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The Granville Anvil

Bars, Dive bars Edgewater
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas The Anvil

On weekends, the small crowd at this dodgy, dimly lit man’s bar can make it feel downright convivial. Otherwise the faded watering hole is surely where Edgewater’s gentrification holdouts will wage their last stand. Lonely? Drop a few quarters in the jukebox and pour your heart out along with Dolly as she begs Jolene not to take her man.


Venue name: The Granville Anvil
Address: 1137 W Granville Ave
Cross street: at Winthrop Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9am–2am; Sat 9am–3am; Sun noon–2am
Transport: El stop: Red to Granville. Bus: 147, 151, 155.
Price: Average cocktail: $5
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