Party Earth Review Nestled among a sea of Irish pubs, boutiques, and ice cream shops, Wise Fools Pub is a dog-friendly bar offering twenty craft beers on tap, bar games, and piles of free popcorn. Four-legged patrons are just as common... ... read full review
2270 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Brown, Purple Express, Red Lines: Fullerton
W–F 6pm–2am, Sa 6pm–3am
Lincoln Park, Chicago –
Nestled among a sea of Irish pubs, boutiques, and ice cream shops, Wise Fools Pub is a dog-friendly bar offering twenty craft beers on tap, bar games, and piles of free popcorn.
Four-legged patrons are just as common as two-legged ones, and include the doorman’s signature mastiff, who often demands a scratch behind his bulbous head before allowing partiers into the venue.
An immense collection of beer signs and sports memorabilia covers the brick walls, interspersed with a few TVs tuned to sports, while a classic wooden bar and pool table attract groups of laid-back college students and young professionals, stopping in for one of the thirty-plus draft and bottled beers, or to get the night started with a couple relaxed rounds of pool.
Patrons hungrier for more than popcorn can pick up some eats at a nearby takeout joint and settle into one of the high tables, while on busy nights, an adjacent room opens up offering darts, an antique bar rescued from the old Milwaukee Hotel, and an elevated lounge area.
With an extensive selection of seasonal beers, a mellow atmosphere, and man’s best friend in tow, Wise Fools Pub is an excellent spot to kick back after a long day and enjoy some quality time with friends and friendly canines.
Easygoing dog lovers, young professionals, sports fans, college students, and dogs, early 20s to mid-30s (people), 6 months to 12 years (dogs).
Radio tuned to rock and alternative hits. Six TVs tuned to sports. One large projector. Dart board. Jukebox.
No kitchen, but patrons are free to bring in food from elsewhere or order delivery to the bar. Free popcorn with drinks or by request. $20 credit card minimum.
Beer $2–$6, wine $1, cocktails $3–$7.
Casual: business casual, flannel, jeans, hoodies, dog-walking attire, sneakers, canine sweaters.
Fridays and Saturdays for a large crowd of people and pooches.
More than a dozen bars line this stretch of North Lincoln Avenue, including relaxed Irish pub Halligan Bar (2274 North Lincoln Avenue), sports bar Kendall’s (2263 North Lincoln Avenue), and former Hunter S. Thompson hangout Sterchs (2238 North Lincoln Avenue).