St. Patrick's Day Chicago Bar Crawl: Top Two Secrets for 2014

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It’s not too early to find great deals on St. Patrick's Day Chicago Bar Crawl events that take place during the Irish festive season. Two top events keep up the tradition this March of delivering Chicagoans the definitive 2014 Paddy’s Day celebration with traditional Irish food, after-parties, great music, themed events, and, most importantly, Irish whiskey and fantastic drink specials.

St. Patrick’s Day season is officially underway in Chicago, IL. The major party date for this year is March 15th: the St. Pats Trolley Crawl takes place from 8am till 4pm and the St. Patrick's Day 2014 Chicago Bar Crawl goes on from noon till close. In addition to these two celebrations, St. Paddy’s season in Chicago features extravagant pre-parties, after-parties, popular music and more. While many venues claim to have the best St. Pat’s event, locals secretly know that the Trolley Crawl and St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl Chicago 2014 will bring out thousands of revelers across the city as they have for many passed years. A full listing of events can be found at

Here’s what to expect during the St. Paddy’s celebrations in Chicago: Every aspect of the festivities, which last all weekend long, are focused on providing an over-the-top-yet authentic Irish experience. At one of the events, a breakfast buffet is featured, including corned beef and cabbage, domestic draft, drink specials, live music and more. “Top O’ The Mornin’ Party” never sounded more right.

The doors of the St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Chicago Kick-off party will open at 5PM on Friday, March 14, and offer up all the festivities one would want out of an event that encourage Irish indulgence. $10 tickets are available for purchase.

St. Pats Trolley Crawl, featuring over 20 trolleys and buses, Saturday, March 15, at 8 a.m. – Upon entry, guests will receive drink vouchers. Beer and Irish cocktail specials will be available. St. Pats Trolley Crawl expands over 15 bars throughout River North, Old Town and Lincoln Park. Tickets are currently $35 but will increase as the date approaches.

Want a front row seat to one of the greatest after parties on earth? Chicago St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl after hour event is a memorable way to celebrate green beer and cheer late into the night. Also known as Paddy Fest, doors open to this event at 9pm, Saturday, March 15, and go until close.

Chicago St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl, including general admission access; Saturday, March 15, doors open inside at 12 p.m. Full pub menu items will be available all day. There will be several registration locations, and party goers can expect multiple food, beer and cocktail stations, also featuring wristbands, cups and maps of all the bars. Ticket holders may visit any participating venue in any order. Admission to each venue is based on real time capacity. Entry is at venue staff's discretion.

The secret to having the best St. Patrick’s Day Chicago 2014 is to thrive at traditional institutions known for throwing great parties with staff and management that encourage a day of unequaled partying. A combined total of thousands of revelers are expected to attend the events, which are some of the largest Irish celebratory parties in Chicago. For a complete listing of Irish season bar crawl festivities in Chicago and St. Pat's Trolley Crawl visit

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