Absolutely love this place! Open until 4, 5 on Saturday. The best Reuben in Chicago, accompanied by the best waffle fries around. Amazing beer selection, industry room upstairs with pool table and amazing service.
This bar has a really fun atmosphere and an amazing food menu. When it's busy, it's a bit difficult to maneuver, but there are awesome comfy couches in the back and an incredibly friendly staff. They also do great promotions and parties (with raffles and giveaways and the whole nine yards) for theater and dance groups. A great find!
The greatest dueling pianos in Chicago. They will play anything you request. If your friend is celebrating something, have the piano players roast him/her on the piano. Buckets of booze the size of your head. An amazing time.
Right across the street from the movie theater, with great pub fare and a back room with pool. Definitely a great spot for a burger or wings before or after a movie.
Not much in the way of drink specials, but they carry Ephemere, which is reason enough right there. Also good viewing for sports games, nice pool room in the back.
With almost a speakeasy feel (for starters, it's a garden-level club) Underground Wonder Bar is a great place to hear live music, especially late-night. Go see Desi and Twinray there - amazing.
Though directly in the heart of Boystown, the bar staff, waitstaff, and of course the dancers were very friendly and accommodating to the ladies of my friend's bachelorette party. A good time was had by all.
You can get a burger with a fried egg on it. And tots with ranch are a must. Really great drink specials, from $1 beers to half price wine to half price everything. Pool table and a fireplace. Big open space for large groups.
It is easy to overlook this bar if you are walking down Southport. Look for the sign that says "Launder bar." A great find though....good burgers, reubens, and even salads. Everything decently priced. Pool table and board games.
A real, live, authentic, fantastic shuffle board. And though they have ridiculously amazing drink specials on Thursday (it's like $1 beers and $3 well or something.....) it gets extremely fratty in there. I have always enjoyed myself there with friends on a Monday or Tuesday when there's room to breathe and think. A very cute neighborhood bar.