The mother of all Irish pubs in Chicago, Fado treats Guinness as a religion and has the feel of last-century Ireland -except when the European football games are on.
Fado (translation "Long Ago") celebrates the many traditions of Ireland. The decor and atmosphere are classic Irish pub: Rich, rough-hewn lumber is the background all the way to the ship's bow projecting from the second floor. In all, there are six different styles of Irish pubs represented here.
Menu items include Guinness BBQ wings, Dublin's Sample Platter, and Corned Beef Sandwiches. Of course there is also a selection of draught beers (top-of-the-line Guinness pours), Irish whiskeys, and wines. Open til 2:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. View Fado's full menu.
Fado also offers live music - with no cover charge - on Friday and Saturday nights.