Carol’s Pub

carol's bar chicago
Image: Yelp/Willem B.
MONDAY - SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 4 A.M.
773.334.2402 | WEBSITE

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 drown themselves in cheap booze, especially on weekends, when a live honky-tonk band plays. It’s been like this since 1973, and it’s irresistible—all wobbly barstools and wobblier patrons. Other proof of Carol’s bona fides: the Haggard-heavy jukebox, greasy burgers and a grumbly old doorman who’s been shot multiple times.

Known For
  • live music
  • late-night
  • cheap date
  • dive
What to drink
$15 pitchers of Hamms.
Show up on a less-crowded night—like Wednesday—when Country Claude and the Chicken Chokers play. Country-western karaoke on Thursday nights is most popular.


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