St. Patrick’s Day Party Guide

Here's where to go green on Saturday.

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John Barleycorn's Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville locations will be offering Irish drink deals on March 17th including $6 Jameson shots, $7 Irish Car Bombs and $6 Guinness drafts. Bagpipers will perform in Lincoln Park from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and from 3-4 p.m. at Wrigleyville. Both bars are open from 9 a.m.-3 a.m.
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"Dye one On" at Fulton's on the River beginning at 8 a.m. With it's location on the Chicago river, it's a great place to watch it turn green. Outdoor space heaters will be available as well as drink and food specials.
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Moe’s Cantina's River North and Wrigleyville locations will get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit on Saturday with drink deals, green giveaways such as hats and beads and expanded hours from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
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Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Sweetwater Tavern and Grille’s 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day event on Saturday with $4 green Miller Lite drafts under the three large tents on Sweetwater’s patio, Irish-inspired beads, hats and other swag. From 12-4 p.m., 15-minute traditional bag pipe performances will be held a the top of the hour. Door open at 9 a.m.
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Elate restaurant hosts an all-day green party -- as in organic -- with food and drink specials featuring sustainable ingredients and free parking for anyone driving a hybrid car.
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Sullivan’s Steakhouse features off-menu Irish-inspired bar bites along with a specialty cocktail, the Celtic Knockout. Sidewalk bagpipers will greet guests at Sullivan’s doors, which has extended its hours to accommodate the celebration, opening at 11 a.m.
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Bridge Bar's access to the Chicago River makes it the perfect place to celebrate. Festivities kick off at noon with cover musician Anthony Calderisi and a St. Patty’s Day-inspired menu and drink specials such as pints of draft green beer, Guinness-topped Bloody Marys and Jameson Jell-o shots.
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The Fifty/50 offers a host of specials such as $14 Irish Threesomes (one Irish Car Bomb, one Mickey’s Hand Grendade, and one corned beef & cabbage slider), $3 corned beef and cabbage sliders and $4 Mickey’s Hand Grenades.
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Claddagh Irish Pub in Geneva hosts a four-day long celebration with a singing competition, Irish food specials, beer tastings, music and Guiness Girls.
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Roots Handmade Pizza teams up with neighboring bars High Dive and Cleo’s team up for one big party with drink specials including $4 select whiskey shots and basketball on the big screens.
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Timothy O’Toole’s Streeterville location parties Thursday through Sunday with drink and specials and plenty of "Joe the Leprechaun" sightings.
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Lakeview's Mystic Celt Bar & Grill offers Green Miller Lite Beer and Corned Beef & Cabbage every day starting on March 1st, and on the big day, offerings include Irish music all day, Bagpipers, Irish Dancers, food and green beer.
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Corcoran’s Grill & Pub in Old Town offers Green Miller Lite Beer starting on March 1st. St. Patrick's Day brings Irish music, food, dancers, bagpipers and green beer.
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Emerald Loop Bar & Grill is a good spot to drop by after watching the dyeing of the river. Enjoy Irish music, food, bagpipers & Irish dancers.
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Head to the Division Ale House for Kegs and Eggs on St. Patrick’s Day, a $20 all-inclusive brunch meal package from 8-11 a.m. and a Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band performance.
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Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap hosts its fourth annual $5 "Pre-Soak" breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Menu items include Guinness Pancakes with Irish whiskey syrup and whipped maple butter, Corned Beef Brisket Hash, and “Green” Pesto Portobello Omelets with Irish Cheddar and plenty of Irish drink specials to wash it all down.
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Lockdown Bar & Grill will be a "Virtual Venue" by showing concert footage of Irish metal bands Flogging Molly and Drop Kick Murphys. Specials include $5 Green Highlife & shot o' Jamo and half-off apps for anyone in their full St. Paddy's garb.
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Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew hosts a St. Patrick’s Day party March 16 with U2 cover band Elevation at Lincoln Hall (2424 North Lincoln Avenue).nTickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
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Quay Restaurant & Bar invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a 25 Beer and Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., a free shuttle to the parade, a bagpipe performance and a ton of drink specials.
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The Red Canary goes green with a $15 pre-parade breakfast buffet and all-day patio party. The party continues until 3 a.m. with $4 green beer, $5 Jameson shots and $7 Irish car bombs.
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Get loopy at Butch McGuire’s with their Loopy Leprechaun cocktail. Doors open at 8 a.m. for their 50th St. Patrick’s Day celebration. A breakfast buffet will be served until 11 a.m. and the green beer will be flowing all day long.
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Everyone is Irish at Captain Morgan Club on St. Patrick’s Day with doors open at 9 am with live music and specials including $5 Bushmills shots, $7 Irish car bombs, and $3 mini Corned Beef and Guinness braised Cabbage Sliders. Each drink gets you a raffle ticket with prizes ranging from Cubs tickets to a trip to Ireland.
Tilted Kilt's nine Chicagoland locations offer an Irish Hooley menu, bag pipers, Irish dancers, bands, djs and servers in plaid kilts.
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