Estelle’s (Bar/Lounge, Wicker Park)

Location: 2013 W. North Avenue
Phone: 773.782.0450
Hours: Open every night from 7pm until 4am, and until 5am on Saturdays

Estelle’s is a great Wicker Park spot for those who aren’t interested in spending their night at Nick’s Beer Garden or Cans. This decidedly unpretentious bar and lounge plays great rock music and draws a fun mix of people. The atmosphere is low key and relaxed, even into the wee hours of the morning. If you wanna give those dancing shoes some exercise, this may not be the spot for you. But if you’re up for hanging with a good crowd and drinking even better beer, Estelle’s is where it’s at. The awesome beer list includes several Three Floyds brews as well as many other microbrew craft breweries. But don’t worry, you PBR and Bud Light drinkers, they’ve got that, too.

With a fabulous jukebox and its art deco decor, the bar gives off a nostalgic feel. A friend of mine described it as “diner-meets-euro-grunge.” Contemplate that. If for nothing else, come here for the excellent service and extremely friendly and personable bartenders and staff. That’s not something you’ll find everywhere in the neighborhood, and it’s certainly refreshing. So, next time you find yourself in the six corners area, stop by Estelle’s.


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Estelle’s Cafe & Lounge

Jackie Berkery

About Jackie Berkery

With a strong phobia of cubicles and those three little words (“nine to five”), I am thrilled to be working on UPchicago from the comforts of my own couch at three o’clock in the morning. I love to write. I love Chicago. Hello, dream job!

One Comment

  • Gene Wagendorf III Gene Wagendorf III
    September 4, 2010 | Permalink |

    Damn fine bar, even better jukebox. I always have fun at Estelle’s and it’s all about the music. I’d say easily it’s a top five jukebox in Chicago.