Andersonvillagers have been eagerly awaiting the opening of this pub—which was postponed when the construction site caught fire in March—from Martin Cournane, who also owns Wilde Bar & Restaurant and Beckett’s. Maybe they’re excited because Kyle McHugh, who used to run the Drinks Over Dearborn liquor store, has pulled together a crazy beer list and a whiskey selection 300 deep. Maybe it’s because Cournane’s other spots are known for having bar food—fish-and-chips, burgers—that’s well above bar average. Or maybe it’s because everyone is secretly really, really into the works of Lady Gregory, the Irish dramatist and folklorist. What then? 5260 N Clark St (773-271-5050).
New bar | Lady Gregory’s
An Irish pub rises from the ashes in Andersonville.
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