Join me for a touch of Ireland in Rogers Park this Friday, July 24th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., as I pay a return visit to a genuine Irish pub. Follow Me on Friday to Poitin Stil,1502 W. Jarvis (at Greenview).
Poitin Stil’s owner, Ted Ries, is offering a complimentary drink of your choice and I’m serving up some delicious corned beef sandwiches!
In years past, Ted hosted my Follow Me on Friday events around St. Patrick’s Day. This year, we’re stopping by in July to kick off the pub’s 10th anniversary celebration! That’s right, it’s been 10 years since Poitin Stil first opened its doors. Since then, it has served as one of the linchpins in the revitalization of the Jarvis Square business district.
Whether or not you’re Irish, you’ll feel like you’re in Galway at this authentic Irish pub. The name (pronounced “poo-chine still”) is Gaelic for moonshine. It’s a relaxed, fun and unpretentious neighborhood pub with a great mix of people. Look for the maroon shades of Galway’s home team colors.
Join me Friday night and then come back again the next day, Saturday, July 25th, for an all-day block party (10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) on the 1500 block of Jarvis. Poitin Stil will be marking 10 years of fun, friends and great memories with pool and bags tournaments, a dunk tank, and live musical and comedy acts.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Act One Pub, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood;Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela,6922 N. Clark; The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan;Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt;Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; Hard Water Bar and Grill, 7545 N. Clark; Philly’s Best Sports Bar, 6800 N. Sheridan; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan; McDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark; Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon; BMO Harris Smart Branch, 6556 N. Sheridan; Pita Pit, 6558 N. Sheridan; True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse; and Su Taqueria El Rey del Taco, 7138 N. Clark.
Follow me this Friday for some delicious corned beef and fun times at Poitin Stil!