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charule (112) Chicago, Illinois | January 24, 2015
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty avg place. odd layout. Bring some friends.
wasmitschmidt (1) , Germany | May 21, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good place to have a Revolution together with Fish and Chips!
badhack (32) San Francisco, California | March 16, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Good ambiance, nice place to hang out, mixed crowd, donít come here for the beer selection.
BeerandBlues2 (759) Hanover, Maryland | June 19, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Fado is a fairly nice pub in Chicago, though the beer selection is fairly limited. The place is decorated as one would expect of a lower level Irish pub. I did not have a chance to try the food, but the prices seemed reasonable.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | November 11, 2010
24 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 2/20
OK... Fado is a downtown chain bar, there are many better options these days. Clark St. Ale House, Rock Bottom, State & Lake, Jake Melnicks, Kaseys, Villains, Hackneys.
Walked in the side entrance on Grand, there were all manner of Irish knick-knacks, old signs, sewing machines, antiqued faux finished murals made to look tobacco-stained and from the old country. But all this was dreamed up in a corporate office somewhere, and comes off like a TGI Fridays version of a corner Irish Pub. All sorts of odd street signs and low ceilings designed to amuse and confuse tourists. At the bar, I look at the taps and notice beers that are available in most corner taverns in the city. The exception being 2 count íem 2 Guinness nitro taps, and Boddingtons on nitro. Otherwise your run of the mill imports with the highlight being Hoegaarden. Harpoon IPA was the only craft, and they mentioned that it was "brand new"... it was $6+tax, lame. Bottles were all macro. Not one local/regional midwest beer to be found. The Scotch list was more exciting. The only reason I would come here would be to see a soccer match, although I didnít see any tvís in the place from where I was sitting.
Service was prompt, Patrick was my bartender and he took the time to make an introduction and chat beer for a minute. He said they donít really rotate seasonals except for the occasional Sam Adams.
phaleslu (434) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 8, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Conveniently located in River North, Fado is part of a national chain with about a dozen locations. Very traditional looking from the outside, the inside is wood-heavy and has three levels, a first floor bar with seating, a mezzanine with some dining tables, and a top floor seating area. I enjoyed the environment, though it bordered on too kitschy, with old Irish themes on display everywhere. The food is above average Irish pub food and everyone at our table was satisfied- corned beef sandwich, burger, salad. Iím not sure this place qualifies to be on this site because of its limited selection of exactly what one would expect from a chain Irish pub: Guinness, Smithwicks, Boddingtons, Strongbow, Harp, Bass, Newcastle, Sam Adams, Pilsner Urquell, Hacker Pschorr, Heineken, Stella, and Miller Lite are the taps available. The bottle selection is less impressive. There is a decent selection of Irish Whiskeys and Scotches available.
drpimento (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | June 1, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
went there for an evening beer and quick bite last week. They had a few irish brews a couple of micros and imports and a bottle and draft cider. Service was ok. Nice art and ambiance. Prices were ok especially for the location. Shepards pie was good but not special.
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