green beer.

    Pierrot Gourmet Specialty Menu
    -St. Patrick’s Day inspired desserts
    -Warm chocolate cake, Guinness ice cream
    -Green pistachio macarons
    -Emerald Isle specialty cocktail will be offered in Pierrot Gourmet & The Bar

     

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    Viand Bar & Kitchen
    155 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 255-8505
    March 13 – 17

    Specialty Menu
    -Irish Whiskey Shots $3
    -Green Miller Lite Pints $4
    -Baby Guinness Shots $5
    -Corn Beef & Cabbage $15
    -Shepard’s Pie $14
    -Rueben $12
    -Rueben Sliders 2 per order $7

    Post-Parade Celebration
    Saturday, March 14
    2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Enjoy live music during the afternoon!

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  • Chinese New Year

    February 19 - March 5, 2015

    Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year 2015 marks the Year of the Goat! Celebrate the new year along The Magnificent Mile with special offers from hotels, restaurants, retailers and more.

    STAY

    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    151 E. Wacker Drive
    (312) 239-4414
    February 15 – 22
    @HyattChicago

    To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Hyatt Regency is offering rooms starting at $99. Enjoy a newly renovated hotel that’s close to all of Chicago’s top attractions!

    Park Hyatt
    800 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 335-1234
    February 15 – 22
    @HyattChicago

    Book a room for two beginning February 15 through the 22 and receive a complimentary Chinese breakfast for two! The hotel will also provide a hot tea kettle with Chinese tea, slippers and bathrobe upon room arrival.

    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 337-2888
    February 2015
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Bring the family to celebrate the Chinese New Year! The Peninsula Chicago is offering a 50% discount on connecting rooms for children ages 12 and under. Enjoy two complimentary Peninsula Academy Little Baker’s classes as well as four complimentary passes to the Peninsula Chicago’s Chinese New Year Party on February 19.

    DINE

    Langham Chicago
    330 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 923-7710
    February 16 – 22; 3, 3:30 or 4:00 pm
    @TheLanghamHotel

    Afternoon Tea
    Langham Hotel Chicago is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a daily Afternoon Tea. Available at 3pm, 3:30pm, and 4pm, you can enjoy authentic teas. You will also have a chance to win a certificate for your choice of a 30-minute wellness consultation or a 90-minute Chinese Medicine treatment from Master Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

    The Peninsula Chicago
    108 E. Superior Street
    (312) 337-2888
    February 18 – 28
    @ThePeninsulaChi

    Afternoon Tea at The Lobby
    Enjoy a Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea in The Lobby at both 2:30 and 4:30pm Monday through Saturday and 3:30pm on Sunday. There will be a special showcase of the Chinese black tea, Pur Er as well as savory Chinese sweets. Tickets are $5.

    Special Menu at the Shanghai Terrace
    Peninsula guests can celebrate with an eight-course Chinese meal from 5:30pm-10:30pm. The authentic menu includes whelk soup, snow crab claws, red abalone and more! The 10-day event will take place at the Shanghai Terrace.

    Find more information on Afternoon Tea and the 8-Course Meal menus here.

    ROOF on the Wit
    201 N. State Street
    (312) 239-9502
    February 19, 6:00 pm
    @theWitChicago

    Enjoy dancing dragons, colorful lanterns and a menu of bao buns, potstickers, and new moon desserts during a FREE celebration at the year-round rooftop bar!

    SHOP

    Bloomingdales
    900 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 440-4460
    February 19 – 22
    @Bloomingdales

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Bloomingdales! From February 19 through the 22 we are having in-store traditional Chinese events. You will be entertained by lion dancers, children dancers, martial art enthusiasts and instrumentalists. Enjoy dumpling samples and tea samples, compliments of Wow Bao and Bello Tea, plus a free red manicure and traditional Chinese Acupuncture.

    To see the complete list of the Chinese New Year in-store events (with times) click here. 

    The Shops at North Bridge
    520 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 327-2300
    February 17 – March 1
    @ShopNorthBridge

    Lao Sze Chuan (on Level 4)
    Present your receipt from any purchase made at the Shops at North Bridge and receive 15% off of your meal at Lao Sze Chuan! A special live cooking demonstration will also be presented by Lao Sze Chuan on Saturday, February 21st.

    Swatch (on Level 1)
    To ring in the Chinese New Year with style, stop by Swatch. They are presenting ‘The Goats Keeper,’ a watch made specially for the 2015 Chinese Lunar New Year!

    Find details and more offers here.

    EXPLORE

    360 CHICAGO
    875 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 654-5019
    February 13 – March 5
    @360ChiViews

    Come learn about Chicago’s Chinese history at 360 CHICAGO and receive $5 off General Admission.  The observation deck offers one-of-a-kind views as you overlook downtown from 1000 ft. above. Celebrate the holiday with educational touch screens and find out your fortune for the New Year!

    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 443-3600
    February 14 – March 1
    @artinstitutechi

    FREE audio tours will be given at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Mandarin language tours will highlight the Institute’s well-known collections including Monet’s Water Lilies, Picasso’s Old Guitarist and American Gothic by Grant Wood. Along the tour you can enjoy the Throne Miniature Room decorated with a shadow puppet show for the Chinese New Year.

    Navy Pier Crystal Gardens
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 595-5434

    March 1, 12:00 pm
    @NavyPier

    FREE end of the Chinese New Year celebration at Navy Pier! Crystal Gardens is being transformed into a Chinese marketplace filled with local vendors and entertainment. The event offers kid-friendly activities such as calligraphy and lantern making crafts. Come end the Chinese New Year with Chicago’s best students and professionals displaying dance, music, and martial arts.

    Odyssey Cruises
    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (888) 957-2634
    February 28, 6:00 pm
    @OdysseyChicago

    Depart from Chicago’s Navy Pier for an evening filled with a three course meal featuring traditional Chinese dishes followed by dancing and a stunning view of the skyline! Tickets are $72.90 for a 3 hour cruise along Lake Michigan.  Make your reservations today!

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  • Chicago History Museum_Fashioning The Mag Mile

    Through August 2015

    Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile

    Chicago Styled uses designer fashion to trace the development of North Michigan Avenue into one of the country’s most renowned destinations for upscale retail, The Magnificent Mile. This special exhibit runs through August 16, 2015 at the Chicago History Museum.

    Set against a shifting cityscape, garments by noted designers such as Norman Norell, Adolfo, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto, and Chanel evoke memories of The Magnificent Mile and the stylish people who shopped there. Click here for more information about the exhibit.

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N. Clark Street, (312) 642-4600
    Find more on Facebook or follow @ChicagoMuseum

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    Now Open!

    Introducing Chicago Sports Museum!

    The Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place on The Magnificent Mile. They combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot complex offering dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail.

    The 8,000 square foot Chicago sports Museum Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. It combines hi-tech interactive experiences, including skill challenges and simulated experiences, with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts.

    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Admission: $6, free for children 2 and under; guests of Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch are admitted free of charge.

    Sports fans and foodies alike will appreciate Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch! HDTVs througout the dining room and bar are tuned in to all major sporting events. Newly installed floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with stunning city views.

    Corporate Executive Chef Joe Rosetti has put his own spin on classic American comfort food, including inventive burgers, farm fresh salads, oven-fired pizzas and hand-dipped milkshakes. The menu is complemented by a wide selection of local craft beers, including Harry’s own 7th Inning Ale, brewed by local brewery Ale Syndicate.

    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:30 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group
    follow @ChiSportsMuseum

    Water Tower Place
    835 N. Michigan Avenue, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

     

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  • Water Tower Place

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    FREE Historical Tours at Water Tower Place

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

    Water Tower Place
    835 N Michigan Ave, (312) 440-3166, follow @WaterTowerPlace

    Have you ever wondered who designed the water fountain inside Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby? Do you know when Water Tower Place was built? Was Water Tower Place the first skyscraper in Chicago, the U.S. or the world? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you travel through all seven levels of Water Tower Place during a FREE 30-minute guided walking tour that explores the history of this Chicago icon. Tours will be offered every Friday at 3:00 p.m., and tickets must be reserved in advance here.

    Tours will begin in Water Tower Place’s Michigan Avenue lobby and end in Candyality’s Life is a Sweet Museum on Level 7. At the completion of each tour, each guest will receive a Water Tower Place tote bag and special offers from Candyality and participating Water Tower Place retailers. For more information, click here.

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