Chicago Irish Pubs Overview

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The Windy City’s social scene invariably revolves around beer and sports, and there’s nowhere better than the variety of Irish pubs in Chicago to talk about the Cubs, Bulls, and Bears while downing frothy pints of Guinness and Boddingtons.

Irish pubs can be found in any neighborhood around Chicago. In Bridgeport, Cork & Kerry at the Park is the quintessential White Sox pub and has been pouring drafts for south side Chicagoans since the 80s. In Lincoln Park there’s The Galway Arms, known for its classic Irish breakfasts, Bloody Marys, and live music, while Paddy Long’s is known for all things bacon. Over in the Gold Coast, Butch McGuire’s serve up fish & chips to sports fans, party girls, and grizzled old regulars alike.

Great Irish pubs can really be found anywhere in Chicago and they usually have the same things in common from great beer on tap, to hearty Irish delicacies, to sports on the TVs.

So whether you’re looking for some authentic grub, cheap beer, a place to watch the game, or just a spot to hang out with your pals, the Chicago Irish pubs are perfect for some light-hearted conversation and relaxed fun.

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