Known as Schulien’s for 100 years, O’Donovan’s is one of the oldest bars in Chicago. Enjoy everyone’s favorite comfort food, daily food & drink specials, a giant beer garden & sidewalk cafe, hdtv’s everywhere plus private party rooms for every type of event! O’Donovan’s still has the MAGIC!


O’Donovan’s is a casual, comfortable, neighborhood bar & restaurant, located in the North Center area of Chicago. We used to be Schulien’s, a famous magician owned restaurant with one of the oldest liquor licenses in the city. We have kept the magic on Fri, Sat, and Sun 6-9pm. OD’s has a full menu, serving food until 1am.



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  • Rachel G.

    "I love everything about O'Donovan's! It's kind of small-looking from outside, but once you're in - you don't really want to leave. I remember coming here when I was a little kid (back then it was Schulien's and they did magic tricks at your table). Now, it's got such a pretty atmosphere with great decorations. Yes, even the bathroom is awesome. The food is delicious. The drinks are amazing. The music is loud - just how I like it."
  • Rob L.

    "The beer garden is tip top, large and fairly spacious, with TVs located with in the covering of the main building. Plenty of room to watch the Bears, (when the weather is warm), Cubs and maybe a White Sox game or two. The beer is cold and beer like... no, really it is. The servers and bartenders are nice and friendly and fairly quick. The inside of the actual bar is large but doesn't often convey that since it is full of patrons. A pretty good neighborhood bar, not bad for an summer evening, taking in the game or before a Cubs game or for a quick drink."
  • Tina S.

    "This was an old neighborhood favorite of mine. Chicago sports playing on lots of TVs, nightly food and drink specials, a good mix of patrons, lots of seating and an awesome beer garden in the more hospitable months. Great atmosphere, wonderful food, and fun drinks! I always have a fantastic time here."
  • Emy F.

    "I don't have anything bad to say about O'Donovan's. A friend of mine told us about their specials and we all met up for dinner here. All of the appetizers we got were excellent and very similar to anything else you could get at another establishment. My biggest surprise when we got our burgers on $2 burger night. They were huge, didn't taste frozen, all of it tasted fresh, wasn't bland. It was WAY better than a burger I've spend $15 on. I can't wait to do another burger night with the group here! Really nice service and I love that they are eco-friendly!"
  • Annette U.

    "Monday night $2 burgers are delicious! They also have great drink and food specials every night of the week. They have multiple flat screen TVs for sports viewing and there is ample street parking available. I used to come here quite a lot in college to meet up with friends for the $2 burgers and look forward to starting that tradition again. I also find it to be really festive and I love the stained glass details inside the bar."