If you’re planning on going out for St. Patrick’s Day, you can refer to our list of bars and restaurants with heated outdoor seating. If you don’t want to hang out at a bar or restaurant, but still want to celebrate, order a special from one of these spots. They have cocktails, desserts, Irish coffee kits, corned beef, and more - all available for takeout and delivery.
Sugargoat is a dessert shop in the West Loop with fun things like caramel corn cake and a chocolate shake french fry pie. And for Saint Patrick’s Day, they’re offering a number of specials. You can get desserts like an Irish stout chocolate cake, and a Lucky Charms cereal cake, along with a variety of decorated cookies and cupcakes. Pre-order here.
For more St. Patrick’s Day sweets, visit Aya Pastry in the West Loop. They have several holiday-themed pastries available, including a mint cream bun, which is a soft milk roll filled with mint cream and topped with cookie pieces. Pick up in-store or use their new drive-thru window and don’t even get out of your car.
Rye Deli & Drink
Rye Deli & Drink, a new deli in the West Loop, is offering a $45 corned beef sandwich and cocktail package. It includes two corned beef sandwiches and two “Smoke on the Green River” cocktails - a drink made with mezcal, celery juice, jalapeno, and bamboo salt. If you just want the booze, you can purchase the cocktail by the quart for $35.
After being closed since last fall, The Dearborn recently reopened in the Loop. And along with their normal bar food menu, they’re offering a three-course family meal for St. Patrick’s Day week. It includes seafood chowder, shepherd’s pie, and Irish apple cake with shamrock cookies from Vanille Patisserie.
The Rambler Kitchen & Tap
The Rambler in North Center has an “Irish Pub Experience at Home” package. The $60 package comes with two corned beef platters with, red potatoes, cabbage, plus a bottle of whiskey and a four-pack of Guinness with two pint glasses. And to really help you recreate the sloppy mess that is a Chicago bar during St. Patrick’s Day, it also includes beads, tattoos, and some St. Patty-themed decorations.
The River North and Fulton Market locations of Beatrix are offering a $55 Irish coffee kit for pick-up or delivery. Each kit includes one bottle of Jameson, a bottle of spiced demerara syrup, a bag of Beatrix coffee, two coffee mugs, and a container of fresh whipped cream, and a recipe card. The kit is supposed to make eight cocktails, and orders must be placed at least two hours in advance.
Hub 51 has a couple of St. Patrick’s day specials available for carryout and delivery. They’re offering “debris potatoes,” which are deep-fried potatoes topped with cheddar, bacon, green onion, and sour cream, as well as a hot corned beef sandwich made with housemade sauerkraut on rye.
This upscale bar across from Millennium Park has several specials that are available for takeout and outdoor dining. Options include a corned beef sandwich with Guinness swiss cheese and pickled cabbage slaw, and colcannon made with whiskey-braised pork and truffled potato.