The Pub Experience "Craic"

In the small villages that dot Ireland, the pub culture plays an important role in social life: it is the social hub of the community. Half of the magic of Ireland lies in the people, for whom great conversation and good humor are at the very heart of a wonderful culture. For instance, in a town with a population of 1,000, there are often as many as 50 pubs. Village folks don’t sit in front of the television after supper, they meet at the local pub and don’t go home until everyone at the table has politely bought a round.

Craic is an atmosphere that will be different from pub to pub, yet will be the main difference between us and all of the other pubs, restaurants, and bars in town. Craic is not something that you can hold in your hand, nor can you see it on the wall yet, when you walk into a pub and it is there, you can definitely feel it. Craic is the little something extra that is done to make our guests have a great time.

The Irish are well known for their appreciation of good drink. Beer and ale are almost as important to the Irish diet as food, and pub life is a critical aspect of the Irish social culture. Stout, a strong dark, malty-tasting beer, is Ireland’s most popular drink; and Guinness, a name that is synonymous with stout, is a national treasure. Here at the Curragh we guarantee that your pint will be the best around. In recognition of our dedication to pouring the perfect pint, the Curragh has been awarded the Guinness Gold Standard Award for perfect pints!

Thank you for visiting the Curragh Irish Pub and Restaurant and we hope you enjoyed the "Craic".

Other Curragh Locations

Chicago - Edison Park

6705 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago IL 60631 
Tel. 773-774-6170 


Glenview, Illinois

1800 Tower Road
Glenview, IL 60026
Tel. 847-998-1100


Holland Michigan

73 East 8th Street,
Holland MI 49423
Tel. 616-393-6340