Bobtail Ice Cream Company

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors Lakeview
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What would a soda fountain be without an outdoor spot from which to watch the world go by? Late-night hours (till 11pm weekdays, midnight weekends) mean you can take in nocturnal antics while sipping a caffeinated “cream express” milkshake (vanilla and espresso). Or go earlier in the evening, grab a scoop of the Lakeview Barhopper (chocolate ice cream with Jack Daniel’s), and get a jump on the night’s festivities.

Venue name: Bobtail Ice Cream Company
Contact:
Address: 2951 N Broadway
Chicago
60657
Cross street: at Wellington Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 10am–midnight; Sun 10am–11pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington. Bus: 22, 36, 76, 156.
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Paige K
tastemaker

Listen, Bobtail not only has all of your typical ice cream flavors, but they also have specialties like Merlot chocolate chip. Why decide if you'd rather have a glass of wine or an ice cream cone when you can have a delicious combination?! All of the flavors I've ever tried have done nothing short of kick your tastebuds in the best way possible, and their baked goods are also delicious. The line twenty deep out the door on a nice summer night should show you visually how good it is before you even step inside. Being a follower has its rewards in this case.

Zach L
moderator

It might not be as hip as Jeni's, but Bobtail is the kind of place where you probably ate ice cream as a kid, with all the kitschy soda counter trappings and the standard flavors you love. Plus, they have cones dipped in chocolate and coated in sprinkles. But, I'd argue that the best way to consume Bobtail's frozen cream is with a straw—the shakes are liquid goodness.