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Five Star Bar

Bars, Lounges River West/West Town
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Martha Williams Five Star

There goes the neighborhood. This raucous spot has single-handedly turned up the volume in West Town, once sleepy and under-appreciated. It’s packed with button-downed dudes devil-horning to old Metallica and gawking at chicks in shirts that look as if they’ve been mauled by tigers. So far, the locals haven’t called the cops with noise complaints, but the fashion police should be on their way any minute.


Venue name: Five Star Bar
Address: 1424 W Chicago Ave
Cross street: at Bishop St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Chicago. Bus: 9, 56, 66.
Price: Average cocktail: $8
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Chilled out, casual bar with some of the best nightly specials in town. No frills, leave your ego at the door-type place. Nothing spectacular about it, but also nothing to complain about, either. I enjoy coming in for the hot chicken wings and beers! The beer selection is pretty dope and they have tons and tons of booze available if that's your poison. Always solid tunes playing at this rock-centric joint. Only knock I have is that all their whiskey prices are for a shot! If you were going to charge me $2 extra for neat or on the rocks, why didn't you inform me before you poured? A bit ridiculous. 

This is a laid-back bar with a great sense of humor in West Town. When I was there they were playing Spaceballs on every tv. They have amazing nachos and a pool table in the back which is pretty fun if you're with a big group.