This dive bar is perfect for drinking cheap beer and partaking in a game of Candyland and Jenga.
Nightlife in Ukrainian Village
The perfect place to down a pint and enjoy some real futball.
I can think of no better name for this pub and restaurant, as it features some of the best sausages the city has to offer along with 30 draft beers any make-up of taste buds would find appealing.
Don’t let the exterior of this little Wicker Park bar discourage you. Inside you’ll find a collection of friendly faces, cheap beer, and good music.
Bar Crawl #8 straddled the borders of Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, as we hopped to different spots along West Division Street.
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Frontier feels like a fancy lodge, with a large animal head as the centerpiece of the bar. Want a whole animal to yourself? Just call ahead.
If you’re looking to catch a rock show in Chicago you’d be hard-pressed to find a better venue than The Empty Bottle. The music venue hosts excellent live music seven nights week, usually with a very affordable cover.
An old-school Chicago bar that carries an undeniable sense of cool (and good cheap drinks!).
It’s important to note that while the waves of yuppy nation are crashing over Division street and seething gentrified foam at the heels of West and East Village, there are many “local” bars that serve as a stomping ground for the working class families of the area, past and present. Chipps Inn is one of them.
Innertown — a hodgepodge of kitsch and weird pop culture, pictures of Elvis and glowing American flags and crisp gin and tonics.
Where can you find great deals on food and booze, a pool table, tattoo-inspired wallpaper, and a bunch of thirsty writers hanging from a stripper pole during an official “meeting”? The answer, my friends, is Five Star.
It seems that Happy Village is a local bar to the core, with a humble beer selection and a table tennis arena in the back for visitors like me to drool over.
Step into this bar and try not to have vivid flash backs from middle school or elementary school, depending on your age. If a Taco Bell dog key chain, Spice Girls lollipops, or Beauty in the Beast Happy Meal toys don’t strike an emotional chord with you, you have bigger problems than finding a bar in Ukrainian Village. Your problem is that you don’t have a soul.