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Sky Ride Cocktail Lounge

Bars, Lounges Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Photograph: Max Herman Sky Ride Tap

The bartenders at this dim, dingy Loop hole know all the graveyard-shift regulars by name, if not by drink, and wordlessly sense when each guy needs another. Mosey through the swinging saloon-style doors at lunchtime and you’ll find polish sausages, hot dogs and chili being served to mustachioed laborers and colorfully vested Board of Trade employees alike.


Venue name: Sky Ride Cocktail Lounge
Address: 105 W Van Buren St
Cross street: at Clark St
Opening hours: Mon–Sun 8am–8pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to LaSalle.
Price: Average beer: $3
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This place used to belong to my Great Uncle Michael (Hinky Dink) Kenna back in 1881 he opened his Saloon here.. He was an Alderman along with Bathhouse John Coughlin. until 1923. It sounds very much like it was back in the day, workingmen alongside the suits. He was asked personally by Al Capone to step down at that time, which he did. He was well liked by Al Capone because he brought in so much money I was wondering if there was any memorabilia maybe left behind from that time period. Now I am currently a Saloon owner myself. You can e-mail me at Sincerely, Dori Vaughn (maiden name Kenna)