This spotless bar has been a Rogers Park fixture for ten years, and we're thinking it's due to the free barbecue doled out 5–8pm daily during the summer and the $1.25 drafts. Don't be surprised to see a blue-collar regular stroll in with 20 pounds of raw chicken and commence grilling—it's just a help-yourself kinda joint.
Smilin' Jim's Saloon
|Venue name:||Smilin' Jim's Saloon||Contact:|
6306 N Western Ave
|Cross street:||between Rosemont and Devon Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 2pm–2am; Sat 10am–3am; Sun 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Bus: 49B, 155.|
|Price:||Average beer: $1.75|