A classic since it opened in 1958, the venerable "Ale House" hasn't changed a bit. The surrounding Old Town neighborhood is no longer as bohemian as it once was, but you will still find a motley and diverse crowd in here, from the crusty barmaids to the old drunk sitting next to you telling you everything you always wanted to know about shark fishing. Saddle up to the bar, order a Guinness, and keep your ears open. When Second City lets out, this place can get crowded with patrons and performers alike, making it one of the most fascinating and coolest bars in Chicago. A definite do-not-miss for the party crowd.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 04:00 AM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 AM
- Type: Bars
- Nearest Train: Sedgwick