With annual traditions such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, dyeing the Chicago River green, and drinking at some of the area’s best bars, South Loop is a popular place to revel in everything Irish on March 17. Here are some of the best spots to show off your shamrocks and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago South Loop.

The Chicago River

Start off your St. Paddy’s Day with the annual dyeing of the Chicago River at 9:00 am on March 17. To get an optimal view of the bright green water, head to the east side of the Michigan Ave bridge, the west side of the Columbus Dr bridge or the Upper or Lower Wacker Dr between Michigan Ave and Columbus Dr.

Grant Park
The Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at noon at the intersection of Columbus and Balboa and heads north to Monroe St. You won’t want to miss the parade march through Grant Park, but we suggest taking the train or bus rather than driving to avoid a parking headache. Fortunately, the main viewing area near Buckingham Fountain is less than a 20-minute walk from Alta Roosevelt luxury South Loop apartments.

O’Neil’s on Wells
Expect a festive, welcoming atmosphere at O’Neil’s on Wells if you decide to go here on St. Paddy’s Day. Even if the Irish sports bar is busy for the holiday, expect quality service, quick drinks and in-house entertainment. You might even get to see live Irish bagpipers show off their stuff!

Kasey’s Tavern
Located on Dearborn St, Kasey’s Tavern is a happening hotspot every St. Paddy’s Day. The atmosphere is inviting, the many large TVs are always tuned to Chicago sports stations, and the amazing rotating tap gives you plenty of beer options to choose from. The friendly wait staff gives Kasey’s a fun local pub feel that you and your friends are bound to enjoy.

Bar Louie
For boneless wings or chips and dip paired with your favorite beer or martini, come to Bar Louie on Polk St for St. Patrick’s Day. The casual yet well-kept interior provides a homey feel for anyone looking for a relaxing way to celebrate on March 17.

Kitty O’Shea’s
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like corned beef and cabbage at an Irish pub. Kitty O’Shea’s is located inside the Hilton on Michigan Ave, but anyone passing by can pull up a barstool, order some wings and spiral fries, and enjoy a pint of beer. The laidback atmosphere could be just what you and your friends are looking for.

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