Dining Out 1 minute 17 March 2021

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Whether you're as Irish as Guinness or simply enjoy a good pint and pub grub, here are four places to celebrate.

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If the Chicago River is dyed green, it must be St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re raising a pint at home or at the pub this year, here’s where to go for a hearty meal—dine-in or takeaway—in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Sláinte!

Chicago

The Dawson
In addition to its regular menu of Midwestern-leaning pub grub, wine, and beer, this MICHELIN Plate restaurant is serving a St. Patrick's Day menu through Wednesday, March 17th. Tuck into corned beef hash, fish n' chips, shepherd's pie, or a corned beef sandwich alongside a pint, Irish whiskey, or a specialty cocktail with reposado tequila. 

The Dawson's corned beef sandwich on marble rye. Photo courtesy of Gage Hospitality Group
The Dawson's corned beef sandwich on marble rye. Photo courtesy of Gage Hospitality Group

San Francisco
Violet's 
This Richmond gastropub is a laidback-chic place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  The menu is compact—think a burger, fries, wings, fried Brussels sprouts—and has three beers from San Francisco craft breweries Harmonic, Barebottle, and Laughing Monk. Come by and sit on the restaurant's patio (reservations recommended), or get takeout or delivery.

The Snug
Beers and ciders from local breweries like Cellarmaker, HenHouse, and Fort Point are on the menu at this Pacific Heights gastropub, alongside fare that spans the US, Mexico, Korea, and Japan. Sit outdoors and get some sun over plates of elote (roasted in a tandoor, bathed in togarashi mayo, pecorino, and chives) and spicy fried chicken sandwiches. 

Violet's burger. Photo by Grace Sager, courtesy of Violet's
Violet's burger. Photo by Grace Sager, courtesy of Violet's
New York

M. Wells Steakhouse
Oysters and strawberry baby back ribs for St. Patrick's Day? Why not. From the outside, M. Wells looks like the old auto body garage it’s housed in, but step inside and the interior is all gloss and swagger. The dining room is a dark, sultry space—from its gold-and-black wallpapered ceiling and crystal chandeliers, to its sexy red walls, stunning bar area and open, wood-burning kitchen. The drinks list has everything you could want, from NYC craft beer to mezcal. 

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