Named for an Irish immigrant who served as the General Superintendent of Chicago's police force at the turn of the 20th century, this Avondale bar is known for its massive patio and an all-you-care-to-eat Sunday brunch buffet. You'll always find Irish draughts like Guinness, Smithwick's and Harp—and you may also encounter some live music performed by fiddlers and bagpipers.
Irish immigrants flocked to Chicago in the 1800s, making up a fifth of the city's population by 1850. It's no surprise then that Irish food shops and pubs in Chicago are relatively commonplace—you'll find them in almost every neighborhood, serving Irish beers like Guinness and Smithwick’s and dishes like fish and chips. And you don’t have to wait for St. Patrick's Day to visit, these spots are worth checking out any time of the year, boasting cozy nooks and sprawling beer gardens. So whether you're looking for a hearty bite to eat or a place to enjoy some whiskey, the best Irish pubs in Chicago will take care of you.
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