Lincoln Park & Old Town drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Old Town Ale House

Located near the Second City comedy club and the scene of late-night musings since the 1960s, this unpretentious neighborhood favorite lets you mingle with beautiful people and grizzled regulars, seated pint by pint…
Top Choice Bar in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Delilah’s

A bartender rightfully referred to this hard-edged black sheep of the neighborhood as the ‘pride of Lincoln Ave’ – a title earned for the heavy pours and the best whiskey selection in the city – over 860 different l…
Cafe in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney

This warm, eclectic cafe rambling over several rooms is devoted to creating a 'third space' for face-to-face communication and intellectual discourse (there's purposely no wi-fi). Play the piano or some board games …
Cafe in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Eva's Cafe

The long room at Eva's charms, with a fireplace, brick floor and antique wood tables and chairs. Coffee and tea steam out of mismatched ceramic cups. The young and bookish crowd tap-tap-taps on laptops, while the oc…
Lounge in Lincoln Park & Old Town

J Parker

It's all about the view from the Hotel Lincoln's 13th-floor rooftop bar. And it delivers, sweeping over the park, the lake and downtown skyline. Prepare to jostle with a young and preppy crowd, especially if it's a …
Coffee in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Colectivo Coffee

This award-winning Wisconsin roaster has branched out to Chicago, bringing its fair-trade, single-origin coffees to three locations across the city. This flagship has a huge outdoor patio with a welcoming fire pit, …
Juice Bar in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Real Good Juice Co

This small Old Town establishment features cold-pressed juices with punny names (Juicy Liu, Juicille Ball etc) and various smoothies made from non-dairy milks. Fruits and vegetables are sourced locally. You'll shell…
Bar in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Rose’s Lounge

Once your eyes adjust to the dark of Rose’s, the eclectic bric-a-brac, drop ceiling and groovy jukebox make it an odd duck among Lincoln Park’s cocktail and sports bars. The ultra-cheap beers and free pretzels are t…
Bar in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Weeds

Weeds has the tenacity of its namesake flora, sticking to its beatnik-meets-bohemia roots for years while the neighborhood gentrified around it. If the walls could talk, you’d hear some strange yarns from the crew w…
Brewery in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Goose Island Brewhouse

Goose Island’s popular beers are served in bars and restaurants around Chicago, and much of it is brewed right here. The large, brick-walled pub pours the flagship Honker’s Ale and a dozen or so other potent brews f…