Ola’s Liquor

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Best dive bars in Chicago for cheap drinks and no-frills fun: Ola's
Ukrainian Village

Catering to those who “work” odd hours (read: unemployed indie filmmakers) and a ragtag troupe of friendly regulars, this tiny (and cheap) bar-cum–liquor store is the perfect final destination for a raucous night. Doors open at the crack of dawn and Ola, the Polish live wire who owns the joint, has been known to unlock earlier if properly coerced.

Venue name: Ola’s Liquor
Address: 947 N Damen Ave

Cross street: between Augusta Blvd and Walton St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–2am; Sat 7am–3am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 50, 70.
Price: Average cocktail: $3.50
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