Happy Village

Happy Village Chicago dive bar
Image: Facebook/Happy Village
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 4 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 12 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 A.M.
773.486.1512 | WEBSITE

A hodgepodge establishment of board games, pieced together basement décor, ping pong tables and a goldfish pond-adorned backyard, Happy Village will keep any ADD drinker occupied late into the evening. Back in the day, HV’s building was a tied house (a tavern subsidized by a beer company) for the 19th-century local brewery, Peter Hand, and the building still bears its seal out front. If you stick around long enough, the tamale man (Chicago’s dive-to-dive tamale hawker) will stop by at least once to sell his steaming little cornmeal love letters.

Known For
  • outdoor / patio
  • games
  • cheap date
What to drink
A beer and a shot or whatever the $3 daily beer special is.
Ukrainian Village
When it's chilly, Happy Village will put out heat lamps in the backyard. If the front is looking packed, see if you can nab a toasty umbrella heater.