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Where to Dine and Drink for St. Patrick's Day

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St. Patrick's Day festivities will be taking place this weekend and to get you into the spirit, we've rounded up a list of places around the city that will be offering food and drink specials. Whether it's pizza or green fondue, there's something for everyone. And of course, there will be plenty of corned beef and Guinness alongside other Irish favorites, so don some green and go celebrate. After all, everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Dawson

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730 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-8955
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The Dawson will open early on March 15 at 10 a.m. and feature a St. Patrick’s Day food menu featuring playful takes on corned beef and other favorites. The 150-seat patio will also be open for the first time, and a live band will be playing all day.

2. Commonwealth Tavern

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2000 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 549-4225
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Commonwealth will offer $5 Guinness drafts and $4 Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale on March 16-17 along with a $15 homemade corned beef with cabbage and potatoes entrée.

3. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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300 N LaSalle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-1800
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Chicago Cut will offer a corn beef and cabbage special ($25) as well as an Irish mint milkshake ($7) all week long, March 10-17.

4. The Gage

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24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 372-4243
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A special a la carte menu will be available Friday through Monday. Offerings include Irish potato-ale soup ($12), Guinness braised brisket pot pie ($17), corned beef sandwich ($14), housemade corned beef ($20), and Irish chocolate cake ($9).

5. The Refinery

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1209 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 854-2970
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Enjoy classic and "refined" Irish dishes all weekend long, featuring Irish fish pie, lamb stew, scotch eggs, chocolate Guinness cake and more.

6. Chicago Q

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1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-1160
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Those headed downtown this weekend can stop by Chicago q on the way for some cash-and-carry pulled pork sandwiches. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the restaurant will offer the special for $8 along with your choice of sauce. Diners eating in will have a corned beef with fingerling potatoes, cabbage and carrots option ($17 for lunch/$22 for dinner).

7. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-4000
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HBFC is returning to its underground roots with a sit-down dinner on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. The five-course meal will include dishes such as coriander-cured salmon, smoked curry pork belly and chocolate stout cake along with a “Chicago River” cocktail. The cost is $85 per person and reservations can be made by calling 773-478-4000.

8. Bar Pastoral

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2947 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-4781
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Join Bar Pastoral for an alternative St. Patrick’s Day event—a cheese and beer tasting on Sunday, March 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit the American Cheese Education Foundation’s Daphne Zepos Teaching Award.

9. Howells & Hood

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435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310
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Start Saturday off at Howells & Hood with an Irish breakfast beginning at 10 a.m. Other St. Paddy’s Day dishes offered throughout the day include colcannon brandade, , corned beef and cabbage, and corned beef sandwich.

10. Bellwether

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302 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-1800
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Bellwether with Irish favorites including Drunken Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage and Irish spring rolls. Wash it down with some Irish beers and drink specials such as $10 Bloody Marys and $5 Tullamore Dew shots.

11. Bridge House Tavern

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321 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-0283
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If you’re headed down for the dyeing of the river, Bridge House Tavern will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. A $10 entry fee will benefit Best Buddies Illinois and another $10 will get you a traditional Irish breakfast buffet. There will be live entertainment from the Shannon Rovers as well as giveaways.

12. Division Ale House

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1942 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-6886
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Start the day off right with Kegs & Eggs at Division Ale House on Saturday, March 15. Available from 9 a.m. to noon, the $25 meal package includes 1 breakfast entrée and green beers, mimosas or Bloody Marys (6 drink limit). There will also be a live DJ spinning and an Irish pipe band performance at 5 p.m. In addition, a special menu will be offered from March 15-17 with items such as Irish stew, corned beef spring rolls, Irish nachos, Irish breakfast, shepherd’s pie and more.

13. Vie Restaurant

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4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-2082
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Enjoy a family-style Irish feast on Sunday, March 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Options include Smoked Rushing Waters Trout, Smoked Pork, CDK Ranch Corned Beef and Shamrock Sugar Cookies. The cost is $40 per person.

14. Quay

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465 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 981-8111
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Doors open at 9 a.m. for Quay’s St. Patrick’s Day party. $30 gets you entry, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and 5 drink tickets. All day specials include $8 Irish Car Bombs, $6 Guinness draft, $5 Jameson and $5 green Miller Lite drafts, along with a St. Paddy’s Day food menu. Tickets can be purchased online.

15. Glunz Tavern

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1202 N Wells
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-3000
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The Glunz Tavern will offer Irish classics this weekend, March 14-17. Menu specials include house-cured corned beef sandwiches ($6), corned beef with potatoes, carrots, onion and Irish soda bread ($14), Irish cream chocolate cheesecake ($8), and Irish Whiskey Cupcakes ($6). Guinness will be on tap for $7 along with Irish coffee with homemade clotted cream ($10).

16. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

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1028 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-8999
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Gibson’s will offer diners the traditional corned beef and cabbage with carrots and red potatoes for lunch ($15.50) and dinner ($19.50), available March 15-17.

17. DMK Burger Bar

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2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 360-8686
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Stop in for a Shamrock Shake, made with mint chocolate chip ice cream mixed with Lucky Charms, available during March. Then on St. Patrick’s Day, taste the holiday flavors with Irish stew-loaded fries—a pile of fries smothered in classic lamb stew with carrots, celery and onions.

18. Smoke Daddy

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1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-6656
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Smoke Daddy is bringing back its Smoked Reuben Sandwich al week long leading up to St. Patrick’s Day (March 10-17). The $8 sandwich features thinly sliced corned beef topped with coleslaw and Swiss cheese, served on toasted rye.

19. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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3358 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-5222
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The famous Guinness pizza ($13) makes its return on St. Patrick’s Day, featuring a Guinness stout crust, béchamel sauce, roasted onions, fingerling potatoes, bacon, three cheeses and an egg.

20. City Dough

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2955 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 747-3100
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Get in the Irish spirit with City Dough’s Paddy’s Day specials throughout the weekend, March 14-16. The menu includes Guinness Cheddar Soup ($3 cup/$6 bowl), corned beef and cabbage burger ($12) and Guinness beef stew ($12). On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy brunch options such as Irish Eggs Benedict ($12) and St. Patrick’s Boat potato skins filled with eggs, cheese and corned beef ($12). Wash it down with $3 Guinness and $5 Jameson.

21. Q-BBQ

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714 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-7800
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Q will offer a smoked corned beef sandwich and corned beef plate at its three locations through March 31.

22. Geja's Cafe

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340 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-9101
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Dip into your own lucky Irish pot as Geja’s will offer a special green cheese fondue as well as 4 leaf clover rice crispy treats for the chocolate fondue on Monday, March 17. Drink specials include $3 Guinness cans alongside specialty Irish cocktails like the Blarney Stone and Irish coffee.

23. Kanela Breakfast Club

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3231 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1622
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Diners who wear green on Saturday, March 15 will receive a complimentary order of Loukamades, Greek doughnuts with lemon honey syrup and toasted walnuts.

24. The Clark Street Dog

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3040 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60558
(773) 281-6690
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Clark St. Dog is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all month long with specials like the St. Paddy Burger with corned beef ($7.69), corned beef sandwich ($5.19) and Irish breakfast ($8). Drink deals include Bud Light green beer ($3), Guinness cans ($5) and Irish Car Bombs ($7).

25. L. Woods Tap And Pine Lodge

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7110 N Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 677-3350
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L. Woods will have a weeklong St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Diners with a stamp from Ireland on their passport will received a plate of complimentary corned beef and cabbage on Thursday, March 13 while children wearing green will eat free from the kids menu during lunch hours on March 15. On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy $4 Guinness pints all day.

1. The Dawson

730 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
The Dawson will open early on March 15 at 10 a.m. and feature a St. Patrick’s Day food menu featuring playful takes on corned beef and other favorites. The 150-seat patio will also be open for the first time, and a live band will be playing all day.
730 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

2. Commonwealth Tavern

2000 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
Commonwealth will offer $5 Guinness drafts and $4 Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale on March 16-17 along with a $15 homemade corned beef with cabbage and potatoes entrée.
2000 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618

3. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 N LaSalle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago Cut will offer a corn beef and cabbage special ($25) as well as an Irish mint milkshake ($7) all week long, March 10-17.
300 N LaSalle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

4. The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
A special a la carte menu will be available Friday through Monday. Offerings include Irish potato-ale soup ($12), Guinness braised brisket pot pie ($17), corned beef sandwich ($14), housemade corned beef ($20), and Irish chocolate cake ($9).
24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

5. The Refinery

1209 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610
Enjoy classic and "refined" Irish dishes all weekend long, featuring Irish fish pie, lamb stew, scotch eggs, chocolate Guinness cake and more.
1209 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

6. Chicago Q

1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Those headed downtown this weekend can stop by Chicago q on the way for some cash-and-carry pulled pork sandwiches. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the restaurant will offer the special for $8 along with your choice of sauce. Diners eating in will have a corned beef with fingerling potatoes, cabbage and carrots option ($17 for lunch/$22 for dinner).
1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
HBFC is returning to its underground roots with a sit-down dinner on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. The five-course meal will include dishes such as coriander-cured salmon, smoked curry pork belly and chocolate stout cake along with a “Chicago River” cocktail. The cost is $85 per person and reservations can be made by calling 773-478-4000.
3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

8. Bar Pastoral

2947 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Join Bar Pastoral for an alternative St. Patrick’s Day event—a cheese and beer tasting on Sunday, March 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit the American Cheese Education Foundation’s Daphne Zepos Teaching Award.
2947 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

9. Howells & Hood

435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Start Saturday off at Howells & Hood with an Irish breakfast beginning at 10 a.m. Other St. Paddy’s Day dishes offered throughout the day include colcannon brandade, , corned beef and cabbage, and corned beef sandwich.
435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

10. Bellwether

302 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Bellwether with Irish favorites including Drunken Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage and Irish spring rolls. Wash it down with some Irish beers and drink specials such as $10 Bloody Marys and $5 Tullamore Dew shots.
302 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

11. Bridge House Tavern

321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
If you’re headed down for the dyeing of the river, Bridge House Tavern will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. A $10 entry fee will benefit Best Buddies Illinois and another $10 will get you a traditional Irish breakfast buffet. There will be live entertainment from the Shannon Rovers as well as giveaways.
321 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

12. Division Ale House

1942 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Start the day off right with Kegs & Eggs at Division Ale House on Saturday, March 15. Available from 9 a.m. to noon, the $25 meal package includes 1 breakfast entrée and green beers, mimosas or Bloody Marys (6 drink limit). There will also be a live DJ spinning and an Irish pipe band performance at 5 p.m. In addition, a special menu will be offered from March 15-17 with items such as Irish stew, corned beef spring rolls, Irish nachos, Irish breakfast, shepherd’s pie and more.
1942 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

13. Vie Restaurant

4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558
Enjoy a family-style Irish feast on Sunday, March 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Options include Smoked Rushing Waters Trout, Smoked Pork, CDK Ranch Corned Beef and Shamrock Sugar Cookies. The cost is $40 per person.
4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558

14. Quay

465 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611
Doors open at 9 a.m. for Quay’s St. Patrick’s Day party. $30 gets you entry, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and 5 drink tickets. All day specials include $8 Irish Car Bombs, $6 Guinness draft, $5 Jameson and $5 green Miller Lite drafts, along with a St. Paddy’s Day food menu. Tickets can be purchased online.
465 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

15. Glunz Tavern

1202 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60610
The Glunz Tavern will offer Irish classics this weekend, March 14-17. Menu specials include house-cured corned beef sandwiches ($6), corned beef with potatoes, carrots, onion and Irish soda bread ($14), Irish cream chocolate cheesecake ($8), and Irish Whiskey Cupcakes ($6). Guinness will be on tap for $7 along with Irish coffee with homemade clotted cream ($10).
1202 N Wells
Chicago, IL 60610

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16. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Gibson’s will offer diners the traditional corned beef and cabbage with carrots and red potatoes for lunch ($15.50) and dinner ($19.50), available March 15-17.
1028 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

17. DMK Burger Bar

2954 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Stop in for a Shamrock Shake, made with mint chocolate chip ice cream mixed with Lucky Charms, available during March. Then on St. Patrick’s Day, taste the holiday flavors with Irish stew-loaded fries—a pile of fries smothered in classic lamb stew with carrots, celery and onions.
2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

18. Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Smoke Daddy is bringing back its Smoked Reuben Sandwich al week long leading up to St. Patrick’s Day (March 10-17). The $8 sandwich features thinly sliced corned beef topped with coleslaw and Swiss cheese, served on toasted rye.
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

19. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

3358 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60657
The famous Guinness pizza ($13) makes its return on St. Patrick’s Day, featuring a Guinness stout crust, béchamel sauce, roasted onions, fingerling potatoes, bacon, three cheeses and an egg.
3358 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60657

20. City Dough

2955 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Get in the Irish spirit with City Dough’s Paddy’s Day specials throughout the weekend, March 14-16. The menu includes Guinness Cheddar Soup ($3 cup/$6 bowl), corned beef and cabbage burger ($12) and Guinness beef stew ($12). On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy brunch options such as Irish Eggs Benedict ($12) and St. Patrick’s Boat potato skins filled with eggs, cheese and corned beef ($12). Wash it down with $3 Guinness and $5 Jameson.
2955 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

21. Q-BBQ

714 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Q will offer a smoked corned beef sandwich and corned beef plate at its three locations through March 31.
714 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

22. Geja's Cafe

340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Dip into your own lucky Irish pot as Geja’s will offer a special green cheese fondue as well as 4 leaf clover rice crispy treats for the chocolate fondue on Monday, March 17. Drink specials include $3 Guinness cans alongside specialty Irish cocktails like the Blarney Stone and Irish coffee.
340 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

23. Kanela Breakfast Club

3231 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657