Cork & Kerry at the Park

Irish Pub / Restaurant / Sports Bar
Cork & Kerry at the Park While Cubs fans in Wrigleyville enjoy dozens of bars steps from Wrigley Field, White Sox fans in Bridgeport face a much sparser selection. Chicago United States 41.83468 -87.634354
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Cork & Kerry at the Park - Irish Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Chicago.
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Party Earth Review While Cubs fans in Wrigleyville enjoy dozens of bars steps from Wrigley Field, White Sox fans in Bridgeport face a much sparser selection. One oasis in the Southpaw’s desert, however, is Cork and Kerry at the Park, an... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

    Bridgeport
  • Address:

    3258 South Princeton Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60616

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  • Hours:

    M–F, Su 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am
    Kitchen closes at 10pm M–Sa and at 7pm on Su

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Cork & Kerry at the Park Review

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While Cubs fans in Wrigleyville enjoy dozens of bars steps from Wrigley Field, White Sox fans in Bridgeport face a much sparser selection.

While Cubs fans in Wrigleyville enjoy dozens of bars steps from Wrigley Field, White Sox fans in Bridgeport face a much sparser selection.

One oasis in the Southpaw’s desert, however, is Cork and Kerry at the Park, an Irish-themed pub that opened in 2010, and whose sister establishment has been pouring drafts for south side Chicagoans since the late 80s.

Much like the original, the walls of this simple one-room venue feature historic images of Chicago’s past, while a long wooden bar invites pre- and post-game fans to settle in for a few pints in the shadow of U.S. Cellular Field.

Sad revelers without tickets to the game stare longingly at the stadium through the bar’s expansive windows, comforted by five large TVs and a hearty menu of pub grub – presented, of course, on a menu that looks like a baseball lineup card.

A rotation of special dishes based on who the Sox are playing means the boisterous gatherings of blue-collar types and local Illinois Institute of Technology students can enjoy a Cleveland Polish Boy when the Indians are in town or some Texas chili when the Rangers are on the mound.

Popular with a loud but friendly crowd, Cork and Kerry at the Park gives Sox fans a place to call home both during the game and long after the team has gone home.

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Tip from Lucas:

Try the Irish egg rolls. No, don’t ask what’s in them – just try them!

  • Crowd

    A laid-back mix of ITT students, working class Bridgeport regulars, die-hard Sox fans, and rough-around-the-edges Beverly Park residents, mid-20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Five TVs. Jukebox.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Pub menu including vegetarian options and specials based on the White Sox’ opposing team.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $2–$5.95, salads $8.95, entrées $3.95–$8.95. Beer $3.50–$6.50, wine $5, mixed drinks $4–$5.50, shots $4–$5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: White Sox t-shirts and jerseys, fleece jackets, jeans, and NO Cubs gear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Before, during, and after Sox games, or Friday and Saturday nights for a crowded but usually chill neighborhood bar vibe.

  • Close By

    U.S. Cellular Field (333 West 35th Street Chicago), home of the White Sox.

Cork & Kerry at the Park User Reviews

Average rating:
Cork at the Park: The beauty of baseball and beers
Brian P. Apr 14, 2013
If you're looking for a break from the incessant, drunken overflow of Affliction shirt donning tools and whiny, screeching college girls in Cubs shirts, i.e. Wrigleyville on game day, do as the Chicagoans do and start heading south. Jump on the Red Line to 94/Dan Ryan, get off at 35th street and stroll into Cork & Kerry at the Park for a cold beer, some good conversation with two or "tree" of the neighborhood guys and watch some White Sox baseball. There isn't much flash or flare to the joint but there's a world of character to this corner tavern. You'll probably have the pleasure of being served by a fine Irish bartender or waitress. Chicago is a drinking town folks, and if you don't have a good bartender, odds are you won't remember your stay fondly. Cork & Kerry at the Park will never let you down in this department. With excellent burgers, a good selection of brew, and a winning baseball team three blocks away, get on over to Cork & Kerry at the Park.
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