St. Patricks’ Day is a huge holiday in the US. What started off as a religious holiday to honor the patron saint of Ireland has turned into a great excuse to celebrate with food, drink and a little bit of Irish spirit.
We’ve rounded up the list of just some of the delicious Irish feasts (and drinks, of course) this St. Patrick’s day in Bloomington-Normal. All items are for Friday, March 17th unless noted otherwise.
1107 West Bar & Grill: $13 Corned Beef platters; Drinks: $3 Guinness, $3 Irish Honey whiskey, $4 Jameson (all flavors), $6 Car Bombs
A&P Tap: Free Corned Beef & Fixins all day, and Corned Beef Sliders, Guinness Cheese Balls ‘n Pretzels, Dublin Coddle in the evening (starting at 1 pm and 5 pm for as long as it lasts); $4 Jameson, $3.50 Guinness Cans, $2.50 pints of green beer, St. Pat’s Day t-shirt raffles from 4 – 10 pm.
Analytical Brewing Company: Featuring Croagh – their Irish Style Red Ale brewed for celebration
Annie’s Eats: Featuring Colcannon Soup, Irish Potato & Cabbage Soup w/Bacon, Pastrami Reuben W/Fries
Barrel House: (3/17) St. Patrick’s Day Bash from 2 pm – 6 pm – discounted drinks, Jello shots, $10 Reuben/Fries, games, and cash prizes to play their poker machines.
Brass Pig Smoke & Ale House: Smoked Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Reuben with Smoked Corned Beef, Beer Battered Fish Sandwich, Bangers & Mash; Drinks -$4 Tullamore Dew & Jameson, $3 Jameson and Ginger cans, $5 pints of White oaks Irish Ale, Plus Bag Pipers at 5:00pm
Cheek’s Bar & Grill: Corned Beef and Swiss stuffed burger and chips
Chubby’s Bar & Grill: Corned beef & cabbage with potatoes, baby carrots & roll $8; Reuben sandwich & fries $8;
Destihl Brewery: (through 3/29) Pastrami Smash Burger, Rueben Egg Rolls, and Weekend Brunch Feature Corned Beef Hash
Destihl Restaurant: (through 3/28) Beer-Braised Corned Beef & Brussels, Scotch Egg, Shepherd’s Pie and Weekend Brunch feature Corned Beef Hash
Egg Republic: (3/17 – 3/18) Open-faced Reuben with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss chees on marble rye.
Epiphany Farms: Braised Corn Beef, Red potato, Tempura Fried Cabbage, and Irish Jus
Fort Jesse Cafe: (available through 3/31) Corned Beef & Cabbage Skillet
Keg Grove Brewing Company: Electric Bagpipes – Irish Stout, Kilts & Skins – Irish Red, Flaming Irishman – Irish Stout aged in cayenne pepper barrel
Lil Beaver Brewery: Reuben Sandwiches w/fries for $10. Green Beer: choose from PDC, BVR or Logger Lager while supplies last!
Longbranch Again: Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner, served with potatoes & carrots (Served all day & night, while supplies last.). Drinks: $5.00 Guinness Pints, $4.00 Jameson & Jameson Orange, $6.00 Jameson Black Barrel, $4.50 Green/Orange Tea Shots, $5.00 Fuzzy Leprechaun Drink, $6.50 Irish Car Bombs, $6.00 Irish Orange Margarita, $3.50 Paddy’s Irish Whiskey
Maggie Miley’s: St. Patrick’s Day Food Menu including Reuben Sandwich, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and more; Drinks – $4.00 Long “Irelands,” $5.00 Maggie’s Irish pub ale, $3.00 Paddy’s Irish whiskey, $4.50 Jameson
Parkview Inn: (3/15 – 3/17) Corned Beef and Cabbage with Rye Bread – $13.50, Reuben Sandwich with Fries – $9.50, Homemade desserts including Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes, Bailey’s Cheese Cake, Green Velvet “Pot of Gold” Cupcakes and drink specials. *While supplies last.
Pop Up Chicken Shop: Pop Up Pop Up Shepherd’s Pie
Prairie Fire Grill: Reuben Sandwich special (while supplies last), $4 Guinness, $4 Jameson, $5 Irish car bombshell, $4 Leprechaun juice
Rob Dob’s: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, RD Reuben Sandwich, Chocolate Stout Cake, Beer and Drink specials
The Pass Pub & Grill: $12 Corned Beef & Cabbage; Drinks: $3 GREEN Domestic Pints & Vegas Bombs, $4 Tullamore Dew, $6 Car Bombs, $1 Drunken Gummy Bears
The Spotted Dog: $8 Reuben Sandwiches w/Fries. Drinks: Guinness – $4.00, Jameson/Jameson/Orange – $3, Ryan’s Irish Style Cream – $6, Irish Trash Cans – $3, “Green River” Shots – $3.50,
The Station Saloon (Bloomington): Reuben Sandwich w/fries or tots- $10
Tony’s Diner: Corned Beef & Cabbage Special along with a Rueben Sandwich.
Under the Ground BloNo: (3/17 until 7 pm) Housemade Seitan “Corned Beef” Reuben (comes with sauerkraut, vegan or dairy cheese and vegan Russian dressing on marbled rye) , an Irish Potato Bowl (Roasted caraway potatoes, sauteed cabbage and leeks, caramelized onions and sauerkraut with melty cheese and a drizzle of vegan Russian dressing), and vegan (dairy free) Shamrock Shakes
**There may be additional restaurants that are offering specials. Please check restaurant websites or Facebook pages for more info! Eat Local’s full restaurant directory is coming next week!