Add Chicago to Next Year's St. Patty's Day Bucket List

I'm not just saying it because I live here: Chicago is a crazy place to celebrate St. Patty's Day. 

Source: Gunaxin

Source: Gunaxin

Each year, we dye the river a more dramatic shade of green and pack the downtown streets for the annual parade. Chicago's got a deep Irish heritage, and you have a plethora of woody pubs to pick from, no matter what neighborhood you visit. For a truly authentic experience, check out the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade.