5210 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(575) 878-0894
http://www.simonstavern.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Friday 11am-2am, Saturday 11am-3am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Glogg or a shot of Aquavit
Why You Should Go: Original speakeasy, Swedish culture, Chicago history, Nickel Tour.

Simon's Tavern was originally a speak easy during prohibition.

It was built to serve the nearby Swedish population and has been pouring drinks since the 1920's.

2834 North River Road
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-3222
http://www.hala-kahiki.com

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Food: No
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Tuesday 7pm-2am, Wednesday—Friday, Sunday 4pm-2am, Saturday 4pm-3am
Type of Bar: Tiki bar
What to Drink: Scorpion Bowl, Lava Bowl, Puffer Fish
Why You Should Go: Original Tiki bar from early ‘60s, huge collection of period furniture and art, all booze no food.  The Hala Kahiki is one of the original Tiki bars left over from the 1960's. They serve some of the strongest tropical drinks we've ever tried, and serve only drinks--no food.

1133 E. 11th
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 472-5477

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Food: No
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Mon-Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun, 6am-2am
Type of Bar: Dive
What to Drink: Beer and a shot.

The Longbranch Inn in Austin, TX, was opened on 11th Street in 1935, almost 80 years ago and It's been supplying Austinites with good drink and hospitality since then.

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