Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Pats Day in Chicago

It's never too early (or late) to plan a good St. Pats day in Chicago. People from all over come into the city to enjoy the party and play Irish for the day. My friends and I have some odd rituals but we love it and look forward to getting together to drink Guinness at 7am (or earlier). I have a quick list of specials in the city that could add some flavor (or green) to your day.

Go Green at Koi and Chen's on St. Patrick's Day
Guests will enjoy special GREEN menu items like Vegetable Dumplings ($4.95), Edamame ($4.50) and Green Tea Ice Cream ($3.95) at Koi and Chens.  Cocktail specials at Chens on St. Patrick's Day include $3 Sapporo Drafts, $3 Sake Bombs and Half Price Martinis ($4, usually $8). 

St. Patrick's Day Specials at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Chicago Cut Steakhouse features all-day festivities and menu specials in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  Guests can enjoy Chicago Cut-style 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). 

St. Patrick's Day Specials at Frontier
Saturday, March 12 - Thursday, March 17
This St. Patrick's Day, Chicagoans can enjoy Frontier's 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.
Green Beer and Mimosa Breakfast at Lottie's
Saturday, March 12
Lottie's Pub in Bucktown will open its doors at 7:30 AM on Saturday, March 12 for Chicagoans looking to catch a bite before heading downtown to watch the river turn green.  Lottie's will feature a $20 Green Beer and Mimosa breakfast from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM in addition to $5 Corned Beef Sandwiches available all day.

St. Patrick's Day Specials at Tavern on Rush
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Tavern on Rush will offer a specials menu featuring Irish fare available March 12 - 17.

Chicago q 
For hungry bar-hoppers and parade-goers on Division Street and in the Gold Coast, Chicago q will offer cash-and-carry Pulled Pork Sandwiches, for $7 each on their patio beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Additionally, Chicago q will offer a Corned Beef special during lunch and dinner Saturday, March 12 through Thursday, March 17. 

For more information contact the establishment directly. 
Enjoy your green beer!! 

3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 |
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 |
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 |
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | 
1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738 |
Chicago q
1160 N. Dearborn Street | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160


  1. What a wonderful website! Can you make a recommendation for me? On Thursday 3-17-11 (St. Pat's Day & my B-day!) I have a friend coming into town. We are going to a show at the Chase Auditorium (6:30-9:30). I am looking for a place to get an early dinner. I am new to Chicago so any advice you can give would be great. Thanks so much - Luanne

  2. Luanne,

    Sorry for the delay, I've been traveling a bit. I'm sure I'm a bit late since your dinner is Thursday? If not send me an email at and we can come up with some ideas. Thanks for the kinds words,



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