10 Best Pubs in Illinois!

Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or you just enjoy good bar bites, the great pubs of Illinois will provide you a little bit of everything. With traditional cuisine like Shepherd’s Pie and horseshoe sandwiches, along with friendly customer service and a great drink selection, these 10 awesome pubs in Illinois are sure to satisfy. 

D'Arcy's Pint, Springfield, IL

One of the most popular and loved pubs in the state, D’Arcy’s Pint is known for serving great Irish comfort food in a traditional pub atmosphere. Patrons recommend the Irish cheese steak horseshoe and Buffalo chicken and cheese steak horseshoe. Expect giant-sized servings and a great selection of alcohol. 

The Red Lion Pub, Chicago, IL

The Red Lion is a quiet, cozy pub with an upscale European vibe. This hidden gem is where locals meet up for an evening of great food, liquor, and conversation. Recommended dishes include fish and chips, corned beef brisket, and Shepherd's Pie. 

Rosie's Pub, Bloomington, IL

Located in a fascinating historic building, Rosie’s Pub is one pub you’ve gotta visit. Patrons claim the food, service, and atmosphere are all fantastic. The pasta, cinnamon chipotle rips, and lobster mac and cheese are favorites here. They also have a good beer selection here. 

The Hope and Anchor English Pub, Loves Park, IL

For friendly and prompt service, look no further than the Hope and Anchor English Pub. Locals highly recommend the fish and chips, but also love the coffee crusted pork chops, crab cakes, and lemon cake. The live entertainment and overall atmosphere also make this pub popular. 

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Irish Times, Brookfield, IL

Recognized for their expansive beer garden, Irish Times is a widely known pub with excellent service and fantastic food. They offer a delicious buffet and all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Friday nights. Patrons also love the corned beef tacos and chicken pot pie. 

Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, Chicago, IL

For old-world Irish charm, look no further than Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant. They have great pub fare and wide selection of beer and whiskey. Sometimes they also feature local and international Irish live entertainment. Patrons recommend the Sunday brunch at this pub, as well. 

The Fox Pub and Cafe, Peoria, IL

Known for their delicious fish and chips and expansive rotating beer selection, Fox Pub and Cafe is an English-style establishment loved by the locals. Patrons highly recommend the cheese curds, beef brisket, and red pepper soup. The owners also host Thursday night trivia in the pub. 

Farren's Pub & Eatery, Champaign, IL

Recognized for their burgers, Farren’s Pub & Eatery is a no-frills joint offering a large beer list and a few taps. Many patrons recommend The Russell burger and the wings, but all their burgers are popular. The quick and attentive staff also make Farren’s a local favorite. 

Morrison's Irish Pub, Alton, IL

Morrison’s is a friendly, little pub serving up great Irish food in generous portions. Patrons appreciate the friendly owner and staff, authentic Irish atmosphere, and amazing cocktail menu. Favorite dishes include the bangers and mash and cottage pie. 

The Dublin Pub, Springfield, IL

Open until 1 a.m. every day, the Dublin Pub serves brunch, lunch, and dinner in a friendly, welcoming environment. Customers love the happy hours prices, generous drinks, and attentive wait staff. The horseshoes, Dublin potatoes, and walleye are good choices here. 

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