No parade? No problem! There are still ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a few of DuPage’s special offerings, each with their own appeal.
Annual St. Paddy’s Shenanigans Weekend: Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café
March 12-14, 2021
Those in the know flock to this dining destination for the annual shenanigans weekend, featuring $5 local Irish-inspired brews, $5 Guinness Pints and Jameson specials. Chuck’s famous smoked corned beef will be offered Saturday and Sunday only. Reservations highly recommended due to limited seating.
St. Patrick's Day Weekend: The Forge: Lemont Quarries
March 19-21, 2021
The Quarry Shelf will be filled with the sounds of live Irish music and your favorite Irish beverages. There are multiple ways to extend your celebration, including the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger hunt: grab your group of six to find Liam the Leprechaun's gold before time runs out! Forgefire Globe Dining also available on the 20th and 21st - be sure to reserve soon as space is limited.
Irish Whiskey 4-Course Dinner: CityGate Grill
March 17, 2021 at 6pm
Does Irish Coffee with Teeling Irish whiskey, black coffee, brown sugar and whipped cream paired with Deconstructed Irish Coffee Cake get your attention? Enjoy Shepherd’s Pie Bites, Irish Tots, Poached Pear Salad, Guinness Braised Beef and of course the dessert — each course expertly paired with favorite Irish whiskeys.
Ready to celebrate St. Patty’s Day any day of the year?
We recommend the legendary NY Style Corned Beef at Augustino’s Rock & Roll Deli (Carol Stream and West Chicago locations): cooked in-house, trimmed, steamed, sliced thin and piled high on your choice of onion roll or classic rye bread. Even available in a gluten-free option. Stop in for the full memorabilia experience or order online for pickup.
Another excellent choice is the Rueben at ANYWAY’S Pub (Oakbrook Terrace and Bloomingdale locations): piled high with melted swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing served on grilled marble rye bread. Covered, heated patio and porch dining available!
You can’t talk St. Patrick’s Day without beer!
Elmhurst Brewing Company has something special in the fermenters: Red Ryeder (3/5), an Irish-style red ale brewed w/ a hint of rye malt available March 5th.
The Burning Barn, Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature Irish red ale has an almost candy like taste complimented by a balanced hop profile with hints of dried stone fruit at the finish.
The craft beer menu at Tapville Eatery & Self Pour, Naperville includes Don’t Call Me Amber, with a smooth mouthfeel and caramel flavor profile.
TAKE IT TO THE STREETS…
In a different way! Participate in the St. Paddy’s Day Virtual 5K. This is an easy way to support the stores in Downtown Naperville while benefitting area youth. Registered runners will be registered to win gift cards to Downtown Naperville stores. Runners will be able to log their race time from March 1 – 31, 2021.