St. Patrick's Day, people with green hats and Irish flags in Dublin city

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Continuing With Our Shenanigans!

St. Patrick's Day, people with green hats and Irish flags in Dublin city

Guess what?  We’re still green this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day fun never stops here in Chicago!  So, let’s continue with our shenanigans!!

The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is taking place this Saturday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at Wrigleyville’s Best Bars since day drinking is always more fun.  A ticket gets you admission, a breakfast buffet, gift cards to use on the crawl, giveaways, and more!  So grab your friends and don all of your favorite green gear as you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Old Crow, Moe’s, Deuce’s (Charm’d Bar – today is its last day), HVAC Pub, and others.  Plus, all these bars are within walking distance of each other!!

The Kiss Me, I’m Irish: Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl takes place this Saturday (2 p.m.-2 a.m.) serving up the Best Drink Specials at the Best Bars in Town.  Check-in is at the Hubbard Inn (110 W. Hubbard St.) in the River North neighborhood while the official after party will be held at Clark Street Ale House (742 N. Clark St.).  Other participating bars include El Hefe, Hopsmith, Joy District, Mother Hubbard’s, Roots Old Town, Spin, Utopian Tailgate, and Woodie’s Flat.  It’s been said that this bar crawl is like no other!

Come Shake Your Shamrock this Saturday (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.) at the Norwood Park Train Station (6088 N. Northwest Hwy.) in the Norwood Park neighborhood.  This family-friendly event is recommended for kids ages 5-12 years old who will receive for a $5 charge a glow stick, water, and a lite snack.  As for the adults, a $20 ticket includes two free adult beverages which include beer, wine, and seltzers.  Also, the HeadSpin Guy, an awesome break dancer with a light show, is the entertainment for the evening!

All greened out?  Check out the following events for your weekend entertainment!

It’s the final Stout Fest ’23 this Sunday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Goose Island Clybourn Brewhouse (1800 N. Clybourn Ave.) in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.  Drink Chicago stouts as you sample pourings from 25+ breweries and vote for your favorite one!  A ticket includes samples from all the participating breweries, a 2023 souvenir glass, and passed small bites.  Who will take home the coveted Stout Fest trophy?  There’s only one way to find out!

It’s time for a whole lot of fun!  Come join Read & Run Chicago and Pizza City, USA Tours for a one-of-a-kind Pizza Running Tour this Saturday (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.).  On this 3-mile run, you’ll visit three different pizzerias in the West Loop, River North, and Streeterville areas for a sampling of pizza slices.  Plus, your ticket also includes a meet-and-greet with the pizzeria owner, and an exclusive meeting with the James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky as well as receiving a signed copy of his book The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide!

And finally, the annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N. River Rd.) in Rosemont this Saturday (11 a.m.-11 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-8 p.m.).  This show features a variety of vendors, live entertainment, and tattoo contests each day of the show.  Also, you’ll be able to make an appointment with a tattoo artist which includes talent featured on Ink Masters to add to your collection or get your very first tattoo!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago