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W Isla Cut Rate Liquors

Chicago
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W Isla Cut Rate Liquors

1656 W Division St

Chicago, IL 60622

In the dive bar-heavy Eastern section of Wicker Park, this place often gets lost in the shuffle. Longtime residents even seem surprised by its existence, and the locals-heavy crew of serious professional drinkers like it that way. If you’re a fan of Polish vodka and “authentic” dive bar smells (who isn't???), this is the place for you.