Party Earth Review In a neighborhood not far from everything Cubs / Wrigleyville, The Globe Pub often casts baseball aside for its favored sports of rugby, cricket, and above all else, soccer. The venue’s a haven for British expats, European... ... read full review
1934 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Brown Line: Irving Park
M–F, Su 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am
Opens early for live simulcasts of major European matches. Consult website for schedule
Lakeview, Chicago –
The venue’s a haven for British expats, European travelers, and stateside footie converts looking for a fix, and in order to air live matches, the place often opens in the wee hours, pulling in rowdy Manchester United fans before most of the city has even rolled out of bed.
Large windows opening completely into the street welcome visitors into the front room, where soccer scarves crowd the walls, an extensive beer list requires serious study, and nearly a dozen TVs leave room for even a few (gasp!) American pastimes.
As a mix of jocks, yuppies, and backpackers crowd the long bar or take over the booths and tables, a mélange of accents debates the finer points of the featured sport between mouthfuls of British faves like shepherd’s pie and black pudding, along with the expected burger-and-quesadilla pub grub.
Though it is often occupied by private parties and weekly events like pub quizzes and comedy nights, the spacious back room with its own bar and more TVs almost triples the venue’s capacity and usually gives drinkers a bit more elbow room during major events.
Although not everyone at The Globe Pub is a soccer fanatic, there’s no doubt that everyone can enjoy the fervor of the game in this cozy, international setting.
British, Irish, and other Euro expats and tourists, sports fans, regular Joes, former jocks, and the occasional hipster who secretly loves the game, mid-20s to 40s.
Dozens of TVs tuned primarily to soccer and rugby, as well as major American sports with obvious dedication to the Bears and Cubs. DJs spin mostly disco and hip-hop on Fridays through Sundays. Pair of dart boards.
Occasional live music on Sundays. Pub quiz on Tuesdays. Open mic on Mondays and Wednesdays, featuring local music and comedy acts.
Full menu of pub grub and English fare, with some American staples. Daily food and drink specials, plus game-day specials.
Appetizers $6–$8, burgers and sandwiches $7–$9, entrées $9–$12. Beer $4–$10, wine $6–$7/glass or $24–$28/bottle, mixed drinks $5–$8.
Casual: team jerseys, flannel, jeans, post-work business casual, fitted sweaters, cute tops, more jerseys.
During any big game, especially soccer.
Ten Cat Tavern (3931 North Ashland Avenue) is a dog-friendly, thrift store-style joint with pool tables (free till 8pm), kooky local art, and a nice selection of micros.