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Re: “Laschet's Inn

I never had a more expensive dissapointing meal in my life. It was like the kings underware. The food was not only inedible but fraudulent. Dishes as stated were totally unrecognizable. I called for weeks to get my money back but never was able to get anyone of any accountability on the phone.

Posted by Jessica Carter on 05/02/2019 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Rossi's

One of the very last of a sadly dying breed, the neighborhood dive bar, Rossi's Liquors has been operating in River North for over 50 years and it's well worn appearance proves it. Only mainstays on tap, PBR, Old Style and Blue Moon, but over 50 bottled beers. And still affordable cocktails in a neighborhood that demands $15.00 a pop for a mixed drink. A varied mix of blue and white collar drinkers with nary a posh tourist in sight. The building, which has to date from the mid 1880's, intrigues me almost more than the bar. It too is a last holdout from another era.

Posted by Paul Mikos on 04/28/2019 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Resi's Bierstube

Do NOT ever come here. There are white nationalists and nazis that are regulars. I was completely disgusted and disappointed by the clientele. The bar allowed these awful people to stay and even play their own propaganda and white nationalist shit here. NEVER go.

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Posted by Sam Jones on 03/30/2019 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Carola's Hansa Clipper

I'm German and have been a Lincoln Square resident for the past 2 1/2 years. After checking out all the bars in my neighborhood earlyon in my residency here, I quickly realized that the Clipper was THE spot for me. It's a family owned place with three generations at the helm running the joint. I've historically had a lot in common with these fellow German folk. They have authentic German brews and the staff, customer service, overall vibe, and clientele is literally second to none in my book. I've made quite a few dear friends there and spent countless evenings within their walls. This place quickly became my "Cheers" bar where everybody know each other. Have literally spent thousands of dollars in this establishment over the years....I LOVE this place! Until today, I could have never said anything negative about the bar itself, it's staff, or anyone there.

That said, I had quite the conversation with Kiki (the owner's second generation adult daughter) today. Unfortunately, she steered our friendly conversation towards politics, race, economy, social status, discrimination, police and first responders, gun violence, etc. We all know that these are typically forbidden topics in an average bar environment, yet I still entertained her conversation with a proactive and open mind given the fact that we've know each other for so long. Maybe she was a bit drunk or just having a bad day, but this conversation ended up yielding some horrific results. I won't bore you with the drawn out details of our conversation, but to make a long story short....she revealed her true colors to me and everyone else at the bar today.

In short, the resounding remarks I was told are that "she's tired of all this black shit", "doesn't give a shit about the fucking blacks", "all lives matter, not black lives matter", "these damn negros get a full month, where's our fucking month?!", "I'm tired of all this damn gay shit", "quit defending all the fucking negros and the gays", and was lovingly called a "n!gg&r lover" upon revealing that I often date women of color and have intermediate family members that are not white. I obviously took issue with these remarks on a personal and general societal level, but did my best to initially play things down in the calmest manner I could muster. I mentioned that I thought she may be a bit intoxicated and asked her to please rethink and perhaps rephrase her remarks as she was saying some fairly powerful things that were potentially very offensive to others...I certainly would not want to jump to any undue conclusions or make any false assumptions on a subject as serious as this or misunderstand what she was saying. She, in turn, continued to continue with her rant in a more heated manner, raise her voice, and physically get in my face expressing the same sentiments repeatedly and more emphatically.

The daughter of the owner of this bar has made it clear that she is clearly an outspoken bigot and racist. Kiki's daughter and the bar manager, Christine, who was present during and aware of the full conversation, clearly displayed through her words and actions that she whole heartedly supports her mother's offensive bigoted rants. After attempting to tone down this heated conversation to no avail, I told them that I would not be soliciting their establishment anymore as their views directly violate my core values and ethics. I was promptly kicked out.

I called the bar roughly ten minutes after leaving in an attempt to resolve things in a calm and friendly manner. I was told by Christine, that since I called her mother a bigot, that I was not allowed to ever come back to their establishment and received a whole hearted and enthusiastic "fuck you" right before I was hung up on. I absolutely can not, in good conscience, solicit any establishment that openly supports bigoted, racist, homophobic, and uneducated or small minded views as it directly violates my core value system. And, I can not, in good conscience, ever recommend that ANYONE solicit this business.

If you're a small minded white nationalist, silly little skinhead, or just a generally uneducated and uncultured racist hick piece of shit, then this is DEFINITELY the bar for you.....you'll get along splendidly with the ownership and management. If you actually have a functioning brain in your head and loving heart in your chest, you'll hopefully think twice before walking into this place.

The reason that I've chosen to make Chicago my home for the past decade plus is because we live in one of the most culturally diverse and forward thinking cities in the country. Period. And I fucking love it! The ownership and management of the Hansa Clipper have made it more than clear that their beliefs and opinions are literally the opposite of that core set of values. If you are a true Chicagoan and embody the values that we should all stand for, the Hansa Clipper is NOT the bar for you.

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Posted by Michael Brandt Rinkenberger on 03/20/2019 at 10:21 PM

Re: “R Public House

Smells bad

Posted by lawyer 123 on 03/02/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “R Public House

Racist waitress with black hair.
Will never honack. Not safe

Posted by lawyer 123 on 03/02/2019 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Booze Box

Can you get to the back bar from the front entrance or do you have to get in from the alley?

Posted by Mark Osborne on 02/11/2019 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The Duck Inn

Good food, good service, nice people, compelling story, fantasy locationand its all severely compromised by intolerable noise. Acoustics please.

Tom Hall

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Posted by sqartz on 01/06/2019 at 12:02 PM

Re: “The Fireside

I love this place! I want to have sex with the dreamy bartender, James!!! He's so gorgeous when he farts. I want to put him in a naan and eat him with sriracha!

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Posted by Erica Washington on 12/18/2018 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Rossi's

A must visit on my to do list when in Chicago from Newport Beach,CA. visiting grandkids in Elgin for the Holidays. Nothing like having some great Seafood at Shaw's Crabhouse, and then heading several several blocks for some inexpensive booze and interesting people watching. Plan to make an appearance next week. Look for the tanned guy. :-)

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Posted by Chicagobare on 11/28/2018 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Cobra Lounge

My Comment not yet because this is my New life so hope All my New freind help me and teach for everything. Tankyou

Posted by mohd Faizal Hashim on 11/28/2018 at 4:40 AM

Re: “City Winery

RE: Terisa Griffin @ City Winery

Terisa Griffin is AWESOME. This lady does not disappoint. Her Aretha tribute, pitch to Prince, Witney Houston... OMG this artist does it all and has her own vibe. Truely an enjoyable evening had by all in attendance. She is a must see. Buy early as seats go fast. This is a lovely venue but does not do her justice. She is too large for the Winery but up close and personal is cool too.

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Posted by Nadine Smith on 10/21/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “Angelo's Wine Bar

Three strikes and they are out. (my original review is below.)

Strike 1. I ordered my favorite salad - the cobb salad, the chicken was super overcooked and so dry it was inedible and the avocado was so under-ripe it had the texture of rubber, also inedible. I let them know, they offered literally nothing which is fine in a way because I don't want to come off as fishing for freebies, but it's also kind of not ok because they sold me an inedible salad and thought it was fine to offer me nothing.

Strike 2. I ordered a pizza, to serve to my kids, and in one slice of pizza there was a weird chunk of metal. It wasn't aluminum foil and I couldn't even hazard a guess at where it could have come from. I sent them a photo of it. I got an unremarkable apology by message and again offered no compensation even though I paid in full for the pizza with metal in it.
I was feeling really worried that they were viewing me as an undesirable problem customer, when literally all I wanted to do was remain a regular customer... mostly because of that salad

Strike 3. Technically the least offensive compared to inedible food and unidentifiable metal in food I'm feeding my children, but this was the most devastating and infuriating. I ordered a pizza for my kids (giving them full benefit of the doubt that the metal thing was an anomaly that would never happen again) and my cobb salad (which is my favorite salad period)

After waiting an hour and a half for delivery, pizza was barely above room temp, but that's fine. My kids are 4 and 5, they won't care. I was so excited to open up my salad. I WAS TREATING MYSELF, that was the whole reason for my order.

First thing I see is a container full of romaine lettuce. I don't like romaine, this salad has ALWAYS been spinach and that was a devastating let down. I know it sounds like an embellishment, but I was really devastated. I was so excited about the salad and as soon as I saw that lettuce I could see that I wasn't getting what I had been looking forward to. The dressing was a dark color balsamic rather than the crystal clear house vinaigrette that has impressed everyone I have shared this salad with. They also left off the bacon (which is still shown on the menu description).

I sent them a message. This time I got no reply at all.

Looking at the reviews here it's clear that they are super inconsistent and care more about image than quality.

I loved that salad... I can't even order it again because I can't show my face around there now after 3 complaints.

All of which were legitimate, none of which were addressed with any real consideration.

*original review*
I am absolutely obsessed with their Cobb Salad. I've come to learn that it's only on the takeout menu and not on the dine-in menu so I have to recommend getting takeout from here. I believe the reason salads are so underrated in general is because it is so impossible to find a really good one. The salad is fantastic with fresh ingredients a healthy amount of chicken, bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, hard boiled egg and an amazing simple dressing that, per the chef, owes its deliciousness to the quality of ingredients being a simple vinaigrette.

Posted by Heather Evans on 10/18/2018 at 4:39 PM

Re: “California Clipper

Swordfish ;)

Posted by Speakeasy on 10/02/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “SoFo Tap

Bad place, terrible staff, stinks inside, deplorable bathrooms, a hole in the wall type of place.

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Posted by James Smith 711 on 09/29/2018 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Trader Todd's

Great place to score crack!!!! If toothless hookers are your thing than, ooohh man!!! The selection is bountiful. Watch out for the owner, as he likes to roofy any tipsy clientele and take them to the "V. I. P." room. Which is just a storage room full of discarded penicillin prescription bottles and soiled jumpers. All in all a great place to see where a man deluded by his sense of importance can spend his father's money to keep a dream of normalcy alive.

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Posted by Jameson Crocker on 09/26/2018 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Jaks Tap

closed

Posted by John Gilardi on 09/08/2018 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Club Foot

This was the best bar in Chicago!

In the mid-nineties a bartender named Andy came up with a drink called "The Green Andy".

Sadly, Club Foot has closed, but I know that a bar in Lexington KY also makes a Green Andy. Taste it for a retro blast back to that Club Foot flavor.
Go to The Green Lantern on Third Street in Lexington.
Green Lantern even has similar knick-knacks and cool things on the wall like Club Foot.

The men's room has stickers on the wall. You'll think that Marty and Doc just dropped you off in the DeLorean the restroom is so much like 1824 Augusta!

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Posted by GreenAndyDrink on 07/31/2018 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Mercer One Thirteen

Needless to say I experienced the same account of racial discrimination. However, something needs to be done about this and leaving reviews isn't going to cut it. Clearly the owner is instructing his employees to discriminate and can care less about reviews. These racial discrimination reviews go back as far as 2015. The fact of the matter is this business is in a prime location so people are going flock here. Minorities not attending is not affecting their overall profit so in order to get justice there must be a paper trail filed with the appropriate people. Below you will find a list of places you can file your complaints online. With enough complaints flying across these peoples desks eventually officials will start looking into things. Fyi, the legal name of this business is 25 W. Hubbard, Inc.
1. The owners name is Roman J Sanchez

Posted by sarafaulkner on 05/30/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Chicago Distilling Company

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Posted by Melvin Bush on 05/15/2018 at 4:45 PM