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Bars, Dive bars Sheffield & DePaul
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Photograph: Max Herman Delilah's

Time Out says

One of the city’s best spots for rock & roll doesn’t even have a stage. Instead, this Lincoln Park favorite has one of the best jukeboxes in town for the main room (so you can play DJ Fridays and Saturdays) and hires DJs for Sunday through Thursday who know their Buzzcocks from their Bullocks. Add an insane whiskey selection, more than 300 beers (Belgian, microbrews, seasonals) and frequent free movie nights, and you have a bar to call home.



Address: 2771 N Lincoln Ave
Cross street: between Schubert Ave and Diversey Pkwy
Transport: El stop:Brown,Purple(rush hrs)to Diversey,Red to Fullerton. Bus:76.
Price: Average beer: $6
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

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I walked in here and instantly loved the rock-n-rolls vibes. The selection of whiskeys was incredible!  


This is totally my kind of place. It's a little mysterious, a lot rock n roll, a little college(ish due to the neighborhood), and a lot of quality spirits from beer to whiskey. This is where I would want to drink, hang out, and make friends. It is just so unpretentious even though it could be. Spot on and so discrete all at the same time. Love it here!


It makes me happy to know that a joint as rock-n-roll as Delilah's can survive amid the nail boutiques and bro bars of Lincoln Park. With an impressive selection of whiskey and beer and thrice-weekly movie screenings that run the gamut from music documentaries to obscure grindhouse flicks, the place has a personality all its own.

This divey spot has a great bourbon selection (for someplace outside Kentuck) and they offer great deals. Last time I was there it was $3 Four Roses. Not too shabby. It's a smallish spot, eclectic decor, and very loud, but lots of fun. While this place won't be a regular spot for me now, it would have been the cause of many a hangover for me had I lived here in my younger days.