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3.71 w/ 2 ratings

Type: Bar

2683 N Halsted St
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-2301
United States

(773) 348-9800 | map

Sunday - Friday: 5 pm - 2 am
Saturday: 5 pm - 3 am

Added by JohnnyChicago on 09-08-2011

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Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Random drop in on a Thursday night on the way to a rooftop deck party nearby. The rumors of $3 FFF pints was true, we had a pair of Robert the Bruce drafts for $6. It was around 7pm, so there wasn't much of a crowd yet which was relaxing. Bands play later in the evening in a back room to the right past the bar.

Inside it was cozy and dimly lit, many framed vintage show posters and a zany 3-D american flag painting above the bar. the bar had a unique shape, the corners angled out into small circles. Some beer related knick knacks in the back like Revolution tap handle fists and empty bottles of Baller Stout. It seemed a little out of place for Lincoln Park, in the best way possible.

Drafts were mainly craft staples but nothing out of the ordinary. They do seem to update on Beermenus frequently. Highlights were Sofie, SN Kellerweis, CW Mud Puppy Nitro, Krankshaft, Anti-Hero IPA, and HA Gossamer. Bottle list was mostly basic macros, though we did see old bottles of GI Chrismas Ale in the cooler still. Many bars now have this sort of selection, they only stand out with their Tue/Thurs specials and live music really.

Overall not a bad selection though, if you're coming here to see a show. They don't open until 5pm, so that can be limiting on the weekends. I've tried to swing in early once or twice before, only to find them closed. A decent neighborhood place, by no means a beer destination however.

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Visited this place on a Thursday night. It was pretty packed and there was a jazz band cranking out some standard barroom jazz. I took a table with a couple of friends and we started the night. There was no food, so we went straight for the beer.

Didn't see any barmaids or cocktail waitresses, so you'll have to go to the tender to order. The bartender didn't know shit about the offerings, but she poured a proper pint in a proper 16oz glass. Now to the selection...

There were 16 taps. Chicago breweries were all represented: Goose Half Acre, Metropolitan, Revolution, FFF, 2 Bros. There were also a number of Midwest and across-the-country craft taps. They also had a decent amount of bottles. They have a beermenus page that they regularly update.

The real appeal for this place is the specials, however. Pints are usually average Chi-town price, except of Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are 2 dollar pints and Thursdays are 3 dollar FFF pints. No catch...2 dollar pints. This place is worth it for that alone. Head over here if its Tuesday or Thursday. Its a good way to down some solid beers on a budget.

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aliveOne in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 0 out of 100 with 2 ratings
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