Farragut’s (Bar, Andersonville)

Location: 5240 N. Clark St.
Phone: (773) 728-4903

The fine bartenders at Mary’s and Marty’s set the bar pretty high and, well, got at least this writer fairly buzzed. That’s one of the nice things about a bar crawl: the crawl part. The fresh air on the walk to Farragut’s revitalized the troop and in we went.

The crowd at Farragut’s, if three can be a crowd, was definitely not on a bar crawl. And they had definitely not been revitalized by any fresh air. A few grunts and groans were cast in our direction, but to be fair it was a Monday night and maybe these were just regulars trying to enjoy a quiet drink and catch the football game. We ended up ordering a pitcher of Leinenkugel, which I can say with confidence is an order that sums up Farragut’s.

While I resisted the urge to hit up the jukebox, the natives were already restless, I couldn’t resist the chance to shoot some pool with David and Phil. Any bar with a well-kept  pool table gets a gold star in my book, and this more than made up for the less-than-inviting staff/regulars.

The time came to move on and so we all slammed the rest of our Leine’s as Jackie gave the bar a special goodbye. Time to take in another hit of fresh air before heading to Simon’s.

This review first appeared in UPchicago Bar Crawl #4: Edgewater & Andersonville

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Gene Wagendorf III

About Gene Wagendorf III

Gene is a writer who has spent his entire quarter century of life as a resident of Chicago. When not exploring the city he can be found wandering flea markets and garage sales or having a cigarette between classes at Northeastern Illinois University, where he hopes to acquire a degree in the next quarter century. His favorite smells are old books and bowling alleys. His poetry (how embarrassing!) can be found in issues of Kill Poet, Ditch, Word Riot, O Sweet Flowery Roses and Vowel Movements.

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