The Most Overlooked Mediterranean Paradise in Europe
The Grail is beloved by locals for its incredible beer menu and its decor modeled loosely after Galway's famed King's Head Pub, sporting cedar ceiling beams, an L-shaped mirror-backed bar, a rear wall obscured by stones, and copious votive candles. You can pair your brew with hearty plates like a smoked brisket frito pie and pub-style fish and chips. This spot also hosts tapping events and brand launch parties on the regular.
Plenty of TVs and drink specials make the Londoner in Addison a great spot to catch a game. If you're hungry, no reason to worry: they've got a menu full of classics like bangers & mash and fish & chips alongside shared plates like grilled chicken & Brie sliders and chips & curry. On nice spring days, drink a few beers with friends on their outdoor patio.
In Knox-Henderson, The Old Monk provides the cozy, well-worn feeling only a European pub could provide. Decorated with dark wooden tables, exposed brick walls and local antiques, the Monk serves beer from England, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium, and quintessential pub food like fish and chips, corned beef, and bread pudding.
A traditional irish pub, Idle Rich has a wide selection of beers and ample space indoors and outside to kick back with a group. As far as brew-friendly eats, the menu is filled with dishes like fish and chips and their signature Irish Reuben sandwich to soak up all that Celtic pride in your stomach.
Just steps away from the Mockingbird DART station, this popular local spot's ideal for watching all the British favorites from soccer to live Irish folk music year round. Its bar packs a wallop with over 200 beers on their standard list alone, along with even more seasonal offerings. Were that not enough to convince you of its true pub authenticity, the food menu's full of staples like shepherds pie, Irish strew, and corned beef and cabbage -- all hard to come by in the south.
BBC comes from the folks behind Sherlock's, who've created a sprawling, wood-floored slice of Jolly Ole equipped with two stone bars, a stage for live music, and a private back room boasting a wooden Union Jack, which explains why his Hoffa performance got nominated for a Razzie.