To celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day parade City Winery Chicago will open its Riverwalk location on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. City Winery at the Riverwalk is located on the south bank of the Chicago River between Dearborn and State Streets at 11 W. Riverwalk South. Guests will be able to enjoy views of the river dyeing from City Winery at the Riverwalk’s outdoor walk-up bar along with Irish food, beverages and live music from Get Up with the Get Downs. WXRT will also provide music before and in between the band’s sets.


This St. Patrick’s Day also kicks off a first-ever partnership with Moody Tongue Brewing, a Pilsen-based brewer known for its unique culinary brewing style, who will serve as City Winery at the Riverwalk’s exclusive draft beer provider all spring and summer long.


City Winery’s St. Patrick’s Day food specials will include a Vegetarian Irish Stew composed of Idaho potatoes, roasted seasonal mushroom, root vegetables and minced garlic, reduced in Moody Tongue’s Caramelized Chocolate Churro Porter, and the Emperor’s Lemon Dream, three house-made mini cinnamon, golden raisin and honey Irish soda pastries finished with Moody Tongue Emperor’s Lemon Saison cream cheese frosting. In addition to house wines on tap, City Winery will also offer mulled wine, made with its own Merlot, Vin L’orange, orange peels and wintery spices.


Moody Tongue Brewing’s Smoked Applewood Gold lager, Nectarine IPA, Caramelized Chocolate Churro Porter and 5 Rabbit’s La Protesta Golden Ale will also be available in addition to Irish coffee from the West Loop’s Sparrow Coffee starting at 11:00 a.m. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available beforehand starting at 10:00 a.m.


Get Up with the Get Downs will provide live music from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Known for their high energy and ability to get any crowd dancing, Get Up with the Get Downs is a Chicago-based funk and soul band. While they perform their own original tunes, they also perform hits of James Brown and often slip into more obscure tunes from the likes of Mitch Mitchell, Renaldo Domino, Blowfly, and The Skull Snaps.


About City Winery Chicago

Opened in 2012, City Winery Chicago is The West Loop’s only fully-operational winery and restaurant with outdoor patio, concert hall and private event space located at 1200 W. Randolph, in the historic urban Fulton Market district. Once a refrigerated food distribution warehouse, the 1911 building has been transformed into a contemporary 33,000 square foot haven for those passionate about wine, music and culinary arts. The décor evokes the romance of being in wine country, from the exposed stainless-steel fermenting tanks and French oak barrels, to the aroma of fermenting grapes. Chicago’s only fully operation winery has produced dozens of in-house wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina and Chile, including a Wine Enthusiast 90-point 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Reserve pinot noir and has been recognized with a 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best of Award of Excellence “for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world” by Wine Spectator. The globally inspired, locally sourced, wine-focused food menu is conceived for pairing and sharing. The concert hall accommodates up to 300 guests, all seated at tables with complete beverage and dining service, ensuring a comfortable “listening room” experience enhanced by a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. Riedel is the official and exclusive provider of glassware, showing City Winery’s commitment to enjoying quality wine in a quality vessel. American Airlines is the Official Airline and Virgin Hotels Chicago is the Official Hotel of City Winery. For more information, please visit