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  • dgsickler
    Chicago, IL2 contributions
    What a blast! From the hidden entry in the laundromat to the premium theater in the back a fun experience. I’m still wondering how they did some of those tricks.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • FunlovingJohn
    Clearwater, FL372 contributions
    New Jazz Club in Chicago. Grew up listening to the greats: Dizzy, Cannonball, Yusef, Miles, Ella, Sarah. You name it, they came to Chicago's great jazz clubs. London House, Jazz Showcase moved around allot. Last 20 years have not been impressed. Nothing special at Jazz Showcase, Andy's OK but nothing special. Wow Winter's. Small intimate club in old warehouse discrict on Chicago River. Great location on the river walk. 7:30 show, just walked in and found a good seat for $25 cover + drink per person. Set was extraordinary. Bosman Twins Quintet. Classic jazz with touches of Bird, Miles and Yusef. Tight group all fantastic musicians. Lit up the stage for all songs. Most if not all original compositions. Brought me back to the golden age of London House, Birdland in NYC. Thanks Winter's will be back. Highly recommend.
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • Martin M
    Colorado Springs, CO19 contributions
    In town for Riot Fest and checked it out. If you love IPA’s, this is the place for you. The taproom is located in the middle of the brewery on the upper level which gives you great views of the brewery. The long heavy wooden tables and benches make it easy to gather. It reminds you a bit of being in a place like the Hofbrauhaus in Munich Germany. Good implementation of Ovid protocals. Even better beer
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • Nicole C
    Chicago, IL8 contributions
    Great bar service! Fun environment for couples, families or a group outing. Fun drinks and large bar food menu.
    Written 24 April 2020
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  • iflyfree1996
    Springfield, MO136 contributions
    We've been here twice. Both times have been great! Drinks are reasonable for a big city bar and no cover charge. Great music and lots of space to move around. I suggest you arrive before 10:00pm or you're probably going to be be standing in line outside!
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • Gmanbumpy
    Chicago, IL610 contributions
    The Shakespeare improv is the best! These are a talented group of actors. I have been here several times and I am amazed at how different each show is and how clever and talent the actors are. I have come with family and I have come with friends. I don’t know about you but in the last couple months I could use a laugh. The Shakespeare improv delivers.I have only come for the Shakespeare. I would assume the other shows are equally well done. I have found this is a great event to plan with a group. The tickets are a reasonable $20 plus fees. The bar is reasonably priced and drinks can be brought into the theater. The staff worked with me to see our group of 14 together. They were very nice and helpful. There are restaurants and bars within a block of the theater. We found the theater bar to be perfectly adequate and they serve appetizers to order.
    Written 13 February 2020
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  • Kathy K
    9 contributions
    We went as a group (business) and the stand up comedians were more than entertaining. Was a great spot to spend the evening in and it is small but cozy.
    Written 20 October 2022
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  • AndyRoyal
    Reading, England34 contributions
    Massive Chicago Fire fan from England, so on a week holiday here, this was a must.
    Situated in a really pleasant part of the City, the bar is exactly like it is on the show.
    It was early afternoon but still had a few people in.
    We had lunch and we both agreed it was very nice. I had the chicken Tacos and while different to what I know as a Taco in England, they were very nice.
    Staff friendly, a couple of drinks and this Chicago Fire fan went away happy.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Matton D
    4 contributions
    Very nice place to spend a good time. Very crowdy but here is the fun. Most go with friends to have a party time. The music is loud and make you dance
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Marmite
    Cochrane, Canada73 contributions
    A fantastic fun find. Younger me, that played some of those games on release, will be very angry at older me for this: the music could be a couple decibels lower - it was just at a level that made conversation more of an effort that it should've been. Good selection of beer. The hurricane fries are either the best invention ever or the weirdest (nori flakes on potato is a new one for me).... not sure. Will probably have to try them again ;-).
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • Nimai Hari
    Chicago, IL330 contributions
    This is our go-to spot when it comes to hanging out with friends. When we have friends visiting, we always like to be active, and this place provides the opportunity provide some entertainment along with a full-service bar which really kept the good times rolling. Additionally, some of our friends have young children which makes it an easy place to entertain them as well.

    This place does get pretty full and usually requires a reservation - luckily, we were their kind of early, so we ended up being able to find a table pretty easily.
    Written 27 December 2021
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  • Teakwo23
    Dunedin, FL4,396 contributions
    Cool tiki bar with very interesting glasses and cocktails. Super dark and super exclusive. Make sure you have a reservation.
    Written 17 April 2021
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  • DavidL120584
    Swords, Ireland719 contributions
    Sad to hear of the sudden closure of the Celtic Crossing, one of the limited few true Irish bars in Chicago, something you just don't get in abundance in the states. It has reopened under a different name, unless that's all that has changed its sad to think John Phelan & co will be no more. You'll have to settle for plastic paddy bars like the kerryman and fado now that the Celtic has gone. Great while it lasted, don't know where I'll go now when I'm in town again, was looking forward to bringing the gang I'm going to the Ireland v All blacks game in November to the infamous Celtic and its characters. Was a place to be proud of and be part of. Absolutely gutted its gone.
    Written 29 August 2016
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  • SarahCharnley28
    Manchester, UK154 contributions
    We read about Drifters before our holiday to Chicago and it is definitely worth a visit!

    You have to enter through a bookcase and then you are greeted by a prohibition style bar with some fantastic cocktails and live entertainment. This place is great for a romantic date or a group of friends.

    We will be recommending this place to all our friends if they visit Chicago.
    Written 29 January 2019
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,015 contributions
    My wife and I don't drink and The Map Room doesn't have a kitchen. So what are we doing here? Located at 1949 North Hoyne Avenue, at the corner of Hoyne and West Armitage, west of Damen, in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, the map-lined watering hole with an adjacent beer garden has earned a well-deserved status as a "beer mecca" since it opened in 1992. It touts more than 200 global beers plus a library of travel books for browsing. Hence, it's nickname, "The Travelers' Tavern." Credit goes to brewer Greg Browne and the Chicago Beer Society for building The Map Room's beer selection for owners Mark and Laura Blasingame. Walk into the bar and see a long wooden bar to your right, drum machine-like tables to your left with high-backed, red vinyl chairs, red and black linoleum floor and a tin ceiling. A bookcase along the side of the room is stocked with National Geographic magazines, atlases, travel books, globes and an ancient Random House Dictionary. Other walls are adorned with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper consisting of maps of the world. Open from 6:30 to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 3 a.m. on Saturday and 11 to 2 a.m. on Sunday, it offers beer, liquor and wine, coffee drinks, fresh squeezed orange and grapefruit juice and a morning menu that features pastries from Bennison's Bakery and bagel and cream cheese sandwiches from Brobagel. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food or order from a collection of delivery menus. And listen to live music on the weekends.
    Written 20 August 2022
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