Where to get some grub and have some fun for St. Patrick's Day in and around Chicago

St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays where we give ourselves permission to overindulge. And there are a lot of place in and around Chicago to enjoy Irish classics this week. Here are a few:

The Reuben Spud from McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli in Vernon Hills, Geneva and Naperville 

Wear green on Saturday and get a free Green Tea! Try out the Reuben Spud an oven-baked potato topped with corned beef sauerkraut, Thousand Island and Swiss cheese. Enter the online Pot(ato) of gold contest to win a gift card.The limited time only, Irish-inspired Reuben Spud can be found at participating McAlister’s locations from March 13-17.

Freddie's Steakhouse in Hammond, Indiana

St. Patrick's Day only

Enjoy corned beef and cabbage and Shepherd's Pie. $10.95 for lunch and $12.95 for dinner. Have a pint of green draft beer or Killian's Red and listen to the Shriner's Pipes and Drums at 5:30

Olive Theory in Downers Grove

The end of the rainbow lands at Olive Theory Pizzeria in Downers Grove this St. Patrick’s Day. The Best Pizza Place in Illinois (According to Buzzfeed) is the pizzeria is celebrating the luckiest day of the year with an all-green $4 pizza, inspired by the lucky four-leaf clover. Available from Friday, March 10 through Friday, March 17, this delicious green treat features a garlic pesto base and mozzarella cheese topped with spinach and clover-shaped green peppers, finished with parmesan cheese.

Tortoise Supper Club in Chicago

St. Patrick's Day only

Guests can enjoy Corned Beef Sandwiches served with Rosemary Frites ($12,) Beef Barley Soup made with Irish Stout, Pearl Onions and Bacon ($6.95,) and Guinness Cans ($7.)

Round the Clock in Lansing and Schererville and Highland, Indiana
March 13 - 19

Get a corned beef and cabbage for $8.99. Also on the menu is Shamrock Pie (chocolate creme filled with pieces of Andes mints in an Oreo crust, topped with green whipped cream and Andes mint pieces.)  Get a free slice with a lunch or dinner entree.

ACME Hotel Company
15 E. Ohio Street
(312) 894-0800
The lifestyle boutique hotel in River North is putting a St. Patrick’s Day twist on its Morning Joe™ coffee delivery service, offering guests a complimentary Irish Morning Joe™, to kick off their celebrations. Guests can simply request a time for delivery and a piping hot coffee spiked with Jameson Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream in a signature ACME thermos will arrive at their hotel room door.

Michael Jordan’s Steak House
505 N. Michigan Avenue
(312) 321-8823
Check out the bright green Chicago River, then head to Michael Jordan’s Steak House to refuel for the day. On March 11 and March 17, the Michigan Avenue dining spot will feature a New York Strip and with Irish bacon, Boxty and creamed cabbage ($44) and house cured Corned Beef Brisket with Boxty and creamed cabbage ($26). Michael Jordan’s Steak House is open at 11 a.m. daily for lunch and 5 p.m. daily for dinner featuring steaks, burgers, salads and more.  For more information, please visit www.mjshchicago.com.

18 West Hubbard St.

St. Patrick’s Day party 
Thursday, March 16th is a celebration of St. Patrick's Eve at Henry's! Enjoy D.E.W. & a Brew drink specials while watching live music performances from The Bearfish Paddlers & Flatfoot 56.

What's Included:
  • Free admission into Henry's
  • D.E.W. & a Brew pairing specials served throughout the night
  • 2 incredible live music performances from The Bearfish Paddlers and Flatfoot 56

Lion Head Ultimate Sports Pub & The Apartment Lounge
2251 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 | (773) 348-5100 | www.LionHeadPub.com
Saturday, March 11
Open until 3 a.m.
Kegs & Eggs (Free Breakfast Buffet from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. with beverage purchase)
Bag Pipers, $3 Green Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts, $5 Aluminum Pints and Jameson Shots.
Friday, March 17th 
Open 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
$3 Green Miller Lite and Coors Light Drafts, $5 Aluminum Pints and Jameson Shots

812 Grove Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 868-8078

Cupitol guests will be lucky this St. Patrick’s “week” with traditional specials to celebrate the Irish. The all-day European-style eatery will offer house-made Irish Soda Bread for the week, in addition to rolling out a mint shake! Cupitol offers house made fare for all dining periods, featuring specialty roasted European coffee, fresh baked breads and a variety of vegan and gluten free offerings.

J. J. Kelley's in Lansing

810 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 869-4396
Hewn is going green for St. Patrick’s Day! To get into the holiday spirit, the Evanston bakery will be making delicious soda bread – the Hewn way! Head Baker Ellen King uses rolled oats from Hazzard Free Farm to create the favorite variety, adds golden raisins and a touch of buttermilk for extra flavor. Chocolate lovers can indulge in a selection including Valhrona Chocolate Chips – a childhood favorite of Ellen’s, who’s mother liked to add chocolate chips to soda bread. Known for hand crafted, artisan breads, Hewn’s unique take on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day indulgence is a must try!

fourteensixteen in La Grange
14 W. Calendar Ave, La Grange
An Irish whiskey, Bushmill 10 year ($9), and beer on tap, 'The Craven' Irish stout ($7) will be featured.

1400 W. Randolph Street | 1542 N. Damen Avenue
(773) 583-0500 | (773) 904-8606
Throughout the month of March, the city’s urbanbelly locations will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Asian-style twist from Executive Chef Bill Kim. urbanbelly diners can enjoy Corned Beef Ramen with Napa cabbage and a chicken pho based broth.  With two locations in the West Loop and Wicker Park, urbanbelly is modern noodle and dumpling-focused restaurant and has been a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand recipient several times. 

Rack House

Rack House 
222 E. Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

The Fifty/50
2047 W. Division Street
(773) 489-5050
Join The Fifty/50 in celebrating the Emerald Isle all week long, from March 11 through St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. For parade day on Saturday, The Fifty/50 offers a $35 all-you-can-drink package from 9:00 a.m. ’til noon, including a breakfast buffetDJ and express entry (no waiting in line!). There could even be an ice luge, and who knows, guests might get a glimpse of a leprechaun. Keeping the party going after noon, and all week long, The Fifty/50 offers daily specials of $5 pints of green beer$7 Jameson shots$8 Irish car bombs and $3 corned beef sliders

The Florentine
151 W. Adams Street
(312) 660-8866
The Florentine, an Italian dining destination located in the Loop, will feature a festive hand crafted cocktail for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this March. Guests dining in can sip on the lucky Black Jack made with Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey, rhubarb compote, ginger beer and Angostura bitters while enjoying delicious bites crafted by Executive Chef Zach Walrath.

The Florentine

Chicago Firehouse

Finn McCool’s Irish Sports Pub
1941 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 | (847) 303-5100 | www.FinnMcCoolsPub.com
6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Chicago's Largest Tent Party!
Free Parking
3 days of live music with Bag Pipers, Leprechauns, Green Beer, Corned Beef Sandwiches and DJs.
Thursday, March 16th
Open at 5 p.m. with entertainment at 7 p.m. and bag pipers at 8 p.m.
8 p.m. – Too White Crew (featuring “Fly Girl” dancers)
$4 Green Miller Lite Drafts
$5 Large Blue Moon Drafts
$5 Jameson Shots
$6 Vodka Lemonades
$6 St. Patty’s Punch
$7 Guinness Drafts
Friday, March 17th 
Open at 11 a.m. with entertainment at 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.
7:30 p.m. – 87Nine (classic rock cover band)
10 p.m. – Hairbanger’s Ball (rock band)
$4 Green Miller Lite Drafts
$5 Large Blue Moon Drafts
$5 Jameson Shots
$6 Vodka Lemonades
$6 St. Patty’s Punch
$7 Guinness Drafts
Saturday, March 18th 
Open at 11 a.m. with entertainment at 5 p.m. until 2 a.m.
7:30 p.m. – Red Rebel County (party tunes with traditional Irish bar-room music)
10 p.m. – 7th Heaven
$4 Green Miller Lite Drafts
$5 Large Blue Moon Drafts
$5 Jameson Shots
$6 Vodka Lemonades
$6 St. Patty’s Punch
$7 Guinness Drafts
Advanced discounted tickets available at www.FinnsFest.com including a 3-day pass for $20.
Discounted rooms at Wyndham Garden Schaumburg Chicago Northwest for $89. Call (847) 397-1500 and ask for Finn McCool’s Company Rate.

Club 220 North at Moretti’s Lake in the Hills
220 N. Randall Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 | (847) 854-7220 | www.Club220North.com
Friday, March 17th
No Cover before Midnight
Wear green for beads
DJ and Dancing until 3 a.m.
$5 Jumbo Flavored Long Islands
$5 Bombs

Kinfork BBQ & Tap

5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

Snuggery McHenry
801 N. River Road, McHenry, IL 60050 | (815) 578-9600 | www.SnuggeryChicago.com
Open at 11 a.m.
$9.99 Corned Beef Sandwiches and $12.99 Corned Beef Dinners (with cabbage, carrots, red skin potatoes)
Friday, March 17th 
All request DJ at 8 p.m.
$3.50 Large Miller Lite & Coors Light Drafts
$5 Sub Zero Jager Barrel Bombs
$5 Tiramisu Shots
Saturday, March 18th 
Hosted Karaoke with Sundowner Entertainment at 9 p.m.
$3.50 Large Miller Lite & Coors Light Drafts
$5 Sub Zero Jager Barrel Bombs
$5 Tiramisu Shots

Bag Pipers will perform throughout the day plus Corned Beef Sandwiches