Happy Village

Bars , Dive bars West Town
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Happy Village

A gurgling goldfish pond, picnic tables galore and a lush lawn all around is the scene at this West Town dive. But when it rains (or at 11pm, when the garden closes), pack up the ciggies and head back inside, where the smell of whiskey and cheap beer hangs in the air, drunks angle for a turn on the Ping-Pong tables, and the jukebox coughs out the Cars and Madonna.

Venue name: Happy Village
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Address: 1059 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago

Cross street: at Thomas St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat, noon-3am; Sun noon-2am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 50, 70.
Price: Beer: $2-$6
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Clayton Guse
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Happy Village is one of the best patios in its area. The interior of the bar is nothing to write home about, and loses a lot of its charm during the winter. But you know summer has arrived when the patio starts filling up.