Old Town Ale House

★★★★☆
  • 219 W North Ave

    Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 312-944-7020

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Mon-Fri: 3pm-4am Sat: 12pm-5am Sun: 12pm-4am

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Classic Chicago dive bar. Best part is the hand painted portraits of political figures and celebrities on the walls. Cash only!

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★★★★★

Classic Chicago dive bar. Best part is the hand painted portraits of political figures and celebrities on the walls. Cash only!

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Then wonder no more. The service is terrible, the drinks are watered down and what passes for food wouldn't be attractive to a starving dog.

As well - the walls are lined with this crappy art, and it's a hang out for old hippies who didn't get being a beatnick right the first time around.

Honestly, if you're deciding between going here and staying home, stay home.

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★☆☆☆☆

Then wonder no more. The service is terrible, the drinks are watered down and what passes for food wouldn't be attractive to a starving dog.

As well - the walls are lined with this crappy art, and it's a hang out for old hippies who didn't get being a beatnick right the first time around.

Honestly, if you're deciding between going here and staying home, stay home.

Pros: None - it's awful

Cons: Hippie/pot head hang out. Bad service. Overpriced drinks watered down

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This is a neat local bar that is full of history. John Belushi used to come around here and play on their pinball machines. Its a lot of fun if you're looking for a genuine Chicago experience, but it's also a bit grimey, so take that into consideration if you are looking for a nice night out.

3
★★★☆☆

This is a neat local bar that is full of history. John Belushi used to come around here and play on their pinball machines. Its a lot of fun if you're looking for a genuine Chicago experience, but it's also a bit grimey, so take that into consideration if you are looking for a nice night out.

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If you are looking for a place to take a moment and unwind with good music and an affordable cocktail, then the alehouse is the place. Nothing fancy about it, but a place to feast your eyes on strange memorabilia, unique art and interesting conversation.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a place to take a moment and unwind with good music and an affordable cocktail, then the alehouse is the place. Nothing fancy about it, but a place to feast your eyes on strange memorabilia, unique art and interesting conversation.

Pros: location, price, atmosphere

Cons: parking

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The Old Town Ale House is a neighborhood treasure, has been there for many years. The clientele is as varied as it gets and always interesting. The juke box has always been one of the best and most eclectic in the city. All the greats from nearby Second City have frequented it. Hope that it will continue in its unique tradition.

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★★★★★

The Old Town Ale House is a neighborhood treasure, has been there for many years. The clientele is as varied as it gets and always interesting. The juke box has always been one of the best and most eclectic in the city. All the greats from nearby Second City have frequented it. Hope that it will continue in its unique tradition.

Pros: Unique, Inexpensive, Untrendy

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Unbelievable evening in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. I watched the passage of construction workers, professionals, editors & writers, Second City actors, bartenders and neighborhood families visit this bazaar art-ridden haven. Not to be missed....they surprise me every time I visit - even after 3:00am

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★★★★★

Unbelievable evening in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. I watched the passage of construction workers, professionals, editors & writers, Second City actors, bartenders and neighborhood families visit this bazaar art-ridden haven. Not to be missed....they surprise me every time I visit - even after 3:00am

Pros: fun, artsy, late night

Cons: none

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Love the permanent sexually explicit art collection....incredible value on ale....every time I went in ....completely different atmosphere...always crazy...always fun....a legendary DIVE bar.

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★★★★★

Love the permanent sexually explicit art collection....incredible value on ale....every time I went in ....completely different atmosphere...always crazy...always fun....a legendary DIVE bar.

Pros: PRICES, ATMOSPHERE, CONVERSATION

Cons: CROWDED, SMALL

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Old Town Ale House rocks. The crowd, for the most part, has been frequenting the place for years. The jukebox rocks with old jazz and blues. You can always find someone to talk to here.

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★★★★★

Old Town Ale House rocks. The crowd, for the most part, has been frequenting the place for years. The jukebox rocks with old jazz and blues. You can always find someone to talk to here.

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This is truly a Chicago classic, from the beehive-haired bartenders to the crusty regulars. Dark and smoky. Great pinball, and big shelves full of books for browsing. Second City types hang here after their shows.

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★★★★★

This is truly a Chicago classic, from the beehive-haired bartenders to the crusty regulars. Dark and smoky. Great pinball, and big shelves full of books for browsing. Second City types hang here after their shows.

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Walls are a jumble of knickknacks, Halloween masks, old Chicago photos, discarded toys and found artwork. More than 100 friends are immortalized in the portrait mural and in the head-shot collage of lesser-known Second…

 

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