I returned to this neighborhood watering hole after being away for 20 years. The ambiance hasn't changed since I first enjoyed a beer as a kid. This is a great time warp experience. The hockey game was on, the food smelled great, the people working there looked normal. You could almost imagine that Tommy would be walking in, or that Bender would yell to turn down the TV so he could extoll about Art Tatum. This is the place where Lurtsema ate goldfish for charity! It's a real old fashioned neighborhood beer joint! 48th & Chicago also has the Parkway Theater, Pepitos, the bakery, Star Moon Chinese and more.