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The Long Room

Bars, Café bars Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: Don Markus)
Photograph: Don MarkusThe Long Room
 (Photograph: Don Markus)
Photograph: Don MarkusThe Long Room
 (Photograph: Don Markus)
Photograph: Don MarkusThe Long Room
The Long Room
The Long Room
 (Photograph: Don Markus)
Photograph: Don MarkusThe Long Room

Of all the neighborhood bars trying to make rambling Ashland Avenue feel more homey, this gem is among the homiest. Art Deco touches abound and the mood is consistently upbeat, chatty and sociable. The twenty/thirtysomething regulars live on the cusp—they’re not quite Lakeview and not quite Ravenswood, which suits us just fine.


Venue name: The Long Room
Address: 1612 W Irving Park Rd

Cross street: at Ashland Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am-2am, Sat 7am-3am, Sun 11am-2am
Transport: El stop: Brown to Irving Park. Bus: 9, 80.
Price: Average beer: $5
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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This place is great. In summer, have dinner on the patio (you order from the walkup window) and stay awhile. There's no shortage of great beers to drink. This is a must if you're in the Ravenswood area. Plus, the staff is super friendly.

moderatorStaff Writer

This is a great space for a fun night of drinking with friends. I recently discovered the patio (how have I missed this on so many other visits?!?) and loved the cozy space. The drink list here is comprehensive, a nice mix of local and regional beers, and the food available at Sidecar is great!

I've been a Long Room regular for 10 years now and am blown away by the updates to my favorite beer bar. The refreshed look to the space, the relaxed coffee house vibe they've added to the daytime, and the free wifi, have elevated my favorite bar to also being my favorite out of office workspace. The drinks (from beer, to coffee) are on point and the food is equally outstanding.