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4 Ways to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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March 17 is right around the corner, and with it, some truly over-the-top Chicago St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. If you’ll be celebrating St. Pat’s in Chicago, you may be wondering where you can find the best and biggest parties.

There are, of course, a few things to get in order before you can head into the Windy City for some St. Paddy’s Day fun. You’ll need to find reliable transportation that you can trust, for starters. Next to fun, safety should always be a priority during a weekend of revelry.

With transportation squared away, all you’ll need is a plan of attack.

1. St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish American Heritage Center

Irish American Heritage Center
Friday, March 17, 2017
12 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago IL, 60630

The Irish American Heritage Center’s annual day-long St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Fifth Province pub features live music and dance from Finbarr Fagan’s Band, The Chancey Brothers and the O’Hare School of Irish Dance, to name a few. Of course, no St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without authentic food and drink.

The party kicks off at noon and runs until midnight. Tickets are $10 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.

2. St. Patrick’s Day on Michigan Avenue

Sweetwater Tavern and Grille
Wednesday, March 8 – Monday, March 20, 2017
225 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

If you want to drink all day and party all night, head to Sweetwater. The Michigan Avenue tavern has St. Patrick’s Day events going on for most of March. The celebrations officially kick off on Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m. It’s just blocks from the Chicago River, so you’ll be able to watch as it’s dyed green.

Afterward, head to the St. Pat’s Patio Party for bagpipers, a live DJ and a photo booth, as well as plenty of traditional Irish food and drink. Sweetwater will be offering Irish food specials for most of March, like a corned beef Reuben, Guinness lamb stew and shepherd’s pie.

3. Bar Louie St. Pat’s Party

Bar Louie River North
Saturday, March 11, 2017
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
333 N Dearborn Street, Chicago IL 60654

If you’re the type who likes to spend the entire day celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll want to start off the festivities by heading to Bar Louie for their breakfast buffet. Take advantage of half-price select appetizers and flatbreads from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bar Louie will also offer green beer and Jameson shot specials all night. Plus, you’ll be able to catch the March Madness games on the big screens.

Tickets are 21+ and cost between $40-$50.

4. Howl at the Moon’s St. Paddy’s Day Party

Howl at the Moon
26 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Doors open at 10 a.m.

This great party stop has St. Patrick’s Day on lock, with a lively atmosphere complete with music and drink specials all day long. If you head to Howl at the Moon, don’t hesitate to indulge in a Jameson car bomb, an 86 ounce “Get Lucky” bucket and $4 green Miller Lites, especially if you’ve arranged for safe transportation afterward.

Speaking of Transportation…

The number one concern for St. Patrick’s Day partiers should be safety. If you’re going to indulge in all the great drink specials, you need to have safe transportation waiting for you at the end of the night.

OML Worldwide has been offering reliable transportation to people in Chicago for over 60 years. Our chauffeurs are the best in the industry, and we know this city inside and out. We have vehicles for couples and groups large or small. Check out our fleet and find the perfect vehicle for your plans.

If you want safe, reliable transportation for your St. Patrick’s Day outing, book with the best. Book OML Worldwide. Request a free quote, or call us at 847-948-8050 to learn more about our services.

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