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UPDATED: Abbey Pub Burned in Early Morning Fire

No injuries reported, weekend shows cancelled.

The Abbey Pub after the fire.
The Abbey Pub after the fire.
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Firefighters took 15 minutes to extinguish a fire this morning at the Abbey Pub, the venerable music venue and Irish restaurant on Chicago's North Side. No injuries were reported, according to the Tribune, and the fire's cause hasn't been revealed. Flames erupted near the back door around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

A Reddit user posted photos here taken nearby. They said they could see flames from behind the stage and that firefighters cut open the Abbey's roof to vent the kitchen. Weekend shows have been cancelled, but shows may move to the second stage that remained unaffected, as was the bar area. Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" made a visit to the Abbey Pub in 2011.

Check back for any updates.

UPDATE: Abbey owner Thomas Looney said the venue suffered water damage and damage from firefighters who cut open the Abbey's roof. He told DNAinfo they're determined to reopen soon.

Abbey Pub

3420 W Grace St, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 478-4408 Visit Website