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Old Town Ale House - 8 Reviews - 219 W North Ave, Chicago, IL - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (312) 944-7020

Old Town Ale House

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219 W North Ave (at At Wells St)
Chicago, IL 60610
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(312) 944-7020
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Old Town Ale House - Chicago, IL
Old Town Ale House - Chicago, IL
Old Town Ale House - Chicago, IL

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Best

Classic Chicago dive bar. Best part is the hand painted portraits of political figures and celebrities on the walls. Cash only!

Worst

Then wonder no more. The service is terrible, the drinks are watered down and what passes for food wouldn't be attractive to a starving dog. Pros: None - it's awful Cons: ...

Classic Chicago dive bar. Best part is 5/7/2012

Classic Chicago dive bar. Best part is the hand painted portraits of political figures and celebrities on the walls. Cash only! more

If you're wondering where ptomaine goes to die 9/30/2008

Then wonder no more. The service is terrible, the drinks are watered down and what passes for food wouldn't be attractive to a starving dog. Pros: None - it's awful Cons: Hippie/pot head hang out. Bad service. Overpriced drinks watered down more

Affordable and quaint 9/13/2005

If you are looking for a place to take a moment and unwind with good music and an affordable cocktail, then the alehouse is the place. Nothing fancy about it, but a place to feast your eyes on strange memorabilia, unique art and interesting conversation. Pros: location, price, atmosphere Cons: parking more

A great tradition 9/6/2005

The Old Town Ale House is a neighborhood treasure, has been there for many years. The clientele is as varied as it gets and always interesting. The juke box has always been one of the best and most eclectic in the city. All the greats from nearby Second City have frequented it. Hope that it will continue in its unique tradition. Pros: Unique, Inexpensive, Untrendy more

Outrageous regulars - great prices 9/5/2005

Unbelievable evening in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood. I watched the passage of construction workers, professionals, editors & writers, Second City actors, bartenders and neighborhood families visit this bazaar art-ridden haven. Not to be missed....they surprise me every time I visit - even after 3:00am Pros: fun, artsy, late night more

Great Art - Great Prices - Funky Customers 8/27/2005

Love the permanent sexually explicit art collection....incredible value on ale....every time I went in ....completely different atmosphere...always crazy...always fun....a legendary DIVE bar. Pros: PRICES, ATMOSPHERE, CONVERSATION Cons: CROWDED, SMALL more

classic 6/12/2002

Old Town Ale House rocks. The crowd, for the most part, has been frequenting the place for years. The jukebox rocks with old jazz and blues. You can always find someone to talk to here. more

What a cast of characters! 5/16/2002

This is truly a Chicago classic, from the beehive-haired bartenders to the crusty regulars. Dark and smoky. Great pinball, and big shelves full of books for browsing. Second City types hang here after their shows. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    Walls are a jumble of knickknacks, Halloween masks, old Chicago photos, discarded toys and found artwork. More than 100 friends are immortalized in the portrait mural and in the...

  • 4/6/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sunday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 04:00 AM Saturday From 12:00 PM To 05:00 AM
  • Payments:

    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Near North Side, Central
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