The Burlington

The Burlington Chicago late night bar
Image: Foursquare/Jason M.
SUNDAY - FRIDAY: 7 P.M. - 2 A.M. | SATURDAY: 7 P.M. - 3 A.M.
773.384.3243 | WEBSITE

Founded as a tribute to its owner’s boyhood summers in Burlington, Wisconsin, this rock ‘n’ roll bar is dark, loud and low-key. Vintage church pews line the walls, a cluster of bare bulbs barely illuminate the bar and a retro wall decal of a woodsy, autumnal scene sets the Midwestern mood. In the back room, bands play for the price of a few pints, most of which are local or regional (both the bands and the beers). If you must, there’s a full stock of liquor, but anything other than shots or a whiskey and ginger is likely to raise an eyebrow. Unlike most of Logan Square’s bars, The Burlington is refreshingly unpretentious, and gets more interesting by the hour.

Known For
  • craft beer
  • live music
What to drink
Local and regional beers, or “The Burlington” (See Protip) when applicable.
Logan Square
Rumor has it, there’s a mysteriously unmarked beer tap, which may or may not stream something that may or may not be available south of the Badger State’s border. Just ask for whatever’s on the house tap and see what happens.