Event Details

Tickets are SOLD OUT! If you don't have a wristband you can join the fun AFTER 12PM!

WRISTBANDS: You MUST wear your wristband during the crawl! All bars will be open to the public after 12pm.

DAY OF WRISTBAND/PACKET PICK-UP INFO: You can pick up your wristbands and vouchers the morning of the Crawl at:

  • Moe's Cantina (155 W Kinzie) from 7am-12pm
  • Old Crow (149 W Kinzie) from 7am-12pm
  • Hard Rock Cafe (63 W Ontario) from 8am-9:30am - FREE Breakfast Buffet 8am-9:30am

*If you fail to pick up your wristband/packet you will not receive a refund - please be on time!
*If you already picked up your wristbands you can start anywhere!

WHERE THE $5 VOUCHERS ARE VALID:

  • GRAY VOUCHER: AceBounce, Bassment, Electric Hotel (ends at 10:30am), Fat Baby Tacos, Pink Taco, Rockit, Roof on the Wit, or Social 25
  • YELLOW VOUCHER: Bar Cargo, Chicago Chop House, Hard Rock, Hub 51/Sub 51, Ironside, or Underground
  • ORANGE VOUCHER: 10 Pin, Hubbard Inn (ends at 10am), Joy District (ends at 10am), Moe's Cantina, Moxy Chicago, Old Crow, or Tunnel
  • GREEN VOUCHER Boss Bar, Bub City, House of Blues Music Hall (ends at 10am), Henry's, Point and Feather, Rock Bottom, STK, or Theory

WRISTBANDS/LINES/COVER:

  • You MUST wear your wristband during the crawl! All bars will be open to the public after 12pm.
  • Crawlers will NOT need to pay cover at any of the participating bars during their scheduled times!

*If there is a line at a certain bar you can either wait in that line or move on to a different bar.
**The bars at the heart of Kinzie & Hubbard will tend to be the most crowded/have the longest lines. If you are looking to avoid crowds/lines, please go to the bars a little bit further away from this area.

BARS OPENING EARLY:

  • El Hefe, Hubbard Inn, Joy District, Moe's, Old Crow, Theory, and Tunnel will open at 7am
  • Boss Bar and Point & Feather will open at 7:30am

FREE BREAKFAST:

  • Hard Rock Cafe is offering a FREE breakfast buffet from 8am-9:30am for the first 500 people
  • House of Blues (Music Hall) is offering a FREE breakfast buffet from 8am-9:30am for the first 500 people
  • STK is offering the first 250 people a FREE Corned Beef Sandwich

RIVER DYEING: The river will be dyed at approximately 9am between State & Columbus. We suggest checking it out!

BARS WITH LIVE BANDS:

  • Bassment- 8am - Mr. Anthony & The Phase 2 Band
  • House of Blues Music Hall - 9am - Red Carpet Riot
  • Hard Rock Café Tent- 11am - The Hat Guys

BARS ENDING EARLY:

  • El Hefe, House of Blues, Hubbard Inn, and Joy District end at 10am
  • Electric Hotel ends at 10:30am

VENUE INFO:
10 Pin | 8am-12pm | 330 N State | Orange Voucher
AceBounce | 8am-12pm | 230 N Clark | Gray Voucher
Bar Cargo | 8am-12pm | 605 N Wells | Yellow Voucher
Bassment | 8am-12pm | 353 W Hubbard | Gray Voucher
Boss Bar | 7:30am-12pm | 420 N Clark | Green Voucher
Bub City | 8am-12pm | 435 N Clark | Green Voucher
Celeste | 8am-12pm | 111 W Hubbard | NO VOUCHER
Chicago Chop House | 8am-12pm | 60 W Ontario | Yellow Voucher
El Hefe | 7am-10am | 15 W Hubbard | NO VOUCHER
Electric Hotel | 8am-10:30am | 222 W Ontario | Gray Voucher
Fat Baby Tacos | 8am-12pm | 109 W Hubbard | Gray Voucher
Hard Rock | 8am-12pm | 63 W Ontario | Yellow Voucher
Henry's | 8am-12pm | 18 W Hubbard | Green Voucher
House of Blues | 8am-10am | 329 N Dearborn | Green Voucher
Hub 51/Sub 51 | 8am-12pm | 51 W Hubbard | Yellow Voucher
Hubbard Inn | 7am-10am | 110 W Hubbard | Orange Voucher
Ironside | 8am-12pm | 546 N Wells | Yellow Voucher
JoJo's Milk Bar | 8am-12pm | 23 W Hubbard | NO VOUCHER
Joy District | 7am-10am | 112 W Hubbard | Orange Voucher
Moe's | 7am-12pm | 155 W Kinzie | Orange Voucher
Moxy Chicago | 8am-12pm | 530 N LaSalle | Orange Voucher
Old Crow | 7am-12pm | 149 W Kinzie | Orange Voucher
Pink Taco | 8am-12pm | 431 N Wells | Gray Voucher
Point and Feather | 7:30am-12pm | 113 W Hubbard |Green Voucher
Rock Bottom | 9am-12pm |1 W Grand | Green Voucher
Rockit | 8am-12pm | 22 W Hubbard | Gray Voucher
Roof on theWit | 8am-12pm | 201 N State |Gray Voucher
Social Twenty Five | 8am-12pm | 25 W Hubbard |Gray Voucher
STK | 8am-12pm | 9 W Kinzie | Green Voucher
Theory | 7am-12pm | 9 W Hubbard | Green Voucher
Tunnel | 7am-12pm | 149 W Kinzie | Orange Voucher
Underground | 8am-12pm | 56 W Illinois | Yellow Voucher

$5 DRINK SPECIALS:
10 Pin: $5 10pin Lagers
AceBounce: $5 Bud Light
Bar Cargo: $5 Miller Lite
Bassment: $5 Corona
Boss Bar: $5 Shamrock Shot
Bub City: $5 Bud Light
Celeste: $5 Jameson, Guinness, and Miller Lite
Chicago Chop House: $5 Irish Coffee
El Hefe: $5 Miller Lite
Electric Hotel: $5 Bud Light
Fat Baby Tacos: $5 Shamrock Shot
Hard Rock: $5 16 oz. Miller Lite
Henry's: $5 Miller Lite
House of Blues (Music Hall): $5 Shamrock Shot
Hub 51/Sub 51: $5 Bud Light
Hubbard Inn: $5 Bud Light
Ironside: $5 Domestic Bottles and Miller High Life
JoJo's Milk Bar: $5 Beers
Joy District: $5 Miller Lite
Moe's: $5 Bud Light
Moxy Chicago: $5 Miller Lite and Miller High Life
Old Crow: $5 Bud Light
Pink Taco: $5 All Drafts
Point and Feather: $5 Bud Light
Rock Bottom: $5 Fire Chief Ale
Rockit: $5 Bud Light and Coors Light Drafts
Roof on theWit: $5 Bud Light
Social Twenty Five: $5 Bud Light
STK: $5 Miller Lite
Theory: $5 Bud Light
Tunnel: $5 Bud light
Underground: $5 Bud light

*If there is a line at a certain bar you can either wait in that line or move on to a different bar.
**The bars at the heart of Kinzie & Hubbard will tend to be the most crowded/have the longest lines. If you are looking to avoid crowds/lines, please go to the bars a little bit further away from this area

PHOTO CONTEST: Enter to win our PHOTO CONTEST by posting pictures to Facebook or Instagram using "#ChicagoRiverCrawl" Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted after the crawl! Be a Chicago River Crawl Champ, and post a picture from every bar!

Bars will be flooded, the streets will be packed, and the atmosphere will be awesome! When you think of Chicago on St. Paddy's, you think of the green river and the amazing parade. Well, why not join the only St. Paddy's Day crawl that is just steps from both! On the Chicago River Crawl you'll gain entry to Chicago's top bars situated in the heart of River North! All of the venues are within walking distance so you can spend more time enjoying green beer and partying with friends.

We have live music, stilt walkers, bag pipers, "leprechauns," and more! Guests will gain entry and four $5 Gift cards to be used at stops along the crawl. This is the ultimate self guided tour with hours of fun before the start of the parade. The river goes green at 9am so make sure you start early!

TICKETS INCLUDE: Admission to ALL bars and $20 in gift cards to use on the crawl! The river will be dyed at 9am and the parade begins at noon!


Chicago River Crawl - St. Patrick's Day River Crawl - Admission to ALL bars and $20 in Gift cards to use on the crawl! The river will be dyed at 9am and the parade begins at noon!

WHY: It's St. Patrick's Day and the river is dyed once per year! Also, why not?!

WRISTBANDS: You MUST wear your wristband during the crawl! All bars will be open to the public after 12pm.

FREE STUFF!

All attendees will also receive the following Freebies*: 2 FREE rides in an affordable ride share with Via using promo code 'CTS2' – Get $7 in DoorDash cash from DoorDash – $10 in FREE food at your favorite restaurants like Freshii, Protein Bar, Rockit & more from Ritual – 5 FREE on-demand dog walks from Rover with promo code CHICAGOFREEBIES – $50 in FREE food & drink from Spring Rewards! *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice. Click HERE for more info!

PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR: Check out pics from last year by clicking HERE!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: For questions, sponsorship opportunities, and press inquiries, please email [email protected]!

WARNING: We strongly encourage you to NOT purchase tickets from people you do not know. We have seen fake tickets in the past, and will not honor them for entry into the crawl.


FINE PRINT: All Guests must be 21+ with valid government issued ID. We will crawl rain or shine! NO REFUNDS! If you cannot find your ticket please contact Eventbrite.com directly, please do NOT email us as there is nothing we can do. Must be 21 years old to participate; valid government issued ID required. Participating venues and advertised times are subject to change. Best Bar Crawls, LLC/ChiIL Productions promotes safety and urges all participants to drink responsibly. Participating venues reserve the right to refuse entry to guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit) upon arrival. No refunds will be given. Gift cards must be used for food in accordance with state and local liquor laws. Participants must bring their Print At Home Ticket to the registration venue. No refunds. All sales are final. If a venue is at capacity then you may have to wait or proceed to another venue. Do not be late for registration. Prices are subject to change while supplies last. For further Terms and Conditions of this event and ticket purchase please see “Ticket Purchase and Event Terms and Conditions” in checkout before purchasing these tickets; which shall also be binding and shall be incorporated by reference as though fully stated herein.

*Unfortunately the Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event.*


  • When: Sat Mar. 16
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Address: 155 W. Kinzie
    Chicago IL,US 60654

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