Rick's Picks: Green with Envy

March 12, 2012

This St. Patrick’s Day skip those places that go Irish for just a few days. There are plenty of other places in town serving up Irish fare all year long. Whether traditional or contemporary, Irish cuisine has a lot more to offer than you’d expect. Check out these places to taste authentic recipes from Ireland or inspired by the emerald isle.

The Irish Oak
3511 N. Clark | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6669 | http://www.irishoak.com
An authentic Irish pub in the heart of Wrigleyville.

F. O'Mahony's
3701 North Broadway | Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-0226 | http://fomahonys.com
An Irish pub in Boystown, not gay, but always gay-friendly.

Wilde Bar and Restaurant
3130 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-0404 | http://www.wildechicago.com
Don’t tell me you didn’t know Oscar Wilde was Irish?

Lady Gregory's
5254 N. Clark | Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-5050
Wilde’s pretty sister, located in Andersonville.

Cullen’s Bar & Grill
3741 N. Southport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 975-0600
Dark and moody Irish pub serving up pints of Guinness and traditional Irish fare in Lakeview.

Johnny O'Hagan's
3374 N. Clark | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-3600
It doesn’t get more Irish than this.

The Drum & Monkey
1435 W. Taylor | Chicago, IL 60607
A bit of Ireland in the heart of Little Italy.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
100 W. Grand Ave | Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 836-0066 | http://www.fadoirishpub.com/chicago/
The real deal, steeped in tradition.

Mystic Celt
3443 N. Southport Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 529-8550
Modern Irish pub located in Lakeview, serving great burgers.

Emerald Loop Bar & Grill
216 N Wabash Ave | Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 263-0200 | https://emeraldloop.com/
Located in the Loop, a great place to go after the parade.


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