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We were excited at the debut of Cork Lounge, mistakenly thinking it was a reopening of the old Cork winebar on Lincoln. How sad we were on opening week to find just another poser Irish pub riddled ... read more
This place used to be a little-known 4AM dive bar whose walls were marinated in smoke that was exhaled before you were born. A couple years ago it was completely remodeled with a giant neon BLUELIG... read more
Tucked under the Brown Line L, Waterhouse provides an ideal post-downtown-workday escape. In a long room with exposed brick, mood lighting and simple chandeliers, stylish bartenders serve pitchers ... read more
Then, it was a dank late-night hole full of off-duty cops. Now, it’s a dank late-night hole full of hoodie rockers, off-duty ad agency types and people who would rather pluck their own eyes o... read more
This place is a half-hearted attempt at an upscale Latin lounge from the owners of El Tapatio across the street. Twenty-five different tequilas and a menu of margaritas complement a mish mash of ta... read more
Stuffed with memorabilia from the Riverview Amusement Park that once operated down the street and closed in ’64, this sports pub gives you all the diversions you can handle: bubble hockey, bi... read more
This chill neighborhood bar looks like a dive on the outside, but the inside, flaunts pine paneling and comfort food fare like lasagna and grilled cheese with tomato soup. With the ubiquitous trees... read more
One of the city's last great slacker watering holes, the Hungry Brain is furnished with old mismatched couches, tinderstick chairs and charming bedheads lit warmly by some kind of unseen phosphores... read more
Possibly Chicago's most underrated venue, Beat Kitchen serves up a varying mish-mash of local bands and hard-bitten out-of-towners nightly whose mystery vans look increasingly out of place on Rosco... read more
Village Tap regulars love to gush about this Roscoe Village mainstay. What's not to love when they're serving up heaping portions of calamari, Reubens and BBQ chicken sandwiches and more than 26 dr... read more
Your typical unpretentious dive filled with pool tables, darts, basement-style wood paneling and absurdly cheap beer specials that keep a young Roscoe Village crew packed into this friendly neighbo... read more
Steins hang from the low A-frame rafters, bowls of salted pork fat sit on the bar and special tinctures clutter up the back of this German bar next to flags, weathered Oktoberfest posters, decorati... read more
Chicago is littered with Irish pubs, some authentic but most as artificial as a shamrock shake. Mulligan's falls in the second category, offering everything plastic and disingenuous about Chicago's... read more
More family-friendly than Diversey Rock-n-Bowl, forty lanes go for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Surly teenagers and punk-rock malcontents bump elbows with families and children's birthday pa... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...