Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern

Bars , Dive bars Humboldt Park
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Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern
Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki
Archie's

This inconspicuous bar is equal parts after-work dive and Antiques Roadshow. Amid dusty knickknacks and bric-a-brac, the family who runs the place will pour you a stiff drink and then try to sell you a Civil War–era revolver, a set of buffalo-themed shot glasses or anything else lying around—anything except for the patriarch’s wall-mounted marlin and the Hamm’s sign hanging out front.

Venue name: Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern
Contact:
Address: 2600 W Iowa Ave
Chicago
60622
Cross street: at Rockwell St
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 2pm–2am; Sat 2pm–3am
Transport: Bus: 49, 66.
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Juke
tastemaker

I realize dives are supposed to be dirty, but this was a little much for me. The stench was pretty unbearable and the place is way too cluttered and musty. I came here because dogs are welcome and the people are supposed to be friendly and welcoming. This was not the case - we were stared at with disgust by the blend of hipsters and regulars who were inside. Bartender wasn't the friendliest, either. Cheap drinks and cheese balls, but I won't return. Bonus star for dog friendly, but that's the only reason to come. Drink at home with your dog.