Voted Top 10 Best
Irish Pubs in the U.S. 2010 MSNBC &2013 Fox News


A truly traditional age-old Irish pub located just one short block away from the Friendly Confines, otherwise known as Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs. Irish Oak is a mixture of Old World atmosphere in a contemporary, vibrant setting. With most of the interior imported directly from our home country, our two full bars are as authentic as our Guinness.

When you come in, you won’t want to miss our Signature Whiskey Still Room located through the back. You’ll find just about every authentic whiskey out there. Luck of the Irish for the Cubs or not, we’ve got more whiskey stocked in our bars than any Irish bar in town, which is good for both victories and curing the sorrows. (After all, we did get voted Best Irish Pub in the U.S. by MSNBC, 2010).

Gaelic specialties like fish-and-chips, Irish Stew and Corned Beef Sandwiches are just a few of our signature dishes. So whether you’re in for a game, live in the neighborhood or in the mood for a taste of Ireland, come on by! We’ll see you there.

Fun Facts

We weren’t kidding; Irish Oak is almost entirely imported from Ireland. We’ve been lucky enough to have several guests in from Ireland who have also shared many of the trinkets you see on our walls. Be our guest, take a look around.

Get To Know Us

Family: Big Onion Tavern Group
Favorite Movie: Rudy
Favorite Book: An Irish Tale, Daniel O’Rourke
Personality: Old, but Young at Heart
Favorite Quote: "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy." Frank Sinatra
Favorite Board Game: Go Fish (and Chips)
Biggest Fan: Notre Dame

Our Affiliations

The Irish Oak is proud to be a part of the Big Onion Tavern Group