Google Maps 3420 W. Grace
Chicago, IL. 60618
(773) 478-4408


M-Fri 4pm - 2am 
Sat 11am - 3am
Sun 11am - 2am

Box Office Hours:
Open - 6pm

Kitchen Hours:
Open - 11pm

Abbey Pub

The Abbey Pub first opened in 1974. Ten years later, The Looney family bought the business, and it has been owned and operated by the family ever since. Bridget met Tom Looney on a blind date the day she arrived in Chicago from County Mayo in Ireland and they were married in 1966.

For years The Abbey was the premiere venue in Chicago, providing live telecast of major sporting events from Ireland as well as Six Nations Rugby and World Cup soccer. During this period Bridget, or Breege, as everyone calls her, worked behind the scenes doing the accounting, banking, licenses, etc. She enjoyed the camaraderie with the regulars and was known as “The Abbey Bank Lady” because she was able to cash checks for the boys in the construction industry and kept them coming back to drink after work.

Their son, Chicago fireman Pat Looney, locally known to most as the guy who was inches away from becoming Bartman (from the infamous 2003 Cubs playoffs) currently oversees operations. While Breege is no longer known as The Bank Lady, she still comes in every morning to work in the office. You can also hear her on The Irish Radio Show every Saturday morning.

Since its inception, The Abbey has hosted a diverse mix of national and regional acts. Even local legends like Andrew Bird and Wilco have performed here. The Abbey also prides itself on cultivating and supporting the local music scene with various weekly and monthly residencies. But you don’t have to be a groundbreaking rock pioneer to take the stage. The Green Room Pub holds a weekly open mic night on the first Tuesday of each month for those aspiring musicians looking to showcase their material to local crowds.

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Past Performers

Andrew Bird
Arlo Guthrie
Beats Antique
Benevento-Russo Duo
Black Kids
Brad Paisley
Brothers Past
Camper Van Beethoven
Carol Palmer
Chateau Marmont
Chicago Afrobeat Project
Cold War Kids
Cut Copy
Dick Prall
Dickey Betts
Dinosaur Jr.
Drive-By Truckers
Emmit-Nershi Band
Florence & The Machine
Future Rock
Garaj Mahal
Ghostface Killah
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
GZA (Wu-Tang)
Head For The Hills
Hot Buttered Rum
Hugh Cornwell
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Jeff Tweedy
JJ Grey and MOFRO
John Popper Project
Karl Denson Trio
Kasim Sulton
Kid Koala
Kris Kristofferson
Land of Atlantis
Los Lonely Boys
Mannequin Men
Mucca Pazza
Mumford & Sons
Murder By Death
Neko Case
Nickel Creek
Of Montreal
Orchard Lounge
Pnuma Trio
Rick Wakeman (of YES)
Sage Francis
Snow Patrol
Split Lip Rayfield
Steve Kimock Band
Strange Arrangement
Tapes n Tapes
Tea Leaf Green
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The New Deal
The Presidents of The United States of America
The Shams
The Strawbs
The Ting Tings
The Travelin’ McCoury’s
Tilly & The Wall
VHS or Beta
Vic Chestnutt
Wiz Khalifa
Yonder Mountain String Band