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Fado Irish Pub

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

Irish Pub, Pub, and Gastropub$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Darryl R.
    "Best selection of Irish beers anywhere in the city!"(13 Tips)
    Jessica M.
    "Haven't been there for trivia night."(4 Tips)
    U.S. Soccer
    "authentic U.S. Soccer experience with the flair"(2 Tips)
    Katie S.
    "Food was delicious!! Get the fish and chips and add a side of curry!"(4 Tips)
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  • Jackie M.
    The menu was big and the live band was great.
  • Milan M.
    Quesadillas are totally ok.
  • Harry E.
    Harry EmericMarch 18
    Paid $20 to watch half a game of rugby, was told 3 floors and when we came in only bottom floor accessible, staff were rude and arrogant. Drinks expensive. Yours.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 20
    Trivia is fun and challenging.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 20
    They've got the Irish standards on tap but nothing else obscure or singular. Lamb sandwich was great though.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HawkinsJuly 1, 2016
    Great brunch menu!
  • Paul L.
    Paul LarsonJune 8, 2016
    Reuben was quite good. Smithwicks and many other great tap choices. Fun spot
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockMarch 29, 2016
    An Irish bar with an Irish server. Love the nooks and crannies of this place!
  • Alexey L.
    Alexey LeontevFebruary 19, 2016
    It's testy Guinness nitro IPA 5.8%. Nevertheless, the service was unfortunately slow.
  • Cristian L.
    Cristian LöfvallNovember 11, 2015
    Great breakfast. Went to see the Argentina-Australia rugby game and it was packed, but even still, the service was very good.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 12, 2015
    Solid spot to watch soccer or grab a Guinness
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseySeptember 29, 2015
    Best Irish Pub in the downtown area. Good Irish beers, great service. Be sure to try their shepherds pie!!!
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanSeptember 3, 2015
    Dark, sprawling, big messy dump of an Irish bar, perfect fit events and parties. Many rooms on multiple floors. As at Hogwarts, the stairs like to change.
  • Roadretro
    RoadretroAugust 29, 2015
    Tables in front only allow for 4 people and they won't let you add chairs. Nice staff otherwise.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GreenJuly 26, 2015
    Great beer selection and the best bread pudding!
  • Danila S.
    Danila SilveiraJune 28, 2015
    Great place to drink the Best beers and listen good music. Watch some games here. It's awesome!
  • JJ V.
    JJ VenturiniJune 21, 2015
    Excellent beer on tap. Great place to hang & relax
  • Kim G.
    Kim GuerreroMay 28, 2015
    Kilkenny good
  • Rob H.
    Rob HavasyApril 22, 2015
    Upstairs is a great place to catch a football match. Along with some chicken pot pie and a pint.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HecklerApril 21, 2015
    Basically if I'm downtown for any reason, I'm trying to figure out a way I can get in to Fado for a pint.
  • Addam H.
    Addam HardyMarch 26, 2015
    Must stop place every time I'm in Chicago.
  • Dena B.
    Dena BumpMarch 15, 2015
    Awesome food n drinks!!! Our server was amazing. She recommended food that was great. Definitely go back again.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ClaireJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Everything I have had to eat here has been delicious. You can't beat the $3 Mimosas on Saturday and Sunday. Staff is great and love watching soccer here.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MirandaJanuary 5, 2015
    Haven't been there for trivia night. But this place is amazing. From the atmosphere, the people, the food and the drinks. Hands down the best Irish pub in Chicago.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HongDecember 31, 2014
    Pork tacos and cheesecake. Do it.
  • Lee K.
    Lee KeyesNovember 12, 2014
    Fabulous fish and chips, good Irish music old and new, great wait staff.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BokunOctober 10, 2014
    If you're feeling wanderlusty but are too broke to travel (wah), Fadó & its Guinness draft will transport you to an alternate European universe, robust with soccer/rugby offerings. Atmosphere: rowdy
  • Ray F.
    Ray FoppsSeptember 7, 2014
    Great atmosphere. And the food is amazing. Try the burger.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MMay 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Saddle up to the bar and have a shot and a pint. Slainte!
  • Yuliya M.
    Yuliya MaslavaApril 17, 2014
    The atmosphere and cocktails are awesome ❤️ Will come back for sure.
  • ✞CONSTANTINE ✞
    ✞CONSTANTINE ✞March 26, 2014
    The atmosphere is rustic, but there is ample outdoor seating that isn't dark & dated. The cocktails are good, if overpriced. The food looked gr8, but fell down here and there in the taste department.
  • Rolando N.
    Rolando NunezFebruary 23, 2014
    This place has the best draft Guinness in Chicago. Great food and service. Love the Irish atmosphere. 5 stars!!!!
  • Terence S.
    Terence Steward IIFebruary 14, 2014
    Not the best meal to be honest. The Parmesan chicken burger was a 5 out of 10. A bit dry :-(
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ClaireNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the new Shepherd's Pie bites and mini Fish and chips in a cup....yummy
  • Katie S.
    Katie StogsdillOctober 29, 2013
    Food was delicious!! Get the fish and chips and add a side of curry! Amazing!
  • Matt C.
    Matt ChengOctober 9, 2013
    Great apple pie. So good forgot to take pic before finishing
  • Chioke M.
    Chioke McRaeSeptember 3, 2013
    Great place downtown to watch a soccer match.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AmbornSeptember 2, 2013
    Very hard to pick something from the menu. Nothing seemed to jump out. BUT the mac n cheese was BOMB , pork tacos were good but very Americanized, and the thick fries were delicious :)
  • mark
    markAugust 31, 2013
    One of the best casual spots in Chicago. Def worth a stop-in
  • Melissa J.
    Melissa JohnsonMay 6, 2013
    The spinach salad with grilled chicken is delicious!
  • Lily A.
    Lily AnneApril 12, 2013
    Best Guinness in Chicago!
  • Jared P.
    Jared PApril 8, 2013
    The beers weren't too ridiculously priced.
  • massimo g.
    massimo gariglioMarch 22, 2013
    Great Beer, burgers and real Irish mood!!!
  • John A.
    John ArmstrongMarch 10, 2013
    The fish tacos. Do it. Amazing.
  • Mitchell H.
    Mitchell HoeftFebruary 17, 2013
    Don't order hard alcohol if you want a drink... You won't get any in your drink...
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KochDecember 15, 2012
    Order the fago
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GriffinNovember 28, 2012
    Great fun!
  • ACME Hotel Company Chicago
    TOP 5 Places in Chicago to watch Football by ACME Hotel. Ask for Sully at the bar and he’ll take care of you. Also a great place for European football (aka; soccer). Recommended drink: Car bomb
  • Minochehr V.
    Minochehr VaniaNovember 11, 2012
    Great place!! Go Chicago gets you a complimentary main course when you buy one.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SNovember 10, 2012
    Good beer. Sh*t bar. Only come if it's past 2:00 am & you're desperate. Horrible service. Bartenders have serious 'tudes. Frakking expensive too, even for downtown Chicago.
  • Barry M.
    Barry M.November 10, 2012
    Came here before. Gave it a second chance. Napoleon at the door gave me the impression that things had not improved. Bartender and whiskey pour convinced me to never come here again, no matter what.
  • Nik A.
    Nik AndresenOctober 6, 2012
    Go fighting irish!
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GregOctober 2, 2012
    Make sure you come here when Annie is here ...beautiful smile and great personality...she'll lead you to the mountain...A+
  • Sean M.
    Sean MelnickAugust 21, 2012
    Free WiFi :)
  • Megan S.
    Megan ScholtsJune 14, 2012
    Order the lamb french dip.....incredible.
  • Reside Living
    Reside LivingJune 7, 2012
    Chicago's premiere Irish pub, 'soccer and rugby central'. Live music every Friday and Saturday night (no cover), with a DJ on Sat night. Reside residents: Get 10% off your entire bill on Thursdays. Read more
  • Terminal J.
    Terminal JunctionMay 26, 2012
    The fish and chips are crazy and awesome. Btw a piece of fish is like half of a fish.
  • Megan W.
    Megan WilliamsMay 11, 2012
    I unlocked the free newbie pint and they called me "love".
  • Heidi S.
    Heidi SuttonMay 9, 2012
    A guy's guys bar if you know what I mean.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PerezMay 4, 2012
    Great Pub atmosphere, especially if you are there to see a futbol match. Will need to try the food next time.
  • Darryl R.
    Darryl RiccaApril 29, 2012
    Best selection of Irish beers anywhere in the city!
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AldossariMarch 20, 2012
    Best place for watching soccer :)
  • Red R.
    Hereschicago.com St. Pat's Bash!
  • Julia J.
    Julia J.January 25, 2012
    Irish Car Bombs
  • Cor T.
    Cor TademaJanuary 24, 2012
    A couple of months away, but Fado will once again be the place where the Dutch gather to support their Team to Victory
  • Tommy G.
    Tommy GenereuxJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for bar trivia on Wednesday nights at 7.
  • Geoff
    GeoffJanuary 10, 2012
    Delicious selection of whiskeys
  • Justin F.
    Justin FeldNovember 5, 2011
    Ask for the Guinness ice cream without any toppings and put it in a pint of Guinness. Trust me.
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TerryOctober 20, 2011
    Ask for Dave! He loves triathlons and whiskey! Bring crayola
  • kate F.
    kate FELDTOctober 9, 2011
    Great place to watch South Africa play rugby! Go Springboks!
  • Hari L.
    Hari LukerOctober 6, 2011
    Steak and Guinness Pie...It's a must!
  • Tara O.
    Tara O'ConnellAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Lamb Dip is amazing!
  • Major League Soccer
    Fado offers a great Major League Soccer experience with a traditional Irish Pub atmosphere. Come on down to see your Chicago Fire in action - This is an official MLS Pub! http://www.mlssoccer.com/fa
  • Ana Paula M.
    Ana Paula MaiaJune 27, 2011
    Probably the best pub I've been in Chicago. Great service and awesome food.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LincolnJune 25, 2011
    Awesome food, deliciously upscale and surprisingly affordable! Curry parsnip soup was to die for; as was the whisky selection :D
  • Dens
    DensJune 20, 2011
    Keep ordering drinks till you get a US Soccer pint glass... um, and then sneak it out in your girlfriend's purse. ps: great soccer bar!
  • Wesley D.
    Wesley DiasJune 19, 2011
    Awesome place, awesome staff (really!), awesome beer... been there last year, and when I come back to Chicago, will go again! Cheers from Brazil!
  • U.S. Soccer
    U.S. SoccerJune 4, 2011
    With a robust soccer offering, Fado Irish Pubs provide fans with an authentic U.S. Soccer experience with the flair of a traditional Irish Pub.
  • L M.
    L MMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brendan pours a great pint and he's a Spartan!
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RosensonApril 17, 2011
    Chicken Boxty Quesadilla = Heaven. Only made better by their cheese dip :)
  • Meg G.
    Meg GinnApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite pub! I've drunk Strongbow by the gallon and cheered on The Gunners many times.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FriedmanFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on, Arsenal!
  • RMPJR
    RMPJRFebruary 1, 2011
    BEST IRISH BAR HANDS DOWN!!
  • BBC AMERICA
    BBC AMERICAJanuary 25, 2011
    6 Nations Rugby Championship will be shown here. A favorite among Chicago rugby fans, the pub has hosted signings with pro team Munster and the USA team.
  • Tom M.
    Tom ManningJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Good pour...get a pint
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwaggerizunstopableJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go City
  • Tom M.
    Tom ManningDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer of the month is Smithwicks
  • Andy S.
    Andy SwaggerizunstopableDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the beer here it's cold
  • WorldSoccerShop
    WorldSoccerShopDecember 21, 2010
    Come to Fado and have a Guiness and watch European Live Football!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SDecember 4, 2010
    Nice atmosphere but beware the overpriced drinks. $7.50 for a very small pour of whiskey? Was it even an ounce? I'll bet you a $7.50 shot of Bushmills that it wasn't. Too corporate to be cool at Fadó.
  • Barry M.
    Barry M.December 4, 2010
    They have no idea that a rocks pour is different from a shot. 7.50 for a Tullamore Dew. Highway robbery, even in Chicago.
  • Gerard B.
    Gerard BlantonDecember 1, 2010
    Try the beer
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YanecekNovember 13, 2010
    The bartender is rude and Irish. Absolutely perfect but the music is sucking right now.
  • Erin
    ErinOctober 29, 2010
    Try the curry chips
  • Nick S.
    Nick StumposSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place. Friendly staff. Move trivia back to Mondays please!
  • Greg H.
    Greg HoweSeptember 9, 2010
    Try the Irish Coffee simply amazing, and check out the brown sugar swirls In itit nice art
  • Mike D.
    Mike DolanSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Soccer, great Irish beer, and Pickleback shots? Might as well be heaven.
  • Tim Q.
    Tim QuirsfeldSeptember 3, 2010
    Try the PickleBack shot. Not necessarily because it's amazing; more to just say you did it.
  • John W.
    John WeaverJuly 16, 2010
    Doesn't know what an Arnold Palmer is? Sheesh!
  • Bennington R.
    The only place to find a Kilkenny in the Midwest. Not a bad pub either.
  • jasmin .
    jasmin 🌸November 30, 2016
    klasik irish pub'ı. bayıldım, her şey iyi. müzik eğlenceli
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