Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best dive bar in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best dive bar in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best dive bar in Chicago?

“Innertown pub is SOLID, Christina’s on Kedzie is the most real Chicago/non meat market 4am bar I can think of”. — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

“Christina’s Place. Cunneen’s. Poitin Stil.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“Twilight Lounge on Central and Wilson. Cheap drinks, and they renovated it so it doesn’t look like an Old Man bar anymore.” — Michael Messinger, Mysteries of Life

“The Hidden Cove. Cheap drinks, cheap grub…and, best of all, karaoke seven nights a week until four in the morning!” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings

“Rick’s at Taylor/Western! Best pool table!” — Lucy Rendler-Kaplan, Small Girl, Big City

“Rossi’s on State St, without a question. Many others came to mind, which means that I go out way too much…”. — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“Archie’s in Ukrainian Village.” — Laura Vasilion, Talking to the World

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Lead image via Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

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