Rainbo Club

Photograph: Erica Gannett
Rainbo Club
Ukrainian Village

The bittersweet reality of great little dives is that they often lose charm when overrun by masses of clingers-on. Somehow, this Ukrainian Village spot has managed to remain an underground favorite. The local artists and musicians who frequent it hold on to terra firma with cheap drink in hand, awaiting a turn in the photo booth while nodding to everything from Aesop Rock to Black Sabbath.

Venue name: Rainbo Club
Address: 1150 N Damen Ave

Cross street: between Haddon Ave and Division St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 50, 70.
Price: Average cocktail: $3.75
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