Like us on Facebook!

David Lissner
for restaurants

St. Patrick’s Day Dining at Local Chicago Restaurants

St. Patrick's Day Dining

St. Patrick’s Day Dining

Six Chicago Spots to Celebrate the “Luck of the Irish”

Cantina Laredo in River North will open early at 10:30 a.m. on St. Paddy’s parade day, Saturday, March 15. The full brunch, lunch and dinner menus will be available for post-parade partiers, and a DJ will spin Irish tunes and Latin beats in the upstairs lounge from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Green beer and margaritas will be flowing until 11 p.m., from their signature Casa ‘Rita (Giro Silver tequila by Sauza, Cointreau orange liqueur and fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice, $9.25) to the potent and powerful Tres Amigos (Casa ‘Rita served with a sidecar shot of Sauza Hornitas Silver and a Coronita, $12.25). On Monday, March 17, the Mexican restaurant and lounge will be open regular hours (11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.) and offer margaritas made with Cabo Wabo blanco tequila for $5 each.


Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club in Lakeview will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 17 from 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Guests will enjoy traditional Irish food specials by Chef JoAnn Witherell while sipping half-priced green martinis and cocktails ($6.75 each). In addition, Kit Kat’s entire dinner menu will be 33-percent off from 5:30 p.m. until midnight. Diva Traci Ross will entertain guests with lively, intermittent performances throughout the evening.


St. Patrick's Day Dining

St. Patrick’s Day Dining

Stout Barrel House and Galley will welcome parade goers and St. Paddy celebrants alike for brunch from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16. The River North restaurant offers a build-your-own 22 ounce bloody mary bar, with choice of Tito’s ($9), Ketel One ($10) or Grey Goose ($11). The brunch offerings include: steel cut oatmeal; biscuits and gravy; breakfast pizza; omelets; carnitas benedict; red velvet waffles, Nutella and peanut butter pancakes; banana beignets; Maine lobster rolls; Stout sliders; flatbreads; salads; and sandwiches. Stout will be open until 5 a.m. on Saturday and 4 a.m. on Sunday (late night dining menu available until 3 a.m.). On St. Patrick’s Day, Stout will serve dinner and drinks starting at 4 p.m.


The Glunz Tavern will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Dining weekend in true Irish tradition from Friday, March 14 through Monday, March 17.  Menu specials include house-cured Corned Beef sandwiches ($6), Corned Beef entrée served with colcannon, parsleyed potatoes, carrots and onions and homemade Irish soda bread ($14), Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake ($8) and Irish Whiskey Cupcakes ($6). Pints of Guinness on tap will be offered for $7 along with Irish coffee with homemade clotted cream for $10. The Glunz Tavern is open on Friday from 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m. and Monday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Taco Joint in Lincoln Park and River North will offer several St. Paddy’s specials from Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17. The urban taqueria will feature a Oaxacan inspired, corned beef and cabbage taco (ancho-pasilla rubbed corned beef brisket, charred Guinness salsa and mezcal smoked cabbage on a flour tortilla) for $3.50, in addition to Guinness “black and green” margaritas (Guinness served over a frozen margarita) for $8. A special St. Paddy’s Day trio – corned beef taco, pint of Guinness and shot of Olmeca blanco tequila – will be available for $10.

The Happ Inn Bar & Grill
in suburban Northfield will offer St. Patrick’s Day specials from Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17. Drink specials include $5 pints of Guinness, Bass, Harp, Black & Tan, Half and Half and Black and Blues along with $5 shots of Jameson. At lunch, Chef Freddy Sanchez will feature Corned Beef Sandwiches for ($13) and during dinner, guests may enjoy traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage entree ($20). The Happ Inn is open Monday – Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.