Like a vintage wine, a masterful painting, or a perfectly signed check at the head of a long grocery-store line, the best things in life take time. Partake of expertly aged meats with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a five-course taste-pairing of beers and bacons (a $36 value) at Paddy Long’s Beer and Bacon Pub. This two-hour event takes place on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday; check the schedule for upcoming dates and to book your tasting online.
A salty, malty lineup of local and imported refreshments graces plates and pint glasses in Paddy Long's classic Irish pub. Expert bacon mavens lead tasters through five succulent flavors, which vary by season and could feature imports such as Danish bacon and Italian pancetta alongside domestically cured delights seasoned with cracked pepper, brown sugar, or even more bacon. A pairing of five 6-ounce portions of domestic and far-off craft beers are chosen from the pub's extensive beer menu, which includes 18 drafts such as Delirium Tremens and Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf, leaving palates balanced like a sugar packet skillfully placed beneath a suspension bridge.
I like a place that doesn't take itself too seriously. They have a great attitude there and the food and beer selections are far reachingJonathan H., Yelp, 6/3/11
Great place to grab a beer and hangout with friends. Friendly and knowledgable [<i>sic</i>] staff. GREAT BACON!Jackie, Google Maps, 11/3/10
1028 W Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, Illinois 60657Get Directions