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Lady Gregory's Irish Bar & Restaurant

Bars, Pubs Andersonville
4 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
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Andersonvillagers of all stripes are crazy for this Irish pub, from the owner of Wilde Bar & Restaurant and Beckett’s. Maybe it’s because Kyle McHugh, who used to run the Drinks Over Dearborn liquor store, pulled together a beer list 100 deep, with drafts like Metropolitan Krankshaft Kölsch available in 5oz, 10oz and 16oz pours. Maybe it’s because, with large portions of chicken potpie and mac and cheese, it’s a no-brainer to stick around for dinner. Or maybe it’s because everyone is secretly really, really into the works of Lady Gregory, the Irish dramatist and folklorist.


Venue name: Lady Gregory's Irish Bar & Restaurant
Address: 5260 N Clark St
Cross street: at Berwyn Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 10am–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: Average beer: $6
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Average User Rating

4.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:3
  • 4 star:6
  • 3 star:2
  • 2 star:0
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Atmosphere gets a 5 stars! This is what brings me back. It just feels warm, charming, beautiful. I highly recommend bringing a date here on a cold Chicago night. The windows look out onto a lovely street, bonus if it's snowing! The interior is cozy from the low lighting, stately holiday decor and library.

I have eaten here a handful of times and have come for just drinks as well. In both situations, service was great, experience was great, food was better than average, but nothing that memorable.

Gem of a place!

Pricey, but good vibes. Dry's Cry is my favorite drink. Goat Cheese Flatbread is delish.

Our favorite neighborhood place to eat and drink. Only complaint, sometimes music is too loud to carry on a conversation!

Great food, great drinks. High quality but reasonably priced. And just the nicest staff ever.

I have been hearing about Lady Gregory's for ages and I've finally tried it! Let me says, it did not disappoint. After a casual hang at Simon's, myself and a couple friends were ready for dinner. As we sat there, we brainstormed on where we wanted to eat. I'm low gluten and another friend is vegetarian. As we began walking down Clark, looking at menu, the words vegetarian and gluten free instantly caught out eyes. Though we opted to sit outside on a gorgeous summer day, I was blown away by the interior. Definitely the type of place you can see yourself hosting a gathering. The artichoke dip we had as an app was great, as were my fish and chips entree. My friend's grilled cheese looked amazing and she very much approved. Will be back!

I cringe at the thought of describing Lady Gregory's as an Irish pub because that immediately brings to mind thoughts of a suburban Bennigans with awful food and a limited beer selection of Guinness and Bud Light. No, Lady Gregory's takings things to the next (more like 4th) level by offering delicious food, an expansive beer and wine menu, rich wood décor, and friendly service either on their welcoming sidewalk patio or their cozy interior (if you're eating inside, try to snag a seat next to the fire in their library room!). Lady Gregory's is where I bring my suburban friends and family who are "afraid of the city" because the food isn't too out there for them and I am guaranteed to eat some delicious comfort food. You can NOT go wrong with their mac and cheese. Trust me.


A fine neighborhood spot with an extensive and impressive beer list and solid food menu—I'm a fan of the small plates like roasted beets and cauliflower steak. Both the decor and the staff are warm and inviting.

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This is a perfectly solid neighborhood spot with good food without any frills. It's a great restaurant to take family and out-of-town guests and a beautiful bar with good cocktails and a solid beer list.

It's like the local version of the "Cheers" bar - great service, warm feel, excellent beer and surprisingly good food

Ah, Lady Gregory's of the library-like interior and posh, stately dark-wood interior. I like eating here almost more for the surroundings than the food.