With several former Irish mayors, Chicago is as Irish as Paddy's pig and chances to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with food and drink abound. Consider one of these for the entire Kiss-Me-I'm-Irish weekend of March 15-17:
Poag Mahone’s, Chicago
Poag Mahone's will open be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, for the celebration to end all celebrations. Just minutes from the river, six blocks from the parade and a hop away from Union Station and the Quincy brown line, stop in for a bracing breakfast before the festivities begin.
Chef Gretchen Hollen’s breakfast buffet will include all the Irish favorites from scrambled eggs to corned beef hash, sausage and hash browns for $4.95 per person. After 11 a.m., Poag’s will offer a St. Patrick’s Day menu featuring corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches and grass-fed burgers to soak up the day’s worth of stout and lagers.
Entertainment will be provided by the Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
Wickets Bar and Grill, Schaumburg
Weekend-long Corned Beef Specials, Green Martinis, Guinness on draft and Jameson whisky drinks plus a Pot of Gold raffle for a chance to win a $50 Wickets gift card.
Pinstripes, Northbrook, South Barrington and Oak Brook
Krankshaft Kolsch green beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shamrock Mint Chocolate Chip gelato. Guests who come dressed in green can enjoy complimentary bowling and bocce!
Glenivew House, Glenview
Weekend-long menu including traditional holiday favorites from Irish Bangers to Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage. Wash these down with Lucky 3 drink specials including $3 Guinness and Harp pints and Jameson shots.