The Temple Bar

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The Temple Bar The Temple Bar in Chicago's Lakeview is a classic Irish pub with lots of sports, live music, karaoke, & more. Grab a proper pint in Chicago with Party Earth! Chicago United States 41.936142 -87.668302
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The Temple Bar - Irish Pub | Sports Bar in Chicago.
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Party Earth Review Daily specials, European sports, live bands, and even a drunken karaoke session are all part of The Temple Bar package, making it a solid neighborhood go-to for all manner of liquor seekers. It’s obvious the... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F, Su 11am–2am, Sa 11am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Temple Bar Review

The Scene

The Temple Bar in Chicago's Lakeview is a classic Irish pub with lots of sports, live music, karaoke, & more. Grab a proper pint in Chicago with Party Earth!

Daily specials, European sports, live bands, and even a drunken karaoke session are all part of The Temple Bar package, making it a solid neighborhood go-to for all manner of liquor seekers.

It’s obvious the pub’s Irish owner Patrick (of course) sought to give the place a European feel – the fire engine-red façade pays homage to the original 1850s-era Temple Bar still going strong in Dublin, a large Guinness sign hangs above the entrance, and scads of Manchester United jerseys line the wall above the bar.

Though dozens of TVs favor soccer and rugby and Irish staples dominate the menu, the venue’s stateside locale is not forgotten. A Michigan flag offers a welcome symbol for Wolverine fans, and on NFL Sundays, football takes a backseat to the “other football” when Bears devotees pile in to catch a game and gorge on a $5 buffet.

The long street-side patio is also wired up with flat-screens for the sports hounds, though regular dart tourneys on Tuesdays, trivia on Wednesdays, and “wasted karaoke” on Thursdays entice the less athletically inclined.

Live and sometimes traditional Irish bands on Fridays and Saturdays promise a festive crowd of unpretentious groups vying for a proper pint and a little impromptu jigging.

From the local yuppie stopping in for a quickie to the expats in their gaudy jerseys to anyone in the mood for a casual pub, The Temple Bar is a veritable barhopper’s U.N. in Lakeview.

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Tip from Lucas:

It’s easy to spend an entire Sunday at Temple Bar. You can start out with a regular brunch, then cheer on the Bears, Bulls, or Blackhawks, and then later, stuff your face with their $5 sliders with fries and $3.50 stadium cups of brew.

  • Crowd

    European expats looking to catch the “match” on the “telly,” Lakeview yuppies, Wolverine and Bears fans, groups of unpretentious friends, frat types at one table, hipsters at another, karaoke fans, trivia buffs, Irish music lovers, mid-20s to late 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Free live music on most Friday and Saturday nights includes occasional Irish bands.

    TVs inside and out carry all types of sporting events, with an obvious predilection toward soccer and rugby.

    Darts on Tuesdays, trivia on Wednesdays, and karaoke on Thursdays, all free and all typically beginning around 8pm.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of pub cuisine with an emphasis on traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, as well as a few Mexican-inspired dishes like quesadillas and nachos.

    Traditional brunch fare until 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Dog-friendly patio open April–November.

  • Prices

    Brunch $8–$11, appetizers $5–$9, entrées $9–$13. Beer $4–$6, wine $7+/glass or $30–$35/bottle, cocktails $5–$10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to smart casual: jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, sports jerseys, fitted sweaters, blouses, skirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Anytime a big European match is on, Mondays for 35-cent wings, Tuesdays for the dart tournament, Wednesdays for trivia, Thursdays for karaoke, Friday and Saturday nights for live music, or Sundays for NFL football and food specials.

  • Close By

    Four Shadows Tavern & Grill (2758 North Ashland Avenue) is another neighboring Irish spot with a slightly younger scene and a large Blackhawks crowd.

The Temple Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Your neighborhood Irish bar
Maria S. Mar 10, 2013
The bar's red exterior is truly reminiscent of Temple Bar in Dublin. It's a great spot to watch a game or catch up with friends over food and drink. Their draft list is really extensive and their house specials look delicious. I also really liked the authentic goal buzzer that rang when the Blackhawks scored during the game watch. It's a really comfortable spot, and I'd recommend it!
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