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#203 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
Irish, Bar, Pub
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100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-836-0066
10:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is great to watch sports from all over the world! Wide selection of beers, and a great menu for snacking as well as something more substantial. Very friendly service, and a great atmosphere!

Thank Justin S
Royal Oak, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really cool on the inside - couldn't believe how large it was either. We enjoyed our dinner, much better than the 'typical' pub food. Great drinks & service too...would definitely come back!

Thank Kelly H
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250 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best places in Chicago for a beer! Good choice, great service and a fair buzz in the place. I will definitely come here again.

Thank Peter B
San Pedro, Belize
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I can to watch Poland vs Romania game . After Fox pulled and switched the staff( owner/ manager) were absolutely amazing and assisted us "big time" Thank you

1 Thank Greg P
Kildare, Ireland
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited to Bar over a few nights when visiting for Ireland and the All Blacks rugby. The bar staff are very slow and disorganised (apart from one man) and not very friendly. One of the staff accidently spilled beer over a customer and never even offered an apology. While we still managed to have a good night nobody wanted... More 

Thank Peter G
Corte Madera, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal location for drinks after work, maybe a sandwich before the game or if you're downtown and need a place to watch an early morning Prem match. Food is decent, especially the corned beef sandwich, and a good selection of beers on tap.

1 Thank Rossington
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location but interior a bit tired for "Irish Pub" Trying to look authentic bit falling behind with technology. Not nearly enough TV's for event viewing if the event is even televised. Always call to confirm if international events are carried here. (Can you believe Ireland-All Blacks not shown) Beer selection is standard and the refrigeration could be turned up... More 

Thank Donald L
Adelaide, Australia
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304 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It's an easy place to find as it is huge and is on a main downtown street, but few locals seem to bother with it and I am not surprised. Handy if all you want is a beer, but the food is overpriced, service poor and atmosphere nonexistent.

Thank hogiebear33
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I was in Chicago for a work trip and needed to find a decent pub that showed the Soccer... Fado's was an excellent choice! A welcoming host, good selection of beer and a great atmosphere even though it was a Tuesday afternoon. My team won which made it even better!

1 Thank Phil C
South Florida, Florida
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Terrible place, and it pains me to say this since I'm half Irish. Slow, unapparent service - This place has table service but you wouldn't guess it from the time it takes having sat yourself (no signage either way) until someone shows up with menus. Tried going to the bar to ask how it works, they were equally inattentive there.... More 

Thank Somebodytolove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-836-0066
Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch seasonal specials that will reset your expectations of food in an Irish pub. We're currently featuring new seasonal craft beers and housemade cocktails along with a new Snack menu designed for groups looking to share.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?