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Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant

Since 1999, Chief O’Neill’s Pub has had the privilege of serving Chicagoland as well as many people from around the world. A Pub, Restaurant and Banquet facility with a majestic garden area and private rooms for you to choose from when hosting your next event.

Captain O’Neill was the General Superintendent of Police in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. During his thirty-two years on the force, and after his retirement in 1905, O’Neill devoted much of his private life to his intense passion for the traditional music of his native Ireland. The Chief developed an extraordinary network of musicians both in Chicago and Ireland, and often found jobs on the force for the best pipers. O’Neill collected over 2,000 tunes in manuscript, which was part of the 1903 publication of O’ Neill’s Music of Ireland. Containing 1,850 melodies, it was the largest collection of Irish music ever printed and it is archived at the University of Notre Dame.

To celebrate his life and the music of his people, your hosts All-Ireland musicians Brendan & Siobhan McKinney invite you to enjoy our good food , thoughtful wine selections and proper pints, the loveliest airs & reels, and all the other good craic here at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant.

With pride, we give the hands on attention to every detail when helping you plan your special event making it an occasion to remember. We customize parties of 25 to 300 guests.Hosting Birthday Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal and Baby Showers, Weddings and Communions. Chief O’Neill’s has a well earned reputation for great food, extensive bar service in a wonderful atmosphere and an accommodating attitude. For more information on private rooms and events please call:(773) IRE-LAND (773) 583-3066.