5 Best Irish Bars in Chicago

Indulge in the Irish holiday and get out to your local pub! St. Patrick’s day is the world’s best excuse to drink a little too much beer and spend the day with you buddies. Feeling stuck? Go on a pub crawl! There are plenty of options, so don’t limit yourself this weekend. 

1. O’Shaughnessy’s Public House – 4557 N Ravenswood Ave 

“A Ravenswood neighborhood hangout, open since April 2008, our authentic Irish pub is a comfortable place where everyone is welcome to relax, enjoy a great meal or refreshing drink and have a good time. We hope to see you soon! SLAINTE! O’Shaughnessy’s is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.” Call: 773-944-9896

2. Lady Gregory’s – 5260 N. Clark 

“Welcome to Lady Gregory’s! Named after the passionate, complex Irish author. We built her soul into our Andersonville nook and hope you stop by to experience our special spot. Floor-to-ceiling windows beckon you in … whether you’re just walking by and feeling peckish or bringing your whole brood in for a night of food and fun, our cozy and sophisticated atmosphere will entice you. Our menu, filled with distinctive specialties, will comfort and delight you. And, you might be pleasantly surprised to see our emphasis on farm-to-table, sustainable, local ingredients.” Call: 773-271-5050

3. Brehon Pub – 731 N. Wells


“Brehon Pub in Chicago, IL has been a River North favorite since 1980. Deriving its name from the ancient Irish legal system (Brehon Law), it was started appropriately by two Irish-American brothers practicing law in Chicago. Look for the “Burke” coat-of-arms over the front door. We serve delicious food and alcoholic beverages to ensure that the merriment never stops. Don’t forget to join us for our famous St. Patrick’s Day Party!” Call: 312-642-1071

4. Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons Irish Bistro – 3905 N. Lincoln

“Opening it’s doors in September 2005, in the heart of Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro has been serving up gastro-pub fare with traditional Irish pub favorites, complemented by a thoughtful assortment of craft beers, a friendly wine list and a deep selection of Irish whiskey for more than 11 years.  As important as great food, music and drinks, Mrs. Murphy & Sons offers the warm family welcome, that makes a great Irish pub. Join for us for the run up of St Patrick’s Starting March 1st with a Whiskey tasting and continuing through St Patrick’s Weekend. Plenty of Irish Music, Culture, Drinks and Pub Plates to go around!” Call: 773-248-3905

5. The Kerryman – 661 N. Clark Street

“Drenched in history, the Kerryman’s location was once a notorious gangster hangout known as the McGovern Saloon, where the young Dion O’Banion got his start as a singing waiter.  In 1978 the location became home to one of the “original” punk clubs and was considered to be the zenith of the original Chicago punk movement. Now known as Chicago’s liveliest Irish bar, located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s River North Neighborhood, The Kerryman is a little piece of Ireland.  The 3 owners all hail from Co. Kerry Ireland and the Head Chef Damo Moloney from Co. Limerick, Ireland who creates an upscale authentic Irish menu. Whether you are stopping by for lunch, dinner, an after work pint or late night dancing the staff at The Kerryman are here to make you feel welcome and at home.” Call: 312-355-8121



5 Chicago Restaurants to Visit Now

Chicago’s food scene is as vibrant as ever, with new restaurants opening and old favorites thriving. Let’s take a look at some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants to visit now, across our city’s neighborhoods…


Bookmark these 5 trending Chicago restaurants:


Clever Rabbit

Clever Rabbit is located at 2015 W. Division in Wicker Park.


Booth One

Booth One is located at 1301 N. State Street in Gold Coast.


Tied House

Tied One is located at 3157 N. Southport in Lakeview.



S.K.Y. is located at 1239 W. 18th Street in Pilsen.


Gideon Sweet

Gideon Sweet is located at 841 W. Randolph in West Loop.



Which spot looks best to you?



Bars, Places

Chicago’s 6 rooftops open all winter long

Bundle up, Chicago. Our city is about to enter its 4th (and harshest) season: Winter.

Nonetheless, Chicagoans are tough and always down for a good time. Even during the chilliest months of the year, the show goes on — with restaurants, bars, and events buzzing around town. Believe it or not, there are a variety of outdoor rooftops that cater to Chicago’s winter. Scroll below for our favorite rooftops (and patios) you should visit this season.


See the best rooftops and patios for a Chicago winter…


Number 6: I|O Godfrey

I|O Godfrey  (127 W. Huron Street)

The rooftop at I|O Godfrey transforms into a winter wonderland during Chicago’s coldest months.


Number 5: The Peninsula

The Peninsula  (108 E. Superior Street)

Grab a pair of skates and hit the ice rink at the luxury hotel, called The Peninsula Sky Rink.


Number 4: Drumbar

Drumbar  (201 E. Delaware Place)

Sip a craft cocktail in Drumbar’s swanky digs, complete with city views and outdoor fireplaces.


Number 3: J. Parker

J. Parker  (1816 N. Clark Street)

Sit atop the J.Parker, overlooking Lincoln Park and ZooLights — inside warm and cozy confines.


Number 2: Dark Horse

Dark Horse  (3443 N. Sheffield Avenue)

Step inside this inviting neighborhood bar, complete with a beer patio, open year-round.


Number 1: The Gwen

The Gwen  (521 N. Rush Street)

New for 2017, The Gwen Hotel recently unveiled a rooftop curling rink and seasonal cocktails.


Chicago Magazine created a super cool video about the Gwen, click HERE.

Which wintery spot looks best to you?