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There's nothing quite like St. Patrick's Day in Chicago and we can't wait for this year to be the best one yet! Looking for a place to stay so you can get to the dyeing of the Chicago river bright and early? We've got you! Looking for the ideal bar or restaurant to enjoy a cold, green beer afterward? We've got that, too.

Check out our guide to the perfect pub crawl, shamrock treats, and green EVERYTHING (we're talking beer, eggs, and even bagels)! Lucky for you, The Magnificent Mile has it all. Whether you're spending the day at bars with friends or looking for a classic corned beef and cabbage dinner, we've got the St. Paddy's Day spot for you. 


  • Beacon Tavern

    Shamrock Cake & Shake
    Saturday, March 17
    2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Nestled between the Wrigley Building and Trump tower sits a ‘hidden gem’ steps away from the emerald river. Join us at Beacon Tavern for Irish fare, cocktails, and roaming bagpiper from 2 PM – 12 AM.

    Reuben | House-made Sauerkraut, Marble Rye, Russian Dressing
    Fish & Chips | Cornichons, Frites
    Guinness Beef Stew | Roasted Onions, Boiled Potato, Carrots, Parsley
    Smoked Haddock Cakes | Tartar Sauce, Red Onion, Frisse, Potato
    Guinness Cake & Shake | Chocolate Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Mint Chip Shake

    Direct Flight from Dublin | Mezcal Unión, Amara Sicilian Blood Orange, Dimmi Italian Liqueur, Pineapple, Honey.
    Mc Versus Mac | Jameson Black Barrel, Glenfiddich 12yr Single Malt, Carpano Bianco, Benedictine, Angostura, Boston Bittahs

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    405 N. Wabash Avenue
    (312) 955-4226

  • Beatrix

    Hit Beatrix Before the Parade
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Before you hit the parade, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Beatrix! Kick off the day with $3 Nitro coffee and special for the day, an Irish-themed Chilaquiles Bar. Don’t stop there, be sure to grab one of Executive Pastry Chef Yasmin Gutierrez’s specialty St. Patrick’s Day cookies before heading out.

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    519 N. Clark Street
    (312) 248-1377

    671 N. St. Clair Street
    (312) 642-0001

  • Bub City

    Green Beer & Green Eggs
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Head to Bub City to celebrate and enjoy specials like $8 Jameson, Green Beer, Green Egg Sandwiches and more. Doors open at 9 AM for all you early risers.

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    435 N. Clark Street
    (312) 610-4200

  • Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

    Go Green at "Harry O'Carays"
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Every year, “Harry O’Caray’s” in River North hosts one of Chicago’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parties before, during and after the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. On Saturday, March 17 doors will open early at 9 a.m. and the entire restaurant – including our Bud Light draft – will be greener than the Chicago River! On the second floor, Recycle The Day will perform high energy hits and top 40’s tunes from 1:00 - 5:00 PM with a DJ playing Irish songs between sets. The party is free and open to the public. Traditional Irish food specials and a limited lunch menu will be available in the dining room; a sandwich cart serving up corned beef and roasted turkey will be open on the second floor.

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    33 W. Kinzie Street
    (312) 828-0966 ​

  • Howells & Hood

    St. Paddy’s Party on the Patio
    March 13 - 19, 2018

    Howells & Hood welcomes guests to The Magnificent Mile to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day just steps from the parade and dyeing of the Chicago River! On March 17, the restaurant’s annual Patio Party begins at 8:00 AM and offers a beautiful outdoor space for guests to dance to a live DJ, listen to bagpipers, get silly in the photo booth, and drink beer in true Irish fashion. Breakfast specials include Irish French Toast with raisin soda bread and black berry jelly, Pastrami Hash with crispy hash pancake, sweet peppers, onion, house pastrami, fried eggs, and salsa verde, and the Irish Benny with soda bread biscuit, rashers, grilled tomato, spinach, and Irish cheddar hollandaise.

    From March 13-19, diners can celebrate all week long with an Irish-themed menu at Howells & Hood. Specials include Chicken Pie with roasted chicken, mushroom medley, pearl onions, peas and creamy whiskey gravy, Bangers & Mash with Irish sausage, mustard mash, and Guinness gravy, and Irish Cheddar Soup with Guinness, Irish cheddar, and crispy rashers.

    Patrons can also get a head start on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities with a custom engraving on a Guinness pint glass! Available at Howells & Hood on March 8 from 5-7 PM.

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    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 262-5310

  • HUB 51

    Green Festivities
    Satuday, March 17, 2018

    Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Hub 51 and enjoy festive drink specials including $5 Bud Lite drafts, $7 Guinness cans and $7 shots of Jameson, plus corned beef sandwiches and shamrock green carrot cake food specials. Want to dance the day away? Lower-level Sub 51 will open at noon to fulfill all your midday dancing desires.

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    51 W. Hubbard Street
    (312) 828-0051

  • Jake Melnick's

    St. Patrick's Day Pre-Soak Breakfast
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Everyone's Irish on Parade Day, so get to Jake's early for a "Pre-Soak" Irish breakfast! $3.17 per person, yeah we're serious!

    Corned Beef Hash
    Breakfast Sausage
    Scrambled Eggs
    Pancakes with Whiskey Syrup
    Hash Browns
    Emerald Fruit Salad
    Grilled Irish Soda bread

    Old Style Beer Green Beer Pints for $5.00
    Jameson Irish Whiskey Cocktails for $5.00

    41 E. Superior Street
    (312) 266-0400


  • Lawry's The Prime Rib

    Toast With Meat & Potatoes
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Get that Irish fix at Lawry’s The Prime Rib, located just steps from the Magnificent Mile. As a great alternative to the Irish beer, guests can imbibe with the tableside Meat & Potato Martini ($15), made with Chopin potato vodka and two colossal olives stuffed with horseradish and prime rib. The Meat & Potato Martini is the first cocktail to be served tableside at the treasured steakhouse known for its prime rib, and is the perfect addition to any classic Lawry’s fare.

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    100 E. Ontario Street
    (312) 787-5000

  • LH Rooftop at LondonHouse Chicago

    An Emerald Breakfast with a View
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    This St. Patrick’s Day, LH Rooftop opens early to Chicagoans, Irish and otherwise, for the city’s annual dyeing of the river. While the river turns shamrock-green, so will LH Rooftop’s special breakfast menu, which includes Corned Beef Benedict ($12) with green onion hollandaise on a green English muffin, as well as options for Green Bloody Mary’s and Green Mimosas.

    Served from LH Rooftop’s 21st floor private dining room, Etoile, the meal offers unparalleled viewpoints of the Chicago River and its bridges from the space’s floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony. LH on 22, the hotel’s rooftop terrace, is also open to the public for snapping a perfect picture of the emerald-tinted river.

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    85 E. Upper Wacker Drive
    (312) 253-2317

  • M Burger

    The Minty Leprechaun
    March 1 - 31, 2018

    Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day—M Burger’s March Shake of the Month is the Minty Leprechaun made with creamy vanilla ice cream and crushed mint chocolates. Sip on this festive shake all month for $3.99, plus tax.

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    161 E. Huron Street
    (312) 254-8500

    5 W. Ontario Street
    (312) 428-3548

    835 N. Michigan Avenue - Water Tower Place
    (31) 867-1549

  • Mity Nice

    A Mity Nice St. Patrick's Day!
    March 15 - 18, 2018

    Get your Irish on at Mity Nice this St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy signature Irish dishes with a Mity Nice twist, like the Corned Beef Dinner and Guinness Stew. Plus, top off the holiday with the Baileys Chocolate Cake.

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    835 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 335-4745

  • Morton's The Steakhouse

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Join Morton's for a St. Patrick's Day celebration as we savor the good life on parade day! Don't miss out on St. Paddy's Day specials, drink deals, and bar bites for a bargain.

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    65 E. Wacker Place
    (312) 201-0410

  • O'Briens Riverwalk Cafe

    St. Patrick's Day at O'Briens Riverwalk Cafe!
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM and Keith Semple (from Belfast) performing from 2-5 PM

    We will be featuring Corned Beef Sandwiches, Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls, Irish Soda & Wheaten Breads along with a limited bar featuring Guinness, Harp, Irish Coffees and Bailey’s along with coffee, hot chocolate and water!

    Come for a great viewing of the dyeing of the Chicago River!

    1 E. Wacker Drive
    (773) 462-0700



  • River Roast

    Irish Pub Pop-up
    March 10 - 17, 2018
    4:00 - 10:00 PM

    Relish in Irish Spirits over strong cocktails and food that hits home to Ireland.

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    315 N. LaSalle Street
    (312) 822-0100

  • Sweetwater Tavern & Grille

    A Sweet St. Paddy's Party
    March 13-19, 2018

    Sweetwater Tavern invites guests to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day downtown just steps from the parade and famous green Chicago River! On March 17, the restaurant’s annual Patio Party begins at 9 a.m. and offers an outdoor space for guests to mingle, listen to bagpipers, and drink beer to get in the Irish spirit.

    Diners can get the Irish celebrations going all week long from March 13-19 with food specials at Sweetwater Tavern. Specials include Corned Beef Reuben with braised corned beef, champagne sauerkraut, Guinness caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and whole grain whiskey mustard on toasted marble rye bread, Shepherd’s Pie with vegetables and goat cheese potato puree, and Corned Beef Poutine with crispy fries, onion gravy, cheese curds, and herbed breadcrumbs.

    For more Irish fun, guests can visit Sweetwater Tavern & Grille on March 13 from 5-7 p.m. to get a free custom engraved Guinness glass.

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    225 N. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 698-7111

  • The Gwen

    The Lux of the Irish
    March 1 - 31, 2018

    Throughout the entire month of March, guests get lucky at The Gwen with a specialty St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. The Mr. Barley ($16) includes bourbon, Cointreau, barley malt syrup and is topped with Guinness. Guests can avoid the St. Patrick’s Day crowds and enjoy cocktails at the property’s bar, Upstairs at The Gwen before heading just a few blocks south to enjoy the parade.

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    512 N. Rush Street
    (312) 645-1500

  • Shaw's Crab House

    Oyster Happy Hour
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Experience the luck of the Irish this year at Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago. Shaw’s Oyster Bar will have an all-day Oyster Happy Hour on Saturday, March 17 as well as $4 Guinness and $8 Irish Whiskeys.

    St. Patrick's Day Brunch
    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day themed brunch on both Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18. All brunch guests will have the opportunity to test their luck and pick out of a pot of gold with prizes including: dinner for two, brunch on us, $25 off $50, $50 off $100, King Crab Bites on us and more*. In addition to the iconic brunch, corned beef and cabbage will be added to the buffet to enhance your celebration!

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    21 E. Hubbard Street
    (312) 527-2722

  • Wildfire

    Specials for St. Patrick's Day
    March 16-18, 2018

    Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! Join us Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 and enjoy our Corned Beef & Cabbage Platter and Chocolate Stout Cake.

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    159 W. Erie
    (312) 787-9000


  • Driehaus Museum

    Traditional Irish Aires with Paddy Homan & Friends
    Thursday, March 15, 2018
    6 - 7 PM & 8 - 9 PM

    Get in the spirit as celebrated Irish tenor, Paddy Homan explores Ireland’s rich history through traditional music and story-telling. Leading Irish musicians David Curley, Mick Broderick, Laurence Nugent, and Brendan Bulger will also perform for this festive (and fun) occasion. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us at what has become one of our favorite annual concerts! Doors open 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

    Members: $30 | Public: $40

    Buy Tickets >>

    40 E. Erie Street
    (312) 482-8933

  • Shoreline Sightseeing

    Green Beer & Bagels Tour
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Shoreline “gets its green on” in honor of St. Patrick’s Day with a special Architecture River Tour on Saturday, March 17 featuring complimentary bagels, St. Patrick’s Day favors and a special Irish themed guided tour on the green-for-a-day Chicago River. A full cash bar will include green beer and an assortment of Irish drink specials as well as coffee and soft drinks.

    The Green Beer and Bagels Tour will depart from Shoreline’s dock at the northeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at 10:00 a.m. for the 75-minute tour. Passengers can don their party favors and enjoy bagels with all the trimmings while taking in amazing views and photo ops as their tour travels the emerald green Chicago River. Tickets are $41 adults and $22 children 12 and under.

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    Michigan Avenue Bridge Dock
    (312) 222-9328

  • Spirit of Chicago

    St. Patrick's Day Lunch Cruise
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Chicago’s best St. Patrick’s Day party is on the water! Corral your crew and join Spirit of Chicago in your best green gear out on Lake Michigan. Celebrate the luck of the Irish and enjoy a freshly prepared St. Patty’s Day lunch buffet, green beer* and amazing skyline views, plus dancing and onboard entertainment galore.

    • Incredible views of the Chicago skyline
    • St. Patrick's Lunch Buffet Menu
    • DJ entertainment and dance floor
    • Festive St. Patrick's Day decorations
    • Green beer available for purchase (must be 21+)
    • Board 3:00pm | Cruise 3:30pm - 5:30pm |Price from $54.90*

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    600 E. Grand Avenue
    (312) 222-2508


  • SpringHill Suites Chicago/River North

    St. Patrick's Day at SpringHill Suites

    Settle in at SpringHill Suites Chicago/River North with their St. Patty's day package!

    • 2 Complimentary VIP passes to Howl at the Moon
    • 2 Complimentary cocktails at Holloways Bar
    • Guaranteed 1pm late checkout
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • 2 Waters or Gatorade for the morning

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    410 N. Dearborn Street
    (312) 644-4071

  • The Blackstone

    Get Lucky Package

    Test your luck with this exclusive St. Patrick's Day package. Win one of the following during your stay:

    • Two Complimentary Cocktails at Timothy’s Hutch 
    • Gift Certificate to Mercat a la Planxa
    • Two Tickets to The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Two Tickets to the Museum of Science & Industry
    • Bottle of Blackstone Koval and a Complimentary Iwan Ries Experience
    • 50% Off the Regular Rate for a Future Stay
    • The Official Blackstone Hotel Robe (One per Person)
    • Upgrade to 1600 Club Lounge
    • Complimentary One-Night Future Stay
    • Book today and join the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Chicago!

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    636 S. Michigan Avenue
    (312) 447-0955

  • The Talbott Hotel

    Follow the Leprechaun to the Gold Coast

    Channel the spirit of Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day with the Luck of the Irish package at The Talbott Hotel. Enjoy a $50 hotel credit at 20 East before heading out to the city’s festivities, including the annual dyeing of the Chicago River and the downtown parade. After the parade, warm up with an Irish coffee, topped with your spirit of choice to make it festive.

    Can’t skip out on work for the holiday? The Luck of the Irish package can be booked throughout the month of March.

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    20 E. Delaware Place
    (312) 944-4970

  • Thompson Chicago

    Only the Good Dye Young
    March 1 - 31, 2018

    Thompson Chicago invites guests to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit throughout the month of March. Whether Irish or just pretending to be, guests at the hotel can book the Only the Good Dye Young Package to receive transportation in the hotel’s Lexus vehicle to the Chicago Riverwalk, two signature whisky cocktails upon arrival, continental breakfast for two, and a late checkout at 2:00 PM.

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    21 E. Bellevue Place
    (312) 266-2100

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