CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Chicago Loop, Logan Square, Oak Park

Bucktown and Wicker Park: It’s not too late to make your plans for St. Patty’s Day! This Saturday, March 17, from 3 to 8 pm is the St. Patrick’s Day Division Street Bar Crawl! You can pick up your wristband today, March 15 from 5 to 9 pm at Monks (205 W Lake) or tomorrow, Friday March 16 from 5 to 9 pm at Trophy Room (170 W Ontario). Same day registration is also available from 3-4 pm on Saturday at Rhyme or Reason (1938 W Division). The crawl will start near Damen Avenue and will end dancing the night away at the last bar of the evening! Tickets include entry to the bar crawl, invitation to the Five Saints Crawl after-party, one drink ticket for the after party, drink specials at participating bars, and participation in the “Most Sober” and “Most Spirited Irishman or Woman” Contest! Last minute tickets are still available for $25 here, get yours now!

Lincoln Park: Get your St. Patty’s Day on at the Lake— Theater on the Lake that is! Enjoy an Irish buffet, live music, drink specials, and much more. There’s no cover charge, so be sure to spread the word and invite your friends for a fun, all-day gathering in Theater on the Lake’s new venue! You’ll celebrate while enjoying stunning lakefront and skyline views. There’s easy Uber drop-off in the circle drive at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive. Valet parking is also available. Music lineup includes The Sullivan Brothers (1-3 pm), In Spite of Ourselves (3-6 pm), and Finbarr Fagan (6-9 pm). The party starts at noon and goes till 11 pm! Check out more information about this awesome, free event here.

Lakeview: Get your friends and head to The Pony for St. Patrick’s Day Brunch! For just $35, buy your ticket for the brunch buffet from 9 am to 1 pm. The buffet includes eggs, bacon, sausage links, hash browns, Texas toast, chicken tenders, Nutella poppers, doughnuts, fries, cheeseburger sliders, and more. Drinks include green beer (of course!) and mimosas! You’ll also receive free St. Patrick’s Day swag! Other specials at The Pony include 22 oz. green beer mugs, Chirish aluminum pints, a $5 corned beef sandwich, and Jameson Car Bombs. Buy your tickets now, here!

River North: Get yourself to The Hampton Social for St. Patty’s Day! Beginning at 9 am, this River North hang will have their signature Green Frose and live music. What is Green Frose? This tasty cocktail is made with white peach puree, rose, and Tito’s Vodka, garnished with peach sugar and a fresh, festive mint leaf. Even better- it’s only $10! Find more information about this swanky spot here.

Logan Square: Mac’s Wood Grilled is ready to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! They’ve got Irish-inspired specials, like their $8 corned beef sandwiches (corned beef on marbled rye, served with fries), $12 corned beef and cabbage dinners, $6 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, and $6 Guinness drafts. The specials run all day long- from 11 am to 3 am! Don’t wait, check out this awesome spot on their website!

Oak Park: And last, but certainly not least, it’s time for the 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival! Held at Fitzgerald’s , doors open at 1 pm this Saturday and the party starts at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. Tickets are sold at the door only, there are no advance sales. There will be live performances by The Dooley Brothers, The Mayer School Stepdancers with Paul and Mary McHugh, Fitz & The Celts, Cannonball, and the Shannon Rovers. There will be traditional St. Patrick’s Day food and plenty of Guinness and other Irish favorites! Find more information about this awesome, family-friendly event here!