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The Charleston Bar

Bars, Cocktail bars Bucktown
Photograph: Donna Rickles These board games are gone, but the charm of the Charleston (under new ownership) lives on.

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Hipsters, yuppies, freaks, dirty old men and bluegrass bands used to pack this beloved corner tap, which changed ownership in 2011 and underwent a bit of a personality shift. Darker, sleeker and with more focus on DJs with underground cred, the Charleston has morphed into quite a scene. The newer Bucktown residents are happy as clams, plunking down tens for Moscow mules, while those dirty old men have shuffled off to find the few remaining dives nearby.



Address: 2076 N Hoyne Ave
Cross street: at Charleston St
Transport: El stop: Blue to Western. Bus: 49, 50.
Price: Average beer: $5
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat 6pm–3am
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