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Chicago bars

Shannon Clark | Feb 6, 200406:14 PM

This evening while browsing around the Internet, I came across a site where it was claimed that Chicago has more bars and taverns per capita than any other big city on Earth. While I'm not going to claim this is so, it does raise a question for me.

What are some (many?) bars that a "chowhound" would enjoy? Especially ones that are low on smokey, high on character and interest.

A few of the many that are out there that this mostly non-drinker can think of are:

Hourglass - on Lawrence, been wanting to try their Chicken.

Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap - in Hyde Park, greasy food, but a bar with an encylopedia (which sees use) can't be all bad.

Green Mill - historic, great Jazz

Green Dolphin Street - another Jazz place, upscale, beautiful dining room on the Chicago river

But of the hundreds (if not thousands) of other bars in Chicago, which ones are worthy of more attention?

Shannon

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