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Dive Bars and Lounges - Near North Side?

bjm87 | Jul 11, 2011 08:52 PM

Another tourist here. I'll be staying in the Near North Side at the end of the month, and while I know this likely isn't the best area of the city for what I'm looking for, I figure there's got to be a few spots around.

I plan on spending the bulk of my trip budget on food, so any places I can grab a few drinks without breaking the bank would be great, preferably with a good or unique atmosphere. Live music is a plus but not necessary. Are there any spots in the immediate area worth a visit? How about a short cab ride away? What sort of expectation should I expect for attire and crowd dynamic?

Additionally, on my last visit I ended up at the bar in the Hancock Tower at the end of the night, but didn't get much grasp on the place at the time other than a phenomenal view. What should I expect there if I wanted to make a return visit there?

Any help is appreciated- thanks!

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