As luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Sunday this year, meaning that suburban bars and restaurants are celebrating with green beer, corned beef, Irish music, Kegs and Eggs, Irish dancers and more all weekend long.
So, grab your green gear and head out on the town.
2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321, di-pescara.com/. Dine on braised corn beef and cabbage, fish and chips, half-priced beer and more from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17.
Shaw’s Crab House
1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, brunch will feature corn beef hash and green cupcakes. Specialty drinks include $6 Verde Maria, $6 Irish coffee and more. Brunch is $65 for adults and $15 for kids 7-12. Wear green to receive a $30 gift card to be used toward a future visit.
235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; and 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/. Wildfire will be serving up a corned beef and cabbage platter and chocolate stout cake after 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, and all day Sunday, March 17.