• NEW! Now available: our award-winning BBQ Sauce (6/22/2015)


    NEW! Now available: our award-winning BBQ Sauce. Come and get your bottle at the Irish Grocery, a 20oz bottle is $4.50

  • Local Irish Restaurant Celebrates Chicago Craft Beer Week (5/16/2015)


    Local Irish Restaurant Celebrates Chicago Craft Beer Week – 

    Congrats Chicago, we’ve survived yet another weird wave of cold fronts and have made it into the beloved summer season. Times where beach outings and lakeside walks are regularity and street fests don every village block throughout the length of three months.

    In celebration we are able to treat ourselves to the kickoff to summer fests May Fest that starts this weekend May 15-17 at North Ashland Avenue at Barry. Also another great treat for us this summer is Chicago Craft Beer Week is hitting Chicago beginning this Thursday May 14 through May 24 celebrating all the goodness that beer has to offer in the Chicagoland area.

    Different local pubs and breweries will be showcasing different bars on tap and made available to the general public. One of Chicago’s Irish restaurants in the North Center Mrs. Murphy & Sons is unveiling a new beer named, “Rua” which means red in Irish. The ale is an Irish red ale spiced with fresh ginger.

    Fans of beer will be able to enjoy free tastings of Rua will be available at Mrs. Murphy & Sons from 5 p.m. on Friday May 22. The launch event will be an exclusive to Mrs. Murphy & Sons and a great way to start the summer right.


  • The Five Best Things to do in Chicago (5/13/2015)
    Photo courtesy of Penelope Walker

    Photo courtesy of Penelope Walker

    What I’m Doing This Weekend –, 05.13.2015

    Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: actor Penelope Walker. The Project(s) runs through Sunday, June 21.

    “Friday, I’ll probably take a walk around the lake and then I’ll grab something at Growling Rabbit. They have the best quiche—the crust is really flaky and buttery and usually there’s a veggie option. They also have a really good quinoa salad. They are probably my go-to every morning. Then I’ll do the show at 8; usually I’m pooped after that.

    “Saturday, in between shows, I’ll probably do a workout at Fit Body Boot Camp. They take it to the next level and it’s really motivating. Sometimes after the show, we go over to Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro for drinks. It’s a bar and a restaurant; it seems to have something for everyone. It’s really big, but it feels very neighborhood-y.

    “Sunday, I’ll probably go to A Taste of Heaven in Andersonville. They have really good pancakes and their coconut cream cake is fantastic.” —As told to Tomi Obaro….. for more info go here

  • Celebrate Irish Traditions (3/3/2015)

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    Celebrate Irish traditions at Mrs. Murphy & Sons – Examiner, 03.03.2015

    Chicago has many St. Patrick’s Day traditions. From dying the river green to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Chicago delights in celebrating Irish culture. This year, Mrs. Murphy & Sons is taking the St. Patrick’s Day celebration bigger with 17 days of Irish inspired celebrations.

    Mrs. Murphy & Sons is a family owned restaurant offers two Irish bars, fine dining rooms and a grocery store selling a wide variety of Irish wares. During this 17 day Irish celebrations, the restaurant will host several food, drink, and cultural events….. for more information go here

  • St. Patrick’s Day Has Started Already (2/28/2015)


    St. Patrick’s Day Has Started Already at Mrs. Murphy And Sons Irish Bistro – DNAinfo 02.28.2015

    NORTH CENTER — St. Patrick’s Day comes once a year, except at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro.The annual celebration of all things Irish that kicked off Sunday at the North Center restaurant runs through St. Patrick’s Day.

    Each day through March 17 brings something different — music sessions, food tastings, beer and whiskey samplings, storytelling and more. …. to read more go here

  • Authentic Irish Restaurant – Tribune 2.27.2015 (2/27/2015)


    Authentic Irish Restaurant – Tribune 2.27.2015

    One of Chicago’s most authentic Irish restaurants, Mrs. Murphy & Sons, is taking this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations a step further with 17 days of exciting activity kicking off on March 1st, 2015….   to get the rest of the story, go here

  • RIBFEST – WE WON! (6/8/2014)

    New Ribfest logoWe’re delighted to announce that for the FIFTH (yes, fifth) year running, the Irish Bistro’s ribs won at RibFest!  A brilliant effort by Team Bistro, from the cooking side under Executive Chef, Jeannie Carlson, the WGN appearance in the very early hours on Friday morning by James Murphy, to the man who makes it all come together and keeps it running smoothly: Brian Murphy.  Not to mention all the hardworking staff who cheerfully served thousands and thousands of pounds of delicious ribs to patiently waiting festgoers. Thank you TEAM BISTRO.

    And last but by no means least thank YOU for voting for us; we sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon in the restaurant!