We know St. Paddy's day is all about the booze, but some of us want some great Irish grub to sop up our hangover. These are some of our favorite Irish pubs and restaurants in the city.
Guinness chicken wings, smoked salmon and an "all-day Irish Breakfast" that will definitely get you going any time of the day.
This isn't a fancy pub with Irish fusion food, but it's a great place to knock back a glass of whiskey with a few friends. Small, cozy and rated by USA Today as the most "authentic" Irish pub in Chicago.
We can tell that a bar knows its business when it puts a pint of Guinness on the appetizer menu. This Lakeview Irish Pub has beer-battered pickle chips. Do we need to say more?
The Grafton, unlike so many "pubs" in Chicago, actually has great beer. They have every craft brewery you've ever heard of, a good whiskey list and pub food that isn't too overwrought to drink while tipsy.
Walking past this place on any summer day, you'd think it was a typical Lincoln Park scene-y mess. But no! They actually have an amazing craft beer list and a great guinness beef stew.
This Irish bistro in North Center is a little more upscale than your typical pub, and it's got food to match. Guinness onion soup will warm you up and a brown-sugar/mustard glazed corned beef and cabbage will fill your belly.
A good location (right off Michigan avenue) and a menu of classic Irish/English food mixed with some newer dishes. Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips and ... Fish tacos. But it works!
It's beautiful, there's plenty of parking and the beer list is full of Irish beers and local favorites. Plus, there aren't a ton of Irish pubs in Ravenswood, so we're happy to have it.