America is a country of immigrants and while holding onto our heritage is important, there is one day a year where we all put our individual histories aside and tap into our love of the Irish.
St. Patrick's Day has become one of the most beloved holidays in the U.S. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that so many Irish families immigrated to America or that we all love a pint of cold beer and time with friends. Regardless of the reason, March is always filled with the color green, wishes for good luck and plenty of fish and chips.
Chicago is an excellent place in which to celebrate St. Paddy's Day, and whether you're Irish or not, here are 15 mighty independent pubs that you will enjoy visiting.
100 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
Great food, service and environment, Fado's has everything a pub needs to be successful.
3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Chief O'Neill's has a great brunch, and friendly service is always on tap.
2442 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago has a large population of individuals with Irish heritage and Galway Arms is a good place to get a taste of that culture.
495 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
You'll appreciate the Irish theme of the decor at this pub.
1367 W. Erie St., Chicago, IL 60642
This is a charming Irish pub where you can expect friendly service and delicious dishes.
4557 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Many resident Chicagoans rave that this is the best Irish pub in Chicago, making it worth a visit.
345 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
D4 is a nice choice for a casual get-together with friends or family, where you can sip your favorite draft and snack on some chips, or as we refer to them in the U.S., fries.
622 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611
A sports bar in the heart of the Near North Side, you'll enjoy a hearty purger and pint of Guiness here.
6705 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
This is the place to be if you are in the mood for a traditional meal of Irish comfort food.
29 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654
You'll love the location and their cold beers on draft.
4530 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
The Grafton has a nice selection of beers, as well as yummy dishes to try.
3905 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Mrs. Murphy's is a very traditional restaurant, from the aura to the food choices.
216 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
This is a sports bar meets Irish pub, so you can enjoy watching various games throughout the year here.
720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Conveniently located and affordably priced, Kitty O'Shea's is a great option for a St. Paddy's Day meal.
661 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654
This is a pleasant spot to enjoy a pint and some traditional Irish fare.