Simon’s Tavern

simon's tavern bar chicago
Image: Foursquare/Steve M.
SUNDAY - FRIDAY: 11 A.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 11 A.M. - 3 AM.
773.878.0894 | WEBSITE

The neighborhood’s Swedish history lives on in this worn-and-warm tavern, which dedicates one whole wall to a deer-hunting mural featuring regulars from years past. There are also goblets of seasonal homemade glögg (mulled wine), Viking tchotchkes and an iconic neon sign out front featuring a fish holding a martini glass. (Pickled herring. Get it?)

Known For
  • jukebox
  • cheap date
What to drink
The $3 Schlitzes, or if you’re feeling daring, ask for the notorious wormwood-based Malört, and taste death in a shot glass.
Legend has it, if you can spot the six hidden animals in the lodge mural, you drink free aquavit all night long.


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