Cole's Chicago dive bar
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MONDAY - FRIDAY: 5:30 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 4 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M.
773.276.5802 | WEBSITE

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 screens films you haven’t heard of and staffs quirky DJs that spin everything from scratchy 1920s records to shoegaze singles.

Known For
  • live music
  • cheap date
What to drink
A pint of Half Acre Daisy Cutter.
Logan Square
Next time you’re on Milwaukee Avenue and every other bar is packed, Cole’s is waiting. And if it’s Sunday night, you might find a rapping violinist or a juggler. Wednesday nights feature open-mic comedy with no cover charge.