Cans

★★☆☆☆
  • 1640 N Damen Ave

    Chicago, IL 60647

    Cross street: Damen and Concord

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  • 773-227-2277

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Great neighborhood bar...I always have a great time when I go into Cans. The staff is friendly and attentive. I love the old school tunes and the food is better than your average bar food. Delicious wings and the tilapia wrap is yummy!

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★★★★★

Great neighborhood bar...I always have a great time when I go into Cans. The staff is friendly and attentive. I love the old school tunes and the food is better than your average bar food. Delicious wings and the tilapia wrap is yummy!

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Ok, so I am just as willing to ruin a stranger's night for my own amusement as the next slime sleeve, but Vanilla Ice isn't funny anymore. Can's get it off the damn box, please. On a side note, ever had 12 cans of Hamm's Beer? I'll save you the experience. Before bed, take a box and a half of exlax, and pay your roommate $10 to wake you up an hour before your alarm, by dropping a sack filled with full bottles of Peach Snapple on your head.

Nachos were good though, and HUGE! And the staff there? Well they are definitely ... on payroll.

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★★★☆☆

Ok, so I am just as willing to ruin a stranger's night for my own amusement as the next slime sleeve, but Vanilla Ice isn't funny anymore. Can's get it off the damn box, please. On a side note, ever had 12 cans of Hamm's Beer? I'll save you the experience. Before bed, take a box and a half of exlax, and pay your roommate $10 to wake you up an hour before your alarm, by dropping a sack filled with full bottles of Peach Snapple on your head.

Nachos were good though, and HUGE! And the staff there? Well they are definitely ... on payroll.

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If you want every beer ever made that comes in a can, then Cans is your place. Nice pool table, cheesy video games (like Bowling) and good wings. I recall having to go to the bar for drinks because our server was completely MIA. Not terrible, but there are a million bars in the area.

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★★☆☆☆

If you want every beer ever made that comes in a can, then Cans is your place. Nice pool table, cheesy video games (like Bowling) and good wings. I recall having to go to the bar for drinks because our server was completely MIA. Not terrible, but there are a million bars in the area.

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I actually go to this bar quite a bit, when I'm in the mood for fun 80s music. They usually play all the good bar songs, however the last time I was there I asked the dj to play a song for my friends birthday and in return I got a lecture on how he owns companies and he is a music director for all these bars and blah blah blah.... SO ARROGANT. The bar staff has always been pretty nice but that a--hole was enough to make me now want to go back!!!

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★★☆☆☆

I actually go to this bar quite a bit, when I'm in the mood for fun 80s music. They usually play all the good bar songs, however the last time I was there I asked the dj to play a song for my friends birthday and in return I got a lecture on how he owns companies and he is a music director for all these bars and blah blah blah.... SO ARROGANT. The bar staff has always been pretty nice but that a--hole was enough to make me now want to go back!!!

Cons: Rude DJ

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BEWARE, they have the rudest servers and bouncers. Apparently this place hires people who have no customer service and have no problem getting paid $4 an hour. Having a server paid $4 an hour does not equal good service, it means you will have a lousy unhappy server who is rude and is depending on your tip money. Also they will kick you out of the bar if you order from the bartender rather than order from your server. There are tons of better bars than cans, this place is a dump!

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★☆☆☆☆

BEWARE, they have the rudest servers and bouncers. Apparently this place hires people who have no customer service and have no problem getting paid $4 an hour. Having a server paid $4 an hour does not equal good service, it means you will have a lousy unhappy server who is rude and is depending on your tip money. Also they will kick you out of the bar if you order from the bartender rather than order from your server. There are tons of better bars than cans, this place is a dump!

Pros: Not coming here

Cons: Worst SERVERS and bouncers- completely disgraceful!!

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I almost fainted from the cologne fumes.

Its too bad when your friend's friends have bad taste in bars and its their birthdays (yes, plural) you are forced to visit them at a place you told yourself you would never step foot in. Oh well.

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★☆☆☆☆

I almost fainted from the cologne fumes.

Its too bad when your friend's friends have bad taste in bars and its their birthdays (yes, plural) you are forced to visit them at a place you told yourself you would never step foot in. Oh well.

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Cans epitomizes everything that's potentially wrong with Chicago night life. What a stupid idea to sell cans of beer, but plenty of idiots go there anyway. What a stupid idea to play cheesy 90's hip-hop all night long, but idiots go there anyway. What a stupid idea to put the most boring, uninteresting establishment imaginable in the heart of once-edgy and hip Wicker Park, but idiots go there anyway.

If you're an awful enough person to *actually* want to listen to Sir Mixalot and Vanilla Ice all night long, you deserve a place like Cans.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cans epitomizes everything that's potentially wrong with Chicago night life. What a stupid idea to sell cans of beer, but plenty of idiots go there anyway. What a stupid idea to play cheesy 90's hip-hop all night long, but idiots go there anyway. What a stupid idea to put the most boring, uninteresting establishment imaginable in the heart of once-edgy and hip Wicker Park, but idiots go there anyway.

If you're an awful enough person to *actually* want to listen to Sir Mixalot and Vanilla Ice all night long, you deserve a place like Cans.

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Gentrification is an ugly word, especially when used in conjunction with what was a thriving arts community. Today my beloved Wicker Park has become a second haven for those who either A) Lived in Lincoln Park and have moved or B) the new transient dwellers drawn to it because of Real World fame, in either case Cans is the description of a neighborhood gone south. RIP Mad Bar.

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Gentrification is an ugly word, especially when used in conjunction with what was a thriving arts community. Today my beloved Wicker Park has become a second haven for those who either A) Lived in Lincoln Park and have moved or B) the new transient dwellers drawn to it because of Real World fame, in either case Cans is the description of a neighborhood gone south. RIP Mad Bar.

Pros: N/A, N/A, N/A

Cons: Gentrification, Crowded, Disgust

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Recent college grads and young professionals toss back beers at a raised booth or high table. The L-shaped space has a small front bar and a busier side bar. Low ceilings, dark wood, and a well-used pool table create a…

 

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