Simone's

Bars , Lounges Lower West Side
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Simone's
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

This environmentally friendly bar—complete with rooftop herb garden and solar panels—is the place to be if you're looking for live music, art or just a unique place to drink. In addition to the extensive drink menu and bar bites available in the main room, they have two additional spaces for DJs, art exhibits and salon-style discussions. The entire venue is made from repurposed materials, including the bar top built from a bowling alley lane and a DJ station built from old pinball machines. 

Venue name: Simone's
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Address: 960 W 18th St
Chicago

Cross street: between Miller St and Morgan St
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11:30am-2am; Sat 11:30am-3am
Transport: El stop: Pink to 18th. Bus: 8, 18, 62.
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Zach L
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Owned by the same folks who dole out slices at Boiler Room and burgers at Parts and Labor, Simone's echoes the kitschy, industrial design of the former spots but serves a menu that isn't as focused around a single type of cuisine. You'll find pizza AND burgers on the menu here, as well as a long list of appetizers (the fried pickles are difficult to resist) and some great craft beers on tap.