New McBride's on 52 Restaurant/Pub Open for Business

The new eatery features a full lunch and dinner menu as well as a beer lineup that includes 10 craft beers on tap.

The newly open McBride's on 52 is located at 2727 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. Credit: www.facebook.com/mcbrides52
The newly open McBride's on 52 is located at 2727 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet. Credit: www.facebook.com/mcbrides52
McBride's on 52, the restaurant/pub that took over the old City of Champions' location, has opened for business.

After a $70,000 facelift that essentially gutted the inside of the 200-seat eatery at 2727 W. Jefferson St., the business opened for business Monday, said Tracy Stary, who owns McBride's with husband Brent.

"We were trying to make something that was warm and inviting," Stary said of the new interior, the centerpiece of which is a unique bar top covered with pennies and sealed with Plexiglass-style finish.

"We hope that it has a kind of fresh feeling. All of our food is fresh, too," she said.

Stary said the food menu is essentially the same as the one at their other restaurant, McBride's Pub & Grill at 7162 Caton Farm Road, with the exception of a about half-dozen new dishes, including Guinness stew and shepherd's pie.

They also have an extensive beer menu, with 18 beers on tap. Ten of the 18 are craft beers, she said.

The couple did a soft opening for the business, which they hope will be viewed as a restaurant at lunch and dinner during the day and evening and a pub in later hours, Stary said. Once they obtain their entertainment license from the city of Joliet, they'll also have live music and DJs Tuesday through Saturday, she said.

"Business has been good so far," she said. "We didn't really advertise. We just put a sign outside saying we're open and put something on our Facebook page."

McBride's is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Herc December 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Never been to McBrides but I'll give it a shot!
seer December 12, 2013 at 08:54 AM
don't go out to eat much-healthier to eat at home and it's hard to take a family of 4 out for less than $60- not that I can't afford it but that is too much $ for food that is usually mediocre at best.
PatchMaster December 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Good, stay away seer.
seer December 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM
callem is a big fan of tube steak smothered in underwear- and I will be staying away- thanks.
Bonapartist December 12, 2013 at 01:30 PM
It should be turned back into The Sir Loiner- that place was great- best steak sandwich ever, could throw peanut shells right on the floor and as a bonus there was a cool little bar to pick up Joliet hussies in.
Ex Jolietian December 12, 2013 at 05:58 PM
The Sir Loiner Pub... they use to have lingerie shows there .. on Wednesdays if I remember correctly.. back in the 1970's. Great burgers and steak sandwiches too.
Ex Jolietian December 12, 2013 at 05:59 PM
I bet seer is like most Joliet residents. They confuse quality with quantity when it comes to eating out.
Don December 12, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Meh.. Chicago Street Pub > All other Joliet Irish pubs.
seer December 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Ex J- why do you assume you know my tastes- all I know is these places are charging $12 for a mediocre horsemeat burger. I can fix a whole meal of fresh, healthy food for my family of 4 for the same price as one meal at a restaurant. Not all people living in the Joliet area consider The Golden Corral as la grande cuisine.


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