The 90-year-old building it lives in may lend this place an air of authenticity, but live Irish music and a strong Irish whiskey program might also have something to do with that. Not to mention, most of the staff is actually Irish and not just pretending to be for the tips.
This lively Lincoln Park mainstay is immediately recognizable by its massive outdoor patio on Clark, typically bustling with thirsty patrons enjoying a cold one in the sun (or whatever the weather may be) along with typical pub fare such as Sausage Rolls and Chicken Pot Pie. Live traditional Irish musicians provide added ambiance as you tangle with cocktails like the Irish whiskey-spiked Dublin Donkey. As an added bonus, Galway Arms is one of the prime destinations for the city’s true soccer freaks, boasting viewing parties for MLS, Premier League, and LaLiga matches.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.