LAKEVIEW — A West Lakeview Irish pub is getting out of Ireland and exploring the world.
Beckett's Public House, 3210 N. Lincoln Ave., closed its doors after Super Bowl Sunday and will reopen in March as a to-be-named new bar that serves snacks from across the world.
"I want something more than your standard bar food fare," said Patrick Eberle, a co-partner at Munster Taverns, which owns Beckett's.
Munster Taverns are also the minds behind Wilde Bar and Restaurant in East Lakeview and Lady Gregory's in Andersonville. Eberle joined the crew in September. Previously, he managed local bars Sheffield's and Fountainhead.
Eberle wanted to kick the Irish pub concept and bring something more unique to the area of Lakeview, he said. Solution: "Global street snacks" like empanadas and somosas, in shareable small plate form. Henry Pariser, the executive chef for Munster, will be creating the menu.
They're still testing different items but are preparing for a March opening. Drinks will be focused on craft beers, and the interior is freshening up with a paint job, Eberle said.
"I felt the place needed to change," he said.