Eh. *shrugs shoulders*
I don't know what Floyd's is. Yes, IS.
Judging from the outside appearance, I had always expected one of those places that has $10 burgers and expensive drinks while trying to remain a legitimate neighborhood place.
But then you actually make it over the threshold and its pretty dingy and not very spectacular in any one way. Don't judge a book by its cover.
Its not a bad place. No, not at all.
They have some good beers on tap and in the bottle.
$2 PBRs keep it real.
And the food is actually pretty good. (I ordered tots and got a huge basketfull for something like $3 - which is a decently priced snack).
I wouldn't make a special trip here - there other places in the neighborhood I would rather go, but it wasn't a horrible experience and I have nothing against the place.
Why did it take me so long to step into this place?
- Eclectic crowd: young, old, hippie, almost-preppy, normal, eccentric, etc...
- Awesome neighborhood bar with sweet beer specials (pints and PITCHERS!).
- They'll make you lil' pizzas.
- Lots of stuff to read/stare at on the walls and on the bar.
- Live music pretty much every night.
I had a good time last night, until a group of really drunk Wrigleyville types decided to give me a wrong look. I made my bf nervous by opening my big mouth. Oops!
Anyways, hope those jerks aren't always around. People like that ruin a perfectly good place.
When I think of the Mutiny...
I imagine darkness. Horror Movies. And mini-pitchers.
Three cheers for the mini-pitchers!
And they support independent music. Most of the time I come here to see the punk rock shows. It gets hella loud. Be warned.
I don't know how to rate this. Do I rate it in comparison to the original on Chicago Ave? Or do I rate it on its own merits?
I guess the average of the two would be 3 stars.
It totally lacks the vibe of the Uke Village location. A vibe I happen to like. Basically this place is too new, too up-and-coming, and tryingt oo hard for my own personal tastes. I feel like patrons of the new Cleo's will have no idea about the "old" one and would never bother checking it out. Thats just how it seems at this point.
the service was good. (compared to the other location)
the food was good. (on par with the other location)
$3 Sapporos are alright by me. (in lieu of cheaper, rotating specials at the other location).
And all those flat screens, while driving you crazy if you're just trying to chill - are pretty sweet if you're hoping to catch "the game."
Its a mixed bag but I would probably go again. Why the hell not.
Whenever I come here the bartenders treat me like crap. And I have a pleasant disposition and I know bar etiquette so I don't get it.
But the selection is fun. It's always nice to be able to try something new. I'd say average to above-average prices.
Basic and neighborhoody, with a huge beer selection. There ya go.
I would go out of my way to come here, but not often. I live closer to the Map Room. Sometimes it comes down to whats more convenient.
This place is a real gem. Both as a bar and a music venue. Such a great mix of people enjoying some truly excellent music.
And there's an impressive selection of drafts (and pitchers are an option - nice).
I hope this place retains its cultural value as gentrification encroaches. I would hate to see it lost to generic yuppie bullsh*t.
This is a great local place. I usually go on weeknights. My friend and I park ourselves at the bar for "a couple drinks." Famous last words, right? I can't tell you how many times I've left here wasted, "a couple drinks" later. The point of that statement being = this place is comfortable. The barstaff is [usually] super attentive. It's not too expensive. You get it. However I will say - I was there last Saturday night (first weekend evening there) and it was very crowded and loud. But wasn't full of LP trixies and for Bucktown in this day and age, that ain't too shabby.
Yes, its a dive. However, better lit than dives I'm used to.
There's lots of seating, the bar is long, the beer is cheap and the crowd reflects the neighborhood.
And - I could see some shady sh*t going down in here.
This place has been closed for a short while, a bar called the "Blind Robin" has taken its place (part of the Underbar, Green Eye, Lemmings family).
I brought people out here for my 21st birthday party, to show them something different. Plus its down the street from the Empty Bottle and there happened to be a good show there that night.
This place was a local dive. Salsa music. Cheap drinks. Good times indeed. RIP Bar Vertigo
I always end up coming here on Sundays. Don't know why.
Spring '06 we would take advantage of the Bloody Mary special. And flat-screens during March Madness - right next to our table. Several hours, Drinking Bloodies and Guinness. Drunk by 8pm. Good times.
Sizable sidewalk seating area is good for people watching.
I don't know who picks the music but it was pretty horrible when i was in there yesterday.
The food looks good. I've only had the hummus plate - yummy (toasted pita) - but it took 20 minutes to get to our table.
Not my "go to" place but pleasant enough to drop-in on occasion.