Chicago St. Patrick's Week with Beer

Chicago St. Patrick's Week with Beer
A St. Patrick's Day tradition in this town. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Finally into St. Patrick’s Day proper, so there’s a lot of stuff for Thursday. A lot of regular events, like trivia, that are scheduled week after week, may actually by postponed.

Also this week, we have π Day (3/14) and the start of specials for March Madness.

Surprisingly, the 312 Day celebration at Goose Island’s Fulton St. brewery was cancelled by the City of Chicago. Apparently they had no permits to host an entertainment venue (as opposed to a small bar), and the city cited numerous fire hazards and a lack of exits for a large crowd. The Tribune’s Josh Noel posted copies of the citations on his Twitter feed. Other 312 Day music shows went on as scheduled in other venues.

Monday, March 14 (Pi Day)

11:00 am – 3:00 pm • Versiti Blood Drive
Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200 Map
Give blood, get snacks!
Someone will truly appreciate your gift.
Schedule your donation with Versiti Illinois.
By Phone: call 800-7TO-GIVE (800-786-4483), or online.
COVID-19 Information:
‒ Per CDC guidelines, masks are required while donating.
‒ Schedule your donation at least 2 full days after receiving a COVID vaccine or booster.
‒ Blood donations accepted 10 days after the onset of COVID symptoms or a positive COVID test. Donors must be symptom free (no fever) for at least 24 hours.

Pi pie
Pi and Beer this week! Source: Wikimedia Commons

12:00 pm • Lemon Meringue
Noon Whistle Brewing, 800 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL ​(630) 376-6895 Map
& 1748 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 331-431-4882 Map
What’s better than a Good Piebrations pastry beer for Pi Day!?
The bright and sweet aromas of this blonde ale with lemons is very approachable. Pronounced tart flavors of lemon give this beer a tang that balances the sweetness. While the soft malt provides a pie crust flavor that creates a gratifying Lemon Meringue taste from start to finish. This beer contains lactose.
It will be on draft and to go at both locations! Now let’s have some pie!

4:00 – 6:30 pm • Tap Room Trivia
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 Map
Join us every Sunday for trivia from 3-5:30 pm for fun, delicious beer, and prizes!

5:30 – 8:30 pm • Indoor Disc Golf Putting League
The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map
Join Kristen Every Monday for Indoor Disc Golf Putting League.
Sign up starts at 5:30pm with team partner draw at 6. Come play tonight or every Monday to win! For more details come to the taproom and check it out for yourself

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Weekly Trivia @ Pilot Project
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Join us in the Pilot Project Heated Tent for free pub trivia every Monday!
Beer Special: Every player will receive one free 4oz taster of beer, booch or cider.
Reservations Available on Tock

Tuesday, March 15

March Madness Specials
LG’s Bar & Kitchen, 1525 N. Wells St., Chicago (312) 888-9368 Map
With March Madness kicking off, LG’s Bar & Kitchen will be featuring different specials for each round to cheer on your favorite team.
Selection Sunday: March 13
$5 local draft select a draft • $10 Mac & Cheese
First Four: March 15-16
$4 local draft • $10 Fried Chicken Sandwich
First round: March 17-18
$3.20 local draft select a draft
Second round: March 19-20
$3.20 local draft select a draft
Saturday & Sunday $10 Drive Thru Burger 
Sweet 16: March 24-25
$16 bucket domestic or white claw • $10 – Blackened Chicken Club
Elite Eight: March 26-27
$8 – PBR & Jameson – PBJ
$10 – Maui Bowl
Final Four: April 2
$4 Fireball/Jameson shots $ Domestic bottles • $10 – Flat Bread
NCAA championship game: April 4
$2 PBR & High Life Cans • $10 Drive Thru Burger

4:00 – 9:00 pm • Support Urban Farming
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago (312) 638-0700 Map
Every Tuesday join us at the brewpub and order a Big Mick Burger + 12oz pour of Harold’s ’83 Honey Ale + a shot of Wolf Point Bourbon for $25 and we’ll donate $5 to Urban Growers Collective.
Urban Growers Collective currently operates eight urban farms across 11 acres in the city of Chicago. On these farms, Urban Growers Collective’s job training and education, food access, and community engagement programs support health, economic development, healing, and creativity. The Green Era Renewable Energy and Urban Farm Campus in Auburn Gresham will serve as a centralized hub for workforce development, education, food access, and community well-being.

5:00 – 8:00 pm • Dope Sandwich Food Truck at Alter Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
Grab some brain fuel from our buds at Dope Sandwich before you rock trivia night! They’ll be here 5-8pm.

5:30 – 9:00 pm • BBQ & Pollyanna: The Class 03.15.22
Chicago Culinary Kitchen, 2391 N. Hicks Rd., Palatine, IL (847) 701-8243 Map
That’s right folks: we’re ready for more! Two of the best things in life are BBQ & Beer and we’ll have plenty of both! These classes have quickly become the best show in town and we can’t wait for you to experience the magic in person! This time we’re featuring one of our industry BFFs, Pollyanna Brewing Co. Here’s the info: 
Join the legendary Greg & Kristina Gaardbo for a night of BBQ & Beer. You will experience a progressive dinner & demonstration featuring our famous line-up of Texas BBQ Classics paired with six beers from Pollyanna Brewing Co. This is going to be a night of extraordinary food & frosty brew from the best in the business!
Time: Doors open @ 5:30, class starts @ 6:00pm sharp!
Cost: $95/person + tax
Book online here.
Each ticket includes a generous portion of our Texas BBQ classic: Amish Chicken, Brisket, Mikeska Sausage, Pulled Pork, St. Louis Spare Ribs, Cornbread, F’n Mac & Cheese, 18hr Pit Beans, Mexican Street Corn, Bread Pudding w/ Fireball Caramel Sauce paired with six beers from Pollyanna Brewing Co. including an incredibly rare & perfectly legal “Eisbock”…yeah, look it up.
All guests will receive a complimentary Pint Glass as well as a chance to win one of three raffle prizes!
Our bar will be available for additional beverage purchases throughout the night. Bottled water is included with your purchase. You must be 21 or over with a valid ID to attend. You may choose to substitute N/A Beverages instead of alcohol but the price remains the same. This event is for onsite consumption only and is non-refundable. This is a communal, family-style event.
Any questions? Email

6:30 – 9:00 pm • Tuesday Trivia: Sex and the City
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map
Join us on Tuesdays for a night of trivia dedicated to various popular TV shows, movies, and themes! First Tuesday of every month is general knowledge trivia.
Each game is free to play!
First place winner will receive a $30 OAB Gift Card and other prizes include beer to go. There is no entry fee to play trivia.
Trivia starts at 7pm but come in to register at 6:30pm so you and your team can grab a couple drinks before the games start!
See you soon for some fun, games and prizes!

7:00 pm • St Paddy’s Day Trivia
Two Pints Lounge, 641 E. Boughton Rd. #110, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-3000 Map
5 rounds of trivia. prizes each round. Call and register your team.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Trivia Night at Alter
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. #213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
Come out for our General Knowledge trivia night and join your host as they quiz your teams through two full hours of general knowledge trivia, including awesome themed bonus rounds and music rounds!
While we’re testing your wit, Alter Brewing Company will be keeping you fueled up with craft brews all night, PLUS the top teams will win bragging rights and prizes, so bring your friends, family, and even your enemies (if they’re good at trivia) to increase your chances of winning. Feel free to order in delivery from one of the awesome local restaurants (we highly recommend Dan’s Pizza!) to enjoy during the event, as well.
Due to limited capacity, reservations will be taken for indoor tables the time being – simply email to reserve a table for your team.
Please follow ALL Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions put in place by the venue, and here are a few extra tips:
1) Please bring your own pen/pencil. Our host will have pencils just in case, but it would be best to use your own for everyone’s safety & comfort.
2) The questions will be read by your host over our PA system, but may not be displayed on a screen if one is not easily available.
3) Any and all rules/restrictions are subject to change.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • FREE BINGO w/ prizes
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Unit F, Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901 Map
Free Taproom Bingo. Bring the whole family and have fun. Anyone can play.

7:00 pm • Marvel / DC Movie Trivia Night
The Red Barn Restaurant and Brewery, 303 E. Kensington Rd., Mount Prospect, IL (847) 749-0064 Map
Marvel / DC trivia – How well do you know them? Questions & Movie Scenes – FREE PLAY | UP TO $150 in prizes | 7:00p – RSVPs are highly recommended.

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Euchre Game Night
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
Come on out and join us for a fun night of Euchre! Need a refresher? We’ll get you set up!

8:00 – 10:30 pm • Trivia Night in Skokie
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
Trivia courtesy of Pub Trivia USA. No cards, teams will play on their phone apps. Prizes for the winning teams: $35 for 1st place, $25 for 2nd, $15 for 3rd. Pop up Latin American cuisine from Libertad from 5:30-8:30p!

8:00 pm • Brewery Bingo
The Open Bottle Lockport, 16437 159th St., Lockport, IL (815) 293-6350 Map
Brewery Bingo is back! Each month, we’re partnering with a new brewery every Thursday at 7pm for our monthly Brewery Bingo! No more sneaking into bingo halls for you!
Every week, we’ll have a draft beer on special and prizes from a variety of local breweries.
Here’s who’s up:
March – Old Irving Brewing Co.
April – Goose Island Beer Co.
May – Mikerphone Brewing
It’s Bingo with breweries you love & fantastic prizes for you to win!
Imagine a Bingo card. Now replace the B-I-N-G-O with five breweries and the numbers replaced with their most popular beers. We’ll spin our bingo balls ’round and ’round until a random ball decides to set itself free. We call out a beer, you look at your bingo card, and then place a bottle cap on your card if you’re lucky. Get 5 in a row and win a prize! In between rounds, there will be penny pours, good music and even better times. Must be 21+ to play.

8:00 – 10:00 pm • Trivia Night at Black & Gray
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Join us for weekly trivia!
Questions cover all subjects (Current Events, Geography, History, Movies, Music, Pop Culture, Science, Sports), and you play as a team. No limit to team sizes, so bring all the friends you want.
The top teams will win gift certificates to be redeemed on a future trivia night.

Wednesday, March 16

Raise-a-Pint with Citizens for Conservation
Wild Onion Brewery, 22221 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington, IL (847) 381-7308 Map
We are so excited to have Citizens for Conservation as our March Raise-a-Pint community partner! For every pint sold on Wednesdays, we will donate $1 to help further their mission of saving living space for living things. We can all toast to that! 
Learn, have fun, and support CFC. Each Wednesday in March CFC experts and stewards will be at the Wild Onion Brewery sharing information you can use. Each week will be a different topic: Selecting native plants for your garden; Attracting birds to your yard; Identifying + eliminating invasives; and more. Raffle prizes too. Invite a friend and join the fun.

12:00 pm • 7th Anniversary Beer Releases
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904  Map
We’re going big this week to celebrate 7 years of beer. Let’s introduce the lineup.
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Cinnamon
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on Saigon Cinnamon, 12% . $21.99 + tax / 500mL
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Chocolate
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on Ghana Cocoa Nibs & Cocoa Husk, 12.44%. $23.99 + tax / 500mL Bottle
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Vanilla
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on Madagascar Vanilla Beans, 12.58%. $23.99 + tax / 500mL Bottle
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Mexican Cake
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Cocoa Nibs, Cassia Bark and Habanero & Ancho Peppers, 12.44%. $24.99 + tax /500mL
7 Year Anniversary Beer:Toasted Coconut
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on Toasted Coconut, 11%. $23.99 + tax / 500mL Bottle
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Coffee
Imperial Stout Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 18 months & Conditioned on @mostracoffee Mokha Matari Yemen Coffee Beans, 12%. $21.99 + tax / 500mL
7 Year Anniversary Beer: Chocolate & Peanut
Imperial Stout Aged in Wheated Weller Barrels for 15 months & Conditioned on Peanuts, Cocoa Nibs, & Cocoa Husks, 12%. $24.99 + tax /500mL
A limited number of the full lineup, along with bottle bags, glassware, & stickers will be available for $165+tax via OZNR on Tuesday March 15th at 7:00pm CST. Download & subscribe
Pickup begins Wednesday March 16th at 12p through Sunday March 20th at 6p. Proxy use ok.
Remaining single bottles will be available for purchase in person only beginning Wednesday March 16th at 12p. Maximum of one of each style per person.
All beers will be tapped on Wednesday at 12p, but in very limited availability as 3oz & 5oz pours
Stay tuned for more 7th Anniversary details!

12:00 – 4:00 pm • Work From Here Weekdays
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
Wednesdays…the half way point to the weekend. Let us help make the work week a bit better with our Work From HERE Wednesday special!
Each week, come by with your work team, laptop, paper work….or just your self…and enjoy $2.00 off full pours of any of our 16 taps.
On occasion, we’ll have food trucks or pop-ups to supply your mid-day hunger cravings. Otherwise, bring lunch or order delivery from one of our local St. Charles neighbors.

5:00 – 7:00 pm • Return Of Revolution
Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin St., Chicago 312-922-8025 Map
Revolution Brewing is Chicago’s largest craft brewery and we’re excited to bring back an annual tap takeover tradition. Meet local RevBrew reps and enjoy 10 Revolution drafts.
Tap List:
Deth’s Tar (2017) • Vanilla Deth (2018) • X (2020) • A Little Crazy • Rev Pils • Everyday Hero • Paddy Wagon • Peanut Butter Eugene • DDH Nelson Hero • Unsessionable

5:30 – 6:30 pm • Yoga & Beer Happy Hour
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
Join us every Wednesday at 5:30 in the Rustic Room for Yoga & Beer Happy Hour. Instructed by Mindset Yoga and fresh beer provided by Buffalo Creek Brewing.
Enjoy socially distant spacing while getting in a great workout. This is a ticketed event. Buy your tickets here.
Please bring your Yoga Mat and arrive 15 minutes early.

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Arts on Tap at Alter Brewing Co.
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. # 213, Downers Grove, IL 630‑541‑9558 Map
The photographer’s eye is strong with the first group of artists at our very first Arts on Tap!
This new event will be a small showcase of local artists showcasing some of their amazing creations in the barrel room. Browse while you sip on your brew of choice and purchase your favorites to take home (art and beer).
This first showcase will feature the talented:
Jeff Higginbotham Photography
FMR Photography
Adam Hooczko Photography

6:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Beer Dinner
Two Hound Red, 486 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL (630) 547-2912 Map
We have a very special four-course dinner with beer pairings the day before St. Patrick’s Day, next Wednesday, March 16, 2022. The reception will be from 6-7 pm and the dinner will be from 7-9 pm. The cost is $50/person. There is only space for 20 people. Get your spot at the dinner before it’s too late! Email for more information and to purchase tickets.

6:30 – 9:00 pm • Goose Island Clybourn Beer Dinner
Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL (312) 915-0071 Map
Join us for our first beer pairing dinner of 2022. Led by Executive Chef Henry Pariser and Head Brewer Mike Jacobs. Enjoy a specially curated food menu paired with Clybourn house beers and Goose Island Barrel House offerings.
Hopcorn: Amish Kettle Corn. Hop Salted Caramel.
Old Fashioned Old Ale 11% ABV
Brandade de Morue, Rye Toast.
Sofie 6.5% ABV
Carrots: Roasted Carrots. Carrot Hummus. Vadouvan. Frisée. Pita.
After Hours 7.2% ABV
“Fish & Chips:” Black Cod. English Pea Purée. Potato. Sauce Tartare.
Honkers 4.3% ABV
Pork & Apples: Crispy Pork Belly. Caramelized Apple Sauce. Raw Apple Salad.
Fine Old Rum Barrel Stout 15.1% ABV & Matilda Sidecar 7% ABV
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chantilly.
2019 Bourbon County Proprietor’s Stout 14.5% ABV
This event is for ticketed guests and is 21+ only. All guests will be asked for ID upon entry. Welcome beers will be served at 6:30pm with dinner starting at 7:00pm. The cost is $150 per person before fees (Eventbrite) and includes a five-course seated dinner and beers. Gratuity has already been included in the ticket price.
Goose Island Clybourn will continue to follow all directives from state and city officials regarding COVID-19 regulations. This event is subject to cancellation per local guidelines and 100% of the cost will be refunded if such a scenario occurs. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate partial refunds, refund must be for 100% of the ticket cost.

6:30 – 8:30 pm • (CANCELLED) Brews and Brushes
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
(Event has been cancelled)

7:00 pm • St. Patricks Day Team Trivia
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 N. IL Rt. 83, Round Lake Beach, IL (224) 643-7204 Map
We have team trivia every week on Wednesday at 7 PM! Excellent prizes every week as well! We have 13 tasty, local craft beers on draft and Trivia is free! Get here early for a seat!

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Stump Trivia Quiz
Ten Ninety Brewing Co., 1025 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 224-432-5472 Map
IN-PERSON trivia is back at Ten Ninety Brewing Company! Wednesday nights have never been better! Join us for two free, fun, rounds of trivia beginning at 7pm & 8pm.
We will be using our new digital scoring system. Each team will designate one person to submit answers on your team’s behalf. No need to write anything down by hand, no need to stand up, and no need to turn in a paper answer slip!
Remember – venue capacity may be limited, so please call ahead to RSVP!
More info: here.

7:30 – 9:30 pm • 2000’s Comedies Trivia
Global Brew Tap House, 2100 Prairie St., Saint Charles, IL 630-549-0397 Map
& 339 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL (224) 520-8686 Map
2000’s Comedies Trivia

8:00 – 11:00 pm • Bar Bingo
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 Map
Bar Bingo with a brewery sponsors each night! There will be specialty tappings and prizes all night long. The sponsor rotates regularly with the usual bingo fun.

8:00 – 10:00 pm • Trivia & Tacos @ the LV Taproom!
Harbor Brewing Co., Lake Villa, 136 Cedar Ave., Lake Villa, IL  Map
General Trivia hosted by Chicago Trivia Guys starts at 7pm!
Authentic Mexican Food from Mijo’s will be served starting at 5pm!

8:30 pm • Woman’s History Month Movies
Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Chicago (888) 404-2262 Map
This March, join us for a celebration of Women’s History Month with films directed and or written by women, presented by Rumpus Room. Every Thursday at 7:30 PM.
3/17: Support the Girls
3/24: Hustlers
3/31: Bar and Star go to Del Mar

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

Brother Chimp Anniversary Week Thursday
Brother Chimp Brewing, 1059 W. Orchard Rd, North Aurora, IL (630) 800-1724 Map
Brother Chimp Brewing is excited to finally celebrate our existence. After an auspicious opening on March 16, of 2020, we have survived to our 2nd Anniversary. However, due to COVID restrictions we never felt comfortable having a Grand Opening or celebrating our 1st Anniversary the way that we wanted… So starting this Saturday, we will be celebrating our GRAND FIRSECOND ANNIVERSARY!
We have a number of musicians and food vendors that will be joining the celebration through out the week (see details below). 
Remainder of Anniversary Schedule: 
Thu 3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Tapping of our Dry Irish Stout (SIGFY) on Nitro & our Irish Red Ale (Well Red Monk)
– Dave Coy 6pm-9pm
– Gillerson’s Grubbery Reuben Sliders
Fri 3/18 – Noah Gabriel & Ryan Carney 6pm-9pm
– Fernando’s Street Kitchen 5pm-8pm
Sat 3/19 – EBJ Band 6pm-9pm

St. Patrick’s Day at the Station
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW Map
We’ll have Irish food specials available on Thursday, March 17 until they run out! We’ll also be tapping our 2022 B.A. Kratos Imperial Stout, and, of course, have some green Zephyr ale!

Nik & Ivy & March Madness
Game On Bar & Grill, 15301 S. Bell Rd., Homer Glen, IL (708) 949-8553 Map
We are taking over the taps at Game On Bar & Grill for the opening weekend of March Madness! We will have 4 of our offerings available on draft March 17-20! But wait there’s more!
FatMike ChicagoSports, David Schuster, and Fred Huebner from 12/52 Sports Entertainment Chicago will be hosting live shows, raffles, and other events on Thursday and Friday!
Come out and support 3 local businesses at the same time! Who doesn’t like a 3 way?!?
Fresh Brewed Beer, Born and Raised in Lockport

St. Paddy’s Weekend Party Fibaroo
FIBS Brewing, 60 Howard Ave., Des Plaines, IL (847) 227-9790 Map
First and foremost $5 green beers all weekend long… so ya got that goin’ for ya!
Next… nothing says Luck o’ the Irish quite like the Blues. So, all weekend long, we’re having awesome FREE LIVE BLUES from some of Chicago’s best!
March 17th (Thurs) – 7pm – Vino Louden Duo
March 18th (Fri) – 7pm – Linsey Alexander Band
March 19th (Sat) – 7pm – Mike Wheeler Duo
This much talent for free is just sick and stupid. Don’t miss it! These guys deliver.
Finally, we’ll be serving Kaufmans Deli’s famous and secret Ruben Sammys with all the fixins… I’m talkin’ Homemade Corned Beef, Swiss, Kraut, Secret dressing, Traditional Rye bread… Every night till gone. Dang baby dang!

St. Patrick’s at MyGrain
MyGrain Brewing Co., 50 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 106, Joliet, IL (815) 345-3339 Map
Join us for St. Patrick’s Day! We will have good eats and $4 green Kölsch and nitro pours! Plus the release of Vingori: aged in maple syrup and Bourbon barrels.

Church Street St. Patrick’s Day
The Church Street Brewing Co., 1480 Industrial Dr. Ste. C, Itasca, IL (630) 438-5725 Map
No plans for St. Patrick’s Day?
Church Street is the place to be!
All 16 oz. red and amber drafts are $2!
This includes Righteous Red, Conor McRedder, In A Bind, Bishop Bock, and 90 Shilling
Live Music from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!

Tighthead Beer Releases
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174 Map
Here are the returning favorites we have coming out this March.
3/17 Mechanic’s Grove Maibock
Cans and draft will be available day of release. Stop by the tap room throughout the month to grab yours!

7:00 am • St. Paddy’s Day @ Finn’s
Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 847-362-6688  Map
Kicking off at 7:00am with a live broadcast from Tom & Stino from WIIL Rock. Irish beer, food, and whiskey specials. Live music begins at 4:00pm with Traditional Irish Session band. 6pm it’s the Guilties and at 9:00pm by the Gleeson Irish Trio. Oh and it’s the first day of the NCAA Tourney! $5 cover charge applies after 3:00pm.

8:00 – 1:00 am • St. Patrick’s Day 2022
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 630-969-0600  Map
Join us for St. Patrick’s Day 2022. Doors open at 8am for kegs & eggs. Live music throughout the day and night. Irish dancers, bagpipers and more to make it the best St. Patrick’s Day yet!!!

11:00 am – 9:00 pm • St Patrick’s Bash 2022
The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 815-962-8758 Map
Join us for our annual St Pat’s party, awesome Irish food and a pint (or two) of Guinness!!
Featured Beers:
Guinness Irish Stout
Phase Three The Claddagh Irish Stout
Phase Three The Knot Irish Red
….more tba as they arrive!
And just in case you missed it — no green beer.
Please note – we do NOT accept reservations on St Pat’s (everything moves a lot faster when we’re not keeping 30-50% of the restaurant empty for RSVPs). Just show up on March 17th, say hi to our hosts, and we’ll find you a seat!
St Pats food & drink features will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday (or until we run out). Sorry, no CB&C before Thursday!
We are bringing in extra staff for our carryout window all day on St Pat’s, so call us at 815.962.8758 for pickup orders. Drive thru/curbside pickup still available every day at our kitchen entrance on the east side of the building — please enter on Main street and head north into our alleyway, honk your horn, and we’ll be right out!
If weather permits, we will utilize our patio for standing room / bar seating. We will not have full service available on the patio — just some extra overflow room for those who prefer some fresh air. If you’d like to order food, please see our staff at the host station and they’ll find you a table indoors.

12:00 – 7:00 pm • Barrel Aged Oberly’s Irish Coffee Stout Release
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
It’s our anniversary week AND St. Paddy’s week. How could we miss a chance to surprise you all with a new Barrel Aged Stout release on St. Patrick’s Day?!
Introducing: Oberly’s Irish Coffee Stout, a 12% imperial milk stout brewed with coffee roasted by FreshGround, cacao nibs, natural Irish Cream flavor and lactose, aged in hand-selected bourbon barrels.
Spice up your morning routine with this boozy and creamy stout, inspired by the land of saints and scholars. No flask required!
Pre-orders for 22oz bottles are live now at, with pick-ups beginning Thursday, March 17, at noon. And yep, it WILL be on draft as well

12:00 pm • St. Paddy’s Day
Orange & Brew Bottle Shop & Tap, 1027 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-3880 Map
Keep an eye out for special tappings all month to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, no matter what your heritage is!
Coming up:
Revolution Paddy Wagon Cask Ale (on St. Patrick’s Day) • Phase Three The Knot Red Ale • Hailstorm South Side Irish Red • Hopewell Next Round Dry Irish Stout • Church Street Righteous RedMidwest Coast Dry Luck Irish Stout • Metal Monkey Ellis Redding Irish Red Ale • Phase Three The Claddagh Irish Stout • Midwest Coast Ole Mav Hoppy Red • Riverlands Hanra’s Marionette Red Ale • BuckleDown Good Times Red Ale

12:00 – 10:00 pm • Chuck’s Smoked Corned Beef Dinner & Irish Buffet
Chuck’s Café Darien, 8025 S. Cass Ave., Darien, IL 331-431-4000 Map
& Chuck’s Cafe Burbank, 6501 W. 79th St., Burbank, IL 708-229-8700 Map
Join us on the 17th of every month for our famous: Smoked Corned Beef Dinner! $21.99
This is on top of our Chuck’s Irish Buffet: $29.99
Beer Specials: $5 Guinness Pints, $6 Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale Pints, $6 Three Floyds Brian Boru Irish Ale Pints, $6 BuckleDown Good Times Irish Ale Pints, $6 Saugatuck Maggie’s Irish Ale Pints, $5 Jameson Shots & Cocktails, $5 Jameson Orange Shots, $3 Jameson Cold Brew Shots, $6 Irish Red Heads, $6 Fuzzy Leprechauns

3:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day Party $5 Irish Red’s and Nitro Stouts ALL DAY!
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901 Map
Join us in raising a pint on St. Patrick’s Day. $5 Irish Red Ales and Moostash Nitro Stouts ALL DAY!

3:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day at Flapjack Brewery!
Flapjack Brewery, 6833 Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 637-4030 Map
Come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Flapjack Brewery!
Beer Release: Our Irish Red Ale, Mint Green Vanilla Cream Ale & Nitro Boltneck Coffee Stout will be released!
We’ll be serving delicious Corned Beef Wood-Fired Panuozzos with a GIANT pickle on the side that will pair well with our Irish Red Ale.
… and if you’re lucky, you might just see Paul dressed as a Leprechaun!

4:00 – 9:00 pm • One Lake St. Patrick’s Day
One Lake Brewing Co., 1 Lake St., Oak Park, IL (708) 434-5232 Map
Join us for a beer and of course corn beef on rye. Shawn brewed a special Dry Irish Stout for the occasion! The forecast is calling for beautiful weather so the ROOFTOP will be open all night! Reserve your spot via link below.
St. Patrick’s Day – Rooftop Reservation!

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Nashville Hot Chicken Thursday!
Wildrose Brewing Co., 1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN (219) 595-5054 Map
It’s Thursday… know what that means.
Due to popular demand we’re serving up Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches every Thursday. Topped with Chef Mike’s homemade slaw and pickles and paired with a side of fries for just $10!
We are now also offering up a less spicy version for those who can’t handle all the heat. Both the spicy and less spicy will be available only while supplies last. These have been extremely popular the last few weeks so you don”t wanna miss out!

5:00 – 9:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day Music & Food
Sketchbook Brewing Co., 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL  Map
We are putting on the Irish–expect our own Sketchbook crew playing lively Irish music –PLUS Irish food from Firehouse Grill! Menu details TBD but expect corned beef and more… Food 5-8, Music 7-9.

5:00 – 9:00 pm • The Neighborhood Kitchen
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
Neighborhood Kitchen is back with their amazing comfort food style egg rolls, gourmet grilled cheeses, and more!
Saturday night check out Not Petty Live at 7pm!
Sunday check out our brunch menu during The Market from 1-5pm with vendors, live music, and more!

5:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration
Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-916-6421 Map
We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend starting on Thursday (3/17) at 5pm through Sunday (3/20) close with the following happenings:
* Beer special – Our Irish Red Ale, Lucky Linny, served in a 16oz OIB Branded glass for $10 (keep the glass) with $5 refills.
* Food specials
* Lucky Linny & Irish Whiskey shot special
* Irish music
Specials good while supplies last. Wear your green and come party with us! No tickets or reservations needed.

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Trivia with Challenge Entertainment
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Trivia is back!
A Live Trivia game consists of 6 rounds with 3 questions each, with one halftime question and one final question where you can wager between 0 and 20 points to boost your final score. But beware — if you miss the final question, you lose all the points you have wagered!

6:00 – 9:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day with Celtic Roots!
Region Ale, 1080 US-41, Schererville, IN 219-322-2337 Map
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (see ticket info below) with one of the top Celtic Bands in the area! Plus, Region Ale will have Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Nachos, Irish Red Ales, Guinness, Jameson, holiday cocktails, and more!
Purchase a $20 ticket and receive reserved dining room seating and a $15 Food Credit to be used that evening toward any regular menu item, Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner, Irish Dip Sandwich, or Irish Nachos. There will also be $10 tickets available that include entry to the Bar area and an Irish Red Ale, a green Lite Beer, or a soft drink of your choice. Purchase tickets online (see ticket link), at the restaurant, or purchase over the phone at 219-322-2337. Earliest reservations for the event begin at 5 pm.
Please note – $15 Food credit is only valid for use on St. Patrick’s Day.

6:00 – 8:00 pm • Dry City Trivia
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Trivia at Dry City! Themed trivia every Thursday!

7:00 pm • St. Patrick’s Day BBGB Beer Dinner
Hardware, 2000 W. Orchard Rd., North Aurora, IL 630‑299‑3977 Map
Join us on Saint Patrick’s Day for our annual BBGB Beer Dinner!
5 course meal including dessert, each course pairing with one of our in house BBGB beers.
$75 per person.
Reservations are required. Call us at (630) 299-3977 to book your reservation

7:00 pm • Music Bingo
Two Pints Lounge, 641 E. Boughton Rd. #110, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-3000 Map
Come sing along and and play Music Bingo with us…. all prizes are from Bell’s Brewery

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Trivia Night
Crafted 1979, 19200 LaGrange Rd., Ste. E, Mokena, IL 708-860-2826 Map
Bar Trivia with special drafts and prizes. Each night will be sponsored by a different rotation of breweries. The sponsor rotates every four months with the same general knowledge trivia from New Guy Trivia.

7:30 – 9:00 pm • Thursty Thursday Elephino Trivia
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Join M.C. Hill & Elephino Trivia every Thursday night at Side Lot Brewery for Team Trivia. Free to play & fabulous prizes to win.


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  • This is one of my favorite holidays. I was in Ireland once and celebrated St. Patrick's Day there, and it was something amazing

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