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1. Dimo's Pizza Wicker Park1615 N Damen Ave, Chicago
2. Carol's Pub4659 N Clark St, Chicago
3. The Hangge-Uppe14 W Elm St, Chicago
4. Pick Me Up Café3408 N Clark St, Chicago
5. Red Hot Ranch2072 N Western Ave, Chicago
6. L'Patron Tacos3749 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
7. Stout Barrel House & Galley642 N Clark St, Chicago
8. Kingston Mines2548 N Halsted St, Chicago
9. Diner Grill1635 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
Dimo's Pizza's Wicker Park location is bigger than the original Lakeview one, has got $1 slices with certifiably crazy toppings, and a beer menu of local and season drafts and cans.
Carol's is an old-country, Southern-esque dive bar that has swingin' live bands, line dancing (impromptu, with special appearances by Carol herself), and cheap brews.
Getting lost in a bar may never have been so fun. As a Chicago staple for more than 30yrs, this massive dual-level dance haven offers five differently themed bars, three dance floors, and a variety of '50s through '80s rock and disco on one floor and modern hits on another. With drink specials galore and a pair of all-request DJs, we dare you not to break a sweat at the Hangge-Uppe.
Pick Me Up is Chicago's finest late night establishment (their cheese fries are something to write home about... trust us).
Chicagoans love their dogs hot and Red Hot Ranch's blinking red arrow sign directs them to this cash-only standby for "Depression Dogs:" Vienna beef dogs with mustard, onion, relish, sport peppers with a fist full of french fries in the bun. The natural-cased weiners pop when you bite them and the fries are crisp. Thin-pattied double cheeseburgers satisfy, but when in the dog house, get the dog.
If you thought you could only get decent Mexican street food south of the border, think again – for Chicagoans, it’s as easy as a trip to Logan Square. The market-driven menu at L’Patron includes highlights like carne asada and the signature la gringa, a tortilla with al pastor, Chihuahua cheese, pineapple, and a side of rice and beans. While seating is available, this counter-service taqueria is a lunch hotspot, so get there early to snag a seat and chow down.
Serving Southern hospitality in the heart of River North, Stout Barrel House & Galley serves up adventurous comfort food in an inviting, communal environment. A wealth of craft and draft beers assures that your stiff drink is as gustatorily satisfying as the exquisite food.
The moment you step inside Kingston Mines, you’ll immediately feel displaced from the bone-chilling Chicago air and at once in the warmth of Blues Country. Two stages in two separate rooms -- each with a variety of seating or standing options to enjoy the music -- feature nighty live. You can dine on a platter of New Orleans-style ribs and drink your way through a bucket of beers while someone sways to the beat over peanut shell-lined floors, cocktail in hand. It’s an iconic blues haven, but it doesn’t come for free. Purchase tickets in advance to avoid a higher entrance fee.