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Fado Irish Pub

100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

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(312) 836-0066

  • Sun - 8:00am - 2:00am
  • Mon - Thu 11:30am - 2:00am
  • Fri 11:30am - 3:00am
  • Sat 8:00am - 3:00am

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Cuisine: Bars, Irish Restaurants

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4.6 of 5.0 from 110 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL
  • Fado Irish Pub in Chicago, IL

Fado Irish Pub Reviews

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  • Jackie MThe menu was big and the live band was great.

    55555 by Jackie M

  • Milan M.Quesadillas are totally ok.

    55555 by Milan M.

  • Harry mPaid $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.

    22222 by Harry m

  • Bobby KennedyTrivia is fun and challenging.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy

  • Bobby KennedyThey've got the Irish standards on tap but nothing else obscure or singular. Lamb sandwich was great though.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy

  • jasmin Jklasik irish pub'ı. bayıldım, her şey iyi. müzik eğlenceli

    55555 by jasmin J

  • Mike LGreat brunch menu!

    55555 by Mike L

  • Paul LarsonReuben was quite good. Smithwicks and many other great tap choices. Fun spot

    55555 by Paul Larson

  • Tana B.An Irish bar with an Irish server. Love the nooks and crannies of this place!

    55555 by Tana B.

  • Alexey BIt's testy Guinness nitro IPA 5.8%. Nevertheless, the service was unfortunately slow.

    33333 by Alexey B

  • Cristian L.Great breakfast. Went to see the Argentina-Australia rugby game and it was packed, but even still, the service was very good.

    55555 by Cristian L.

  • Patrick BaskinSolid spot to watch soccer or grab a Guinness

    55555 by Patrick Baskin

  • Michael DorseyBest Irish Pub in the downtown area. Good Irish beers, great service. Be sure to try their shepherds pie!!!

    55555 by Michael Dorsey

  • Jeffrey Z.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.

    55555 by Jeffrey Z.

  • Rhett H.Tables in front only allow for 4 people and they won't let you add chairs. Nice staff otherwise.

    33333 by Rhett H.

  • Kate BGreat beer selection and the best bread pudding!

    55555 by Kate B

  • Danila CGreat place to drink the Best beers and listen good music. Watch some games here. It's awesome!

    55555 by Danila C

  • JJ VenturiniExcellent beer on tap. Great place to hang & relax

    55555 by JJ Venturini

  • Kim CKilkenny good

    55555 by Kim C

  • Rob H.Upstairs is a great place to catch a football match. Along with some chicken pot pie and a pint.

    55555 by Rob H.

  • Matt H.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.

    33333 by Matt H.

  • Addam H.Must stop place every time I'm in Chicago.

    55555 by Addam H.

  • Dena dAwesome food n drinks!!! Our server was amazing. She recommended food that was great. Definitely go back again.

    55555 by Dena d

  • Catherine C.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.

    55555 by Catherine C.

  • Jessica MirandaHaven'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.

    55555 by Jessica Miranda

  • Christine H.Pork tacos and cheesecake. Do it.

    55555 by Christine H.

  • Lee K.Fabulous fish and chips, good Irish music old and new, great wait staff.

    55555 by Lee K.

  • Anna B.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

    55555 by Anna B.

  • Ray TGreat atmosphere. And the food is amazing. Try the burger.

    55555 by Ray T

  • Kyle M.Saddle up to the bar and have a shot and a pint. Slainte!

    55555 by Kyle M.

  • Yuliya KThe atmosphere and cocktails are awesome ❤️ Will come back for sure.

    55555 by Yuliya K

  • ✞CONSTANTINE ✞ MThe 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.

    55555 by ✞CONSTANTINE ✞ M

  • Rolando NunezThis place has the best draft Guinness in Chicago. Great food and service. Love the Irish atmosphere. 5 stars!!!!

    55555 by Rolando Nunez

  • Terence S.Not the best meal to be honest. The Parmesan chicken burger was a 5 out of 10. A bit dry :-(

    55555 by Terence S.

  • Catherine C.Try the new Shepherd's Pie bites and mini Fish and chips in a cup....yummy

    33333 by Catherine C.

  • Katie S.Food was delicious!! Get the fish and chips and add a side of curry! Amazing!

    55555 by Katie S.

  • Matt C.Great apple pie. So good forgot to take pic before finishing

    33333 by Matt C.

  • Chioke M.Great place downtown to watch a soccer match.

    55555 by Chioke M.

  • Amanda A.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 :)

    55555 by Amanda A.

  • markOne of the best casual spots in Chicago. Def worth a stop-in

    55555 by mark

  • Melissa J.The spinach salad with grilled chicken is delicious!

    55555 by Melissa J.

  • Lily A.Best Guinness in Chicago!

    55555 by Lily A.

  • Jared P.The beers weren't too ridiculously priced.

    22222 by Jared P.

  • massimo g.Great Beer, burgers and real Irish mood!!!

    55555 by massimo g.

  • John A.The fish tacos. Do it. Amazing.

    55555 by John A.

  • Mitchell H.Don't order hard alcohol if you want a drink... You won't get any in your drink...

    33333 by Mitchell H.

  • Hannah K.Order the fago

    11111 by Hannah K.

  • Lisa G.Great fun!

    55555 by Lisa G.

  • ACME Hotel Company ChicagoTOP 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

    55555 by ACME Hotel Company Chicago

  • Minochehr V.Great place!! Go Chicago gets you a complimentary main course when you buy one.

    55555 by Minochehr V.

  • Michael S.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.

    33333 by Michael S.

  • Barry M.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.

    22222 by Barry M.

  • Nik A.Go fighting irish!

    33333 by Nik A.

  • Christopher G.Make sure you come here when Annie is here ...beautiful smile and great personality...she'll lead you to the mountain...A+

    55555 by Christopher G.

  • Sean M.Free WiFi :)

    55555 by Sean M.

  • Megan S.Order the lamb french dip.....incredible.

    55555 by Megan S.

  • Reside LivingChicago'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.

    55555 by Reside Living

  • Terminal J.The fish and chips are crazy and awesome. Btw a piece of fish is like half of a fish.

    33333 by Terminal J.

  • Megan W.I unlocked the free newbie pint and they called me "love".

    33333 by Megan W.

  • Heidi S.A guy's guys bar if you know what I mean.

    33333 by Heidi S.

  • Daniel P.Great Pub atmosphere, especially if you are there to see a futbol match. Will need to try the food next time.

    55555 by Daniel P.

  • Darryl R.Best selection of Irish beers anywhere in the city!

    55555 by Darryl R.

  • Mohammed A.Best place for watching soccer :)

    55555 by Mohammed A.

  • Red R.Hereschicago.com St. Pat's Bash!

    55555 by Red R.

  • Julia TIrish Car Bombs

    55555 by Julia T

  • Cor T.A couple of months away, but Fado will once again be the place where the Dutch gather to support their Team to Victory

    55555 by Cor T.

  • Tommy PCome for bar trivia on Wednesday nights at 7.

    55555 by Tommy P

  • GeoffDelicious selection of whiskeys

    55555 by Geoff

  • Justin BAsk for the Guinness ice cream without any toppings and put it in a pint of Guinness. Trust me.

    33333 by Justin B

  • Samantha CAsk for Dave! He loves triathlons and whiskey! Bring crayola

    55555 by Samantha C

  • kate F.Great place to watch South Africa play rugby! Go Springboks!

    55555 by kate F.

  • Hari ASteak and Guinness Pie...It's a must!

    55555 by Hari A

  • Tara O.The Lamb Dip is amazing!

    55555 by Tara O.

  • Major League SoccerFado 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

    55555 by Major League Soccer

  • Ana Paula M.Probably the best pub I've been in Chicago. Great service and awesome food.

    55555 by Ana Paula M.

  • Amanda R.Awesome food, deliciously upscale and surprisingly affordable! Curry parsnip soup was to die for; as was the whisky selection :D

    55555 by Amanda R.

  • DensKeep 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!

    33333 by Dens

  • Wesley BAwesome place, awesome staff (really!), awesome beer... been there last year, and when I come back to Chicago, will go again! Cheers from Brazil!

    55555 by Wesley B

  • U.S. SoccerWith a robust soccer offering, Fado Irish Pubs provide fans with an authentic U.S. Soccer experience with the flair of a traditional Irish Pub.

    55555 by U.S. Soccer

  • L M.Brendan pours a great pint and he's a Spartan!

    55555 by L M.

  • Lindsey R.Chicken Boxty Quesadilla = Heaven. Only made better by their cheese dip :)

    55555 by Lindsey R.

  • Meg MMy favorite pub! I've drunk Strongbow by the gallon and cheered on The Gunners many times.

    55555 by Meg M

  • Jacob F.Come on, Arsenal!

    55555 by Jacob F.


    55555 by Robert P.

  • BBC AMERICA6 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.

    55555 by BBC AMERICA

  • tmSpartyGood pour...get a pint

    55555 by tmSparty

  • Andy S.Go City

    55555 by Andy S.

  • tmSpartyBeer of the month is Smithwicks

    55555 by tmSparty

  • Andy S.Get the beer here it's cold

    33333 by Andy S.

  • WorldSoccerShopCome to Fado and have a Guiness and watch European Live Football!

    55555 by WorldSoccerShop

  • Barry M.They have no idea that a rocks pour is different from a shot. 7.50 for a Tullamore Dew. Highway robbery, even in Chicago.

    33333 by Barry M.

  • Michael S.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.

    33333 by Michael S.

  • Gerard B.Try the beer

    55555 by Gerard B.

  • Jeff Y.The bartender is rude and Irish. Absolutely perfect but the music is sucking right now.

    33333 by Jeff Y.

  • ErinTry the curry chips

    55555 by Erin

  • Nick S.Great place. Friendly staff. Move trivia back to Mondays please!

    55555 by Nick S.

  • Greg H.Try the Irish Coffee simply amazing, and check out the brown sugar swirls In itit nice art

    55555 by Greg H.

  • Mike D.Soccer, great Irish beer, and Pickleback shots? Might as well be heaven.

    55555 by Mike D.

  • Tim Q.Try the PickleBack shot. Not necessarily because it's amazing; more to just say you did it.

    55555 by Tim Q.

  • John W.Doesn't know what an Arnold Palmer is? Sheesh!

    33333 by John W.

  • Bennington R.The only place to find a Kilkenny in the Midwest. Not a bad pub either.

    55555 by Bennington R.

  • angela w.Great crowd for all the World Cup games. Hubby and I enjoyed the 4SQ special prices and great tap beer pours.

    55555 by angela w.

  • david b.Delicious Irish breakfast served all day. If you don't like your eggs runny you should let then know, or you'll be very sad. Great world cup spot too!

    55555 by david b.

  • Patrick S.Irish music please

    55555 by Patrick S.

  • Ryan M.See live Irish music!

    55555 by Ryan M.

  • Wanderer X.Try the Irish Coffee, along with the big brownie dessert. Yummy ^ 3

    55555 by Wanderer X.

  • Chris SmithI find myself here every time I go downtown Chicago. Guinness pint after pint. The wait staff is great.

    55555 by Chris Smith

  • Jennifer M.fun atmosphere, 3 floors, great music - fun on weekend nights & large tables accommodate larger groups of people - near a lot of other river north bars - good location

    55555 by Jennifer M.

  • Gareth J.Great place to go and watch English Premier League games on Saturday mornings, always a good atmosphere, good beers on draught and a great all day Irish breakfast.

    55555 by Gareth J.

  • John P.Fri / Sat night bands upstairs

    55555 by John P.

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