8869 Burlington Ave, Brookfield, IL | Directions 6051341.821408 -87.843745
Back in the day, this was one of my favorite haunts. I'd even come in on the Metra from the city to visit Irish Times. Alas, times have changed for the Times. The old owner, Martin sold the bar to his nephew and while being of Irish descent, the nephew has managed to erase all charm from this place. Today I associate Irish Times with high drink prices ($6 for a pint of Guinness), loud music of the 80's hair band metal genre not Celtic, and simply the rudest, worst service I've ever known this side of Burger King. The women who "work" at this bar seem to take pleasure in ignoring customers, as if they're doing you a favor by being there. Food quality has dropped along with everything else. On the plus side, it no longer is as crowded as it once was (and for good reason). Skip this place. Whatever it once was, it no longer be.
Great 'craic', geat food, great beer selection, great servers! – I've been to the irish times on numerous occasions now after moving to the area, its a great place to go to chill out after work with a nice pint of Guinness poured to perfection and a tasty appetizer (try the corned beef bites), i've tried alot of items on the menu but the fish and chips is one of my favourites, its all you can eat on fridays too!!! Im always served with a smile from the pretty servers and bartenders. Great Great Great beer garden!!!!! One of the best for miles......... What more can i say, just try it for yourselves, you will not be dissapointed.
Best Irish Pub outside of Ireland – My family and I have been going to the Irish Times for years now. The food is always consistently delicious and the beers are cold. The waitresses and bartenders are always wearing big smiles. No matter what has happened in my day before walking into Irish Times, after I get there .. it's all forgotten.
Last night we went for their all you can eat Fish and Chips with our 1 year old son. Our waitress was super attentive, getting him his grilled cheese very quickly... allowing my husband and I a few mins. to catch up on our day. Irish Times is a great neighborhood family restaurant!!
Sure, there are lots of corner bars with Irish names, but few have this sort of welcoming environment. – The Scene
The fireplace at the front of the pub is blazing. Several musicians are gathered around for a session on guitar, accordion, banjo, the Irish frame drum called the bodhran and the tin whistle. Irish Times offers two dozen draft beers, domestic bottles, cider, and imported Irish whiskey. The bartender says, "Every drink is special -- we don't discriminate." Friday nights feature an all-you-can-eat fish fry, every morning there's an Irish breakfast and every day choose among fish and chips, shepherd's pie, sandwiches, appetizers and soup (try the cream of carrot). Live music is a regular feature on Sunday nights. Relax and chat over a pint, have a bowl of good soup, and take in your pleasant surroundings.
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