Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Chicago. To help you find the best Pubs located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Pubs:
The top rated Pubs in Chicago are:
- Pleasant House Pub – also features a full bar and cafe
- Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant – customize parties of 25 to 300 guests
- Monk’s Pub – have many vegetarian options
- Fado Irish Pub – takes Irish pub design very seriously
- O’Shaughnessy’s Public House – is the Ravenswood neighborhood hangout
Pleasant House Pub
Pleasant House Pub has been featured in The Atlantic, Serious Eats, Star Chefs, and many other publications, and on television and radio programming. The first Pleasant House is an 1800s cottage that still looks out on the rolling green hills of rural Yorkshire, England. In the 1950s, the Jackson family entitled Pleasant House home.
In 2011, husband and wife Art and Chelsea Jackson started Pleasant House Bakery, a small pie shop specializing in Royal Pies, their own type of handmade, artisanal meat and vegetable savory pies. In 2016, they broadened their signature British-inspired, locally sourced menu in a new location, Pleasant House Pub, which also features a full bar and cafe. Art and Chelsea are the owners and chef of Pleasant House Pub.
Food & Drink, Special Events & Catering, Gift Cards
“Excellent menu, location, service, and decor! Don’t leave without trying the sticky toffee pudding.” – Ananda K.
Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant
Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant has had the prerogative of serving Chicagoland as well as many people from around the world since 1999. They have a restaurant, pub, and banquet facility with a magnificent garden area and private rooms for you to choose from when hosting your next event. With pride, they give interactive attention to every detail when helping you plan your special event making it an opportunity to remember.
They customize parties of 25 to 300 guests. Hosting weddings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, and communions. It has a well-deserved reputation for great food, comprehensive bar service in a wonderful atmosphere, and an accommodating attitude.
Menus, Private Events, Gift Cards, Dine-In, Curbside Pickup
“Great system for St. Patrick’s Day Saturday here with reservations and accommodating everyone! Great food, drinks, and band! The rest of the year, this place has classic Chicago nostalgia and a great outdoor space.” – Mark S.
Monk’s Pub originated its name from a monastery where the proprietor visited one summer as a young boy. Amazed with his stay, he thought to himself if he ever owns a public house, he is going to call it Monk’s. May of 1978, his childhood dream became a reality when he acquired a public house in Chicago and called it Monk’s Pub. Food-Pub fare-Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
There is a little something for everyone. They are known for their burgers but they also have healthy options your summer body would love. They have many vegetarian options and proudly serve the beyond burger which is clean vegan. They carry gluten-free buns and many of their items can be ordered to accommodate a gluten-free or gluten-sensitive diet. Their beer list consists of about 120 different beers. They have 16 draft beers that change often. Their bottle and can list is broken down by style for easy navigation.
Food, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Spirits
“Great beer selection. Incredibly friendly staff with great advice makes you feel relaxed and at home. Enjoy the atmosphere that is so different from the inner city.” – Wilhelm G.G.
Fado Irish Pub
Fado Irish Pub takes Irish pub design very seriously and believes that while you may not see all the detail going on around you that you can certainly feel it. Their pub, designed and constructed in Ireland, is made up of multiple uniquely designed sections on three levels. Their Chicago Pub features many ‘snugs’, perfect little areas for bringing people together. The most essential part of the pub is the hospitality.
They work to make sure you have a wonderful time here and that you return with more stories to tell. Regular customers are the lifeblood of their business and they are lucky to have many. Their crew makes sure they’re well looked after and they’ll do the same for you. They talk about baking a lot of care, curiosity, and craic into each lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch. They hope you feel that when you’re in their pub.
Menus, Events, Private Parties
“My absolute favorite place to go in Chicago. Highly recommend! Fantastic Irish bar (true Irish). Fantastic food and service. Bartenders are efficient and fast. Totally go to Fado if you come to Chicago. Love love!” – Lance H.
O’Shaughnessy’s Public House
O’Shaughnessy’s Public House is the Ravenswood neighborhood hangout. Open since April 2008, their genuine Irish pub is a relaxed place where everyone is welcome to chill out, enjoy a great meal or refreshing drink, and have a good time. O’Shaughnessy’s Public House aims to honor the fine Irish experience by offering a range of whiskeys, spirits, and ports.
Alongside the Guinness, there is a wide variety of Irish, English, and specialty/craft draught beers in addition to favorite domestic and imported bottled beers. O’Shaughnessy’s is committed to serving healthful alternatives. For example, Brown rice is a simple alternative to white and is heart-healthy; they have whole grain bread and brown bread. They use Irish-owned businesses when they can to ensure the authenticity of their dishes.
Menus, Parties, Gift Cards, Order Online
“Amazing service as always! And the new chef is killing it! So looking forward to my next visit.” – Heather E.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.