The Chipp Inn
Tucked away a block off Chicago Avenue at the corner of Greenview and Fry, the Chipp Inn has the classics (Schlitz, Hamm’s and Pabst) alongside the locals (Revolution and Goose Island) on tap. There’s a pool table and a jukebox, and while there’s usually some team playing some sport on the televisions above the bar, it seems there’s only ever a handful of people paying attention to it. In the 1870s, the space was a grocery and a saloon, a bicycle repair shop after that, and a speakeasy disguised as a confectionary during Prohibition. With its original milk glass light fixtures and pressed tin ceiling, much of the Chipp Inn remains unchanged. And we love it for that.
832 North Greenview, (312)421-9052
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Skylark, 2149 South Halsted, (312)948-5275, skylarkchicago.com
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