Swedish and Norwegian accents abound at this Andersonville stalwart. If you’re lucky, you can snag a couch in the back by the fireplace where you can take in the cool vintage bar (the design of which was inspired by the S.S. Normandie, the world’s largest ocean liner during the ’30s), sip some seasonal glogg and check out the friendly neighborhood crowd.
|Venue name:||Simon’s Tavern||Contact:|
5210 N Clark St
|Cross street:||between Foster and Farragut Aves|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3am|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $5|
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Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
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Coming to Simon's during the holidays for a hot mug of Glogg should definitely be a bucket list item for all Chicagoans. My friends and I come every year and this year we were lucky enough to pop in on a night with live Christmas music as well. The bar is cash only though, so be sure to hit up an ATM before stopping in.
Best tavern in Chicago. Cash only. Great jukebox. Cheap drinks. And free live bands on Sundays and Wednesdays!
The Glogg ... 5 Stars. The Bar and Fireplace.... 1 star. The Bartender....4 stars. Best Glogg (Gluhwein) I've had outside of Munich. Sad though that your review says there's a fireplace. It's a fake with no heat. We made the trek in the rain to this place (take the 22) but we wound up at Hopleaf which was so much nicer and the food/wine/beer was not expensive and really good.