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Bars, Lounges Lower West Side
4 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
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
Address: 960 W 18th St

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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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

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This is an eclectic little watering hole in the heart of Pilsen. The drink menu is extensive with a really great craft beer selection. The food is good for the most part and everything is reasonably priced. There's a cute little patio section on the side and plenty of seating inside. The decor is all recycled and makes for a very cool atmosphere. The empanadas, the pizza, and the burgers are all delicious but the fried pickles are by far my favorite menu item. 


The decor here is eclectic and pretty. I ordered the turkey burger with avocado, which was delicious, and it came with a mix of sweet potato and regular fries (fine by me!). The food is very reasonably priced and makes for a type of business you can visit regularly. 


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.