Dive Bars in Prospect Heights


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  • Bungalow Joe's
    Bungalow Joe's serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Hanover Park's Hanover Park district. Those looking for a meal that s low in fat won t find it at Bungalow Joe's, where hearty, tasty meals come first. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Bungalow Joe's' TV. Large groups will appreciate Bungalow Joe's for its ability to seat them quickly. For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Bungalow Joe's as well. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Bungalow Joe's, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Bungalow Joe's' cooking from the comfort of their own home. Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Bungalow Joe's. Bungalow Joe's' mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Bungalow Joe's — they're open for all three meals.
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    7406 Jensen Boulevard
    Hanover Park, IL US
  • Goldyburgers
    Goldyburgers is a Sports Bar & Family Restaurant established in 1926. Goldyburgers is known for being a friendly, down-to-earth place where patrons can enjoy one of our famous burgers, have a beer, and catch up on the latest sports action. Named 1 of the nation’s 15 Burgers to Try Before You Die (AOL Cityguide).
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    7316 Circle Ave
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Blueberry Hill
    Visit Forest Park's Blueberry Hill for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room. Blueberry Hill also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure. Blueberry Hill is a prime location to dine with a group. The bar has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Blueberry Hill, known for its laid-back ambience. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Blueberry Hill is located near both options. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Forest Park (Blue). You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the bar. Dining at Blueberry Hill will set you back about $30 per person on average.
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    427 Des Plaines Ave
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Shortstop Lounge
    Craving pizza? Head on over to Forest Park's Shortstop Lounge for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite. Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy. If you're heading to the pizzeria on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Public transit and parking are two main forms of transit convenience near Shortstop Lounge. Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the pizzeria's Madison St business. Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Shortstop Lounge. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Shortstop Lounge for a great bite.
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    7425 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Duffy's Tavern
    Duffy's is a local spot where perhaps not everyone knows your name?yet?but the bartenders likely will with time. As neighborhood hangout with an Irish flair, it's not uncommon to see regulars filling the seats on any given night to watch sports, have a brew, or celebrate or chat with new folks they just met. On Thursday night, DJs spin the hits and get the weekend started early.
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    7513 Madison St
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Old Town Ale House
    A self-proclaimed dive, Old Town Ale House doles out drinks until just before dawn in a dim, often-cramped space that exudes an enticing dinginess. Its proximity to Piper's Alley--home to The Second City--as well as to Zanie's Comedy Club and the Orchid Theater almost guarantees a steady crowd of performers and theatergoers who sidle up to the cash-only bar for beers on tap, shots, and cocktails. There’s not a lot of fuss here, but that’s where its charm comes from. The bar is cash-only and a bag of chips is the only available entrée option. Even the jukebox is filled with old-timey crooner tunes and jazz. It’s the type of music that was appreciated by the hotshot newspaper reporters, such as Roger Ebert, that called this place their late-night haunt of choice and their preferred spot to duck in during killer-bee attacks. Portraits of famous faces stare down from the walls, frozen in pigment by artist Bruce Elliott, whose paintings depict notable Chicagoans, Second City alums, and naked women in equal measure. Visitors can check out renditions of famous Old Town Ale House regulars, such as John Candy and Jim Belushi, and also ogle at paintings that have garnered national attention, such as nudes of Sarah Palin and Rod Blagojevich. Mr. Elliot is not only the bar’s interior decorator, he’s also the one running the show. Mr. Elliot befriended longtime owner Beatrice Klug over the more than four decades that he was a regular at the bar, and she decided to hand over the keys to the joint after she fell ill with cancer. Beatrice bequeathed Old Town Ale House to Mr. Elliot and his wife under the condition that they would not make any changes. Since opening in 1958, Old Town Ale House continues to remain suspended in time.
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    219 West North Avenue
    Chicago, IL US
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