Ireland’s PUB 10
Lower Level | Loyola University Chicago | Student Damen Center
6511 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60626
Located in the lower level of Damen Student Center on Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore campus, we are Loyola’s first and only student run pub. We are dedicated to providing a space where anyone is welcome to visit, grab a drink, and relax. We offer a selection of wine and beer from the Midwest area, as well as Modest coffee!
Ireland’s Pub 10 is affiliated with Loyola University Chicago and is a part of Loyola Limited - Loyola University Chicago's undergraduate student-run business enterprise. Loyola Limited is a proud member of Loyola’s Business Leadership Hub, a part of the Quinlan School of Business.
The pub was named after George Ireland - the coach that led Loyola to victory in 1963 known as the 'Game of Change'. In 1963, Loyola became the first Illinois team to win the NCAA basketball championship. The team made history, but not just for their NCAA victory. The game, now recognized as the 'Game of Change' almost never happened at all. At the time, Loyola had four African American men in their lineup. Given the extreme racial tension of the time, this posed a problem for the all-white Mississippi State team that Loyola was schedule to play. The Mississippi State team had to travel beyond state lines in order to play the game. The teams were able to meet, and the revolutionary game took place in East Lansing, Michigan. It was under George Ireland that Loyola was able to participate in an event that made civil rights and college basketball history. The 'Game of Change' broke down racial barriers and molded our Ramblers into NCAA champions.