Check Out The Best Irish Pubs in Chicago

In a pub, a young woman is having fun and laughing while drinking a glass of dark beer.

Much like Chicago itself, Irish pubs are known for their delicious food and welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to check out some of the best Irish pubs in Chicago.

Fado Irish Pub

In 1996, a group of Irish entrepreneurs came to the United States with the goal of bringing Americans the best of Dublin’s pubs. That’s how Fado’s was born, and the owners are passionate about offering unparalleled hospitality. In the kitchen, the cooks make an array of meals using fresh ingredients. Popular choices include fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and black bean burgers for any vegetarians in your group. Fado’s has a warm, casual atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a festive night out with friends.

The Curragh 

The Curragh is where the warmth and generosity of the neighborhood pub meet exceptional food and drink. Nestled in the Edison Park neighborhood, it features live music on the weekends and several televisions so guests never miss a minute of the city’s sports teams in action. The chefs prepare traditional Irish fare, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish stew.

Declan’s Irish Pub

Declan’s offers the most authentic Irish pub experience in Chicago. Located in Old Town, Declan’s features a 140-year-old bar and a menu inspired by the owner’s boyhood experiences working in his parents’ pub in Belfast. The casual dining area is where strangers become friends, and the pub is even considered the official bar of the University of Notre Dame. Meals include roasted chicken pot pie, Bulleit bourbon chili, and IPA fish and chips. The food pairs perfectly with beers such as Magners Irish Cider and Darkhorse Raspberry Ale.

These are just some of the Irish pubs near 215 West Apartments. If you are thinking about calling our community home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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