The Charleston | Wicker Park/Bucktown | Classic Bar, Corner Tap, DJ /Dance Bar | Bar
charleston_teaser.jpg

Bar Details

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 tape recorder hanging on the wall, a couple record players—the bar hosts DJs or live music most nights—and a good beer selection. The entryway to the women's bathroom, lit entirely by candles, looks like a Gothic reading room. —Julia Thiel

Map

Related Stories

  • Drink pig's blood at the Charleston on Wednesday

    Drink pig's blood at the Charleston on Wednesday

    Two months after creating a cocktail with pig's blood for the Reader's Cocktail Challenge, Nandini Khaund will serve it to the public for one night only.
    • May 20, 2014
  • Cocktail Challenge: Tartar sauce

    Cocktail Challenge: Tartar sauce

    Annemarie Sagoi, a bartender at Big Star and the Charleston, makes some magic out of chaos.
    • May 13, 2013
  • Cocktail Challenge: Kombucha

    Cocktail Challenge: Kombucha

    Uby Khawaja of Scofflaw creates the Tomfoolery, made with home-brewed ginger kombucha and the bar's own Old Tom gin.
    • May 2, 2013

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Past Events

Nearby

Listed in