We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Galway Arms

££ - £££
Lincoln Park
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
+1 773-472-5555
17:00 - 01:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:30
Fri 16:00 - 01:30
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 50: English reviews
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
219 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

i saw this place on some social media site so decided to try it out after we were at the Lincoln park zoo. I didn't realize that Lincoln park was an entire area so we had a bit of a walk from the zoo to the pub. we opted to eat outside but I checked out the décor inside and... More 

Thank ipbchlvr
Level Contributor
164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

After dinner next door, we sat out on this street side raised patio to enjoy drinks and conversation. Have been inside before with its its dark wood old world feel. Great gathering place on a Saturday night.

Thank Gwen W
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a fun place to watch a soccer game for sure. The food was tasty, fresh and plentiful. Twenty two ounce beers were a fair price by Chicago standards and so were the entrees. The service could have been better, but I loved the old world décor and atmosphere.

1 Thank 3Cousins
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with a bunch of work friends for drinks and apps after a work event down town and we had a great time. The quesadillas were really good! The curry fries weren't as good as I thought they would be. I had a Moscow mule too, it was strong! Disappointed it wasn't in a copper cup, but oh... More 

Thank Liz G
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
227 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

excellent selection of beer/ale. If you sit on the patio on a nice day it really makes the food better. Typical bar food but very good atmosphere. I'm a big pub fan so if you're a little snobby on the food side this probably isn't the place for you. Grab a beer and you'll enjoy that.

Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

My friends always said explore Lincoln Park. I finally did. I found Galway Arms. If you're in Chicago, take the short ride there. Delightful, cozy warm woods everywhere. Great shaded patio if its nice. Great service. Traditional Irish music events. Thank you owner Terry for the tour and server Allen for the Dublin pub recommendations. Go there. You won't be... More 

Thank JLT1960
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had a fantastic evening here during the St Patricks celebrations this year. We had been invited along to a session and were not disappointed. We had a meal beforehand which was very tasty. Good wholesome pub grub. We then went upstairs for an amazing trad session with great musicians and singers. It made our trip to Chicago. The crowd were... More 

1 Thank Andymca
Western Springs, Illinois
Level Contributor
59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I think really good irish pubs are hard to find, and I was skeptical about a place in sort of a high traffic area. Overall the food was quite good: corned beef and cabbage; fish and chips; and shepherds pie. And Guinness poured correctly. Ambiance so so and it was noisy because we had to sit in the bar area... More 

Thank fullpricej
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

My friend and I went here our first night in Chicago. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and found the food to be amazing! My friend is a vegetarian and found several meat free options to choose from, so it definitely is a place that will serve many different types of people!

Thank jkille_364740
Stevensville, Michigan
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We just spent a great weekend in Chicago and Galway Arms was on our list of places to eat. Galway Arms is easy to locate on N. Clark, is in an upper scale neighborhood with busy nightlife activities all around. We liked the atmosphere of the area right away, then we were greeted at the door with a smile and... More 

Thank Deanna F

Travellers who viewed The Galway Arms also viewed


Been to The Galway Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-472-5555
Voted "Best Irish Pub" 4 years running! Come to Lincoln Park for our amazing food, drink and brunch. The grub at Galway Arms is authentic, fresh and delicious! Galway was carved out of two 90-year-old buildings on Clark Street, and the lived-in, weathered feel remains. With its two fireplaces, friendly staff and amazing dishes this is a great place to grab dinner and a beer. Come in to Galway Arms today!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Galway Arms staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
Explore this neighbourhood