Rossi’s Liquors

Rossi's Liquor Chicago dive bar
Image: Yelp/Kit K
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY 7 A.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY 11 A.M. - 2 A.M.
312.644.5775 | WEBSITE

Rossi’s isn’t a cocktail bar. It’s not even a beer bar. It’s a bar-bar—a perfectly sinister, open-all-day dive for those days when work simply won’t do. (It’s also technically a slashie—half bar/half liquor store—making it a true Chicago institution.) Located smack-dab in the middle of downtown, it’s close enough to the edges of The Loop, River North and Michigan Avenue to serve as a catchall rendezbooze point. Rossi’s is devoid of sunlight and always has at least a strand of Christmas lights thrown up in a corner, underscoring the theory that once inside, the world outside might as well come to a standstill.

Known For
  • day drinking
  • jukebox
What to drink
Stick with highballs or bottled beer. This is a bar for drinking—not drinks.
River North
While we’ve spent many an afternoon and happy hour at Rossi’s, we’ve never actually stayed to see what kind of characters lurk after nightfall. Linger at your own risk.


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