Brehon Pub is located in Wells Street, Chicago, IL. The public house known as Brehon is located in River North, at the northeast corner of Wells and Superior, a few steps away from the Chicago Brown Line El stop at Chicago Avenue. There, the Brehon Pub is nestled at the base of a four-story red-brick building with "Brehon Pub" written on the windows in gold letters.
The Burke Family’s family motto, "Ung roy, ung foy, ung loy"
(Gaelic for "one king, one faith, one law") is depicted upon a red wooden sign, just above the plate glass door and neon shamrocks that blaze green in the night. Foot traffic for the sidewalk café is blocked off during warmer times.
Step inside this River North saloon and you will find a classic narrow Chicago barroom
with white-and-green striped linoleum that matches the green-painted tin ceiling, out front awnings, and the old-fashioned globe lights hang from above. A long wooden bar with high-backed wooden barstools runs most of the length of the northern wall. The woodworking legend Brunswick crafted the wall and featured the Schlitz logo. Long cocktail tables extend from the southern wall and offer additional seating as does the best seat in the house found just inside the front windows overlooking the tree-lined Wells.
Brehonian décor consists of framed photos of famous Irish writers, shillelagh and taped hurling stick, an Irish football (soccer) jersey from the 1994 World Cup, an Irish flag, and a few flat panel TVs. A portal just beyond the bar leads to the back room at Brehon's, which features a second, smaller metal-topped bar, walls of exposed brick, low-slung wooden tables, hanging Tiffany-style light fixtures, a small pool table, a few televisions, and photos of the sting operation conducted when the joint was the Mirage Tavern. We invite you to visit us and enjoy dining in our sophisticatedly decorated restaurant. If you need help with directions, call us at (312) 642-1071