Going out downtown can be fun. Sometimes we all need a break from the River North lifestyle, and the Gold Coast appeal. Chicago is home to some real hidden gem dive bars. If you’ve ever been in a Chicago dive bar, you’ll probably know. If you haven’t, use this list to guide your journey. Let’s get started.
– There’s an old style sign outside.
– The tamale guy is there
-They open as early as 7AM
-You can smoke inside
The words “Package Goods”are in the name
-They have Malort, and there are people ordering it
-There are vending machines for lotto scratch tickets
-There’s a bunch of peanut shells on the floor
-There’s a payphone…and someone is probably using it
-The owner lives upstairs
-You can grill your own meats (Cody’s)
-They sell hard boiled eggs