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Dragon Lady Lounge

Bars, Lounges Avondale
Dragon Lady Lounge
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

If you’re not sure why Stadium West changed its name to this, start your night at this often-desolate dive by asking owner “Sue”—you’ll get an earful. The self-appointed “Dragonlady” is a straight-shooter, with a sweet side that comes out when she plays den mother on Thursdays, cooking up vegan Korean fare for any scraggly twentysomething with $10 for the all-you-can-eat spread.


Venue name: Dragon Lady Lounge
Address: 3188 N Elston Ave
Cross street: at Belmont Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat 5pm–3am (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Blue to Belmont. Bus: 52, 77.
Price: Average cocktail: $3.50
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