Estelle’s (Bar/Lounge, Wicker Park)
Location: 2013 W. North Avenue
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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