Red Lion Lincoln Square

A Lion in Winter

Red Lion Sets Up in Lincoln Square

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This time of year, we’re reminded of a familiar story.

It involves ghosts, memories of the cold winter nights in London and beer.

And for right now, you’re in charge of the beer part.

Welcome to the Red Lion Lincoln Square, the return of the legendary Lincoln Park pub that will be starting a branch a little farther north next Tuesday.

The original Red Lion Pub, the one famous for a resident ghost, is still on Lincoln Avenue—and the owners want to reopen it one day. In the meantime, one of the partners has decided to open this tiny sister spot while we wait.

Think of this place as that old cardigan sweater you’ve got stashed away for days like today. It looks like the type of family-run alehouse you’d find in small English villages—the fact that the owner’s uncle brought the hand-carved bar from a pub he actually ran in England helps.

You’ll come in to warm up with shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, chicken and dumplings, or piping-hot tea. While there are no reports of ghosts (yet), there’s one scary thing we should warn you about: this place is waiting on a liquor license. So feel free to bring a keg of your favorite ale.

Or the spirit of your choice.


Red Lion Lincoln Square
4749 N Rockwell St
(south of Lawrence)
Chicago, IL, 60625


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