Yep it’s that time of year again! St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Time for everyone to celebrate that inner Irish in you & drink some green beer. So for those of you in the northwest suburbs of Chicago follow the jump to see what’s going down!
The original Ballydoyle in Downers Grove, one of the best and most popular Irish Pubs, is pulling no punches with their St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday, March 17th. It’s going to be an all day affair that will kick off with Kegs and Eggs at 8 am. The rest of the day and night will be littered with entertainment from Dave Johnston at 10 am, Trinity Irish Dancers at 11a, Aiden O’Toole at 12p, Anish at 3:30p, The Ballydoyle Knights, a toast to Ireland and presentation of the Queen of St Patrick’s Day at 7:45p, and The Wolftones’ Derek Warfield at 8 pm. They will also be having a family celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with Trinity Irish Dancers at 4 pm and Irish music sessions from 5-7 pm on Sunday, March 15th. 5157 Main St. Downers Grove. 630-969-0600. www.ballydoylepub.com
The new and just opened Ballydoyle in Aurora has a nonstop menu of fun and excitement for their St. Patrick’s Day Party on Tuesday, March 17th. The party starts with Kegs and Eggs at 8 am. The schedule for the rest of the day includes but is not limited to an Irish Bagpiper performance at 10 am, McNulty Irish Dancers at 11 am, Kevin Flynn and the Avendale Ramblers at 12p, McNulty Irish Dancers at 3 pm, Sandcarvers at 3:30 pm, The Ballydoyle Knights, a toast to Ireland and presentation of the Queen of St Patrick’s Day at 7:45 pm, Kevin Flynn and the Avendale Ramblers at 8 pm, and McNulty Irish Dancers at 10 pm. 28 W. New York St. Aurora. 630-844-0400. www.ballydoylepub.com
Bannerman’s in Bartlett has a great St. Patrick’s Day party planned on Tuesday, March 17th. Aside from lots of great drink specials they will also have green beer, Guinness, Sam Adams, Smithwicks, and Harp. They will also have Corned Beef and Cabbage available. Their friendly atmosphere and great food make it not only a great place to celebrate but a good place to hang out with friends. 858 S. Rt. 59, Bartlett. 630-213-2400. www.bannermans-sports-grill.com
Big Fish Bar & Grille at Harborside Marina is having a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day Party on Friday, March 13th. Their beer specials will include green beer. They will also be serving the finest Irish boilin’ bacon, bangers & mashed, curry fries, fish n’ chips in town! Live music for the evening will be provided by Cirrus Falcon at 9 pm. 27425 S Will Rd. Wilmington. 815-476-9331.
The always pop’n Breakaway Lounge in Villa Park is the place to be not only as a great place to grab a drink with friends but especially this St. Patrick’s Day. They will be the host a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday, March 17th with plenty of drink specials that include green beer and Jameson. The menu will also include Corned Beef and Cabbage. 345 North Ave. Villa Park. 630-833-0081. www.myspace.com/thebreak-away
Chicago City Limits will be hosting their 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Beach Party. Dress up in green and head over on Tuesday, March 17th for a night of nonstop fun and celebration with Pen15 performing live. Have your fill of either green beer, Guinness, Sam Adams, or Leinenkugel 1880. Their menu will also include Corned Beef and Cabbage. Make sure you get there nice and early because the first 150 people there after 6 pm will receive free T-Shirts! 1712 Wise Rd. Schaumburg. 847-524-9910. www.chicagocitylimits.net
Chicago Loop has quite a St. Patrick’s Day Party planned for Saturday, March 14th. Along with green beer, other drink specials include $4 Jameson all month long and $5.25 Irish Car Bombs every Saturday. Sam Adams and Guinness will also be available. Corned Beef and Cabbage will be on special for $6.99 all week long. The fine folks at the Loop will also be handing out prizes and giveaways. 7 W. Streamwood Blvd. Streamwood. 630-830-2565. www.chicago-loop.com
Debbie’s, the old Avalanche II, in Warrenville is under new management and very excited to be hosting your St. Patrick’s Day party this year on Tuesday, March 17th. DJ Ron will be in charge of the tunes starting at 5 pm. Green beer will definitely be on the menu along with Guinness and Sam Adams. In case you get hungry you can order some Corned Beef and Cabbage or any one of the delicious items off their full menu. 3S071 Rt. 59. Warrenville. 630-393-3141.
Get your Corned Beef on at Cubby Bear this St. Patrick’s Day. As always, come through again this year with a sure to be fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 14th. Miller Lite will be providing some pretty cool prizes and giveaways for all celebrators. Along with green beer galore, Cubby Bear will also have $4 20 oz. Pints. The band blueprint will be taking the stage so stick around for the show. 21661 N Milwaukee Ave. Lincolnshire. 847-541-4700. www.cubbybear.com
Begin celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2009 at Fitz’s Pub Saturday, March 14th. It’s bound to be a good time had by all so make you tell all your friends and celebrate all the way through to March 17th. They will be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage and, the popular, green beer. Make sure you take a peak at all their other great drink specials too! 172 Addison Ave. Elmhurst. 630-530-0777. www.fitzspub.com
Fitzgerald’s Night Club is having their St. Patrick’s Day Party on Tuesday, March 17th. Stop in and enjoy a performance by The Dooley Brothers playing a high variety of Irish, original, acoustic and 50s-60s rock and roll. The Mayer School Irish Step Dancers will also be making a special appearance. 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn. 708-788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17th at Flatlander’s in Lincolnshire is going to be a blast. Drink specials include $2 green beer drafts, $3 Jameson Shots, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and $7 Pitchers. To top it all off, Ordinary Outcast and Bottle of Justus will be playing live. If you happen to get hungry while you’re drinking and enjoying the tunes, feel free to order some Corned Beef and Cabbage. 200 Village Green. Lincolnshire. 847-821-1234. www.flatlanders.com
Gatsby’s in Arlington Heights will be in charge of hosting your St. Patrick’s Day. They are set and ready to go with the always favorite green beer to accompany the corned beef and cabbage. Foster’s Oil Cans will be on special for $4.50 along with Stoli and Stoli Razz Mixed Drinks for only $4. Don’t worry they will also have Guinness and Killians available too. Keep your eyes peeled for great St. Patrick’s Day prizes and giveaways. 427 E Rand Rd, Arlington Hts. 847-253-7200
JD Muggs will be having a St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday, March 17th. Count on some live entertainment by a live DJ, $1 drafts Corned Beef and Cabbage and, of course, green beer. All celebrating patrons will receive plenty of prizes and giveaways. 437 S. Addison Rd. Addison. 630-833-2570. www.jdmuggs.com
John’s Buffet in Winfield has always been known for its very tasty pizza and great drink specials. This March, they will be known for their part in the St. Patrick’s Day fun. Get a plate of Corned Beef and Cabbage for only $9.95. If you get thirsty you can wash it all down with green beer. 27W482 Jewell Rd. Winfield. 630-752-2000. www.johnsbuffet.com
Mickey Finn’s Brewery has been known to have the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Party in Lake County and this year won’t be any different. It’s going to be five day long St. Patrick’s Day party with a beer tent on lots of entertainment. In the beer tent on Friday, March 13th there will be a Misericordia Fundraiser and Irish Dancers from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. In the Amber Room you will find The Usuals performing. On Saturday, March 14th the St. Baldrick’s Fundrasier with music by Donney Brooks will be held inside the tent from 1 pm-10 pm. Trash Martini will be performing in the Amber Room at 10 pm. Sunday, March 15th is family day with Irish Folk Music and Irish Dancers from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. To top it all off, on March 17th, Tom and Lisa from WILL Rock will be broadcasting live from 7 am to 10 am. Naper Tandy will be performing at 8 pm. Drink specials include Irish Sorority Shots, Jameson Shots, and Irish Car Bombs. Also on tap, Mickey Finn’s own Irish Stout and Irish Red Ale. While you’re there, try there Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Egg Rolls.. Stick around for great prizes and giveaways. 412 N Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville. 847-362-6688. www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com
Maple Ave. Pub in Lisle is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday, March 17th. Join their most friendly staff for a night of fun. They will be serving corned beef dinner and sandwiches. 1227 Maple Ave. Lisle. 630-971-8730. www.mapleavepub.com
DuPage County’s largest St. Patrick’s Party will be held at Mullen’s Bar and Grill on Tuesday, March 17th. This is going to be a celebration like you’ve never experienced before with a giant tent party equipped with full bar serving green beer Bud Lights and entertainment. It’s only $10 to get in and the tent opens at 5 pm. Men from Marz will hit the stage at 6:15 pm followed by the outstanding 7th Heaven at 8 pm. Inside the bar from 4 pm to 6 pm Pat Daly and the Sounds of Green will be performing. The restaurant will also be serving Corned Beef and Cabbage served all day! 3080 Warrenville Rd. Lisle. 630-505-0240 www.mullensbarandgrill.com
Neighborhood Inn in Hoffman Estates will be having not one but two St. Patrick’s Day parties this year. You can stop in on Saturday, March, 14th and Tuesday March 17th for your fair share of St. Patrick’s day fun. Sit back, grab a mug of cold, green beer, a plate of Corned Beef and Cabbage and enjoy the Karaoke and DJ. Guinness will also be available and drink specials will include $3 20oz. Domestic Drafts, $2 Shot Special, and $4 Bombs. 2322 Hassell Rd. Hoffman Estates. 847-843-8048. www.neighborhoodinn.com
North Beach in Downers Grove will be having a special St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 14th. This nonstop party will include beads, green beer, a performance by Vinyl Roxx on the band stage, karaoke, DJ Allen on the main dance floor and lots, lots more! 1211 Butterfield Rd. Downers Grove. 630-434-1290. www.northbeachclub.com
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day when you’re at Pheasant Run. Now is as good a time as any to enjoy the always hilarious Flannigan’s Wake or enjoy a performance by the Larkin & Moran Brothers. While you’re there grab some dinner or a couple of pints with friends. Saturday’s at Jambalaya are a great time with live music, green and plenty of prizes and giveaways! 4051 East Main St. St. Charles. 800.4.PHEASANT. www.pheasantrun.com
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Real Time Sports in St. Charles will be celebrating twice Saturday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 17th. Real Time in Elk Grove will be having their St. Patrick’s Day Party on Tuesday, March 17th. Take advantage of an all day buffet with Lamb & Guinness Stew, Corned Beef, Boiled Potatoes, and Braised Cabbage Rye & Irish Soda Bread for only $10.95 per person at both locations. They will also have green beer, Irish Car Bombs, and tons more to help with the celebrations. 1120 W. Devon. Elk Grove. 847-741-4318 | 584 S. Randall Rd. St. Charles. 630-513-8800. www.realtimesportsbar.com
Shark City has a very exciting St. Patrick’s Day Party in store for all of you on Tuesday, March 17th. The green beer will be flowing along with Sam Adams, $2.50 20 oz. Miller Lite or MGD Draft in a cup you can keep and $3.50 Guinness Pints. Other drink specials include the Irish Rose Shot, definitely worth trying. Get a Corned Beef Sandwich on Rye with fries for only $5. There will also be plenty of chances to win t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more! 2240 Bloomingdale Rd. Glendale Heights. 630-893-9346. www.sharkcity.biz
Tailgater’s in Bolingbrook is throwing a huge St. Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday, March 17th. In celebration they will have green beer and Corned Beef and Cabbage. 431 W. Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook. 630-679-1994. www.tailgatersgrill.com
Time Out West is celebrating St. Patty’s Day on Tuesday, March 17th. For only $5.95 you can enjoy some Corned Beef and Cabbage. Wash that down with a mug of ice cold green beer and you’re set. There will be Guinness available as well as plenty of prizes and giveaways. 1130 E. Lake St. Hanover Park. 630-213-1006.