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Delilah’s

Any lived-in, urban dive that pays homage to Joe Strummer, pinball and whiskey in equal measure, could be a potential classic. Delilah’s—dark, friendly and loud—is. It boasts more than 600…

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Cole’s

An offbeat, welcoming joint surrounded by craft breweries and fancy cocktail houses, Cole’s is a throwback that hosts revolving art exhibits, variety shows, live bands and a mentalist. It also…

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Carol’s Pub

The clientele at this rowdy 4 a.m. country bar is unlike any other in Chicago. Old winos, yuppies, cougars, college kids and urban hillbillies all come together to dance and…

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Clash

Hidden away in a quiet hof (courtyard) behind busy Mehringdamm, Clash is a spacious punk bar with Napalm Death posters on the wall, a pool table in the back and…

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Das Hotel

Lit primarily by candlelight and busy until the early hours almost every night of the week, Hotel is arguably the most perfect distillation of what makes a Berlin bar unique.…

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Zur Fetten Ecke

Low lights, comfortable seats and a relaxed vibe make Zur Fetten Ecke a first choice among the myriad bars around Schlesisches Tor. The skull-and-blackletter logo on the sign of this…