St. Patrick's Day specials
The luck of the Irish might not help you strike gold at the end of a rainbow, but it sure can convince you you're a good singer after a few pints. Work out those vocal cords on St. Patrick's Day by yelling over dozens of people to order a beer and getting on the karaoke mic at Trader Todd's. The long-time Wrigleyville favorite will be serving up a special menu of corned beef sliders and glasses of green beer all day. Plus, if you want a more unique take on the day, regular tropical fare and tiki drinks will also be available.
Federales knows that the average St. Patrick's Day celebration can get a little stale with all the re-imagined corned beef dishes and green cocktails. So, they added what any good party needs to really get going: a 15-foot piñata. Starting at 10am, you can take a green ice shot and a whack at the piñata, which we're pretty sure is how the Irish envisioned the holiday would be spent.
Because you might need a little something to soak up all that green beer and Irish whiskey, Saint Lou’s Assembly has taken classic corned beef and cabbage and turned it into the ultimate Saint Patrick’s Day sandwich. On March 17th, the restaurant and neighboring bar, Moneygun, will offer a corned beef and cabbage melt. The Irish-inspired sandwich is stacked high with house-made corned beef, pickled cabbage, pickled mustard seed, Swiss cheese and touch of mayo, along with a choice of salad salad or waffle fries on the side.
City Winery Chicago's Riverwalk location puts you as close as possible to the infamous green river while giving you a chance to enjoy Irish food, beverages and live music from Rick King’s Royal Hustle. The day's specials include a corned beef sandwich served with chips, a corned beef plate served with potato salad and cabbage and vegetarian Irish stew composed of root vegetables, mushrooms, faro, leeks and kale. In addition to house wines on tap, City Winery will feature Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Cappuccino Stout, Imperial Stout, Pilsner and IPA as well as regular and Irish coffee from the West Loop’s Sparrow Coffee.
Avoid people reliving their college glory days on St. Patrick's Day by heading to the Waldorf Astoria for a more upscale celebration. Bernard's Bar and Restaurant will serving corned beef and cabbage and a green St. Patrick's Day martini made with CH Vodka, Midori Melon Liqueuer, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquer, lemon juice, Angostura bitters and a lime twist.
Just like most Chicagoans, Bar Lupo is ditching its' heritage on St. Patrick's Day and pretend to be Irish. The Italian pub is transforming into O'Conall's Irish Pub for the holiday with corned beef meatballs, Irish soda bread, Donegal oatcakes and colcannon (mashed potatoes and cabbage) on the menu. As much as we love a plate of chicken parm or bowl of papardelle, we think our nonny would understand swapping them out for some fish and chips just this one time.
The speakeasy-style bar atop the Raffaello Hotel invites you to do St. Patty’s in style. No, not the get-too-drunk-playing beer-pong-in-a-dimly-lit-bar style. From 1pm to 5pm you can pay $65 to indulge in an open bar, featuring a high-end whiskey tasting and Irish-themed beers and craft cocktails. Specialty cocktails will include, frozen Irish coffee, a frozen mixture of cocoa nib infused the Powers Irish whiskey, housemade caramel and coffee, Jack Rose Jameson Caskmates, apple, pomegranate, lemon, Peychauds bitters and the Irish old fashioned, Red Breast 12, Demerara sugar and bitters.
Highline knows that you're probably going to drink a lot on Saturday and they're here to help you own it with a "Highline Today...Hungover Tomorrow" celebration. Give yourself something to regret Sunday by enjoying buckets of beer, shot trays and assorted appetizers. They claim you won't forget the party even if you try, but with boundless Guiness and Jameson being offered, we're not so confident they'll be able to uphold that promise.
When you think St. Patrick's Day, we can almost guarantee you don't think about adding ramen to the celebration. But, Kizuki owner Kevin Yu says in Japan, the traditional way to cure a hangover is with garlic, spice, miso and ginger tea, which, in our opinion, sounds a lot better than just Advil and water. Kizuki is offering drinkers the option to enjoy a wholesome and healthy meal either before or after their festivities with a $20 per person meal that includes a choice of ramen, chicken wings or chicken karaage and a cup of Japanese ginger tea.