St. Patrick’s Day Food and Drink (2024)

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 Sunday, March 17th unless noted otherwise.

FOOD, DRINKS & EVENTS

A&P Tap

721 W. Chestnut, Bloomington

$2.75 Green Pints and $5 Irish Car Bombs

Analytical Brewing

Analytical Brewing – 510 W. Main St., Lexington

Get ready for a fun-filled day with Irish food, great beer, good vibes, and live music.

Enjoy a traditional Irish meal provided by The Cookery. Choose from Corned Beef and Cabbage or Shepherd’s Pie. Each meal comes with Irish coleslaw, a Siriusly Chocolate Stout brownie, and a 16oz pour (or non-alcoholic beverage, if desired). Each meal is $25 and can be enjoyed at the brewery or taken to-go.

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Bloomin’ Cafe

Bloomin’ Cafe – 1720 Bradford Lane 105 Unit H., Normal

Corned Beef Sandwich – in-house slow roasted corned beef brisket, shredded sauerkraut, thousand island dressing drizzle, and swiss cheese on grilled rye. Available through 3/25

Casper Brewing Company – St. Patrick’s Day Irish Fest

Casper Brewing Company – 3807 Ballybunion Rd., Bloomington

Family friendly St Patrick’s Day party!

  • 4 to 5 pm – Face painting with the Zoo Lady
  • 4 to 7 pm Irish -Themed Specials from Shmacked Pasta Bar (Guinness Beer Cheese Mac n Cheese, Potato Boxty Bites and Reuben Melt)
  • 4 to 7 pm Bob and Judy performing Irish Folk music on accordion.
Chubby’s Bar & Grill – March 16th St. Patrick’s Day Party

Chubbys’ Bar & Grill – 111 SW Arch St., Atlanta

Giveaways include:

  • 9 pm – Lucky seat gets a free drink 
  • 10 pm – Golden 4 Leaf Clover Hunt for a Free Cheeseburger & Fry
  • 11 pm – Enter to win a Charcoal Expert Grill Rotisserie
Cheek’s Bar & Grill

Cheek’s Bar & Grill – 1206 Towanda Ave, Bloomington

Available Saturday and Sunday

  • $5 Guinness and Murphy’s Stout cans
  • $1.50 Green Pints (Miller Lite and Bud Light)
  • $5 Green, Orange and White Tea shots
  • $3 Root Beer Shooters and McGillicuddy’s shots
  • $4 Lucky shots
  • $12 Domestic Buckets
  • $17 Craft/Seltzer Buckets
  • $8.50 Corned Beef and Swiss Stuffed Burger
  • $5 Burger w/Chips from 11 am to 4 pm
CRAFTED

Crafted Commons – 1101 Airport Rd., Bloomington

Saturday, March 16th!

Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar starting at 10:00 AM, followed by a breakfast featuring Baileys Irish Cream French Toast, Bacon and Eggs from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. 11:00 am –  bagpipers. Get green beer, add a shot of Irish whiskey to your drink and stay for a good time.

Crawford’s Corner Pub – 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

Crawford’s Corner Pub – 610 W. Chestnut, Bloomington

Saturday, March 16th

The largest outdoor St. Patricks’ Day Party in Central Illinois! Featuring 4 tents with full bar and beer troughs, 2 indoor bars, corned beef & cabbage meal, drinks specials and more!

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 1:30 pm – Irish Dancing
  • 2:30 pm –  Bagpipes
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Turas
  • 5:30 pm – Bagpipes
  • 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Exorna
  • 8:00 pm – Bagpipes
DaT Bar – 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party

DaT Bar – 402 W. Main St. Lexington

Corned Beef & Cabbage Plate, Reuben or Club Reuben Basket
** Limited Menu. Kitchen open from 11am-3pm**
🍀 DJ Joe Curtis starting @ 8pm
Destihl Brewery – St. Patrick’s Day Brewery Tours

Destihl Brewery – 1200 Greenbriar Dr., Normal

Saturday, March 16th 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30pm
Sunday, March 17th 1:00 and 2:30pm

Head out to Destihl Brewery on March 16th & 17 for a St. Patrick’s-themed brewery tour that celebrates the wearin’ of the green! Put on your most festive St. Patrick’s outfit and join them for a tour of their production brewery.

The 60-minute guided brewery tour gives you an intimate look at the day-to-day happenings of the brewery, followed by four beer tastings, a complimentary DESTIHL pint glass, and Irish chocolate as a parting gift!

Each tour is limited to 30 participants, so hurry up and snag your spot! VIEW DETAILS

Destihl Restaurant

Destihl Restaurant – 318 S. Towanda Ave., Bloomington

Enjoy Chef’s Features (3/13 – 3/19) including Irish Breakfast (available all day), Shepherd’s Pie Jacket Potato, Corned Beef Reuben, Beer-Braised Corned Beef & Colcannon and Grasshopper Brownie Sundae.

Drink features include Irish Negroni, Irish Coffee, Sláinte (Spirit-Free), Flight: Cream Ale, DeadHead Easy Haze, Oengus Irish Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dill Pickle Gose

On Friday, March 15th at 11:00am, they’ll be tapping Shamrock Milkshake Hazy IPA. Friday-Sunday $5 pints of Oengus Irish Stout

Saturday, March 16th Bagpipe Brunch – Celtic Cross Pipes & Drums will play at 11:30am for 15-20mins on the patio during brunch.

DR McKays

DR McKays – 909 N. Hershey, Bloomington

Available Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17

Food includes Corned Beef and Cabbage with Carrots and Potatoes and Reuben with Chips. Drink features include $5 Guinness pints, $3 Green Beer , $4 Green Tea and Irish Mud Puddle Shots, $3 Tullamore Dew and more.

Fat Jack’s Bar

Fat Jack’s Bar – 511 N. Main St., Bloomington

Green beer, corned beef sandwiches, and “Lucky Leprechaun Lemonade”

Great Harvest Bread

Great Harvest Bread – 1704 Eastland Drive, Bloomington

  • Irish Soda Bread – A unique and wonderful addition to your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration! Available every day leading up to St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Irish Pound Cake – made with real Irish Whiskey and coffee!
Horsch Radisch 

Horsch Radish – 209 N. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City

Serving Corned Beef and Bangers & Mash

Jasper’s Java

Jasper’s Java – 1601 GE Rd. Unit 1, Bloomington

St. Patrick’s Day Drink Menu (Available through 3/22)

  • The Shamrock- white chocolate & frosted mint
  • Pot of Gold Lotus- orange, peach, & oat cream
  • Andes Candies Macchiato- chocolate & green mint
  • Kiss Me I’m Irish Latte- spiced brown sugar & Irish cream
Keg Grove Brewing Company & A to Z Catering: Breakfast at the Brewery

Keg Grove Brewing Company – 712 E. Empire St., Bloomington

Keg Grove is teaming up with A-Z Catering to offer a special Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast which will take place from 8:30-11 am on Sunday, March 17th at Keg Grove.

It includes a full breakfast from A to Z Catering including

  • From-Scratch Hash (comprised of smoked corned beef, potatoes, onions, and their special seasonings)
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Egg Station- eggs anyway you want them (omelettes too!)
  • Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits- vanilla yogurt layered with berries, topped with their from-scratch honey granola — contains oats, honey, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower kernels, almonds, puffed rice, raisins, craisins, and cinnamon

Plus Keg Grove Barrel Aged Coffee in a keeper mug and Keg Grove beers, featuring Kilts and Skins and Electric Bagpipes!

*Limited to 40 tickets. GET TICKETS

Kemp’s Upper Tap

Kemp’s Upper Tap – 305 W Main St, Lexington, IL

Available Saturday, March 16th
  • Reuben
  • Guinness Steak Pie w/ Horseradish Sauce
  • Shamrock Shimmy Shimmy Shakes
  • Potato & Leek Soup
  • $5 White Oak Brewing Mo Ghile Mear Irish Red Ale Pints
Killarney’s Irish Pub

Killarney’s Irish Pub – 523 N. Main St., Bloomington

24 oz. green drafts, green Jell-O shots, 16oz Guinness drafts, Jameson drinks, and corned beef for lunch!

Maggie Miley’s St. Patrick’s Day

Maggie Miley’s – 126 E. Beaufort St., Normal

  • Friday, March 15th – Irish band, BOGSIDE ZUKES will be playing from 6-9pm.
  • Saturday, March 16 – Sharin o’ the Green parade at 1pm!  Bagpipers arrive at 1:30pm, and the Irish dancer will be there at 7:00pm!
  • Sunday, March 17th – Irish dancers will arrive at 2pm, followed by the Irish band BLARNEY STONED from 3-6 pm, and the bagpipers will arrive at 7pm.
Hours of operation:
  • Friday 3/15: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Saturday 3/16: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Sunday 3/17 11:00 am – 1:00 am
* Kitchen is open all day until 8:30pm
 
No reservations this weekend. Tables will be sat on a first come, first served basis. You must be there in person to put your name on our waitlist. They will be featuring a specialized menu for the weekend with all of our popular Irish menu items!
Maguire’s Bar & Grill

Maguire’s Bar & Grill – 220 N. Center St.

  • Saturday 3/16 – Corned Beef and Cabbage served from 12 pm to 2 pm; $4 Green Bud Light Frostys, Bagpipes starting at 5 pm
  • Sunday 3/17 – Corned Beef and Cabbage all day; $4 Green Bud Light Frostys, $5 Guinness Pints; Bagpipes every hour after 5 pm
Merna Tap

15989 North 2300 East Road, Merna

Served All Day Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17 – while supplies last.

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage (served with red potatoes, carrots and a slice of bread)
  • Irish Nachos (homemade chips, beer cheese, bacon, green onions, cheddar cheese and sour cream)
  • Reuben Sandwich (corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 Island dressing on grilled rye bread) served with homemade chips
  • Corned Beef Hash Burger (corned beef hash burger patty, Irish cheddar and sauerkraut). Served with homemade chips.
Parkview Inn

Parkview Inn – 1003 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington

Head out to Parkview for Corned Beef and Cabbage with Rye Bread on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. Dine in or carry out. Limited supply – available until they run out.

Pizza Payaa

Pizza Payaa – 107 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL

Reuben Pizza collab with Brass Pig! Smoked Pastrami from Brass Pig Smoke & Alehouse, house Russian dressing, sauerkraut and Swiss all on their signature 3-day dough with Detroit cheesy edges. If you like Reubens, you’ll love this collab. Available now through St. Patrick’s Day until they sell out!

Rob Dob’s

Rob Dobs – 801 N. Hershey Rd. Bloomington

Irish food and drink menus are available starting March 8th. Featuring:

  • Reuben Sandwich (Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, & RD Thousand Island dressing on marble rye with hand-cut fries)
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage (Corned beef, braised cabbage, carrots, butter & parsley potatoes, with horseradish & marble rye)
  • Irish Potato Wedges
  • Shepherd’s Pie (Ground beef, carrots, onions, peas, corn, brown gravy, white cheddar
    cheese, & mashed potatoes)
  • Chocolate Stout Cake
Rosie’s

Rosie’s – 106 E. Front St., Bloomington

Available Friday 3/15 – Sunday 3/17
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Shepherds Pie
  • Reubens
  • Pot O Gold Shots
  • Guinness Drafts
Run N’ Erin’s

Run N’ Erin’s – 1107 W. Chestnut, Bloomington

Featuring Corned Beef & Cabbage Egg Rolls for St Patrick’s Day weekend and a Corned Beef hash for breakfast on Sunday (3/17).

Ruth’s Garden Tea Room – St. Patricks’ Day Tea

Ruth’s Garden Tea Room – 98 Cherry St. El Paso, IL

Sunday, March 17th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. 

Menu includes Loaded Potato Soup, Cucumber Sandwiches, Scones and other treats along with hot or iced tea, coffee and water. $25 per person (tax and tip included).

Reservations and advanced payment required. Call, email or reserve via FB messenger to reserve your spot and make payment arrangements.

Schooner’s

Schooner’s – 810 E. Grove St., Bloomington

Celebrate Schooner’s 40th St. Patrick’s Day!

Drink Specials: (running Friday-Sunday)

  • $6 Guinness Pints
  • $4 20oz Green Bud Light & Miller Lite
  • $6 Irish Mules
  • $6 Jameson & Ginger Ales
  • $3 Shamrock Shots

Sunday Food Specials!

  • Corned Beef & cabbage plate with parsley buttered potatoes and Irish soda bread
  • Corned Beef Sandwich and chips
  • Homemade Irish Potato soup

** Weather permitting, they will have the beer garden open with limited service**

Shannon’s Five Star

Shannon’s Five Star – 1305 S. Mercer Ave., Bloomington

Lunch/Dinner – available from 11 am – 8 pm Fri. 3/15 and Sat. 3/16

  • Corned Beef & Cabbage (Corned Beef w/homemade brown sauce, cabbage w/hot bacon dressing, white potatoes and a roll)
  • Reuben Sandwich w/Fries
  • Turkey Reuben w/House-made Kettle Chips

Breakfast (breakfast hours only 3/15 – 3/17)

  • Irish Omelet (Corned Beef Hash & American cheese omelet with hashbrowns and toast
Sugar Mama Bakery

Sugar Mama Bakery – 109 W Jefferson St, Downtown Bloomington

Our case will be full of fun green decorated cupcakes this week for St.Patty’s day!

The Local Tap’s St. Patrick’s Celebration

The Local Tap – 201 S. Fayette St., El Paso

Live Music, Drinks & Food Specials; Saturday March 16th 12 pm – 12 am

Food includes:

  • Bavarian Pretzel Bites (served with Guinness Beer Cheese Sauce)
  • Guinness Beer Brat (served with sweet peppers and onions)
  • Irish Poutine (crispy fries, Ropp cheese curds and Guinness gravy)
  • Irish Stew (Guinness-based stew, vegetables and tender chuck roast)
  • Corned Beef Plate (tender seasoned corned beef, cabbage and roasted potatoes)
  • Patty Melt (quarter pound smash burger patty, rye bread, provolone cheese and caramelized onions) 
The PASS Pub & Grill

The Pass Pub & Grill – 2303 E. Washington St., Bloomington

Corned Beef & Cabbage served Saturday and Sunday. Bagpipers will be playing Saturday at 7pm Sunday at 3pm.

Times Past Inn

Times Past Inn – 1216 Towanda Ave., Bloomington

Corned Beef & Cabbage available on 3/15 and 3/16.

Tony’s Diner

Tony’s Diner – 1917 S. Main St. Bloomington

Available Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17

Corned Beef and Cabbage – includes carrots, celery and boiled potatoes. Comes with soup and salad.

Windjammer

Windjammer – 2303 Stern Drive, Bloomington

Celebrate at Windjammer with a Bloody Mary bar, breakfast horseshow, $4 green beer pitchers, $4 16 oz. Guinness cans, $1 Jello Shots, $4 Irish Car Bombs and $10 domestic buckets

Western Tap

Western Tap – 1301 N. Western Ave., Bloomington

Sunday 3/17 11 am to 11 pm.

Complimentary Corned Beef and Cabbage (served until gone)

Plus $4 Jameson, $5 16 oz. Bud Light Drafts and $6 Irish Car Bombs

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