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Paddy Long's

Not Rated.
Paddy Long'sPaddy Long's

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 34
Avg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 75
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1028 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1317
United States
phone: (773) 290-6988 | map

Place added by: quinnsi on 09-21-2009

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00am
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00am

Brunch served on weekends
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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 34
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Paddy Long's is the kind of place that one stumbles on without much hope for as far as good beer goes, but once inside those thoughts are put to rest. outside it is truely a 'neighborhood' bar, with a worn in feel that blends right into its surroundings. inside, it's a typical english-feeling bar with a small patio out front containing a couple tables adorned with Hoegarden and Delerium umbrellas (probably the only indication of the solid beer list inside).

atmosphere is laid back and very relaxing (on a weekday evening). there was a comfortable amount of people there (around 15 to 20); most seemed to be watching one of two flat screens above the bar with sports playing.

quality and service are excellent. barkeeps that love beer, proper and clean glassware with prompt service. just what a great beer bar should be.

selection is great. a very well thought out list with a little bit for every type of palate. this BA had half of a Goose Island Juliet bottle (Thanks Matt!), a Metropolitan Kolsch and a Sierra Nevada Porter, both on tap. the tap beers were fresh and quite tasty.

food was solid. the regular burger was on special for $7, and was worth it; well put together, perfectly cooked, and the fries were good as well.

overall, this is a solid stop for beer on Chicagos North Side. it may be a bit different on the weekends, but weekday evenings are the perfect time to relax and enjoy a couple pints. keep an eye out though, because this place blends in well with its context. cheers!

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3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of EmpireStrikesBock
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

This is one of my all-time favorite places to drink beer and have a good time. If you are interested in beer, this is a great place to go when you're in Chicago. If you are interested in bacon, this is the ONLY place to go when you're in Chicago. They have specialty bacon menu items that include a sampler, a sandwich made out of ground pork and bacon which is divine, and the bacon explosion, which will feed 7 or 8 of the portliest, hungriest Chicagoans you will find.

Back to the beer.

Their selection is quite good, with a lot of classics like Guinness, Delirium Tremens and Trumer Pils.
They do a good job of offering great local beers like Metropolitan Krankshaft and they host plenty of phenomenal events for Goose Island, Off Color Brewing Company etc..

Overall, if you are interested in Beer and are in Chicago, the only place I would recommend before this spot is The Map Room on Armitage Ave.

If you want to check out a soccer game, this is one of the better places to do so.

If you like eating hilariously unhealthy food and drinking a good selection of beer, come here! It is pure enjoyment.

It is a tad expensive, but I'd say it's worth every penny (I have been a patron of this pub while I was an intern as well as my present job, so it's a bit more affordable now.)

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Photo of sholland119
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Home of the Bacon Bomb, in case you had not heard. Stopped in here with a good sized group for a business dinner (our owner loooves bacon). We were thrilled to go since the beer list is good too.

Nice place, rather small. We sat at a bunch of tables in the back. Servers were very nice. Beer list was quite good, heavy on the local and regional craft selections, which was alright by us.

The food, or at least the large portion of the menu we got, is bacon themed and, by and large, fried. The bacon bomb is a 5 pound meatloaf wrapped in bacon and deep fried. Sounded better than it was really but the other fried stuff was pretty good.

There are better beer stops and better food stops, and better beer and food stops in Chicago but I liked this place. And it's only a moderate walk from Local Option, a place we love.


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Paddy Long's in Chicago, IL
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.