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St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day in Chicago is unlike any other holiday. As the local restaurants and bars prepare for the Irish celebrations, it’s important to get a game plan set. This year the celebrations will look a little less traditional. This means no official bar crawls or dyeing of the river. If you are new to the city, yes, most years the river is dyed green as part of the celebrations. With all that said, take a look at this list from CBCI of the best places to get reservations at for St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Dearborn

This tavern in the Loop is owned by two Irish sisters, and is reopening just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrations begin with breakfast and carries on through lunch and dinner. Look for specials like shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and fish and chips.

Pizzeria Portofino

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with the best view of the Chicago River. Pizzeria Portofino also has a VIP package featuring bottles of prosecco and buckets of house made beer. Also check out their specialty drinks for this holiday.

Chief O’Neill’s

This Avondale pub and beer garden is a great place to celebrate the holiday. Here you’ll find all the classic dishes to get in the holiday spirit. Try out their Guinness Infused Meatloaf or Braised Pot Roast. Other classic dishes are the fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and corned beef.

Lottie’s Pub

This Bucktown pub is another great location to celebrate this Irish holiday. This weekend they will be offering a boozy brunch package with green beer, mimosas, and festive gear. Reservations should be made ahead of time with options inside, sidewalk/patio, and private tent.

Cork & Kerry

It doesn’t get more Irish than this Beverly pub. Their menu boasts over 20 beers on tap and 40 different bottled or canned beers. No doubt you’ll find your perfect pint.