The Dos and Don'ts of St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Published On 03/13/2015 Published On 03/13/2015

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago... otherwise known as amateur hour. To help you survive the forthcoming onslaught of idiocy, we’ve compiled a handy list of dos and don'ts that should (fingers crossed) get you through the weekend. Feel free to send to a friend. You know the one...

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DO watch the dyeing of the river

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DON'T get it on your hands

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DO dye your hair

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DON'T dye your dog


DO dress in festive attire


DON'T even think about it

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DO kayak the river


DON'T drink the river water

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DO meet new people...


... NOT these people

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DO take a boat cruise


DON'T forget to do your taxes first

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DO this

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DON'T do this. Ever.

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DO be this guy


DON'T be this guy...

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... or this guy

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DO drink green beer


DON'T play green beer pong…


... (it won't end well)

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Jay Gentile is Thrillist’s Chicago Editor and, of all his St. Patrick’s Day mistakes, dyeing his dog is not one of them. Follow him @ThrillistChi.



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