Few cultures are as synonymous with lively drinking and hospitality as Irish culture. Much of that is thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the Irish pub with its characteristic deep mahogany wood, food that sticks to your bones, beer on draught, and friendly bartender always ready with a bit of craic. That type of pub can be found around the country, but Chicago, it could be argued, is in a league of its own when it comes to pubs full of Irish charm.
If you’re in Chicago this St. Patrick’s Day (or any day, for that matter), make sure you don’t end up in some wannabe Paddy O’Fakey’s. Instead, choose from the best Irish bars in Chicago.