I just moved to Chicago's Lakeview area from DC. On my first trip to Chicago in winter 2004, my best friend took me to Jackie's and I loved it! Having lived in DC for so long I wasn't used to people being so outgoing, genuinely friendly and not self-absorbed. Within 5 mins we struck up a conversation with a fellow bar-goer, the bartender and a person sitting next to us. The next time I visited (many months later) the bartender remembered me, that I was from DC and what I drank! I have gone back every time I have visited until I moved there this month (July '06) and each time I always felt at home! Everyone is sooooo nice and open to a conversation about anything and all things deep or trivial. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jacqueline's and can't wait until I can unwind after my move for some downtime at the bar! Thank you, Jackie and Chicago for making me and my roommate feel as at home as we do in our hometown!
Pros: Great, friendly locals and bartenders, convenient location
Cons: Parking, can get crowded