This nondescript neighborhood bar, an unpretentious dive where older guys play pool and shoot the breeze while Aerosmith blasts on the jukebox and the always-irate bartender serves cold beers, seems almost out of place in Wicker Park. Some of the regulars are real characters, such as the guy donning a hat covered in foil-wrapped cigars, and they warm up to you once everyone's had a few drinks.
Chris's Northland Tavern
|Venue name:||Chris's Northland Tavern||Contact:|
1610 W North Ave
|Cross street:||between Ashland and Marshfield Aves|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 7pm–2am; Sat 7pm–3am|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 9, 50, 72.|
|Price:||Average beer: $4|