Little Jim’s

Bars, Dive bars Boystown
Little Jim’s
Photograph: Jason A. Heidemann Little Jim's

We’ve heard Little Jim’s described as a gay “Cheers” but that’s questionable–unless Norm and Cliff are leather daddies into nude male sketches and hard-core porn. During daylight, friendly old bartenders (remember bartender Coach on Cheers?) sling beer to a sparse crowd. On weekend nights, Jim’s gets more crowded and seedier than Sam Malone’s bed. They may not know your name at Little Jim’s, and it’s doubtful they’ll remember it tomorrow morning either.


Venue name: Little Jim’s
Address: 3501 N Halsted St
Cross street: at Cornelia St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–4am; Sat noon–5am; Sun noon–4am
Transport: El stop: Red to Addison. Bus: 8, 22, 77, 152.
Price: Average cocktail: $5
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