Too many ads going around claiming "When the river runs green, it's Miller Time." Since I will never lay claim to being "Chi-Rish," I'll instead point out some event where you'll find good beer. As in, not dyed green.
All Weekend, March 14-17
30th Annual Shamrock Festival
Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL (708) 482-7127
Friday 3/15 Noon & 5:30pm The Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band. 7 pm The Plough Boys
Saturday 3/16 1pm The Redmonds
5pm The World Famous Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band. 7pm Kickin O'Jimmy
Sunday 3/17 Noon & 5pm The World Famous Shannon Rovers Bagpipe Band. 3 & 4pm Identity Irish Dance Troupe. 6pm Character Fleadh
8th Annual 95 WIIL Rock - St. Patrick’s Party at Mickey Finn’s
Mickey Finn's Brewery, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048 847-362-6688
Starting Friday at 7:00 am with 8th Annual 95 WIIL Rock's Tom & Emily Morning Show, with free 95 WIIL Rock…Thee ShamRock Station T-Shirts for the first 95 people; and their 8th Annual Leprechaun Award – shortest male & female win concert tickets. Try the 'WIIL Rock Dopple Bock' brewed on-site!!
Free Irish Breakfast until 10 am, Special all-day Irish Menu! Get all the details on 95 WIIL Rock's ROAD TRIPS page:
Also on Friday:
5:00 to 9:30 pm St. Patrick's Day Misericordia Fundraiser . $40 includes live Irish Music by finbar finnegan, and Corned Beef and Fish and Chips! 10pm: live music from Betty Soul!
Saturday, March 16th, 2 to 4pm: Live acoustic Irish music from Colin Halliday. 5:00 - 9:00 pm: Live music from Davey Arwind in outside heated tent. 9:30 pm:Live Irish folk music from Donneybrook in the Amber Room.
St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17th
Doors open at 11:00am
2:00 pm: Trinity Irish Dancers - family friendly in the Amber Room. 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Live music from Colin Halliday in the heated tent. 3:00 - 5:00 pm: In the Amber Room live Irish music from Fitz & Celts. 6 to 8 tba. 8:30pm the return of Ordinary Outcast.
Last St. Patrick's Day in this building!!!!
Saturday & Sunday:
8:00 am - 2:00 am ♦ Paddy's Day Irish Beer and Food Fest
Paddy Long's Irish Pub, 1028 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago (773) 290-6988
Join us all weekend for a huge Paddy's Day Celebration at Paddy Long's. We're open Saturday March 16 at 8 a.m. and Sunday March 17 at 10 a.m. We'll serve Irish food all day, including a full Irish breakfast, the Paddy Panini and Corned Beef and Cabbage. We'll have Irish music all weekend, and we'll be featuring the following Irish beers:
Friday, Mar. 15
Friday, Mar. 15
7:00 pm ♦ Spiteful & 18th Street Beer Dinner
2 Sparrows, 553 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago (773) 234-2320
Calling all beer lovers! Join 2 Sparrows for a collaboration beer dinner with two local craft breweries, Spiteful Brewing (Chicago, IL) and 18th Street Brewery (Gary, IN). With Chicago’s smallest craft brewery and the first-ever local brewery in Gary in attendance, those looking for exclusive tastes of innovative Midwestern beers are in for a treat. A four-course dinner menu designed by Sous Chef Emily Cook will be paired with a variety of pours from these two teams of brew masters.
The menu for the evening’s beer dinner is at the event's Facebook page. This local craft beer dinner will begin at 7:00 pm and is priced at $55 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are limited to 60 guests by calling (773) 234-2320.
7:00 - 9:00 pm ♦ Lakefront Brewery 25th Anniversary Tap Take Over
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701
Come out to celebrate Lakefront Brewery's 25th Anniversary. We will be tapping 8 different draft options from Lakefront Brewery along with Two different Cask options. Meet President and Founder Russ Klisch along with his brother and Co-Founder Jim Klisch that night.
Saturday, Mar. 16
8:30 am - 11:00 am ♦ St Patty's Day Pre-Soak
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap, 41 E. Superior St., Chicago (312) 266-0400
Yes, we are bringing it back! For the 4th year in a row, come and enjoy our all-you-can-eat Pre-Soak Breakfast on the Downtown Parade Day! The menu is still in the works.
9:00 am - 2:30 am ♦ Kegs & Eggs Weekend Celebration at Moonshine
Moonshine Brewing Company, 1824 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 862-8686
For you brave early morning revelers, We will be taking a bus downtown to the parade!
Moonshine will open for brunch at 9 AM. Guests can purchase a shuttle ticket for $25, which will include a ride to and from the parade, endless Green Coors Light between 9 and 11 am, and eggs and corned beef hash for breakfast. The buses will be departing Moonshine at 11 am. The parade begins at 12 pm.
- Corned Beef Sliders for $2 each or a combo deal of three w/ fresh cut fries for $7
- Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner that includes carrots and red potatoes for $12
- Pints of Moonshine’s original Southside Irish Stout – specially brewed each year by Moonshine brewmeister JD McCormick – for $3 each and $10 pitchers
- $4 Tullamore Dew and $6 Moonshine Car bombs
12:00 pm ♦ St. Patrick's Day and (weather permitting) Roof Deck Opening
Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago (773) 697-8204
A great weekend is coming up and we plan on enjoying it to the fullest! Please join us for our Extended St. Patrick's Day Celebration beginning at Noon on Sat. the 16th until close and starting back up on St. Patrick's Day at 10 am for Brunch. We have assembled an all star line-up of great Beers and Stouts from Ireland and their American Cousins! And of course there we have loads of fantastic Irish Whiskey! We dare say one of the best selections of Irish Whiskey in Chicago! To be sure Chef Sarah McDonnell will be putting out some fantastic food!
To add to the celebration we are hoping to open our Roof Deck at Noon on Sat. the 16th if the Weather cooperates! So Weather Permitting, the Roof Deck will open for the season on the 16th!
On Draft Sat. and Sun.:
Irish brewer Porterhouse Wrasslers Nitro, Oyster Stout Nitro, Irish Red Nitro, Ceiliuradh, Irish Red aged in Belgian Owl Whiskey Barrels, Hop Head & Brainblasta; Wexford Irish Cream Ale; Victory Donnybrook Nitro; Great Lakes Conway Red; Brooklyn Reserve Irish Stout; and Emmett's Irish Red on Cask… and maybe a special treat or two draft wise. Loads of Irish Whiskey!
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ♦ Stout Fest (Sold Out!)
Goose Island Clybourn,1800 W Clybourn Ave., Chicago
Clybourn's annual Stout Fest will have 15+ area breweries and their brewers on hand, pouring their handcrafted Stouts! Check Brown Paper Tickets or try to get linked up.
1:00 - 5:00 pm ♦ 2nd Annual St. Paddy's Day Tasting
Dobby's World-Wide Liquors & Wines, 15 S. Brockway, Palatine, IL (847) 359-0400
Help us celebrate the chasing of the snakes out of Ireland by tasting some beer, wine and liquor.
Sunday, Mar. 17
St. Patrick's Day at Crown Brewing
Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St., Crown Point, IN (219) 663-4545
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Crown Brewing. The pipes and drums will be back this year! We will also have a firkin of Patrick Irish Red dry hopped with Amarillo hops and a firkin of Special Forces IPA dry hopped with Summit hops. The firkins will be tapped at 4pm.
11:30 am ♦ Dark Lord Ticket Day
World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Dr, Naperville, IL (630) 955-0399
At high noon, 3 Floyds Brewing will be releasing Dark Lord Day tickets to the public via the internet. WOB Naperville will open at 11:30am so everyone can get their laptops all set up and connected for the madd frenzy to begin. We will be tapping a keg or 3 Floyds Brian Boru when the ticket sale is over which should be around 12:05. We will also have other 3 Floyds bottles for sale
1:30 pm ♦ St. Patrick's Day Party at LunaR Brewing
LunaR brewing co, 54 E St Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL
Corned beef, Charlie's almost-famous potatoes, beer, beer, beer...
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