Music and drinks have long been enjoyed together, from turn-of-the-century gentlemen sipping tea around the Victrola to modern gentlemen sipping tea around the Victrola in a 3D holographic recreation chamber. Some things never change with this Groupon.
$20 for the Irish American Heritage Festival for Two (Up to $40 Value)
- General admission for two, valid for one of three days of the festival (up to a $30 value)
- Ten drink tickets, good for up to two beers (a $10 value)
From 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, July 12, noon to midnight on Saturday, July 13, and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, Irish Fest celebrates all things Irish. In additional to the throngs of family activities, including step dancing, children's singing contests, a mashed potato–eating competition, and folk tents loaded with dances and sing-alongs, this year's festival boasts a staggering musical lineup of local and international acts. Featured performers include Celtic rockers such as The Tossers, Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers, and The Killdares alongside traditional acts such as Enter the Haggis and The Dooley Brothers. Children aged 12 or younger are admitted for free.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Irish American Heritage Center
Occupying a building that sprang up at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) somehow manages to cram Ireland into one of Chicago’s city blocks. Work from Irish artists hangs in the building’s art gallery, books from Irish authors fill its library, Irish plays light up its 658-seat theater, and Irish food and drinks delight the crowd on the main floor at the Fifth Province Pub. The IAHC also has a knowledgeable staff of instructors, who teach classes on everything from Irish dance and music to Irish language and genealogy.