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Rescue Accomplished: Check Out Mike Sheerin's Revamp of Trinity Bar In Lincoln Park

The renewed Irish tavern soft opens tomorrow on Halsted.

The rescue is complete. Mike Sheerin and pal Ryan Holden have finished their revamp of formerly troubled Lincoln Park watering hole Trinity Bar, unveiling the fruits of their labor at a soft opening on Friday. But you can take a look at the finished Irish tavern now in the photos above.

As intended, the place definitely still has that "old school charm," with dark wood touches and a classic Chicago tin ceiling. But the pair has done lots of cosmetic work, adding new furniture, paint, decor touches and more, and some long-forgotten parts of the building, such as a fireplace, have been unearthed. There's two bars and seating areas on the 88-seat main first floor, as well as a speakeasy-style space downstairs with another bar and black iron touches that's accessible through a secret entrance.

Full finished menus aren't available at press time, but Sheerin, who will cook there a couple days a week, has worked up a bunch of twists on Irish staples. They'll serve mussels with blonde ale and a rasher of bacon, deep-fried Irish sausage, fish and curried chips, cottage pie, a "Chicago Irish breakfast," and more.

To drink, there's the "Irish Maid" (blended Irish whiskey, lemon juice, salted cucumber syrup, St. Germain), Irish-themed plays on an old fashioned (with apricot-cinnamon cordial and orange bitters), a daiquiri (with whiskey, banana liqueur and raison-cola syrup), and much more including craft beer and wine. All cocktails, created by David Disney (Cicchetti), are $10.

Sheerin and Holden will open the doors throughout the weekend to "work out the kinks," with a grand opening to follow at a later date. Stop in to see if the rescue is successful.

Trinity Bar

2721 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 880-9293 Visit Website