This Gold Coast Irish bar wins the award for the earliest opening—it starts with a 7am beer-and-breakfast buffet, followed by a day of stilt walkers, free T-shirts and one green-clad Irish go-go dancer. Make that at least one.
Last-Minute St. Patrick's Day Plans
You had a good time this weekend, shamrock-wise. Well done. Now get set for more shenanigans tomorrow night. Herewith, the best places to take your green…
The Fifty/50 is giving you a chance to consume your yearly allowance of corned beef in one night. Be the first to polish off 15 corned beef sliders, and win a cocktail party for all your friends. Cabbage not included.
Even with a torrent of Irish stout flooding the streets of Chicago, brewmaster Hildegard van Ostaden wants to give you a lesson in Belgian beer-drinking, and her enrollment fee is an extremely recession-friendly one dollar. Consider it graduate studies.
This liquor boutique's party will have plenty of Irish beers, corned beef sandwiches and demos on making the perfect Half-and-Half. But we think your time will be best spent in the Irish whiskey tasting room… you know, mingling.
We've always found the haunting call of the bagpipes a bit tough to dance to. Stone Lotus agrees. Tomorrow night, theirs is a pipe-free zone, with a retro dance party and a full slate of absinthe cocktails. Green fairy, meet your leprechaun…