Danny's

★★★★☆

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Danny's used to be my favorite bar to go to in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. Over the past few years, though, it has become too hipsterfied for its own good.

That still does not diminish the fact that it's a cool spot to hang out, but you might be better off trying a weeknight. The lighting is minimal, and mostly done by small candles. The wall designs are eccentric, and a DJ spins ambient music most nights that will usually not hear at other places. The beer selection is nice, but if I recall they do not accpet credit cards.

If you beat the crowds you can sit down and have an intimate night over some candles. If the crowds beat you, you may end up shoved against a wall somewhere trying to breathe, so be careful.

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★★★★☆

Danny's used to be my favorite bar to go to in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area. Over the past few years, though, it has become too hipsterfied for its own good.

That still does not diminish the fact that it's a cool spot to hang out, but you might be better off trying a weeknight. The lighting is minimal, and mostly done by small candles. The wall designs are eccentric, and a DJ spins ambient music most nights that will usually not hear at other places. The beer selection is nice, but if I recall they do not accpet credit cards.

If you beat the crowds you can sit down and have an intimate night over some candles. If the crowds beat you, you may end up shoved against a wall somewhere trying to breathe, so be careful.

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Meh...this place was just like any other hipster bar. Trendy, crowded on weekends, hard to find a place to sit, expensive drinks, even on the weekdays. Music was fairly good. Nothing to write home about, though.

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★★★☆☆

Meh...this place was just like any other hipster bar. Trendy, crowded on weekends, hard to find a place to sit, expensive drinks, even on the weekdays. Music was fairly good. Nothing to write home about, though.

Pros: Music, decor

Cons: expensive, crowded, boring at times

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Good music and comfortable atmosphere. Great stopoff on your way down to wicker park especially on a weeknight.

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★★★★★

Good music and comfortable atmosphere. Great stopoff on your way down to wicker park especially on a weeknight.

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Always a good time every time I have gone, Danny's consistently has a cool vibe and great DJs spinning interesting stuff. A great dim ambiance alludes more to a house party than a bar. They've got a nice selection of drafts, though actually getting a drink can sometimes be trying just because the bar itself is pretty small. A cool place to grab a couch and hang out with friends. Also, it should be noted that this ain't the place for high-fiving baseball hats.

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★★★★★

Always a good time every time I have gone, Danny's consistently has a cool vibe and great DJs spinning interesting stuff. A great dim ambiance alludes more to a house party than a bar. They've got a nice selection of drafts, though actually getting a drink can sometimes be trying just because the bar itself is pretty small. A cool place to grab a couch and hang out with friends. Also, it should be noted that this ain't the place for high-fiving baseball hats.

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this is the epitome of cool, lights that emit TV-like lighting sit in corners to give a hint of being in a bar with TVs, but this is too cool of a bar to have the television on...
A slide projector shows home vacation shots. beer is great and attendees are even more interesting.
BUT - i cannot stand the smoke in the middle and back rooms. Even smokers cannot stand the stagnant smokey air, how much would it cost to put a fan back there (even the kind you ffind the alley would do....)
I like the place, but I will not be going back until I am good and toasted, and don't care about hacking for a week afterwards and having to take a shower before bed and then in the morning again....

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★★★☆☆

this is the epitome of cool, lights that emit TV-like lighting sit in corners to give a hint of being in a bar with TVs, but this is too cool of a bar to have the television on...
A slide projector shows home vacation shots. beer is great and attendees are even more interesting.
BUT - i cannot stand the smoke in the middle and back rooms. Even smokers cannot stand the stagnant smokey air, how much would it cost to put a fan back there (even the kind you ffind the alley would do....)
I like the place, but I will not be going back until I am good and toasted, and don't care about hacking for a week afterwards and having to take a shower before bed and then in the morning again....

Cons: smoke, smoke, smoke

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Although Danny's was actually someone's pad more than 50 years ago, the Bucktown tavern is more swank smoking den than fraternity mixer. Try not to stick out if it's your first time here, as most of the lounging lizards…

 

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