Only one more sleep until St. Patrick’s Day! If you need some last minute ideas for drinking and dining Irish Style, you have come to the right place. Here are my top suggestions for where to celebrate this special holiday right here in the Champaign-Urbana area:
This local gastro pub has created something fantastic for the occasion, a corned beef sandwich on fresh currant soda bread, slathered in horseradish beer cream, and topped with melted swiss cheese, braised green cabbage, and applewood smoked bacon. Finally it’s sprinkled with pickled mustard seeds. Seriously, the picture of this sandwish makes my mouth water! In addition to this beautiful item they will also have a scrumptious scotch egg appetizer, and a buttery shepherds pie entree. If you can’t make it out on St. Patty’s Day, not to worry, they’ll be offering the specials through Tuesday the 20th.
If you need a unique place to party with friends then Bentley’s is just the place. This beloved pub has a long history in downtown Champaign. It started out as Ole Ace’s back in the 70’s, then in the 90’s it became Bentley’s Pub. They have recently been adding some tasty craft beers and cocktails to thier growing drink menu. Not to fret townies, they still have most of the old standbys. This St. Patricks Day they’ll be serving up $4 Pints of Guinness (not imperial pints), $4 drafts, and $3 powers, Tullamore Dew Irish whisky, and jamo. Last year they offered corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, and I hear they are rumored to do it again this year. I recommend you get over there tomorrow and check it out foodies!
Baxter’s Bar and Grille
Take a look at the mouthwatering dining and drink specials Baxter’s has created for tomorrow. They’ll also have live music!
If you need a place with good food and a fun campus armosphere, head on over to Murphy’s Pub for Karaoke Night! They boast 25 beers on tap and have even more drink specials for you and your friends to enjoy. They also have 1/2 off appetizer’s on Saturday!
Sun Singer Wine & Spirits
Feast your eyes on these classy specials over at local favorite Sun Singer. This is one of my favorite date night spots. My hubby and I love this place so much!
This Downtown Irish pub will be opening thier doors at 8 am. They’ll be frying up some delcious golden fish for the yummy fried fish sandwich special. They will also have a special on Tullamore Dew Irish Whisky…oh yeah!
I hope this helps you find the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Happy dining and drinking C-U. If you don’t see your favorite St. Patrick’s Day spot, let me know your fav place to go in the comments. Also, Make sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram!