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March 25, 2023
Website updates will be on "Spring Break" hiatus starting today with the next update on Monday April 3rd. However, keep in mind that we are still open for business every day, starting at 11 AM.
March 23, 2023
In a little over a week live comedy returns to the Pub - "Laughs at the Loft" made it's debut here in February and is now a monthly events! This features a variety of great stand-up comics from Chicago, many of which headling at clubs across the country. Date of the show is Friday March 30th; it's a ticket-only event that's held in our 2nd level (The Loft). More information is available here.
March 18, 2023
THANK YOU to the incredible amount of patrons (both regular ones and new faces) who braved the expected St. Patrick's Day crowds to celebrate with us! The weekend festivies become a bit more more low-key today but still continue - visit our St. Patrick's Day page for more info.
March 17, 2023
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Be sure to visit our St. Patrick's Day page for details on this weekend and our Facebook page for "up-to-the minutes" news. Some additional news specificially for our patrons is also posted on the right side of this page. We hope to see you here, but regardless of how you celebrate, have fun and be safe!
March 16, 2023
To best accommodate the crowds on St. Patrick's Day we make several logistical and operational changes. Many of these will be posted on the right side of this page by Friday, but we encourage you to visit our Events page for details.
March 13, 2023
We are offering catering trays of the regions BEST Corned Beef & Cabbage for purchase and pickup! Full pans (serves 25-30) or half pans (serves 12-15) are available - includes our amazing corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, carrots, corned beef jus and horseradish (salad option additions are also possible). Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance for pickup, and the cutoff for St. Patrick's Day pickup (between 9 AM - 11 AM) is Thursday 3/16 at noon. CALL US at 847-277-7400 for details.
March 11, 2023
Today is when Chicago and other nearby communities have their annual St. Patrick's Day parades, plus there are many Pub crawls and other events. Just so you know we're fully staffed and ready to serve the crowds, and our Fork & Cork expansion is also open for overflow business.
March 10, 2023
St. Patrick's Day is now just ONE WEEK away! Please check out our St. Patrick's Day events page for ALL the info and latest updates.
March 9, 2023
On this day back in 2010 our doors opened for business for the very first time. We were all nervous and eagerly anticipating what was going to happen. As it turned out we were clearly on to something special, since here we are THIRTEEN years later! It’s tremendously difficult to achieve and maintain any level of success in the bar/restaurant industry, and to this day the business and financial challenges remain daunting. Having said that, the reasons we are still here are due to our loyal patrons, supportive community and wonderful, hard-working staff. On behalf of the McGonigal family and all of us at the Pub, THANK YOU for being there for us during this journey, and know that we are always grateful to be here for you!
March 5, 2022
The Pub is opening early today (10:30 AM) for the Manchester United - Liverpool match. Our favorite nine-year-old customer Lindsay will also be here, selling girl scout cookies!
March 3, 2023
Starting today and also playing on March 4, 10 & 11 is our local Parker Players Theater Company presenting "Love/Sick", and the event will be in The Loft (our 2nd level). Tickets and other details available at their website.
March 1, 2023
During Lent, our "good through the weekend" food specials that we typically start on Wednesdays have been moved to start on Fridays and will feature "Lent-Friendly" options.
February 25, 2023
Today we'll be showing the 5 PM Loyola Ramblers vs. St. Louis game with sound. Tomorrow (Sunday 2/26) the Pub opens at 10:30 AM for the Manchester United - Newcastle match, with our Sunday Brunch & $4 Heineken drafts also in effect.
February 22, 2023
Today is Ash Wednesday, so with Lent officially starting many of our food specials - which usually start today and go through the weekend - will be "Lent friendly". Check here and our Facebook page for the offerings.
February 17, 2023
We're officially four weeks away from our St. Patrick's Day celebration, and this year will be our 13th annual! The Events page will be updated with details starting next week.
February 15, 2023
On Thursday February 16th we will be showing the Manchester United - Barcelona match, which starts at 11:45 AM. Our Thursday "Chili-Palooza" specials and $4 Heineken draft match day specials will be in effect.
February 10, 2023
To answer a couple questions about "special" upcoming days:
We will of course be showing the Chiefs-Eagles Superbowl this coming Sunday (5:25 PM kickoff) but have no major party planned. Having said that, we'll have a few "super" specials for the event.
More news on Valentine's Day specials will be released in the next few days, and we'll have some offerings that are a bit more romantic than our Taco Tuesday! Also, as usual there will be no reservations required so last-minute plans are welcome.
February 6, 2023
We're excited to announce live comedy is coming to the Pub, starting Friday February 17th and we plan in it being a monthly event! It's titled "Laughs at The Loft" as it's happening in our second level and will feature a variety of great stand-up comics from Chicago (these comedians also headline at clubs all across the country). More info is available by clicking here and we'll be posting more in the near future.
February 1, 2023
We have some bittersweet news to report - our Fork & Cork expansion side is now closed for regular daily business operations, however we will continue to rent it out for banquets, parties, and all other type of private events. More information can be found at the Fork & Cork page, plus we've updated our Banquets page for those seeking details on our rental options.
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2017 Hospitality Member of the Year!
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2013 - 2017 Best of Business Award
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