Old Town Ale House

Chicago
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Mon3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Tues3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Wed3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Thu3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Fri3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Sun12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Old Town Ale House

219 W North Ave

Chicago, IL 60610

Old Town Ale House is an iconic Chicago dive bar whose crowd varies between comedians from nearby Second City, hipsters, tried-and-true regulars, and tourists (due in no small part to the bar's feature on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. ) The jukebox, which is usually playing jazz, rules the show, but don't be surprised if one of the bartenders puts on some opera to water down the crowd. The wall is covered with funky paintings of everyone from longtime regulars to celebrities and politicians... case in point: a portrait of a naked Sarah Palin holding a rifle.