We know it’s a chain, but we like it. All three floors of this dark, wood-filled, slightly over-stylized Irish pub are packed with young professionals getting sloshed and loosening their ties and tongues. After trying the “black velveteen,” a smooth and sweet blend of Guinness and cider, we’re inclined to join them.
100 W Grand Ave
|Cross street:||at Clark St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–2am; Fri 11:30am–3am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Grand. Bus: 22, 36, 65.|
|Price:||Average beer: $5.50|