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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Friar Tuck

Est. 1970, this local dive has been around for awhile, hosting Karaoke,
trivia, game night, parties, and more. 

3010 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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Alice’s Lounge

Karaoke four nights a week!

-Recommended by Post Animal

3556 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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Zebra Lounge

Patrons sip martinis & other cocktails at this Zebra-themed speakeasy with nightly live piano music.

1220 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
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Burlington

No-frills bar featuring a large whiskey & bourbon menu plus music from local & touring bands or DJs.

3425 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Rainbo Club

“It’s so Chicago to me. Cash Only, PBRs are $2, no pretense, and I always run into friends whenever I’m there. It’s like Chicago Cheers. I get whiskey, soda, bitters.” — Phillip-Michael Scales

1150 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden

Neighborhood bar serving BBQ, bar food & craft beers inside or in the large beer garden.

3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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Scofflaw

Gin-centric cocktails, craft beers & pub grub served in a relaxed urban-rustic bar with cozy nooks.

3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Carol’s Pub Inc

Honky-tonk bar featuring live country-western music, line dancing & karaoke since 1973.

4659 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
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Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lively taproom offering beer tastings, snacks, a retail store & regular live music.

2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Sportsman’s Club

Cash-only hangout featuring a taxidermy theme, table games & a rotating list of cocktails & beer.

948 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Lottie’s Pub

Historic sports bar featuring a menu of pizza & pub grub, 20+ beers on tap & a vintage vibe.

1925 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Township

Hipster spot for coffee, craft beer & eclectic fare plus popular brunch offerings & live music.

2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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The Owl

A jukebox, an indoor waterfall & craft beers are the hallmarks of this quirky late-night bar.

2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Danny’s Tavern

Dark, funky multiroom bar/club with DJs & dancing in an unassuming space on a residential strip.

1951 W Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Smartbar

This lively, hip nightspot features DJs spinning techno dance music, beer & cocktails.

3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, USA
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Continental Lounge

A two-story tavern open until 4AM, attracting Chicago’s scenesters and hipster who are in the mood to drink and dance. Locals affectionately refer to the bar as “Mistakes.”

2801 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Old Town Ale House

Laid-back, cash-only dive bar near Second City with a storied past, old-school jukebox & funky art.

219 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
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The Violet Hour

Creative cocktails & small bites define this sophisticated, stylish bar.

1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Gold Star Bar

Long-running joint serving up a variety of draft beers & cocktails, with a jukebox & a pool table.

1755 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Brando’s Speakeasy

Intimate lounge/club delivering drinks, karaoke & dancing in a vintage setting (the building is over 100 years old). Each night of the week offers something different from live bands and karaoke, to sports nights and burlesque shows. Karaoke is what draws crowds so be sure to partake – you may even be treated to some singers from the neighboring theatre district.

343 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
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The Chipp Inn

Well-worn, cash-only corner bar, dating to 1897, with vintage decor, neon beer signs & a pool table.

832 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
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EZ Inn

Stylish, modern take on an old-school beer-&-a-shot bar featuring craft brews & a free jukebox.

921 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Skylark

Cash-only bar with craft beer, pub food & live music amid retro rec-room decor with a photo booth.

2149 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Ola’s Liquors

Modest convenience store with wine, beer & beverage staples, plus sundries & a down-to-earth bar.

947 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar

Maria’s is an awesome dive bar with eclectic selections and friendly staff.

960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Richard’s Bar

Tin-ceiling bar with budget beers, hard-boiled eggs & a jukebox filled with rat-pack classics.

491 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Rite Liquors

Longtime liquor store with wine, beer & spirits, tobacco, lottery & snacks, with an onsite bar.

1649 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Cody’s Public House

Cody’s is not your average dive bar. Enter to find not only cheap beer, a laid-back crowd, and real darts, but a regulation bocce ball court in one of the best backyard beer garden’s in town. Order a beverage and enjoy complimentary snacks aplenty ranging from pretzel rods, cheese, crackers, or salsa and chips. If you need something heartier, patrons are welcome to have pizzas delivered.

1658 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
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Constellation

Jazz, classical music & dance events are showcased in an open performance space with a full bar.

3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
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The Tonic Room

Artist-friendly lounge hosting live bands, comedians & DJs.

2447 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
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Emporium Arcade Bar

Decades of games, dozens of beers & 60-plus whiskeys in a classic tavern setting with a tin ceiling.

“[At] Emporium I can play pool, air hockey, and they don’t tax on drinks… I order apple juice and Hennessy.” -Ajani Jones

1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
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Bar Louie

Upbeat grill chain with American grub, martinis & microbrews, plus happy-hour deals.

333-335 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
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Subterranean

Two-floor venue with a variety of live entertainment from musicians to DJs to burlesque dancers.

2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Half Acre Beer Company

Brewery specializing in raw, intense beers.

-Recommended by Post Animal

Half Acre Beer Company, North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Cafe Mustache

“I love stopping by Cafe Mustache in Logan Square for a Schlitz tallboy and a shot of Jameson. Karaoke on Sundays is always hopping, and a great place to slam a ‘Chicago Handshake.'” -White Mystery

Cafe Mustache, North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

“Maplewood Brewery & Distillery just opened up near Avondale, and every beer they brew is delicious!” -White Mystery

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, North Maplewood Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Crown Liquors Chicago

This classic liquor store with an integrated taproom is a Chicago favorite.

-Recommended by Varsity

Crown Liquors, North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Longman & Eagle

Quality eats, specialty whiskies, and craft cocktails.

Recommended by The Life And Times

Longman & Eagle, North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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Hopleaf

“My all-time favorite Chicago bar is probably The Hopleaf for their insane draft beers and the care you know goes into maintaining them. I tend towards whatever harder-to-find Belgian quadruple is on offer.” -In Tall Buildings

Hopleaf, North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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Moody Tongue Brewing Company

“There are so many good breweries in Chicago now, and I’m honestly out of the loop. But my most recent find was when we realized Moody Tongue had discretely opened a very classy taproom one block away from us in our very industrial little pocket of Pilsen. At first I wasn’t drawn to the extra ingredients involved, but I quickly realized the beers are all well in balance and excellent. And you can add oysters to your order.” -In Tall Buildings

Moody Tongue Brewing Company, South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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Punch House

“It’s a hip spot with punch cocktails underneath Thalia Hall, one of our favorite venues in the city. There’s a big fish tank behind the bar and at midnight, they give everyone a shot of whiskey to take as they feed the fishes.” -Deeper

Punch House, West 18th Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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J & M Tap

“You can get a pitcher of beer for a nickel.” — PEEL

J & M Tap, North Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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Handlebar

“Food, booze, good times. Get a Tecate and a Mind Eraser.” — Air Credits

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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