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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Loop

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7 MIN READ - Classic St. Patrick’s Day activities downtown in the Loop like the parade and river dyeing may be postponed, but there’s still more than enough fun to be had the weekend before St. Paddy’s. You and your friends are expert improvisers, so look on the bright side: Now you get to celebrate twice this year. Get your green ready—we’ve got a roundup of the best promotions and places to go for St. Patrick’s Day in the Loop.


Taureaux Tavern

Loop hotspot Taureaux Tavern will offer a festive special on Saturday, March 14, and will extend the special through the official St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17. Corned Beef and Cabbage with Hash will be available for $18 from March 14-17.

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Mid-America Club

Go green & celebrate St. Patrick's Day 80 floors above Chicago. Join the Mid-America Club from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14, for their first ever St. Patty's Day Party, $50 for members and guests. Indulge in green beer, a charmingly good breakfast buffet, a live DJ, and a silent auction. All proceeds raised will benefit One Hope United, a local private human service organization that has been investing in children and families for 125 years.

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Chicago Architecture Center

Starting earlier than ever this year—March 15—enjoy a Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady. Ranked the city’s number-one boat tour on TripAdvisor, their 90-minute cruises are narrated by expert docents with compelling stories to share about more than 50 architectural gems along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years, while you relax on a luxurious vessel and take in the iconic skyline. Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early aboard Chicago’s First Lady!

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Land and Lake Kitchen

This Midwest inspired restaurant, located on the ground floor of the LondonHouse Hotel, is ideally situated just off Michigan Avenue. The restaurant will be offering a variety of specials on Saturday, March 14, including $6 22oz Bud Light drafts; $12 Bloody Marys; and $9 mimosas. In terms of food, guests in the morning can indulge in corned beef hash with two sunny side up eggs, potatoes, Swiss, beef, apple sauerkraut, and thousand island for $14, while a Reuben with corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on pumpernickel rye bread will be available in the afternoon and evening for $13.

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About Last Knife

On Saturday, March 14, ALK is open from 9 a.m. and will offer Irish breakfast and Reubens to go or to stay, all day long. Enjoy $10 Irish coffee or your choice of Irish whiskeys. Walk-ins are welcome.

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360 Chicago

March 14-17, 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck (875 N. Michigan Ave.) takes St. Patrick’s Day to new heights. Their TILT Me, I’m Irish! promotion gets you a free TILT ride if you wear green and say the lucky words, “TILT Me, I’m Irish,” after purchasing a general admission ticket to 360 CHICAGO. Tip 30 degrees out over the city below on this one-of-a-kind attraction. One ride per ticket purchased. Located over 1,000 feet above Michigan Avenue on the 94th floor in the former John Hancock Center, find expansive views, the thrill ride, TILT, and BAR 94. Open 9 a.m.– 11 p.m. daily.

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Remington's

Feeling lucky? Remington’s will be taking Irish dishes to the next level throughout March with a variety of festive eats to fulfill your corned beef and cabbage dreams. From March 1-17, Remington’s will feature a Corned Beef Sandwich (corned beef, rye, swiss cheese, slaw; $14). On March 14-15, brunch-goers can fuel up and enjoy a Corned Beef Benedict (corned beef, kraut, horseradish hollandaise; $14). Remington’s will also be serving up a Corned Beef Dinner on St. Patty’s Day only (sliced corned beef, braised cabbage, glazed carrots; $22). Reservations can be made by calling 312-782-6000 or booked online.

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Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline Sightseeing will run its award-winning Architecture River Tours for St. Patrick’s Day weekend March 13-15 (Note: boats are open-air; please dress for the weather). The pre-season, 60-minute tours will depart from Shoreline’s docks at Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Shoreline’s expert guides share the inside stories of Chicago’s world-famous architecture and dramatic history. Passengers enjoy amazing close-up views and fantastic photo ops of the historic landmark buildings lining the Chicago River.

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SX Sky Bar

The river may not run green this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but the Champagne sure does. From Friday, March 13, to Tuesday, March 17, SX Sky Bar will serve green-dyed Champagne, available by the glass or bottle. Raise an Irish toast with a sophisticated twist as you revel in the city's St. Patrick's Day festivities. Enjoy alongside brunch or as part of a night-long celebration. View SX Sky Bar’s full menu and book your table online.

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Weber Grill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day now through March 17. Enjoy the House-Smoked Corned Beef Platter (braised cabbage, grilled carrots, roasted red potatoes, caramelized smoked onions); House-Smoked Corned Beef Sandwich (Swiss, creamy horseradish, toasted marble rye, coleslaw, kettle chips); and Green River Ice Cream Float (Chicago’s Original Green River soda, Homer’s vanilla bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream and sprinkles).

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The Dearborn

The Dearborn, 145 N. Dearborn St., owned by the sister team of Clodagh and Amy Lawless (true Ireland natives!) will spread its St. Patrick’s Day festivities over four days. On Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, the Loop restaurant will bring back a popular feature from past years, a Guinness pint glass engraving station. From 5 to 7 p.m., guests can have their glass engraved (complimentary, while supplies last). A special food menu will be offered March 14-17, which includes Corned Beef Reuben ($16), an All-Day Irish Breakfast of fried eggs, bangers, and more.

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InterPark

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without parking on busy streets or getting a parking ticket. Make your life simple, and save some green when you park, by getting your iParkit Express Pass on your phone now. Use your pass to scan in and out at one of InterPark’s 19 parking garages located throughout the Loop, River North, and the Mag Mile. No need to make a reservation or wait in a pay station line. Download the app now to get 20% off your first five Express Pass uses at all Chicago locations.

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ROOF on theWit

Party 27 stories above it all at ROOF on theWit. Doors will open at noon on Saturday, March 14, and will feature Irish food and drink specials.

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Virgin Hotels Chicago

Virgin Hotels Chicago is the perfect destination for all day debauchery this St. Patrick’s Day. With live music by the Emerald Society Bagpipes and Jameson giveaways, the hotel will be transforming into a St. Patrick’s Day haven with food and drink specials galore from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy corn beef sliders, Irish tots, corned beef chimichangas, and Irish coffees and Hot Toddies all day, and enjoy the entertainment and photo booth.

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St. Patrick’s Day @ STATE & LAKE

State & Lake Chicago Tavern is a Chicago Loop hotspot for St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Saturday, March 14. Whether you are interested in day drinking or brunch, doors open at 7 a.m. to kick-start your day. Reservations are accepted after 4 p.m. For a limited time, savor Chef Nathan Sears' authentic Irish cuisine, which will be added to all menus on March 14, starting at 11 a.m. Specials include Wagyu Rueben with Fries, Beef and Guinness Stew, and Irish Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

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Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s season through March 17. Eat Irish with dishes like corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, fish and chips, corned beef sandwich and side, shepherd’s pie, Irish bangers and mash, all-day Irish breakfast, and curry chips with Irish cheddar. And drink Irish with a variety of beer, whiskey, and Irish cocktails. On Saturday, March 14 and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), the bar will be open early and host Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Irish music.

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Gene Siskel Film Center

If you want an alternative to a bar setting during St. Patrick's week, come to the Gene Siskel Film Center and see the Chicago theatrical premiere engagement of the new Irish film Extra Ordinary, presented March 13-19. A widower haunted by the spirit of his wife teams up with a psychic driving instructor to save his teenage daughter from a Satanist rock star in this over-the-top comedy.

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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Renaissance Chicago March 14! Enjoy Irish-inspired specials all day at Staytion Market & Bar, including a special menu, green drinks, and festive pastries. To take in amazing views, head up to Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar for cocktail specials and live bagpipe performances. Raised opens at 12:30 p.m. with a $10 cover. Staytion specials will be available all day.

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Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

To celebrate the luck of the Irish, Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique offers various specials that will make your sweet tooth green with envy. Enjoy Irish Bailey French macarons or cupcakes, and shamrock cookies and cake pops through March 17.

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Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Explore Chicago by day or night with Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours' friendly guides and your very own Chicago chariot on two wheels. For a great way to see Chicago’s top attractions, try a Chicago Segway tour. Sightseeing on a Segway is fun, unique, and exhilarating.

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