Pub Grub

Draught 55

Draught 55

I’ll give you two guesses what street this joint sits on. Ok, I’ll give you no guesses (and I’ll even put the address down…

Thady Con’s

Thady Con’s

[CLOSED] One part bar, one part Angela’s Ashes set piece, this “so Irish you could shit the Blarney Stone” pub features a big fireplace,…

St. Andrews

St. Andrews

If the phrase “if it’s not Scottish, it’s crap” is to be taken seriously, then by the transitive property of geometric theory, this place…

Slainte

Slainte

I imagine that it’s the exact language that this place trades on that ruins its chances to be a serious destination for pub-seeking Americans….

The Sixth Ward

The Sixth Ward

[CLOSED] This, it turned out, was one of those time-killing situations that present themselves when the second of your two-person party is tied up…

Shoolbred's

Shoolbred’s

I kept thinking this joint was called “Schoolbreds.” Which made me think of those Little School Boy cookies. Or those shortbread things, um, Lorna…

Pig 'n' Whistle

Pig ‘n’ Whistle

Sure it’s authentic and everything (complete with Irish waitresses, wood and the stink of beer), but even authenticity can’t save some pubs from sucking….

Old Town Bar

Old Town Bar

A name so apropos it hurts. Surrounded by some of the snobbiest establishments in the city, this bar has managed to survive since the…

The Parlour

The Parlour

Apparently there is a restaurant attached to this Irish bar. We had no idea. That aside, this bar is actually a decent facsimile of…

McHale’s

McHale’s

[CLOSED] Don’t let the cover fool you, this isn’t the OTB junkie hang out it appears to be. Nope, it’s an old school bar…

McCormack’s

McCormack’s

[CLOSED] It’s so nice that the old, neighborhood alcoholics have somewhere to go. Shunned by the yuppies and the hippies and the preppies (and…

J.G. Melon

J.G. Melon

So, it ain’t the Plaza. Actually, it’s barely some place you’d think about consuming foodstuffs. The dust alone could choke a horse. This cramped,…

Jameson's

Jameson’s

You don’t get any more Irish than this place. Complete with potato-faced waitresses, a bartender that looks at you funny when you order Bud…