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Whiskey at The Gage
Photo courtesy of The Gage 
 
St. Patrick's Day certainly brings Irish whiskey to the forefront of a drinker's mind; but there is no reason to limit your enjoyment of this plucky spirit to only one day (or weekend) a year. Especially in a city like Chicago where it is easy to find eateries and bars for those who are Irish proud (or just want to be Irish adjacent).  

There is perhaps no more welcoming place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago than the Irish American Heritage Center on the city’s Northwest Side. Of course, you’d do well to check out many of their other programs and exhibitions, but let’s start by talking about what’s going on there this year for St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day isn't just a drinking holiday. On the contrary, it's one of the best food holidays of the year, with restaurants, bars, and bakeries celebrating Irish heritage through a miscellany of unique specials. This year, the variety taking shape throughout Chicago includes everything from gourmet riffs on Shamrock Shakes to Guinness pizzas.

Party Central: A St. Paddy's Day 101

Saturday, March 5, 2016 12:00 AM by Maddy Osman

St. Patrick's Day Chicago

Chicago St. Patrick's Day brings festive Irish Americans and people from all cultures together. It's an all day/night affair where you're encouraged to wear green (to avoid being pinched), can go out on a weekday without judgement, and with a little luck o' the Irish, won't feel the consequences of your actions in the morning. As a big city with a lot to do, naturally Chicago goes all out for St. Patrick's Day.

With our strong Irish roots, no city celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the fervor of Chicagoans. But not all the festivities are, shall we say, family-friendly. If you're planning on spending St. Pat's with some Leprechaun-sized companions, you can still get in on the shamrock-fueled action. Here are seven family-friendly ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.

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