Plenty of bars can pour you an Old Style draft beer for $3. But only this divey spot, hidden in plain sight near the Berwyn Red Line stop, has its namesake Ollie Latiker pouring it for you. Patron saint of every Edgewater drinker, Miss Ollie slings drinks with palpable joy, even after 35 years behind the bar. Open at 10am most days and closing around when Letterman comes on the TVs, the bar looks imposing from the outside but sparkles inside like a vinyl-padded, wood paneled midcentury rec room.
|Venue name:||Ollie's Lounge||Contact:|
1064 W Berwyn Ave
|Cross street:||at Winthrop Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 10am–10pm; Wed, Thu 10am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10am–1am; Sun 1–11pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 92, 144, 146, 151.|
|Price:||Average beer: $3|