Richard’s Bar

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Richards Bar
West Town

A bistro in France it ain’t, but curiously enough, this tidy, dark dive takes a few traditions from across the Atlantic. The bartender—usually a skinny, older gentleman or at least some variation on the theme—typically dresses in an immaculately crisp white button-down, and you can buy hard-boiled eggs for 75 cents. The larger-than-life posters of De Niro on the wall, however, are completely American.

Venue name: Richard’s Bar
Address: 725 W Grand Ave
Chicago

Cross street: between Halsted St and Union Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–2am; Sat 9am–2am; Sun noon-2am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Grand. Bus: 8, 56, 65.
Price: Average beer: $3.50
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