Trader Todd's

★★★☆☆
  • 3216 N Sheffield Ave

    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • 773-348-3250

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Tiny bar, great party atmosphere, and good karaoke. The mixed platter of fried, well, everything, is great. Fun island drinks and an overall good time.

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★★★★☆

Tiny bar, great party atmosphere, and good karaoke. The mixed platter of fried, well, everything, is great. Fun island drinks and an overall good time.

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Trader Todd's is a fun karaoke bar and a great place to win Cubs tickets. It is definitely a place to go to let off some steam and sing a couple of songs. It is also a great place to go before a Cubs game to grab some grub and drinks and then you can head over to the game on the wild Trader Todd's bus. The food is pretty standard bar food, nothing to rave or complain about.

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★★★★☆

Trader Todd's is a fun karaoke bar and a great place to win Cubs tickets. It is definitely a place to go to let off some steam and sing a couple of songs. It is also a great place to go before a Cubs game to grab some grub and drinks and then you can head over to the game on the wild Trader Todd's bus. The food is pretty standard bar food, nothing to rave or complain about.

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I have been going to Todd's for about 2 years now and I love it and wish I found it sooner! The staff is super friendly and the drinks are awesome, esp the Mai Tai! Head there before any Cubs game and have a drink or 2 before the game and hop on the Tiki Bus and get dropped off right outside Wrigley. Head back to Todd's after the game, show your ticket stub and you get a free serving of wings! Love it. They also have really good specials, and unlike most Wrigleyville area bars, they don't pull the not valid on game day stunt. I can't recomend this place enough, it is just far enough from the swarms of people after the game that you can sit with your friends and enjoy and beer and wings.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Todd's for about 2 years now and I love it and wish I found it sooner! The staff is super friendly and the drinks are awesome, esp the Mai Tai! Head there before any Cubs game and have a drink or 2 before the game and hop on the Tiki Bus and get dropped off right outside Wrigley. Head back to Todd's after the game, show your ticket stub and you get a free serving of wings! Love it. They also have really good specials, and unlike most Wrigleyville area bars, they don't pull the not valid on game day stunt. I can't recomend this place enough, it is just far enough from the swarms of people after the game that you can sit with your friends and enjoy and beer and wings.

Pros: staff, food, location

Cons: hard to find parking

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Crowded with a lot of strange people. KARAOKE nights....This place isnt the greatest, its actually frightening. Pizza was OK.

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★☆☆☆☆

Crowded with a lot of strange people. KARAOKE nights....This place isnt the greatest, its actually frightening. Pizza was OK.

Pros: I HAVE TO THINK HARD AND LONG ON THIS...

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Why would anyone vote for this place to be the best Karaokee place in Chicago area???? Parking is a problem, the dj. showed very little interest and absolutely no enthusiasm. The environment feels uncomfortable..more like a tavern than a nice place to sing. Their list of songs is quiet short. Half of the songs I wanted to sing they didn?t have????? I recommend the suburbs. Jedynka club on Wednesdays has the best Karaokee! Prizes to win, great audience, excellent system.

This place is a disappointment. Do not go. .

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★☆☆☆☆

Why would anyone vote for this place to be the best Karaokee place in Chicago area???? Parking is a problem, the dj. showed very little interest and absolutely no enthusiasm. The environment feels uncomfortable..more like a tavern than a nice place to sing. Their list of songs is quiet short. Half of the songs I wanted to sing they didn?t have????? I recommend the suburbs. Jedynka club on Wednesdays has the best Karaokee! Prizes to win, great audience, excellent system.

This place is a disappointment. Do not go. .

Pros: none!

Cons: no parking, smells bed,

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The karaoke is a lot of fun and the drinks are strong and cheap (shout out for the mai-tais!). It is a very diverse crowd and everyone is all about having a good time. I went last night and really enjoyed it.

4
★★★★☆

The karaoke is a lot of fun and the drinks are strong and cheap (shout out for the mai-tais!). It is a very diverse crowd and everyone is all about having a good time. I went last night and really enjoyed it.

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This place is a dive but they have hilarious Karaoke on Thursday nights. The crowd can be very diverse but everyone is singing along and it is a fun time. Not crowded but fun!

3
★★★☆☆

This place is a dive but they have hilarious Karaoke on Thursday nights. The crowd can be very diverse but everyone is singing along and it is a fun time. Not crowded but fun!

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I am not big on Karaoke, so I don't go in the evenings. I love the Key West atmosphere, the food is great, the drinks are good, and the Mega-Touch games are always a good time. The food and drink are pricey, but I still recommend this Oasis of Key West atmosphere in the midst of the Chicago cold.

2
★★★★☆

I am not big on Karaoke, so I don't go in the evenings. I love the Key West atmosphere, the food is great, the drinks are good, and the Mega-Touch games are always a good time. The food and drink are pricey, but I still recommend this Oasis of Key West atmosphere in the midst of the Chicago cold.

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: High Prices

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My friend and I got into a cab one night and asked the driver to take us to a karaoke place and this is where we ended up. We had the best time and kept coming back after that. If you are looking for an upbeat evening with a friendly eclectic crowd and great karaoke, Trader Todd's is the place to be!

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★★★★★

My friend and I got into a cab one night and asked the driver to take us to a karaoke place and this is where we ended up. We had the best time and kept coming back after that. If you are looking for an upbeat evening with a friendly eclectic crowd and great karaoke, Trader Todd's is the place to be!

Pros: karaoke song list

Cons: sometimes too long of a wait to get your song in

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This place boasts itself as the "Best Karaoke in Chicago". That's laughable! 3,000 songs? I'm new to Chicago so maybe that's a lot, but where I'm from every karaoke bar/company has a MINIMUM of 20,000. Most KJ's carry 28,000 - 30,000 songs to choose from. On top of that, the KJ was a pompous idiot. He tried to deejay between songs only to cause an even bigger flub of the already horrible sound system, he'd have the wrong song lyrics playing on the TV screens. Also when the kj started the rotation over I was supposed to be 4th in line. Well time went by and after spending about 32 bucks on drinks (4 drinks) I still wasnt up to sing. When i approached the dj he told me that there was a lot of people there and he couldnt fit me in. It seemed to me that the way you get the chance to sing their is if you bring a party with you. The kj didnt even sing one song which is very odd for a karaoke bar.The bar tenders reminded me of something off of revenge of the nerds and the bath room smell didnt smell like a place where you would pay 8 dollars for a drink either.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place boasts itself as the "Best Karaoke in Chicago". That's laughable! 3,000 songs? I'm new to Chicago so maybe that's a lot, but where I'm from every karaoke bar/company has a MINIMUM of 20,000. Most KJ's carry 28,000 - 30,000 songs to choose from. On top of that, the KJ was a pompous idiot. He tried to deejay between songs only to cause an even bigger flub of the already horrible sound system, he'd have the wrong song lyrics playing on the TV screens. Also when the kj started the rotation over I was supposed to be 4th in line. Well time went by and after spending about 32 bucks on drinks (4 drinks) I still wasnt up to sing. When i approached the dj he told me that there was a lot of people there and he couldnt fit me in. It seemed to me that the way you get the chance to sing their is if you bring a party with you. The kj didnt even sing one song which is very odd for a karaoke bar.The bar tenders reminded me of something off of revenge of the nerds and the bath room smell didnt smell like a place where you would pay 8 dollars for a drink either.

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Thanks to everyone a Trader Todd's for the best birthday ever! Toby is the best KJ ever and finally got Biz Markie for me! I had blast...did anyone find my shoes???

2
★★★★★

Thanks to everyone a Trader Todd's for the best birthday ever! Toby is the best KJ ever and finally got Biz Markie for me! I had blast...did anyone find my shoes???

Pros: fun, great karaoke, unpretentious

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Contradictions do not make for good bars. If you're going to have a divy atmosphere, cheap drinks and drunken bartenders are a must. Divy atmosphere + dime-a-dozen wrigleyville servers + overpriced drinks = super smelly crap. I will say that the non-stop promotions and "party" atmosphere do prove to be tempting...more a nod to the successful marketing crew behind Todd's than the smelly frat party that is Trader Todd's. If you want a Dive with excellent karaoke, cheap drinks, and great bartenders, check out the Blue Frog at LaSalle and Huron.

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★★☆☆☆

Contradictions do not make for good bars. If you're going to have a divy atmosphere, cheap drinks and drunken bartenders are a must. Divy atmosphere + dime-a-dozen wrigleyville servers + overpriced drinks = super smelly crap. I will say that the non-stop promotions and "party" atmosphere do prove to be tempting...more a nod to the successful marketing crew behind Todd's than the smelly frat party that is Trader Todd's. If you want a Dive with excellent karaoke, cheap drinks, and great bartenders, check out the Blue Frog at LaSalle and Huron.

Pros: fun crowd, good food specials

Cons: over-priced drinks, bad service, it stinks. literally

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I called 2 months in advance to reserve a party of 30-40. When I showed up, they had given all my tables away because they wrote down the wrong time for my reservation. They managed to scape up one table for all my guests, and it was so crowded we couldn't even move around. We had to pay for all our own drinks, which were not good and very expensive. The karaoke selection was mediocre, and the books were out of order making it difficult to find a song. At the end of the night our waitress was very rude to us despite our constant tipping. They booked 4 other parties in that cramped space for the same time that night. The manager said she would send a gift certificate/apology, but I never received those either. Overall I think this is one of the worst bars I've ever been to.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called 2 months in advance to reserve a party of 30-40. When I showed up, they had given all my tables away because they wrote down the wrong time for my reservation. They managed to scape up one table for all my guests, and it was so crowded we couldn't even move around. We had to pay for all our own drinks, which were not good and very expensive. The karaoke selection was mediocre, and the books were out of order making it difficult to find a song. At the end of the night our waitress was very rude to us despite our constant tipping. They booked 4 other parties in that cramped space for the same time that night. The manager said she would send a gift certificate/apology, but I never received those either. Overall I think this is one of the worst bars I've ever been to.

Cons: too crowded, poor service, overpriced

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My sister is getting married next month so we took her out for a night on the town. Hold the lifesavers please. I've never had more fun at a bachelorette party. .. I just wish we had found Trader Todd's sooner. After three lame places we finished our night with awesome Mai-Tais and karaoke. Toby the Karaoke dude is awesome. Midnight Mario, the soundtrack to Super Mario Brothers played at Midnight is the best! The staff rocks and Cliff is so cute my sister almost backed out of her wedding plans. (Just Kidding Greg).

2
★★★★★

My sister is getting married next month so we took her out for a night on the town. Hold the lifesavers please. I've never had more fun at a bachelorette party. .. I just wish we had found Trader Todd's sooner. After three lame places we finished our night with awesome Mai-Tais and karaoke. Toby the Karaoke dude is awesome. Midnight Mario, the soundtrack to Super Mario Brothers played at Midnight is the best! The staff rocks and Cliff is so cute my sister almost backed out of her wedding plans. (Just Kidding Greg).

Pros: Fun, Great Karaoke, Great Service

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A friend of mine told me this was a great bar so i thought i would give it a go and wish i dident ,the service was the worst i have ever seen,i had the same drink twice and thay tasted different ? you would think if you are paying $8.00 for a drink thay would know what was going into it but i guess not,it took the waitress forever to get the check which was the only reason i stayed. I WONT BE BACK.if you are looking for a better time go to goose island on thursday ,at least thay know what thay are doing and im sure it wont cost you as much.

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★☆☆☆☆

A friend of mine told me this was a great bar so i thought i would give it a go and wish i dident ,the service was the worst i have ever seen,i had the same drink twice and thay tasted different ? you would think if you are paying $8.00 for a drink thay would know what was going into it but i guess not,it took the waitress forever to get the check which was the only reason i stayed. I WONT BE BACK.if you are looking for a better time go to goose island on thursday ,at least thay know what thay are doing and im sure it wont cost you as much.

Pros: none

Cons: TO CROWDED, NO PARKING, EXPENSIVE

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This place sucks, its one of those places where there real pushy and charge top doller for nothing . the barlady is rude , i can think of a lot better places to spend my money, i wont be back

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★☆☆☆☆

This place sucks, its one of those places where there real pushy and charge top doller for nothing . the barlady is rude , i can think of a lot better places to spend my money, i wont be back

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: pushy

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The Jalapeno poppers came fresh, not frozen. That's hard to find on any menu such as this one, which offers the basic pub grub. The house pilsner was good, and the Frozen Rickie (coconut drink) went down fast. If you're in Wrigleyville after a Cubs game, take the extra time to walk here instead of one of the places near Wrigley Field. It's a step up. And the karaoke--well, what can I say about the karaoke?

2
★★★★☆

The Jalapeno poppers came fresh, not frozen. That's hard to find on any menu such as this one, which offers the basic pub grub. The house pilsner was good, and the Frozen Rickie (coconut drink) went down fast. If you're in Wrigleyville after a Cubs game, take the extra time to walk here instead of one of the places near Wrigley Field. It's a step up. And the karaoke--well, what can I say about the karaoke?

Pros: Diversity of drinks, location next to El

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If you are craving an unbelievably fabulous cheeseburger, come here! Not only is the burger really large, but so incredibly tasty! The fries are seasoned lightly cajun-style and are bountiful. For $7, it's a great deal!

2
★★★★★

If you are craving an unbelievably fabulous cheeseburger, come here! Not only is the burger really large, but so incredibly tasty! The fries are seasoned lightly cajun-style and are bountiful. For $7, it's a great deal!

Pros: outdoor seating, cheeseburger!!

Cons: our waitress

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"Another cheesy, tacky Island-themed bar that went out of style 20 years ago"- Not sure what you were expecting out of a karoake bar. If you were expecting velvet ropes, maybe you should have tried the place down the street. I went here for a b-day party and had a blast. The DJ is hilarious and the drinks are plentiful.

2
★★★★★

"Another cheesy, tacky Island-themed bar that went out of style 20 years ago"- Not sure what you were expecting out of a karoake bar. If you were expecting velvet ropes, maybe you should have tried the place down the street. I went here for a b-day party and had a blast. The DJ is hilarious and the drinks are plentiful.

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this place rocks. it is cheesy but what do you expect from a karaoke bar named trader todd's? we were here for a birthday party last weekend and the staff was awesome. they gave goody bags to the birthday girls and made posters and banners too. the dj, michael, takes party pics and then posts them on the website. everyone that went to the party had a blast. we will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

this place rocks. it is cheesy but what do you expect from a karaoke bar named trader todd's? we were here for a birthday party last weekend and the staff was awesome. they gave goody bags to the birthday girls and made posters and banners too. the dj, michael, takes party pics and then posts them on the website. everyone that went to the party had a blast. we will definitely be back.

Pros: outdoor seating, friendly staff

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