Looking for a spot to grab a beer before, during or after Sunday's resurrected South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade? Since there's no alcohol allowed outdoors along the parade route, you probably won't be the only one. Because crowds are expected at pubs along the west side of Western Avenue (the other side's dry), don't be surprised by cover charges at some bars or a convenient lack of drink specials at others. All five of these bars open at 11 a.m., which is the same time the parade steps off. Here's what to expect:
10014 S. Western Ave.
Details: No cover charge, no drink specials. Corned beef will be added to the menu (naturally).
The End Zone
10034 S. Western Ave.
Details: No cover charge, no drink specials. Corned beef sandwiches will also be on the menu.
Cork & Kerry
10614 S. Western Ave.
Details: $5 Guinness pints, prizes and T-shirts for the first 20 people in line
10618 S. Western Ave.
Details: $10 cover, no drink specials or food served.
Cullinan's Stadium Club
11610 S. Western Ave.
Details: No cover, $6 16-ounce Guinness, $4 16-ounce Bud Light, $5 corned beef sandwiches with chips, $5 Italian beef and $3 hot dogs.