Best Irish Pubs In Chicago

March 17, 2016 7:00 AM

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As St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, everyone is going to want to visit the many Irish pubs of Chicago. Regardless of what time of year you go, or if you’re going for a warn meal, some pints of beer or a nip of whiskey, one of the great things about Chicago is that there are a plethora of Irish pubs to choose from. Here are some of the best Irish pubs that Chicago has to offer – pull up a stool and enjoy.
Five Roses Pub
5509 Park Pl.
Rosemont, IL. 60018
(847) 233-0077
www.fiverosespub.com

Located in nearby Rosemont, in the MB Financial Park, is the Five Roses Pub. With stunning carved wood and old-world fixtures, this establishment offers Gaelic food, a full bar, sporting events on television and live music. Try specialty cocktails like the Celtic Lemonade, Dublin Donkey, or the Daiqui-tini, as well as an extensive beer and cider menu.  Although pretty laid back during the day, the nightlife at Five Roses is hopping. If you’ve come for a meal, or just drinks and snacks, be sure to try their mozzarella sticks as they’re the best around this side of the Wisconsin border!

The Curragh Traditional Irish Pub
6705 N. Northwest Hwy.
Chicago, IL. 60631
(773) 774-6170
curraghirishpub.com

Right in the heart of Chicago’s fun Edison Park neighborhood is The Curragh Traditional Irish Pub. With over 30 beers on tap including craft beers, domestics, and imports, The Curragh also features an array of whiskeys, and a lively selection of fun blended beer drinks. Serving both traditional Irish menu items as well as American fare, there’s live music every weekend, and hi-def televisions showing the biggest games. A day or evening at The Curragh is always like coming home again.

Lady Gregory’s
5260 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL. 60640
(773) 271-5050
www.ladygregorys.com

Named after the Irish writer and folklorist, Lady Gregory’s is a bright and stately spot complete with a fireplace and library. Located in Chicago’s trendy Andersonville area, Lady Gregory’s welcomes patrons in a sophisticated atmosphere. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun to be had. With over 300 whiskies at the ready and 100 beers available, Lady Gregory’s also cooks up a great selection of both small and large plates, flatbreads, soups, sandwiches, and burgers, as well as a mouth-watering Grilled Scottish Salmon. If you don’t have time to dine in, Lady Gregory’s also offers super convenient online ordering and curbside pickup between 5 and 10 P.M.

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Emmit’s Irish Pub
495 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60654
(312) 563-9631
www.emmits.com

If you’ve ever driven down Milwaukee Avenue there’s a good chance that you’ve seen the uniquely shaped building that houses Emmit’s Irish Pub. Located in the West Loop area and owned by two former fireman, Emmit’s is the quintessential Irish pub emanating hospitality and cheer. Wielding an array of food items, Emmit’s also has a wide selection of beers, wines, whiskeys, and speciality cocktails. Best of all, there’s always a laid back vibe greeting you the moment you walk through the front door.

Celtic Crossings
751 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL. 60654
(312) 337-1005
celticcrossingschicago.com

With amazing specials, including $5 Bloody Marys, $3 Jameson shots, and $6 Irish Car Bombs, there’s always something fun happening at Celtic Crossings. This is the kind of bar that’s great for a special night out, or simply stopping in for a pint on any day you’re so inclined. Located on the Near North side, Celtic Crossings offers a cozy environment, with friendly service and an array of beers, wines and whiskeys. Voted “The Most Traditional Chicago Irish Pub” by USA Today, Celtic Crossings is a must for pub-goers in Chicago.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life – music. Since then, she’s covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner, AXS.com, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon’s KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with six published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.

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