A Nightcap in Champaign-Urbana: Murphy’s Pub

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Over thirteen percent of Illinois is of Irish decent, but if you’re not a member of that proud demographic that doesn’t mean you can’t make your way to Murphy’s Pub (ironically located on East Green Street). All nationalities are welcomed to join the festivities. Murphy’s Pub has been proudly serving the students and civilians of Champaign since 1969. If you enjoy quality food and quality drink to wash it down, it is of great necessity that you plan a trip to this popular, Celtic watering hole.

If you are looking for a more laid-back alternative to Joe’s Brewery or Kam’s, Murphy’s Pub may be a suitable establishment for you nightlife needs. I personally believe Murphy’s Pub to be in possession of some of the best bar food in all of Champaign. I am proficient in the ways of bar food so, please, do not take these recommendations lightly.

If you’re the type of person that appreciates a hearty appetizer, order up the Irish Nachos. Made with slices of fresh potatoes, instead of the traditional chips, they are a bona-fide crowd-pleaser and a steal at just $7.91. If you’re in the mood for a fantastic burger, stop by Murphy’s Pub on Friday and get the nightly special, a bacon cheese burger with fries for $5.00. You’ll get quality food and spend less money than you would for any fast food value meal. As an Irish person myself, I must admit, my countrymen are not famous for their delicious grub, but Murphy’s Pub serves food that is so satisfying, it breaks down stereotypes. Be socially progressive and get more for your money’s worth at Murphy’s Pub.


Murphy’s Pub
604 East Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 344-4372

Daily, 11am-2am

About: Mark Csernus

Mark Csernus has been a relentless fan of the written word since he penned his first action/adventure, pirate fable at age six. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of English from Western Illinois University, where he wrote for Elements magazine and The Western Courier. Csernus currently resides in northern Illinois, continuing to nurture his passion for language and covering the Big Ten Conference with TourTheTen.com.