Green beer will be plentiful at area bars this weekend and Irish fare, such as corned beef and cabbage, will make its annual appearance on local restaurant menus.
That's right, St. Patrick's is right around the corner. The annual holiday that celebrates everything Irish falls on a Sunday this year (March 17).
With entertainment such as tap-dancing Leprechauns, Irish-inspired music and a book signing by the author of Chicago's Historic Irish Pubs, area bars and restaurants will be getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit. And helping area residents to do the same.
Find out what local businesses will be offering. If we missed a business, let us know in the comments section.
Fire Bar & Grill
Address: 435 Angela Lane, Crystal Lake
Friction will be playing at Fire Bar and Grill on Saturday as part of the bar's St. Patrick's Day Party, which will be celebrated a day early. There is no cover and there will be green drafts and $5 Jameson and Baby Guinness shots available.
Address: 72 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
This Irish sports bar in downtown will be going all out this St. Patrick's Day. Finn McCool's St Patrick's Day weekend bash will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and entertainment will include bar-dancing leprechauns and a live bagpipers band. There will be green draft beer on tap as well as $4 green aluminum pints of Miller Lite available as well as $7 Jameson and Ginger Ale drinks and $5 Jameson shots. Shepherd's Pie will be on special Sunday for $6.99.
Address: 110 N. Main St., Crystal Lake
Duke's Alehouse will host its St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 16 and 17. Entertainment on March 16 will include Molly and the Tinker from 12 to 1 p.m., step-dancers from 3 to 4 p.m., Dog 1 Bluegrass from 6 to 8 p.m. and barefoot Fred (a $5 cover) from 10 p.m. to close. Entertainment on March 17 will include Pat Gaughan and LJ Slavin Duo from 12 to 2 p.m., step-dancers from 3 to 4 p.m., Screw City Saints from 6 to 8 p.m. and open mic from 9 p.m. to close.
Address: 63 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake
St. Patricks Day Festivities begin at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15. Corned beef, cabbage, cottage pie. Fish and chips and more. Bagpiper will provide entertainment at 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday. Don't miss the Cottage's delicious Irish Breakfast Buffet from 9 am-noon. Plenty of green beer flowing all weekend long.
Address: 108 W. Main St., Cary
Go to The Tracks on Sunday, March 17, for their traditional St. Patrick's Day celebration. Corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and delicious Irish soda bread. Green beer and Irish drink specials all day. The festivities start at 11 a.m.
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