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Green Door Tavern

Bars, Lounges River North
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
The Green Door Tavern

Around since 1921, Green Door Tavern is a neighborhood favorite and one of the most low-key River North bars. The menu offers elevated bar fare (think Scotch eggs, Chicago-style poutine and roast chicken), cocktails offer riffs on classics and the beer and whiskey lists are impressive. Pop by the Drifter, the basement bar that's located in the old speakeasy section of the bar, for a nightcap.


Venue name: Green Door Tavern
Address: 678 N Orleans St
Cross street: between Erie and Huron Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11:30am–2am; Sat 11:30am–3am; Sun 11:30am–9pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago. Bus: 11, 22, 66, 156.
Price: Average beer: $5
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I haven't been to the speakeasy downstairs, The Drifter, but Green Door Tavern is one of my favorite lowkey bars in Chicago all on its own. There tend to be a lot of men here, which can be a little off putting if you go alone or with a small group, but generally you'll be left alone. The bartenders are attentive, and this bar really has a great neighborhood feel. Don't let the $4 shot wheel fool you either, it only seems like a good idea until you realize that Malort is on there more than once.