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Simon's Tavern

#1,268 of 8,275 Restaurants in Chicago
5210 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
+1 773-878-0894
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
7 Apr 2018
“Great Neighborhood Bar”
28 Mar 2018
“Great dive bar.”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Hours
Bar, Pub
5210 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This always has a good crowd and nice pours. I have always had fun here and enjoy it the most when it is not too crowded. Great neighborhood bar.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Kingdjcj
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Stopped in for the atmosphere, was not disappointed. There is a fireplace in the back and highlight was stained glass fish toasting martinis

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Darlene1065
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is great. The bartenders are very friendly and the pours are generous. The crowd is always interesting. This is not a place with thumping music, so it is perfect if you want to meet up with some friends. Also, great grog or glog...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Kingdjcj
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We always visit Simon's which is a nice neighborhood bar. When we were there on the 9th of December, Scott, the owner was decorating his live Christmas tree with traditional Swedish ornaments. He let me help and I loved it. Feel very comfortable in this...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank zoneme2000
Reviewed November 4, 2017

What a great neighborhood bar! It's warm. It's kitschy. Bartenders are friendly. There's a jukebox. It's not a scene. It's a fun bar. They serve warm Swedish glogg: a potent mulled wine mixture of muscatel, port, and brandy. They have a fully stocked bar, but...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mrkevin
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is one of Chicago's best dive bars and home to the city's most amazing Merlin lamps. They do not have food, but the allow you to bring your own or order take out!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Katie W
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Went into this bar as recommended in one of the historic bars of Chicago books and it was well worth it. Friendly bar staff and locals, a great beer selection and an eclectic juke box. There's nothing flash about this bar it just feels a...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank JMDJSC6969
Reviewed February 21, 2017

It's cash only, but oh man, the glogg in the winter is worth a trip to the ATM. Plan on pulling up a bar stool and listening to some of the local bands - a cozy place where you aren't likely to be bothered, and...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Megan G
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This was a good choice for beers after a disappointing meal in the pretentious Hopleaf restaurant. Good service and drinks and a friendly crowd. What more do you need in a bar?

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank hotdrop
Reviewed July 29, 2016

A friend took me there on a recent trip to Chicago. Great history, atmosphere and service. Music was great. Wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could frequent it more often.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank QuestForFun
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5210 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Andersonville
  • Neighbourhood: Andersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 773-878-0894
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