Weegee's Lounge

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Best cocktail bars in Chicago for mixed drinks and more: Weegee's Lounge
Logan Square

Ten years from now, when this strip of Armitage is populated with coffee shops and vintage clothing stores, this old-school, soul record–playing, classic cocktail–mixing bar will be overrun with hipsters vying for their turn in the photo booth. Start hanging out here now so you can say you knew it in the good old days.

Venue name: Weegee's Lounge
Address: 3659 W Armitage Ave

Cross street: at Lawndale Ave
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: Bus: 53, 73, 82.
Price: Average cocktail: $8
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Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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Nick Kotecki

This is one of the best classic cocktails bars in the city. Weegee's is old timey, darkly lit and has an unexpectedly gorgeous patio out back (there’s a tree in the center!). Oh, I almost forgot about the photo booth. It actually exposes your photos on film—no cheap print outs here. There’s also a smooth shuffleboard table.

Laura R

Perfect cocktails! Ambience! Shuffleboard! A quiet back patio! WeeGee's is a little off the beaten path, but it's worth it. The bartender doesn't make a big fuss, but he knows what he's doing and he's kind, if straightforward.