For the third consecutive year, we teamed up with our friends at Okocim to throw a Pub Crawl in celebration of Polish Constitution Day! Similar to Independence Day in the United States, Polish Constitution Day celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of 3 May 1791 in Poland. And since Chicago has been such a large hub for Polish immigrants over the years, it’s only natural we’d want to celebrate here, too! (You can read more about Chicago’s Polish roots from our visit to the Polish Museum of America.)
A big thank you to each of the stops on the crawl — Innjoy, Easy Bar, Innertown Pub, and Phyllis’ Musical Inn — along with The Polkaholics for polka-ing our faces off the entire night! Be sure to use our Beer Finder to locate an Okocim near you and we hope to see you next year. Na zdrowie! Read More
Over 150 years ago, Poles started settling on Noble Street near Division, around the first Polish parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka. In the early 1900’s the intersection of Milwaukee, Ashland, and Division became a centerpiece of Chicago’s “Old Polish Downtown” neighborhood, warranting its nickname, “The Polish Triangle”. Thousands of Polish immigrants would settle here over the years, bringing with them Polish culture, food, and yes, even beer.