Chicago has one of the largest Irish populations in the United States, and the annual events for Saint Patrick’s Day are nothing short of fabulous. From a green Chicago River to parades and all kinds of festivities, you’re sure to enjoy a Saint Patrick’s Day in the Windy City. Here are five fun celebrations you can enjoy for the holiday!
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Chicago
Get a jumpstart on the festivities at LondonHouse Chicago with the Saint Patrick's Day afternoon tea throughout the month of March. Offered in the Bridges Lobby Bar, the special tea features fun holiday-themed goodies on a three-tiered platter. Reservations can be made here.
The property will be hosting a full day of events from 8 a.m. to midnight on March 12. Ticketed guests can enjoy the indoor lounge at LH on 21 and the 22nd floor’s outdoor terrace LH Rooftop—it provides the perfect view for guests to watch the celebratory green dyeing of the Chicago River.
Tickets include unlimited green beer, breakfast bites, photo opportunities, a four-hour open bar and Saint Patrick’s Day swag. Live DJs will be spinning at both venues to make sure the party goes all day. Guests are currently required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend and must wear masks when not seated. Find additional information and purchase tickets here.
Enjoy a “St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party” on March 12 and start the day at I|O Godfrey. The property will be hosting the event from 8 a.m. to noon with select bottomless beverages, giveaways and a breakfast buffet complete with green pancakes and beer.
The party doesn’t fully stop at noon—the venue will have its regular menu service after 12 p.m. along with exclusive specialty items for the rest of the day. Tickets for the “St. Patrick’s Day Rooftop Party” can be purchased here.
The Kitchen American Bistro
Opening early at 9 a.m. on March 12, The Kitchen American Bistro inside the historic Reid Murdoch Building will be ready for hungry partiers looking for some Saint Patrick’s Day fun. The brunch menu will be served until 3 p.m., and diners can enjoy fantastic views of the river dyeing that morning. If you’re hoping to beat crowds and guarantee a great spot to watch the dyeing, book reservations here.
Enjoy a special-edition weekend brunch on March 12 and March 13 from 10 a.m. at River Roast. The venue has its traditional weekend brunch menu and several fun Saint Patrick’s Day specials, including Reuben sandwiches, shepherd’s pie, mussels, fish & chips and corned beef hash. Enjoy fun Irish-inspired brunch fare to accompany the fantastic views at River Roast.
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
On March 12, visit Jake Melnick's Corner Tap for exclusive Saint Patrick’s Day specials. The venue will be opening early at 10:30 a.m. to accommodate those celebrating the day. Menu specials include “Sticky Guinness Wings,” Irish nachos, a “Reuben Pizza,” and, of course, green beer.