Where to Celebrate St. Pat’s Day in Chicago

Where to find the luck of the Irish in Chicago.

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Meredith Gregory
Zach Christman
Temple Bar (3001 N. Ashland) offers live music on Thursday with the Irish band Baal Tinne who will perform a large selection of classic Celtic tunes. Traditional fare will be available such as Irish curry chips ($4.95) and Guinness beef stew ($11.95).
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Party at John Barleycorn (3524 North Clark Street) in Wrigleyville with all day Irish drink specials of $6 Jameson shots and $6 Guinness drafts. Don't forget to try the Irish-style food specials which include $5 corned beef on rye, $10 burger topped with rashers and Irish cheddar cheese, and a traditional dinner of corned beef with red potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
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Grami offers $4 Green domestic drafts, $5 Jameson shots and cocktails and $5 Guinness drafts specials.
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Tavern on Rush offers a special St. Pat's menu which will include a corned beef sandwich, Guinness beer battered fish and chips and corned beef minis. The specials will be available March 12 to March 17.
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On St. Patrick's Day, Frontier restaurant offers signature Shepherd’s Pie (Braised Colorado Elk Roast, Baby Carrots, Fava Beans, Whipped Yukon Potato and White Cheddar; $10) and Tonsil Paint shooters (Shot of Jameson followed by a shot of Housemade Pickle Juice; $5). Guests can also indulge in a Guinness Stout ($5) from Frontier's state-of-the-art ice taps which creates a smoother, cleaner and crisper pour.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse helps you save half of your green for St. Patrick's Day with plenty of menu specials on Corned Beef Hash and Two Poached Eggs with house-made tomato marmalade for breakfast ($14); or Corned Beef and Cabbage with New Potatoes ($19) and a decadent Peppermint Paddy Milkshake made with Homer’s Vanilla Bean ice cream, fresh peppermint and a shortbread cookie garnish for lunch and dinner ($9).
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Eat up the Irish way at Blokes & Birds (3343 North Clark St) with a Shepherd's Pie dish made with braised lamb shoulder and Jameson gravy, Colcannon Potatoes with braised kale and special Irish whiskey and ale pours.
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Wicker Park's The Fifty/50 (2047 W Division St) will host two St. Patrick’s Day parties featuring drink and food specials on March 12 and March 17. Enjoy $12 "Irish Threesomes" (a corned beef & cabbage slider, an Irish Car Bomb, and a Mickey’s hand grenade), $8 Irish Car Bombs, $6 Jameson shots, $6 16oz Guinness cans, $3 Mickey’s hand grenades and $3 corned beef and cabbage sliders.
Party at Timothy O'Toole's Pub (622 N. Fairbanks Court) from March 11-17 with a festivities that include a parade party on Saturday, a St. Patrick's Day party on Thursday and bag pipers, leprechans, contests and food and drink specials in between.
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The St. Patrick's Day festivities continue Thursday at Rock Bottom Brewery drink and food specials like $4 pints of Rock Bottom’s own Irish Red Ale and Emerald Isle-inspired menu items such as bangers and mash.
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Dunlays on Clark (2600 North Clark St) offers food specials on traditional dishes such as Corned beef and Cabbage with potatoes and Shepherd's Pie, and drink specials like $4 Jameson shots and $5 Guinness pints.
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Wicker Park's The Smoke Daddy (1804 West Division St) keeps it simple -- $2 Green Beer and $3 shots of Jameson.
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Celebrate the luck o' the Irish at HUB 51 with $3 Bud Lights and $5 Jameson shots. And if you are feeling extra green, you can order some guacomole, three green bites, and brussel sprouts salad.
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Moe's Cantina in Wrigleyville rings in St. Patrick's Day with $6 Car Bombs, $6 Guinness bottles, $6 Jameson shots, and $6 lime-green margaritas on March 12th and March 17th.
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Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club (3700 North Halsted) keeps is simple -- all green drinks are half price on Thursday, which means you'll be sipping on Big Apple Martinis, Mint Chip Martinis, Melon Ball Martinis, Key Lime Pie Martini, Lime Drop Martini, Mojitos and Margaritas for 5 bucks each.
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Mahoney's Pub & Grille (551 North Ogden Ave) offers an indoor and outdoor fest on Saturday and Thursday that includes live Irish-centric bands and green draft beers.
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Division Ale House (1942 W. Division St.) presents a free live performance by an eight-piece bagpiper band from 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Thursday. The sidewalk café will be open (with space heaters) so revelers can take the party outside.
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