What and where is McGintys?
McGinty’s is a fictional bar/restaurant in Chicago. It was given to Gary in the first episode of the second season, “Home.” He and Chuck became partners during the second season with Marissa as bookkeeper. After Chuck left, Gary offered Chuck’s half of the bar to Marissa. According to information on the set, “The full name is McGinty’s Bar & Microbrewery.” Interesting as the set has a fully functional kitchen set – for when McGinty’s was a restaurant – but has no microbrewery equipment. Two of the specialty brews served according to the drink cards at the tables are The Home Run and The Hat Trick. The building used for the exterior shots of McGinty’s is a real building located at 228 W Illinois Street (the NE corner of Franklin and Illinois), not far from the Merchandise Mart El stop. It is across the street from Gene and Georgetti’s and just around the corner from the Discount Liquor Store on Grand Avenue. The building is an old Chicago Fire Department building and, during the filming