There are rock fans in virtually every city in America who wish they had a Delilah’s. A small, dark space on the North Side, Delilah’s is a pure rock ‘n’ roll bar-not a venue for live music, but a place to hear loud rock music every night of the week, be it punk, hardcore, metal, Stax-style soul or even ska. But don’t think this is a dive. Delilah’s owner Mike Miller makes sure that his bar is a drinking destination for those with specific tastes, from the finest Belgian beer to the Midwest’s largest selection of whiskeys to cans of American or Iron City. The key to Delilah’s nine years of success? Miller might own the bar but he’s also its prototype customer, so he’s not just pandering to patrons, he’s making his own ideal party, and it’s a party you don’t want to miss.
2771 North Lincoln (773)472-2771
Best of Chicago 2002