Fado Irish Pub located in Chicago's Trendy River North Neighborhood

Fado Irish Pub is an authentic Irish Pub Located in downtown Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood, near all major hotels. Fado Irish Pub is a unique venue to plan a corporate event, client, friends or family gathering. Our warm and welcoming pub creates an atmosphere for celebration, while staff delivers the best of food, drink, and Irish hospitality. A good choice if you're looking for an escape from standard banquet-style venues.

Our private party event planners are ready to work for you on your upcoming party or event.

Fadó (pronounced f’doe) is an Irish term meaning ‘long ago’. It’s often used to start a story (the equivalent of ‘once upon a time’ ). We chose the name because at Fadó, we are telling the story of Ireland’s evolving Pub culture.

Great Guinness, Fish and Chips (if they served food!) and fun have always been the calling cards of the best pubs in Dublin. Today, you will also see from-scratch cooking and seasonal food menus that rival the best restaurants, craft beers from local breweries and quality, housemade cocktails. The Irish Pub in Ireland has evolved and we have evolved with them.

Irish owned and operated, we started in Chicago in River North in 1997. Many things have changed over the years in Chicago and within our pub.

Our’s is an Irish pub where the food is as important as the drink with all the items made fresh in house. You will see our food menu change seasonally and adapt to make sure Fadó is a quality option whether you are just snacking or going out for a full meal. You won’t get a better pint of draught beer in town due to our comprehensive quality program (we call it ‘From Gas to Glass’) and we feature a list of high quality wines and ever changing seasonal cocktails.

We have a full weekly schedule of events, an excellent happy hour and loads of sports. During the season, you’ll see the English Premier League, La Liga and other major European leagues, Champions League, and the World Cup. Of course, we show US Soccer and all the major rugby competitions and American sports. We’re proud to be called the top soccer bar in Chicago.

We take Irish Pub design very seriously and believe that while you may not see all the detail going on around you that you can certainly feel it. Our pub, designed and constructed in Ireland, is made up of multiple uniquely designed sections on three levels. Our Chicago Pub features many ‘snugs’ – perfect little areas for bringing people together. It also features a reclaimed 100+ year old bar from the Purty Kitchen in Dublin.

  • Total Capacity of Venue


  • Private or Semi Private Space Available

    1.Cottage – 40 guests
    2.Mezzanine – 40 guests
    3.Gaelic – 45 guests
    4.Purty Loft – 170 guests
    5.The Whole Shebang – 450 guests

  • Our most Important Target Market is?

    Anyone looking to provide their guests with a unique and genuine Chicago and Irish experience. We can accommodate groups of 10 to 450 - from birthday parties to product launches to corporate holiday parties we provide a flawless event every time.

  • We are most proud of our ability to?

    Provide genuine Irish hospitality from the first contact through the end of your event and beyond.

  • We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?

    Hands on experience - we take the guesswork out of planning your event

  • We offer our customers the best?

    A jovial, friendly staff. An Irish/American fusion menu that complements our extraordinary venue space.

  • Recent Clients

    1. McNabola Law Group 2. MAC Meetings & Events 3. NBC 4. Accenture 5. JP Morgan 6. ABC 7. American Airlines 8. C+R Research 9. Cutters Studios 10. American Medical Association

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Fado Irish Pub

100 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60654 

Neighborhood: River North
Capacity: 450

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Walking distance from CTA Red Line (Grand) and CTA Brown Line (Merchandise Mart).

Valet available

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