While St. Patrick’s Day might look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t join in and celebrate, safely! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite promotions and specials happening around the city in honor of this fun day.  

Known for its spectacular view of the Chicago skyline and lineup of presidential-themed signature cocktails, the Kennedy Rooftop, is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. Located atop Hyatt Place Wicker Park, patrons can try their new special cocktail which pays homage to the first Irish-Catholic President and the rooftop’s namesake, JFK. A blend of Ketel One Mint Cucumber Vodka, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino, Ginger Beer, and fresh lime, the “OG Irishman” is sure to get you in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit!  

Everyone’s favorite retailer has a selection of festive cards and decorations to get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! Paper Source has a great choice of options to celebrate in style; choose from fun decor, photo props, candy dispensers, and stationary essentials. You can check out their choices in store at one of the many storefronts in the city or on their website here 

Luft Balloons is SHAMROCKING Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day with a variety of fun new balloon bouquets! Chicagoans can find their pot of gold under the balloon rainbow at 345 W. Armitage Ave. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely this year. For a limited time only, the premier balloon store is offering festive items including huggable rainbow balloons, leprechauns, and colorful clovers. To place an order, Chicagoans can call the storefront directly or visit the Luft Balloons website to schedule a pickup or delivery

Founded in 2016 by Elaine Frei, Luft Balloons is known for their artistic creations perfect for any occasion, and St. Paddy’s Day is no exception. Luft Balloons is open from 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. Monday – Saturday and delivery is available 7 days a week.  

For the entire month of March, Thorn Restaurant Lounge, located inside The Rose Hotel, is offering a special menu for dine in, carryout, and delivery. Some of the featured specials include: Irish Fries, with white cheese curds, thick cut bacon, cheese sauce, scallions, and sour cream; Countryman’s Burger, with an 8oz. Beef Cheek Burger, Guinness caramelized onions, Smoked Wisconsin Cheddar, thick cut bacon, with a potato bun, and side of fries; a classic Rueben, with house braised corn beef, sauerkraut, aged swiss, Thousand Island dressing, rye bread, and side of fries; and a special Patrick’s Punch cocktail, crafted to perfection with Tullamore Dew Whiskey, apple schnapps, apple juice, and Saint Germain.