Weegee's Lounge

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

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
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Address: 3659 W Armitage Ave
Chicago

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

4.3 / 5

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Jaclyn R

Weegee's Lounge is one of my absolute favorite bars in Logan Square. It has a retro vibe that's accentuated by the classic styled bar & traditional black & white photo booth. Weegee's has a hidden gem out back, a patio! In the summer grab a drink & head out to the patio to enjoy the evening. If you still want something else to do while you have a drink, play some shuffleboard!

Zach L
moderator

Don't be intimidated by the bartender that is dressed more nicely than you are. This old school cocktail bar may seem rigid and antiquated, but the folks who make your drinks are usually helpful and will guide your through a menu that features some shockingly strong drinks. There's also shuffleboard, but make sure to play before you get too tipsy:

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
moderator

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.