Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Pilsen & Near South Side

Spoke & Bird

The South Loop has been begging for a leafy patio like the one at Spoke & Bird. Bonus: it's surrounded by several cool old manors in the Prairie Avenue Historic District. Relax with a locally made brew and nifty…
Bar in Pilsen & Near South Side

Skylark

The Skylark is a bastion for artsy drunkards, who slouch into big booths sipping on strong drinks and eyeing the long room. They play pinball, snap pics in the photo booth and scarf down the kitchen's awesome tater …
Microbrewery in Pilsen & Near South Side

Moody Tongue

A crackling fire, stylish glassware and, most of all, sophisticated brews featuring culinary ingredients such as black truffle and Oaxacan chocolate make this hidden-in-plain-sight Pilsen taproom more suited to an i…
Cafe in Pilsen & Near South Side

La Catrina Cafe

Activists, artists and students congregate here for the roomy window seats, bottomless cups of coffee and funky art exhibitions. It's a come-one come-all kind of spot, prime for a Mexican hot chocolate and Frida Kah…
Microbrewery in Pilsen & Near South Side

Vice District Brewing

Vice is a favorite gathering spot for South Loop residents. The large, mod-industrial taproom is just right for a pint of black IPA or English-style bitter ale. Many drinkers stop in pre-Bears game. It's not far fro…
Bar in Pilsen & Near South Side

Simone's

A distinct neighborhood hot spot, Simone's packs in the young and beautiful from around Pilsen. Recycled and found materials comprise the cool decor inside; a large patio beckons outside. Bartenders shake up delicio…
Pub in Pilsen & Near South Side

Weathermark Tavern

While Weathermark is one of the least obnoxious of the South Loop's upscale pubs, it does get in your face with its nautical theme and rum-based 'sailor's rations.' Still, we forgive it because the bar also pours ha…
Cafe in Pilsen & Near South Side

Little Branch Cafe

A good fortifier after the Museum Campus, Little Branch is probably more known for its food than its drinks, but it does indeed have a bar. And that bar stirs hot toddies and Irish coffees, and serves a small roster…