Possum's Pub

★★★☆☆
  • 2324 N Mannheim Rd

    Melrose Park, IL 60164

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  • 847-455-1701

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This place has illegal written all over it. Ladies of the night bartending, drinks outside, hells angels, nothing up to code (so it looks). The regulars stare you down and check out your lady. No one in there has a stomache smaller than

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★★★★★

This place has illegal written all over it. Ladies of the night bartending, drinks outside, hells angels, nothing up to code (so it looks). The regulars stare you down and check out your lady. No one in there has a stomache smaller than

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It's an alright place at best, however it's not a very "cozy" place. More than anything, to outsiders, there is not a lot of warmth from their regulars.
I think the last poster shouldn't refer to it as being the best Mannheim can offer. As the economy has plummeted, the "working ladies" population is sky high on Mannheim, and it's clear that there are a few in there particularly on the weekend nights competing for the bartenders money.
To say that you can smoke there, implies there are special priviledges extended to that bar. That is not the case. It is the same as every other local bar in the winter - go outside, stand in their tiki bar area, which by law liquor cannot be served from, and hover near the heaters.
Now mind you, you'd be best to watch your step too in there. They have no problem roughing up strangers. Not too long ago US 99 played there on a regular basis and one night, the locals got so out of control, another customer got assaulted with a propane gas grill!!!! Needless to say, legal action was taken AND US 99 will not longer promote the bar or do nights there. Hmmmm.
Also although there are a couple of good food items on the menu, bar food should not be so expensive. $3.00 for a pizza puff is a good example.
As for the female patrons that go in there, well WE don't much care about their "female" bartenders. They quite honestly spend too much time patronizing the male customers. Much difficult to determine if they are the bartenders or the ladies of the night that strolled in off Mannheim road.
All that aside, still much room for improvement.

1
★★☆☆☆

It's an alright place at best, however it's not a very "cozy" place. More than anything, to outsiders, there is not a lot of warmth from their regulars.
I think the last poster shouldn't refer to it as being the best Mannheim can offer. As the economy has plummeted, the "working ladies" population is sky high on Mannheim, and it's clear that there are a few in there particularly on the weekend nights competing for the bartenders money.
To say that you can smoke there, implies there are special priviledges extended to that bar. That is not the case. It is the same as every other local bar in the winter - go outside, stand in their tiki bar area, which by law liquor cannot be served from, and hover near the heaters.
Now mind you, you'd be best to watch your step too in there. They have no problem roughing up strangers. Not too long ago US 99 played there on a regular basis and one night, the locals got so out of control, another customer got assaulted with a propane gas grill!!!! Needless to say, legal action was taken AND US 99 will not longer promote the bar or do nights there. Hmmmm.
Also although there are a couple of good food items on the menu, bar food should not be so expensive. $3.00 for a pizza puff is a good example.
As for the female patrons that go in there, well WE don't much care about their "female" bartenders. They quite honestly spend too much time patronizing the male customers. Much difficult to determine if they are the bartenders or the ladies of the night that strolled in off Mannheim road.
All that aside, still much room for improvement.

Pros: A few

Cons: Many

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The best Mannheim has to offer! Possum's delivers everything you expect from a neighborhood bar. Great prices, great food and a surprising "layout" which appeals to a wide variety of patrons. This is not your "daddy's" bar, anymore. Like most bars you'll find the usuall suspects. You know type, the daily patrons who've earned a deed to thier regular spot at the bar. But the bar has changed since the new owner took over a few years ago. They've spent alot of money enhancing the bar with a bunch of flat screens, tiki bar, patio, variety of games and most importantly.....a new breed of female bartenders that alone, are worth the price of admission. Collectively, all the improvements make Possum's a great place to enjoy some spirits. The bar really appeals to a wide variety of people. BAGS on the patio during the summer make it a great place for the twenty & thirty-somethings to hang out on those hot summer nights. The weekends tend to attract the late night singles crowd with a fair amount of female cougars who don't seem to be intimidated by the "younger" girls. Overall I give it a BIG NEIGHBORHOOD thumbs up! It's not downtown, but it's easily the best Mannheim has to offer.

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★★★★★

The best Mannheim has to offer! Possum's delivers everything you expect from a neighborhood bar. Great prices, great food and a surprising "layout" which appeals to a wide variety of patrons. This is not your "daddy's" bar, anymore. Like most bars you'll find the usuall suspects. You know type, the daily patrons who've earned a deed to thier regular spot at the bar. But the bar has changed since the new owner took over a few years ago. They've spent alot of money enhancing the bar with a bunch of flat screens, tiki bar, patio, variety of games and most importantly.....a new breed of female bartenders that alone, are worth the price of admission. Collectively, all the improvements make Possum's a great place to enjoy some spirits. The bar really appeals to a wide variety of people. BAGS on the patio during the summer make it a great place for the twenty & thirty-somethings to hang out on those hot summer nights. The weekends tend to attract the late night singles crowd with a fair amount of female cougars who don't seem to be intimidated by the "younger" girls. Overall I give it a BIG NEIGHBORHOOD thumbs up! It's not downtown, but it's easily the best Mannheim has to offer.

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This is an average, at best, watering hole. Frequented by locals, yet no longer in it's heyday. Food is average frozen/serve bar food. Outdoor Tiki bar is pretty. It is a bit "clique-ish" and a much older clientele. Then again, it's a LOCAL place and has been there for a coon's age, albeit there are new owners. It is the fact that the reputation had been established a long time ago by previous owners that the regulars still frequent the place. The regulars are though friendly enough to send a beer your way. The owner though is a bit reclusive and unfriendly, but whatever. Just something to deal with. This is an really old version of Cheers after a while of going in. Everyone does eventually know your name. So...it's worthwhile to stop in. Again, the food leaves a bit to be desired, but the atmosphere the regulars set, is worthwhile.

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★★★☆☆

This is an average, at best, watering hole. Frequented by locals, yet no longer in it's heyday. Food is average frozen/serve bar food. Outdoor Tiki bar is pretty. It is a bit "clique-ish" and a much older clientele. Then again, it's a LOCAL place and has been there for a coon's age, albeit there are new owners. It is the fact that the reputation had been established a long time ago by previous owners that the regulars still frequent the place. The regulars are though friendly enough to send a beer your way. The owner though is a bit reclusive and unfriendly, but whatever. Just something to deal with. This is an really old version of Cheers after a while of going in. Everyone does eventually know your name. So...it's worthwhile to stop in. Again, the food leaves a bit to be desired, but the atmosphere the regulars set, is worthwhile.

Pros: Price

Cons: Owner & Frozen Food served as "fresh or homemade".

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It is obvious the previous writer was banned. Truth is the Owner does not tolerate trouble makers. This is a friendly neighborhood bar. Yes they have all age groups! It is a nice place to meet friends sit back have some fun playing all the games. If you are looking to pick up Chicks go to Sneakers!! If you just want some clean fun, sit in the Tiki Bar, Smoke , sit in the Sun and play the Bag games or watch a good game on one of 12 TV's eat some good Good snack food Come to Possum's

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★★★★☆

It is obvious the previous writer was banned. Truth is the Owner does not tolerate trouble makers. This is a friendly neighborhood bar. Yes they have all age groups! It is a nice place to meet friends sit back have some fun playing all the games. If you are looking to pick up Chicks go to Sneakers!! If you just want some clean fun, sit in the Tiki Bar, Smoke , sit in the Sun and play the Bag games or watch a good game on one of 12 TV's eat some good Good snack food Come to Possum's

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With the exception of a bartender or two...this place still lacks. You can put perfume on a pig and guess what? It's still a pig.

Make sure your insurance policies are up to date particularly if you are sitting in the back room or out on the lovely patio by the tiki bar. None of it was done with permits.

By the way, did I mention it's a 'SAUSAGE BAR"? lol

Don't forget to check out their pics on their own website showing all the old middle age/senior and balding men. Yeah this place is hot - if you dont mind changing diapers for your date.

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★☆☆☆☆

With the exception of a bartender or two...this place still lacks. You can put perfume on a pig and guess what? It's still a pig.

Make sure your insurance policies are up to date particularly if you are sitting in the back room or out on the lovely patio by the tiki bar. None of it was done with permits.

By the way, did I mention it's a 'SAUSAGE BAR"? lol

Don't forget to check out their pics on their own website showing all the old middle age/senior and balding men. Yeah this place is hot - if you dont mind changing diapers for your date.

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AllyCat is playing at Possum's on Saturday nights when there isn't a band, is what I was told. I came across this DJ at another bar in town. Was really impressed by her professionalism and wide range of music and karaoke song selections. This woman also has thousands of music video's, she even puts books out of the video's to let people know what she has. Most DJ's that I have seen are drunk before they are half way into the night, not this one. I had offered at another bar to get her a drink, she declined with a thank you, but I don't drink. I was kind of shocked but she explained that she has too much going and too many things to remember to induldge. Extremely fair with karaoke, if you want to sing no matter if you have a talent or just having fun you get your chance. She puts on a quality show, but I wonder why it wasn't crowded in there like it is at the other bar she plays at. AllyCat is a keeper, I will return and will also tell my friends. Here's to you Ally! Oh yah, the tiki bar is cool where they allow smoking but because so many people are out there it is hard to tell how many are actually in the bar.

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★★★★★

AllyCat is playing at Possum's on Saturday nights when there isn't a band, is what I was told. I came across this DJ at another bar in town. Was really impressed by her professionalism and wide range of music and karaoke song selections. This woman also has thousands of music video's, she even puts books out of the video's to let people know what she has. Most DJ's that I have seen are drunk before they are half way into the night, not this one. I had offered at another bar to get her a drink, she declined with a thank you, but I don't drink. I was kind of shocked but she explained that she has too much going and too many things to remember to induldge. Extremely fair with karaoke, if you want to sing no matter if you have a talent or just having fun you get your chance. She puts on a quality show, but I wonder why it wasn't crowded in there like it is at the other bar she plays at. AllyCat is a keeper, I will return and will also tell my friends. Here's to you Ally! Oh yah, the tiki bar is cool where they allow smoking but because so many people are out there it is hard to tell how many are actually in the bar.

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don't know who paid the previous two reviewers, but this place has really gone under. What used to be the most happening bar in the neighborhood has turned into the most depressing. From the almost all male bartenders ?? to the lacking in entertainment (Mr. Flashback we miss you) to the unfriendly owner herself, this place needs help.

If only we could go back in time!! Find another line of work.

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★★☆☆☆

don't know who paid the previous two reviewers, but this place has really gone under. What used to be the most happening bar in the neighborhood has turned into the most depressing. From the almost all male bartenders ?? to the lacking in entertainment (Mr. Flashback we miss you) to the unfriendly owner herself, this place needs help.

If only we could go back in time!! Find another line of work.

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Love the new Tiki Bar----all we need is a pool boy and some of those umbrellas in our beer. You can smoke out there which is nice since most of the bars around are non-smoking now. Tiki bar has Cornhole bags and foosball table. Owner is supper nice and really cleaned this bar up---the owner puts out food during the football games. Bands and Karaoke. Also, Wed they have slab of ribs special---Love it. Check it out.

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★☆☆☆☆

Love the new Tiki Bar----all we need is a pool boy and some of those umbrellas in our beer. You can smoke out there which is nice since most of the bars around are non-smoking now. Tiki bar has Cornhole bags and foosball table. Owner is supper nice and really cleaned this bar up---the owner puts out food during the football games. Bands and Karaoke. Also, Wed they have slab of ribs special---Love it. Check it out.

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Possums Pub is a GREAT PLACE!! Super Tiki Bar Live Bands and Karaoke. No Cover Charge! Drinks range from $4-$5 Beer is $3 during entertainment. Football Sunday $10 Buckets of 6. Wed. is Rib Day!! Rib dinners starting at NOON $10 Homemade Chilli all year. Don't pass this one up. They have a new Website possumpub.com I LOVE THIS BAR!!!!

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★★★★★

Possums Pub is a GREAT PLACE!! Super Tiki Bar Live Bands and Karaoke. No Cover Charge! Drinks range from $4-$5 Beer is $3 during entertainment. Football Sunday $10 Buckets of 6. Wed. is Rib Day!! Rib dinners starting at NOON $10 Homemade Chilli all year. Don't pass this one up. They have a new Website possumpub.com I LOVE THIS BAR!!!!

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During the week, beverages are reasonably priced. However on karoake nights drinks go up almost $2 each, shot's go up $1 each and beers go up .75 cents to a dollar. Which is not worthy of the karoake person's "pick and choose" attitude when putting karoake requests up for customers.
Very overpriced for weekends considering the neighborhood. Additionally it is now a non smoking bar. The owner exudes almost no warmth. Plus side, her beers are almost as frosty cold as herself.
Food is reasonably cheap, okay on flavor, but Sam's club quality.

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★★☆☆☆

During the week, beverages are reasonably priced. However on karoake nights drinks go up almost $2 each, shot's go up $1 each and beers go up .75 cents to a dollar. Which is not worthy of the karoake person's "pick and choose" attitude when putting karoake requests up for customers.
Very overpriced for weekends considering the neighborhood. Additionally it is now a non smoking bar. The owner exudes almost no warmth. Plus side, her beers are almost as frosty cold as herself.
Food is reasonably cheap, okay on flavor, but Sam's club quality.

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