Bars, Lounges Lower West Side
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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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Aimee F.

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. 

Jill F

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. 

Zach L

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.