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. With that information in mind, it's no surprise that Irish pubs in Chicago are relatively commonplace—you'll find bars in most neighborhoods that serve beer from Chicago breweries alongside Irish brews and dishes like fish and chips. The best Irish pubs in Chicago are more than just places to hang out on St. Patrick's Day, boasting cozy spots to sip a pint and sprawling beer gardens. Whether you're looking for a hearty bite to eat or a place to enjoy some whiskey, these Irish pubs in Chicago will take care of you.
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