Subway: Red to Grand(312) 836-0066 fadoirishpub.com41.891688 -87.631271 100 W Grand Ave (at Clark St) River North, Chicago
Mon–Thu 11:30am–2am; Fri 11:30am–3am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun 9am–2amAverage beer: $5.50
We know it’s a chain, but we like it. All three floors of this dark, wood-filled, slightly over-stylized Irish pub are packed with young professionals getting sloshed and loosening their ties and tongues. After trying the “black velveteen,” a smooth and sweet blend of Guinness and cider, we’re inclined to join them.