There always seems to be an Irish pub in every city, and Chicago is no exception. We do, however, claim a particularly strong Irish heritage. Most notably in Beverly which lays claim to a 133-year-old Irish castle.
It’s true the Irish bar abounds, but it isn’t defined by a green clover emblem or what beer is on draft. There are defining architectural characteristics that single out only a handful of bars in Chicago as authentic Irish drinking establishments—and we’re here to point those out to you.
In Ireland, there are several types of bars—cozy rural ones run by small town landlords to the lavish Victorian gin palaces in Dublin. They all have snugs (small, private rooms with frosted glass windows), fireplaces, and a corner for live music.
By no means is this list exhaustive, but the bars here will give you a good idea of what a true Irish bar should feel like.Read More