The Irish language is full of surprises, with ‘bh’ sounding like ‘v’ and smiley-face emoticons replacing predicate nouns. Treat your native tongue to Irish libations with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks at Glascott’s Saloon in Lincoln Park.
Glascott’s has been dispensing drafts and slinging spirits to the devoted drinking denizens of Chicago since 1937. With a drink menu that reads like a sailor’s Christmas list, Glascott’s serves up draft ales ($5), imported bottled brews ($4.50), and house and Greek wines ($5/glass, $20/bottle) in a convivial atmosphere located smack dab in the atria of Lincoln Park. Residing on the ground level of a redbrick three-flat, this beloved groggery has packed in crowds of handsome go-getters, Irish sitters, burgeoning Becketts, and rejoicing Joyces for four generations of Glascott proprietorship. Formerly a meat market, then a speakeasy, and now a meet-easy, Glascott’s glows with the spirit of spirited revelry, where romance burgeons in beer steins, camaraderie is cemented in shots, and ghosts of gangster molls focus their netherworld forces on olive-embezzling Ponzi schemes.
Originally a speakeasy during Prohibition, Glascott’s Saloon is one of the oldest bars in Lincoln Park. Though the groggery has been in operation for over seven decades, much of its original decor remains intact, from cherub bas-reliefs to a cash register that accepts only tiddlywinks. Whether seated inside at a high-backed barstool or outside in a patio chair, guests can sip their choice of 18 draft beers from craft breweries such as Goose Island and Magic Hat or feast on a spread of pub grub.
2158 N Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614Get Directions