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The Galway Arms

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
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2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
+1 773-472-5555
17:00 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:30
Fri 16:00 - 01:30
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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166 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and new daughter-in-law had picked this location for their rehearsal dinner. They had been there before just to go out and really liked it, so they thought this would be a wonderful venue for their family and friends to attend. They had picked out a basic menu, and we were served *buffet* style. The food was very good...several... More 

Thank Kathleen Rene
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Homely Irish bar and restaurant. Good value menu. Fantastic Irish music sessions - best in town. Owner often there which is always a good sign.

Thank Padraig O
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was recommended this pub by someone while my wife and I were visiting Chicago. I wanted to go to a real Irish establishment. The place was great. When you go to a place like this, food may be on your mind but it's the atmosphere that is the real food. We ate outside with lights all around. An Irish... More 

Thank Craig C
Chicago, Illinois
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2,830 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,851 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

On our never-ending quest to discover all of the truly authentic Irish pubs in the Chicago area, my wife and I have determined that the definition of an authentic Irish pub is a pint of Guinness, fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, Shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, beef stew, Celtic music and Premier League soccer. Galway Arms, located in... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have gone to Galway Arms twice to celebrate Irish New Year's. This occurs at 6 o'clock Chicago time. They do a countdown and give out free champagne. Super cute. We have also been here for St. Patrick's Day (or "Parade Day") and sat out on the patio. It's a great Irish pub. It's beautifully decorated and they have a... More 

Thank Cheryl L
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Was heading to zoo lights but thought we'd walk the area to grab a drink! We liked how this place looked so we gave it a try. And we were so happy we did! Inside the place is beautiful!! Very stunning! We sat by a fireplace and it was so warm and so cozy on a very cold day. The... More 

Thank M D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Doing research for our trip, I had read about the Galway Arms and thought it may be a great place to stay provided it wasnt smokey with heavy drinkers as some pubs can be. We had just come from the Zoolights and found a beautiful spot near a fire, the room was warm, with typical Irish decor and very cosy.... More 

Thank MG051977
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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221 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

i saw this place on some social media site so decided to try it out after we were at the Lincoln park zoo. I didn't realize that Lincoln park was an entire area so we had a bit of a walk from the zoo to the pub. we opted to eat outside but I checked out the décor inside and... More 

Thank ipbchlvr
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After dinner next door, we sat out on this street side raised patio to enjoy drinks and conversation. Have been inside before with its its dark wood old world feel. Great gathering place on a Saturday night.

Thank Gwen W
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a fun place to watch a soccer game for sure. The food was tasty, fresh and plentiful. Twenty two ounce beers were a fair price by Chicago standards and so were the entrees. The service could have been better, but I loved the old world décor and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 31
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-472-5555
Voted "Best Irish Pub" 4 years running! Come to Lincoln Park for our amazing food, drink and brunch. The grub at Galway Arms is authentic, fresh and delicious! Galway was carved out of two 90-year-old buildings on Clark Street, and the lived-in, weathered feel remains. With its two fireplaces, friendly staff and amazing dishes this is a great place to grab dinner and a beer. Come in to Galway Arms today!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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