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Small Bar

Bars, Beer bars Avondale
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Small Bar

The original location of this two-bar enterprise stands out as a classy neighborhood joint in a sleepy residential block, with a gorgeous arched and mirrored wooden bar, gold-painted tin ceilings, bubbling Lava lamps and an alt-rock-heavy jukebox. The beer selection is fantastic, and snacks like hand-dipped cheese curds and burgers round out the menu.


Venue name: Small Bar
Address: 2956 N Albany Ave
Cross street: at Wellington Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat noon–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Belmont. Bus: 76, 77, 82.
Price: Average beer: $5
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Small Bar is an Avondale gem, and possible one of the best bars in Chicago. It's cozy and relaxing, with a huge beer selection and an awesome selection of pub grub. It seems to draw folks from the neighborhood, giving it a really charming vibe. 


I loved Small Bar the first time I went. The crowded dive bar is relaxed to say the least, with darts, plenty of options for great beer (local and even options like Evil Twin), and a full bar. It's a little off the beaten path in Logan Square, which also makes it a nice escape.