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  • Bangers & Lace
    Bangers & Lace Wicker Park/Bucktown
    Bangers & Lace evokes a traditional hunting lodge, complete with a deer head on the wall and other stuffed game animals scattered about. It's a classy place, though, with lace curtains on the tall windows and 32 taps topped by »
  • Big Star
    Big Star Wicker Park/Bucktown
    No matter the time of day, a wait is practically guaranteed at this U-shaped bar manned by bartenders who spin classic country and honky-tonk on vinyl. Here are well-engineered cocktails alongside cheap domestic beers, and if you can't decide between »
  • Bucktown Pub
    Music venue
    Bucktown Pub Wicker Park/Bucktown
    This neighborhood bar is comfortably middle-of-the-road, too upscale—with its polished wood, framed concert posters on the walls, and dozen craft beers on tap—to be a dive, but still mellow. Old-timers say that its character isn't what it once was, but »
  • The Charleston
    Classic Bar
    The Charleston Wicker Park/Bucktown
    Some people still complain bitterly about the Charleston's remodeling a couple years ago: gone are the stuffed armadillo, the lamp made from a ram's head, the pool table, and some of the bar's signature quirkiness. But there's still a reel-to-reel »
  • Chop Shop
    Chop Shop Wicker Park/Bucktown
    The cocktail program at the bar within this multiuse space lends itself to snacking, and for that the in-house butcher provides a charcuterie board of fatty duck rillettes, pancetta-wrapped pork paté, chicken liver mousse, and thin, diaphanous sheets of luscious »
  • Danny's Tavern
    Classic Bar
    Danny's Tavern Wicker Park/Bucktown
    There's vinyl on both the seats and the record player at this neighborhood bar; DJs spin nightly and there are regular dance parties, plus a reading series. Early in the evening the place is usually fairly empty, and you can »
  • Emporium Arcade Bar
    Arcade bar
    Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park/Bucktown  1
    The people behind Emporium are pioneers in Chicago barcade culture; they established this Wicker Park spot in June 2012, just a handful of months before Lakeview’s Headquarters Beercade opened. Emporium’s the superior option—the craft beers are slightly cheaper, the games »
  • Map Room
    Music venue
    Map Room Wicker Park/Bucktown
    The Map Room honors its name with a huge relief map painted on the wall, flags of the world hanging from the ceiling, and an impressive draft list—26 taps and one firkin—that's roughly half imports, with regular appearances by Stiegl »
  • Rite Liquors
    Classic Bar
    Rite Liquors Wicker Park/Bucktown
    Rite Liquors isn't just an old-man bar—it's a place to hang out while you're growing old, as many regulars already have in the 90 years this neighborhood slashie has been in business. It’s got an impressive liquor selection, from Woodford »
  • The Violet Hour
    The Violet Hour Wicker Park/Bucktown
    Wicker Park's pioneering Violet Hour is a dark, sumptuously appointed retreat from the harsh world outside, attended by nattily dressed barkeeps who exhibit a balletic facility with jigger, shaker, and glass. Under the remote guidance of "head intoxicologist" Toby Maloney, »

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