Simon’s Tavern

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Swedish and Norwegian accents abound at this Andersonville stalwart. If you’re lucky, you can snag a couch in the back by the fireplace where you can take in the cool vintage bar (the design of which was inspired by the S.S. Normandie, the world’s largest ocean liner during the ’30s), sip some seasonal glogg and check out the friendly neighborhood crowd.

Venue name: Simon’s Tavern
Address: 5210 N Clark St

Cross street: between Foster and Farragut Aves
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am
Transport: El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.
Price: Average cocktail: $5

Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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Chad S

Best tavern in Chicago. Cash only. Great jukebox. Cheap drinks. And free live bands on Sundays and Wednesdays!

Rose B

The Glogg ...  5 Stars.    The Bar and Fireplace.... 1 star.      The Bartender....4 stars.  Best Glogg (Gluhwein) I've had outside of Munich.  Sad though that your review says there's a fireplace.  It's a fake with no heat.  We made the trek in the rain to this place (take the 22) but we wound up at Hopleaf which was so much nicer and the food/wine/beer was not expensive and really good.