Celtic Crown Public House is one of Irish joints for pub grub.

1. Celtic Crown Public House

7.8
Pub · North Center · 4301 N Western Ave (at W Cullom Ave), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: You may find yourself with a bill for $2 burgers or free wings. Celtic Crown is worth a visit for above average bar food. The corned-beef sandwich is satisfying, as is the baked barbecue-rib plate. Read more.

Cullen's Bar and Grill is one of Irish joints for pub grub.

2. Cullen's Bar and Grill

Bar · Lakeview · 3741 N Southport Ave (at W Grace), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: With brogues, shepherd’s pie and Guinness pints, this Irish pub is the real deal. Try the char-grilled skirt-steak sandwich, turkey-and-corned-beef reubens, and massive Bass Ale–battered onion rings. Read more.

English Bar & Restaurant is one of Irish joints for pub grub.

3. English Bar & Restaurant

Bar · River North · 444 N La Salle Dr (at Grand St), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This spot is putting pounds on the pub scene, with drinks like a St. Germain Champagne cocktail and U.K. classics like fish-and-chips. The Newcastle-battered cod is crispy, the fried egg BLT heavy. Read more.

Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro is one of Irish joints for pub grub.

4. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

7.3
Gastropub · North Center · 3905 N Lincoln Ave (at Byron), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: This Irish bistro serves modern food. Guinness is in the onion–and–white cheddar soup, beef stew and the mac and cheese served alongside barbecue ribs. Also stop by for a great Irish whiskey. Read more.

Pepper Canister is one of Irish joints for pub grub.

5. Pepper Canister

7.8
Pub · River North · 509 N Wells St (btwn Grand & Illinois St), Chicago, IL

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Go greasy with the “toastie special,” a buttery, oniony, cheesy grilled sandwich that’s all the rage in Ireland. It's perfect for the drunk, the hungover and anybody trying to pack on the pounds. Read more.