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|
725 W Grand Ave
|Cross street:||between Halsted St and Union Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 8am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun noon-2am|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to Grand. Bus: 8, 56, 65.|
|Price:||Average beer: $3.50|