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
3258 South Princeton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
Red Line: Sox-35th
M–F, Su 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am
Kitchen closes at 10pm M–Sa and at 7pm on Su
Bridgeport, Chicago –
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.
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.
Five TVs. Jukebox.
Pub menu including vegetarian options and specials based on the White Sox’ opposing team.
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.
Before, during, and after Sox games, or Friday and Saturday nights for a crowded but usually chill neighborhood bar vibe.