Even in the typical sleet, slush, and slop, the St. Pat’s party people come in droves for a glimpse of the Chicago River in its one day of Kelly green glory. So, with its July-like temps, Saturday’s riverside merriment was off the charts. We gave our photographer a rare early wakeup call and sent him straight into the epicenter—Fulton’s on the River—to capture the river-dyeing revelry. Predictably, the bilevel space was packed to the hilt, the green beer and Guinness-topped Bloody Mary’s were flowing, and the crowd was—for once—basking in both sláinte and sunshine.
Photography: Jeff Schear