Blackfriar Pub epitomizes the best and worst of the Uptown drinking scene. A front-yard beer garden and dark, wood-filled interior provides a stellar backdrop for sunny Saturday afternoon outdoor drinking or Tuesday night tale-swapping in a corner booth. But its proximity to Idle Rich Pub, Renfield’s Corner and Sfuzzi means Blackfriar is swarming on weekend nights. Which can be good if you want to run into people you know, but it can be bad if you don’t want to run into people you know. You know?
Blackfriar boasts an array of Irish whiskeys and single malts, including a $21 single malt 21 year Archive Glenlivet.