Cork & Kerry is an Irish sports bar on Western Ave where the draft beer is always flowing and the TVs are always on. The food is decidedly more American than Irish, with burgers, wings, and Chicago faves like hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches dominating the menu. If you aren’t there to watch the game, the backyard beer garden will do just fine when the weather’s right.
If you don’t like crowds, you may want to stay away from this iconic Irish hang on St. Paddy’s Day. But any other day of the year makes for a fine time to step inside this Western Avenue hideaway to knock back a few cold ones with locals and Beverly newcomers. With a second location in Bridgeport a couple of blocks from Guaranteed Rate Field that boasts a more-than-solid beer garden, Cork & Kerry invites you to drink away your workday troubles with 20 beers on tap. If you’re not feeling the draft list, don’t fret, they have another 40 in bottles and cans for you to sip while you enjoy some—in their words—“tasteless conversation”. Clinging to its working class roots despite gentrification and tourist inflows, this one joint to proudly cross off your Chicago bucket list.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.