26 West Division St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-7251

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Food: No
Live Music: Sometimes, typically a DJ
Hours: Sunday—Friday 8pm-4am, Saturday 8pm-5am
Type of online casino Bar: Nightclub
What to Drink: Schlitz, Adios Motherfucker (AMF)
Why You Should Go: One of the fi rst venues for Cream, the Velvet Underground and other milestone bands.

Mother's Nightclub is one of the original nightclubs from the 1960's. Mother's has seen some of the most influential bands of the 60's and 70's on it's stage, including Cream, the Velvet Underground and Chicago.

4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-5552

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Food: No
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday 12pm-4am
Type of Bar: Speakeasy
What to Drink: Gin martini
Why You Should Go: Capone’s personal speakeasy, perfectly preserved and ready for him to visit.

The Green Mill was originally a dance and music venue, similar to Paris' Moulin Rouge.

During prohibition is was a speak easy and a favorite hangout of Al Capone. It is now a complete throwback to the roaring 20's with original period furniture and decor.

It's also a premiere venue for seeing top jazz acts perform live.


430 N. Michigan Ave. at Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 222-1525

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Food: Yes
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Friday 6am-2am, Saturday 10am-2am, Sunday 11am-2am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Schlitz
Why You Should Go: History of Chicago, Saturday Night Live, Curse of the Billy Goat.

Billy Goat Tavern is one of those places you might never have heard of but already know a lot about.

This is where the "Curse of the Billy Goat" stems from, as well as the Saturday Night Live skit, "Cheeseborger!".

The place is steeped in Chicago and US history and is well worth travelling to for a Schlitz and burger.

678 N. Orleans St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-5496

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Friday 11:30am-2am, Saturday 11:30am-3am, Sunday 12pm-9pm
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: French 75
Why You Should Go: Original Chicago speakeasy, last wooden structure built in downtown Chicago.

The Green Door Tavern is an original speakeasy (speak easy?) found in Chicago, Ill.

The speak easy is still downstairs and can be rented out. They feature an extensive menu of bar grub and some great mixed drinks from prohibition-era.

A great place to watch the game or just explore Chicago's past.

5210 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(575) 878-0894

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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.

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