Lizard's Liquid Lounge

Bars , Lounges Irving Park
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Lizard's Liquid Lounge
Lizard's Liquid Lounge

With its gigantic metal chandeliers, leaded-glass cabinetry and old-time lever-operated cash register, this bar has a turn-of-the-century feel (the one before last) that may just make you feel a little transported. Prices aren't quite pre-Prohibition, but you will find generously poured mixed drinks for five bucks, $3 bottled domestic beer (no drafts available) and friendly people (sometimes overly friendly, if you're a gal's gal).

Venue name: Lizard's Liquid Lounge
Address: 3058 W Irving Park Rd
Cross street: between Whipple St and Albany Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: Bus: 80, 82.
Price: Average beer: $3
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Zach L

Chicagoans like to talk about their favorite neighborhood bars, but Lizard's Liquid Lounge is rarely a part of that conversation. The Irving Park institution isn't easy to get to—there's no nearby train station, so it mostly attracts folks who live nearby. If you're willing to make the journey, you'll be greeted by creative decor (check out that KISS painting), great drinks and some friendly conversation. Plus, Small's Smoke Shack is next door and you can order it from the bar.