Club Lucky

Restaurants, Italian Wicker Park
5 out of 5 stars
(28user reviews)
Photograph: Martha Williams Club Lucky

The nearby condo dwellers with kids in tow may be a different crowd than the Polish regulars who once frequented this joint post-Prohibition, but the owners have gone out of their way to restore the original cocktail-culture look of the ’50s. The place is always packed, thanks to a dependable, old-school, family-style Italian menu with standouts like grilled calamari, chicken Vesuvio, and escarole with sausage and beans. But if you’re kidphobic, go late for the lounge vibe of Sinatra standards and signature martinis.


Venue name: Club Lucky
Address: 1824 W Wabansia Ave
Cross street: at Honore St
Opening hours: Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72.
Price: Average main course: $18
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Always fresh and delicious food, awesome craft cocktails, friendly professional service and great atmosphere. Highly recommended for family dinner or cocktails at the bar and small plates. Calamari calabrese and the side car are my must haves every time I visit Club Lucky. Just a great place.

Solid, homestyle American-Italian food, fantastic martinis, and an old-school bar atmosphere (during the holidays especially!) that can't be beat.

Soups are fantastic along with daily specials! I always feel welcomed and they have valet. Now the staff knows their menu and I'm never rushed!!!! I can have a business meeting, I've had staff Christmas parties and they never made me feel nor ignored that 3rd cup of coffee

Set in a great neighborhood. Set in a great era. Great cast and crew. Set the table, we're coming to Club Lucky. Manja!

Easily the best place in Wicker Park/Bucktown for Italian and a great cocktail. Maybe even the best place in the entire city.

Best staff, retro vibe, killer martinis, the food--soooo good, and so much Sinatra!

By far the best eatery my bride and I ever had the pleasure of visiting. Great food, even better service. A Chicago MUST!

Atmosphere is always welcoming. Food is top notch. My favorite place in Chicago

Amazing food, great atmosphere and killer service! Save room for dessert!

Delicious food! Wonderful atmosphere! Great selection on the jukebox! Super friendly staff!

Great atmosphere, cool bar, even cooler soundtrack and fantastic food, Valet parking, reasonably priced too. Its location Not on a main street maked

EVERYTHING (food/service/atmosphere/decor/bar....) is 5 star.... except.......the parking :)

Club Lucky has a warm and friendly staff, a great retro ambiance that engages the first time visitor and a superb kitchen that keeps people coming back. If I'm within 5 miles it's my 'go to' place.

Truly a comfortable and tremendously fun place with awesome food and martinis!

club lucky is a true treasure to eat or drink at. The hospitality you receive here is exceptional. The food is amazing and the dining experience is just AWSOME. The owner is filled with knowledge of the buildings history and never hesitates to time out of his busy schedule to talk to his customers. if you have not been to Club Lucky I suggest you go because you won't ever forget it!!!!

Unbelievable food and good strong cocktails! Great place with a great vibe!

This place is the Bomb! Everything about it, the décor the food the ambiance especially the host Tom who always remembers your name when you walk in the door, that's the kind of place that'll keep you coming back for more!

I love this place, the food is delicious and the staff is one of the friendliest in the city.

This place has been a staple in Chicago dining and mixology for over 26 years. The location, service, recipes and decor is iconic!

High quality food is scarce in wicker park nowadays woth trendy foods and mostly pizza. Club Lucky never disappoints.

High quality food is scarce in wicker park nowadays woth trendy foods and mostly pizza. Club Lucky never disappoints.

Excellent place! Nice, classic, old school feel. The food is delicious and the cocktails fantastic. A really cool place to bring a date or just kick back.

A Bucktown / Wicker Park institution for 26yrs. Homemade food, tucked IN the neighborhood, with great owners and staff. A stiff drink that doesn't disappoint and an atmosphere that takes you back in time! My favorite.