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Small Bar - Logan Square

Not Rated.
Small Bar - Logan SquareSmall Bar - Logan Square

Taps: 13 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2956 N Albany Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-7607
United States
phone: (773) 509-9888

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @smallbarlogan

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(Place added by: beerinator on 04-05-2005)
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Northsider

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I used to live 1 block from this place. It seriously looks like a drunken old man bar, where you'd find slumbums sprawled over the bar. Rest assured, the inside is a bit better than that outside visual. It's dark, and bit small. On peak hours this place is just jammed packed. It's for sure oddly placed, at the end of a random street, not near buses, not near the L, not even near a major street o get a cab. Selection of beers is nice, and the food was decent.

Overall I don't think it's worth the trek to this secluded area. for the correction of many reviewers, this is Avondale, not Logan Square. Be warned as well, this is still very much gangland. while I was living there 2 kids got shot in a gang conflict right across the street from Small Bar. 1 block south 2 more kids got shot and killed in midday. Be safe.

06-17-2011 17:54:36 | More by Northsider
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-27-2014 23:10:56 | More by little_star
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

06-14-2014 01:53:03 | More by cadaugherty
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

04-07-2014 22:30:08 | More by Jordy777
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Buttermilk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-03-2014 21:41:33 | More by Buttermilk
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

02-27-2014 19:31:56 | More by PopnLoads
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evileye

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

01-18-2014 23:39:32 | More by evileye
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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

Great little neighborhood bar. While their tap offering and menu are both smaller than the Division location, I prefer this one. Less bros. Plus they have a small beer garden. Negative points for actually being so small it's not always easy getting a place to sit or even stand on the weekends.

11-21-2013 19:03:29 | More by teledeluxe
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Chris_Coughlin

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

10-22-2013 00:04:35 | More by Chris_Coughlin
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KVota

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

This is my favorite bar in all of Chicago. Food is good for bar food and they've got food specials most nights of the week. Staff is super friendly and they remember the neighbors and regulars. But the Beer!! If you love beer, you should come here.

Parker, who runs the place, is a serious beer snob, and the selection shows it. Probably the best and most diverse beer selection I've had at a bar so far in this city. At any point in time, there's a little of everything on tap, taking account of seasonal preferences. There's 10-15 beers on tap at a time and a bottle selection that's killer. All craft brews all the time (though they might have a few cans of PBR for people who don't care what they're drinking). My favorite part is that everything is changing all the time. From week to week (or even day to day if it's popular), the draft list is completely different, though there's usually at least one beer from each of the major local breweries, and the bottle selection tends to change aprox. month to month with a few standards staying constant. The prices range from reasonable to expensive, but then that's the range of beers they've got. I think the most I've paid for a beer on draft was $14 for the anniversary bourbon barrel aged Old Rasputin. Probably the most delicious stout I've ever tasted, with an ABV of 12% before bourbon aging.

It gets pretty noisy in the evening, so if you like to go to a bar that's a bit quieter and enjoy your tasty beer, go before 730.

07-29-2013 00:54:33 | More by KVota
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Small Bar - Logan Square in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.