Top Choice Bar in Andersonville & Uptown


An Andersonville mainstay that's been around since 1934, Simon’s is a dimly lit musicians’ watering hole. The jukebox rocks an eclectic menu ranging from Robert Gordon to Elastica to Television to the Clash. In wint…
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Hamburger Mary's

This is Chicago’s outpost of the campy San Francisco–based chain that bills itself as an ‘open-air bar and grill for open-minded people.’ Yes, it serves well-regarded burgers and weekend brunch in the downstairs res…
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SoFo Tap

SoFo is a normal neighborhood bar with a sweet dog-friendly patio. Then again, there are also raucous live game shows and rock and soul karaoke. And if you happen in on Friday night, the vast majority of the male cr…
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Big Chicks

Despite the name, both men and women frequent Big Chicks, with its weekend DJs, fun dance floor, art displays and next-door organic restaurant Tweet, where weekend brunch packs 'em in. Cash only.
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Sporty Crew offers a change from the usual scene, with good microbrews and 21 hi-def TVs tuned to all the big games. Weekly trivia and karaoke nights slip into the schedule, as does the occasional underwear contest.
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The good-looking boys have a lot of action to choose from at @mosphere: Bored Gaymes on Tuesday (cards, Scrabble) and especially the male go-go dancers Thursday through Sunday. DJs and drag revues also entertain, an…