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Municipal Bar + Dining Co.

Bars, Pubs River North
Photograph: Jessica Zerby Municipal Bar

Like its “upscale sports bar” brethren, the touchstones of this slick River North spot are myriad televisions, scantily clad servers and, well, sports. The bar also has chosen a motif—Chicago as municipality—which, to be honest, is a little banal: Cocktails are named after neighborhoods, lobster rolls fall under the menu category “Department of Buildings” (the hell?), and names of random streets are cobbled together as wall design. Yet somehow, this place is bustling, so apparently something’s working.


Venue name: Municipal Bar + Dining Co.
Address: 216 W Ohio St
Cross street: between Wells and Franklin Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 10am–3am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Grand. Bus: 65.
Price: Average beer: $6
Do you own this business?
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