Craic is a Gaelic term that describes the feeling you should get in an Irish Pub – fun, good conversation, good music and food, and great people.
To ensure that Quigley’s Irish Pub would have great craic, we had the pub designed, built, and shipped over from Ireland. The wood is Iroko Teak and the custom glasswork was hand etched and colored. The antique fireplace and bookcases in the smoking room have been brought over from Dublin along with original Irish prints, which accent the walls. The screens that break up the bar into sections provide areas for groups to have their own space for conversation. The entire pub is intentionally broken up into small areas for the same reason. The two booths in the Victorian room are called “Snugs.” In Ireland, “Snugs” had doors and were the only place where women were allowed to drink. Women are now welcomed in all areas of the pubs in Ireland, but the “Snugs” gained such popularity, that they remain in use till this day.
The pub resides in the historic Jefferson Hill building, which was built in 1845, three years before the potato famine began in Ireland. The original hand hewn beams and stone foundation can be seen in the cottage room. The cottage room is the former billiard room of Naperville Mayor Kendall, whose family lived in the house in the early 1900’s. You can also get a glimpse of the original back of the house if you look up behind the bar and through the glass ceiling.
The staff at Quigley’s Irish pub is doing their best to provide you with good craic, so sit back and enjoy the food, beer, music and people.