From Irish beer to corned beef and cabbage, local restaurants are celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a variety of deals and special events.
Here's a roundup of some specials around Lemont:
, 12371 S. Derby Road
The restaurant will host its second annual Shamrocks and Shenanigans Fest beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Specials include $4 20-ounce drafts of six different Irish beers, and $5 Jameson and Ginger's.
The party is open to the whole family. Kids eat for $2, and activities include face painting and balloon twisting by Mr. Bob. The event will also feature live music by Nebulous Forming from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
, 319 Front St.
Mexican food for St. Patrick's Day? On March 17, everybody's Irish, according to Front Street Cantina. The restaurant will host a "St. Patty's Day Bash" featuring all-day drink specials ($5 Mean Green Margaritas, $4 Jameson shots, $4 Pancakes and Syrup shots, $4 Shamrock Shake shots, $3 Guinness and Harp bottles) and live music by Gringo Starr at 7:30 p.m.
, 1131 State St.
In addition to Irish drink specials, Illinois Bar and Grill will be serving free corned beef sandwiches until they run out.
, 1224 State St.
Kitaro Grill is offering a "McKitaro Special" to celebrate St. Paddy's Day. All day Saturday, diners can enjoy $2 12-ounce Sapporo beer and 20-percent off all signature maki.
, 14196 McCarthy Road
Interested in a more upscale St. Patty's Day? Orange 13 is the place to be. The Las Vegas-style lounge will offer a Guinness Stout-braised corned beef with green cabbage, Killian's Irish Red-boiled potatoes and Jameson-glazed carrots with Kerrygold cheddar and horseradish sauce.
Happy Hour begins at 4 p.m. Specials include $4 Argus drafts, $3 Argus bottles, $3 Heineken bottles, $3 Sam Adams Alpine Spring, $7 O13 Signature Martinis and $7 Green Apple Martinis.
, 103 Stephen St.
Stonehouse's St. Patrick's Day party includes plenty of specials and live music by the Fort Awesome Band (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.). There's no cover charge, so make sure to get there early for a good seat.
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