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2007 & 2008 CitySearch Best Irish Bar Chicago

Chicago Best 100 bars
by Chicago Magazine
see below for review

2442 North Clark Street, Chicago, Il, 60614.

Clark & Fullerton

Bar - Mon - Thur 5pm to 1.30am - Kitchen - Mon - Thurs 5pm to 11pm

Bar - Fri 4pm to 2am - Kitchen - Fri 4pm to 12am

Bar - Saturday 11am to 3am - Kitchen - Saturday 11am to 12am

Bar - Sunday 11am to 2am - Kitchen - Sunday 11am to 11pm

Time Out Chicago

There's a lot more Gaelic cheer at this bar than just the Guinness on tap. The yummy pub grub is authentic, most of the staff is actually Irish and it's never too crowded to nab a table (choose between the vintage woodwork inside and the expansive, open-air patio). Just don't spread the word too much—we'd hate to wind up ass-to-elbow like at most Lincoln Park McPubs.

Chicago Magazine
”Authentic” pubs are a dime a dozen in Chicago, but this is the rare spot that actually feels like a cozy tavern in the Irish countryside. A short walk from the heart of Lincoln Park, the Galway was carved out of two 90-year-old buildings on Clark Street, and the lived-in, weathered feel remains. With its two fireplaces, creaky floors, and dimly lit rooms, this is just the spot to ward off a winter chill.

"Good place, low key and softly lit, generally full of laid back people interested in drinking and laughing. Fireplace and good music, an utterly fantastically mindbendingly absurd trivia night that goes to a good cause" - Zach F

"We live around the corner and eat here at least once per week. Okay fine. At least twice. We've been to a rehearsal dinner here and even hosted our daughter's first birthday party upstairs. We love coming on sunday nights to listen to Paddy Homan and company. This place is great for a pint or many" - Jennifer F

"I love Galway!  The staff is always so nice! They have been amazing about playing all of the WC games and adding screens so everyone can see. I have also had my first taste of rugby watching here and it was great fun! Great pub food and an awesome beer list. I'm thinking about joining their pub quiz this fall!" - Ingrid G

"I was brought to Galway Arms by my fiery Irish redheaded friend and her British boyfriend, along with a few of his British friends, who all said that this was the closest thing to an Irish pub outside of Ireland" - Amy H

"Went to Galway Arms to hear Paddy Homan and Friends.  I'm not sure what was better, the music or the food. This is not your run of the mill Irish Pub Food" - Ciara M


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