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Miller Lite offers free rides for Irish revelers

Updated: March 7, 2013 9:23PM



Miller Lite is again offering free rides on shuttle buses for revelers who plan be in Oak Forest, Tinley Park, and Chicago’s 19th Ward this weekend.

The free rides will take people to various establishments in each community, Miller Lite spokeswoman Kylie Burness said. All three plan Irish-themed parades.

The rides are offered to promote safe transportation and discourage drunken driving, but Burness encouraged people to plan ahead for a safe ride home if they do not have a designated driver.

Rides will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday during the Oak Forest Fleadh.

Stops include the Oak Forest Metra station, 159th and Cicero Ave.; Cindy’s Pub, 5230 W. 159th St.; Oliver’s Bar & Grill, 6150 W. 159th St.; Aldi, 15441 S. Cicero Ave.; Durbin’s, 14753 S. Cicero Ave.; Sullivan’s, 4648 W. 147th St.; Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St.; Oak Forest Bowl, 15240 S. Cicero Ave.; Blarney Stone, 15400 S. Cicero Ave.; and Beggars Pizza, 15600 S. Cicero Ave.

Rides will be offered from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Tinley Park where the 14th Annual Irish Parade will be held on Oak Park Avenue starting at 2 p.m.

Stops include Old Tinley Pub & Eatery, 17020 S. Oak Park Ave.; J.W. Holstein Saloon/Tinley Park Metra Station, 17358 S. Oak Park Ave.; Cuzin’s Tavern & Pizza, 17704 S. Oak Park Ave.; Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 18501 S. Convention Center Drive; Dendrino’s, 18300 S. Oak Park Ave.; Bailey’s Restaurant & Bar, 17731 S. Oak Park Ave.; and Durbin’s Restaurant & Lounge, 17625 S. Oak Park Ave.

Rides will be offered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday for the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which starts at noon at 103rd Street and Western Avenue in Chicago.

Stops include Lawlor’s, 3636 W. 111th St.; Blackthorn, 11050 S. Spaulding Ave.; Quigley’s Irish Pub & Craft Beer Bar, 4010 W. 111th St.; 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park; and the 119th Street Metra Station.

For more information, visit www.MillerLite.com/FreeRides. Riders can call 1-800-FREE-RIDES (1-800-373-3743) or text “CHIRISH” to 90464.



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