There’s nothing like a dependable Irish bar. One that never disappoints is Chief O’Neill’s on Elston just north of California & Belmont. It’s a huge space with multiple bars, two levels and a big outside area in the summer. The beer is always cold – I drink Smithwick’s – and the bartenders are of the friendly, listening variety with good senses of humor. My buddy Wiz, it’s his neighborhood hang. He’s always up there eating or grabbing a pint. St. Patrick’s Day, as you might imagine, is an eventful day ay Chief’s with Irish music and all. If you’re up that way, don’t hesitate to pop in for a Guinness. Look for Wiz up at the bar.