Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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The Gage
Located just blocks from the Chicago River, carousers can visit the iconic Michigan Avenue restaurant after watching the traditional river dyeing and parade. Diners will savor Irish fare, washed down with a selection of traditional Irish beers, whiskeys, and specialty cocktails. Available during lunch and dinner service, The Gage’s St. Patrick’s Day menu is available from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17. In addition to the ever-popular Fish & Chips, a signature on The Gage’s menu, highlights include:
Bangers and Mash
Guinness mustard, onion jam ($18)

House-made Corned Beef
Braised cabbage, new potato, horseradish crème fraîche ($20)

Corned Beef Sandwich
Pickled cabbage slaw, Guinness soaked swiss, remoulade ($14)

Live Irish music, featuring the Fiddling Finnegans, will entertain from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. to
8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Hyatt Regency Chicago is setting the bar high for this St.Patrick’s Day!
The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day tends to be a bit more green than usual here in Chicago, and Hyatt Regency Chicago is the place to revel in one of the city’s biggest celebrations. Whether guests are interested in drinking Irish Mules and Irish Car Bombs at BIG Bar, enjoying the Dawson Street Drink at Stetsons Modern Steak & Sushi, or slurping up Oxtail Soup at American Craft Kitchen & Bar, Hyatt Regency Chicago invites visitors and locals alike to join in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit in honor of Chicago’s famed River Dyeing.

If Corned Beef Flatbread Pizzas and Craft Bloody Marys aren’t enough to get you doing the Irish jig, The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band’s performance of traditional Irish music in the lobby throughout the day will surely do the trick.


Howells & Hood’s (435 N. Michigan Ave.) Guinness Post-Parade Party:
On Saturday, March 14, the restaurant celebrates the holiday by opening early at 9 a.m. with the annual Guinness Post-Parade Party, where a DJ provides an upbeat atmosphere with plenty of room for guests to dance and mingle in the East Banquet Room. A photo booth is also set up with holiday props throughout the day. Featured food specials include: Irish Breakfast ($14) featuring housemade sausage and cured bacon, black potato farls, baked beans, fried egg, and brown bread; Coddle ($18) with braised blood pudding and bacon, potatoes, carrots, and toasted barley; Corned Beef and Cabbage ($18).
Drink specials include: Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Smithwicks, Smithwicks Pale Ale, and Harp on tap for $7.

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille’s (225 N. Michigan Ave.) Patio Party:
Celebrated al fresco-style, the restaurant hosts the Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Patio Party on Saturday, March 14 at 9 a.m. Guests are invited to sip on festive green brews, listen to a live bagpipes performance and guest DJ, and savor holiday fare such as Corned Beef Reuben Sandwich ($11).
Feature drink specials include: Guinness drafts ($8), Miller drafts ($6), Jameson ($8), Car Bombs ($10), and Miller Lite, Coors, and Budweiser bottles ($6).

South Branch Tavern and Grille:
From March 16-20, patrons can enjoy Irish fare including: Roast Lamb ($17.99) with potatoes colcannon and rosemary lamb jus; Magner’s Mussels ($12.99) with Irish bacon, garlic, shallot, thyme, tarragon, Magner’s cider, and soda bread toast points; and Reuben ($13.99) with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, sweet pickle aïoli, and marble rye.

St. Patrick’s Day with a View at Travelle
Travelle (330 N. Wabash Ave.) invites guests to watch from above as the Chicago River gets dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. At 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, the lounge opens early for guests to reserve bar tables for $30 per person to take in the festivities with an unbeatable view. Additionally, Chef Tim Graham pairs each specialty Eggs Benedict dish with a Guinness for $29 in Travelle restaurant during brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A sample of featured benedicts include: English Benedict with rasher of ham and hollandaise; Travelle Benedict with lobster, spinach, and truffled hollandaise; and Florentine Benedict with spinach, artichoke, and sauce béarnaise.

Irish Coffee and Green Pizza at Labriola Ristorante & Cafe
Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and Labriola Ristorante & Cafe (535 N. Michigan Ave.) is offering fantastic specials to help get in the mood to celebrate. On Saturday, March 14, Labriola Ristorante & Café will open the bar early—at 7AM—so guests may stop and sample a Labriola Irish Coffee from Beverage Manager Daniel Casteel (Irish whiskey and coffee with crème de menthe whipped cream) before heading to the parade. Also available Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 17, special, delectable Irish-leaning dishes from Chef John Caputo include Corn Beef Sandwich on rye with cabbage slaw and melted Irish cheddar served with fries for $10.95 and Neapolitan-style “Green” Pizza with braised lamb shank, fingerling potatoes, mozzarella and salsa verde for $16.

St. Patrick’s Day Charity T-Shirts at The Boundary Tavern and Grille
On Friday, March 13 from 8-9:30 p.m., The Boundary Tavern and Grille (1932 W. Division St.) invites Chicagoans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by giving back to the Leary Firefighters Foundation. Each guest purchasing a Guinness t-shirt to personalize with their own custom design donates a portion of proceeds to the non-profit organization. On Saturday, March 14, patrons can enjoy special holiday fare including Reuben Rolls ($8.99) with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing; and Reuben Sandwich ($10.99) with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Drink specials include: beers such as Harp, Guinness Stout, Guinness Blonde, and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale; cocktails and shots such as Leprechaun Latte with Tippy Cow Shamrock Mint, coffee, and whipped cream; and Thin Mint Shots and Shamrock Car Bombs

Even Ramen Goes Irish at Slurping Turtle
Slurping Turtle (116 W. Hubbard), the ramen hotspot in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, blends Japanese comfort food with Irish staples with Corned Beef and Cabbage Ramen ($14) offered Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 17. The James Beard Award-winning Best Chef: Midwest Takashi Yagihashi takes guests on an Irish-inspired journey to Japan by combining housemade noodles with shredded cabbage, potatoes, and thick slices of corned beef, all immersed in a warm corned beef broth

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