Chicago Pubs Overview

The Bar on Buena - Gastropub | Restaurant in Chicago

The social scene in Chicago always seems to revolve around sports and beer, and nowhere is this more prevalent than in the countless Chicago pubs that dot every area of the city and where passionate fans of the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks come to cheer, commiserate, and drink beer on tap.

No matter which neighborhood of Chicago you’re in, there are countless pubs to be found on every corner. Some of the best options are in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast, though stretching out from the center of the city, there are a plethora of Irish pubs in Bridgeport, Andersonville, Lakeview, and Wicker Park.

Chicago is also known as a great restaurant town, and the gastro-pubs buoy that reputation with a wide range of food and beer pairings that can’t be found anywhere else. Though there are still plenty of pubs that strictly adhere to the cheaper food variety offering authentic bangers & mash or fish & chips.

So whether you’re looking for some great grub, frothy pints, a place to watch the game, or just somewhere to chat with a group of friends, the pubs in Chicago are the perfect venues to start off a night before heading out to the wilder side of Chicago’s party scene.

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