The 5th Province at the Irish American Heritage Center, in Kilpatrick and Wilson (just east of Cicero Avenue). Sometimes they have live music (Irish folk music, Celtic stuff, it varies). Sometimes there is a cover, sometimes not. If the band is playing, they set up in front of the fireplace, so it won't be burning, so if the fireplace is what you really want, I would call to make sure. But this place is terrific, and has tons of FREE parking! It is family friendly, too, though you don't see too many kids in there. Never seen a squalling baby or an out-of-control toddler there, and those are my pet peaves. 773.282.7035. Great food, too! I may just have to go tonight.
I did not care for the burgers at The Grafton at all. They use some funky buns, but many people like them. They're like pretzel bread buns. Seriously...we paid, but left them on the table. I guess we're just burger purists.
Portage Grounds will have a fireplace. We know that its not a restaurant or a pub and its not open yet but we are excited about it. Its beeing installed next week and we look forward to cozy times in front of the fireplace.