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Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney

2212 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3012
+1 773-360-7591
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A great place to chill!

We went here after dinner one night. It was a lot of fun! Some of us had drinks, which were great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Meby C
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Interesting concept in the works

We live nearby and had been eyeing the place while under construction. We loved the idea that it... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
Monkeyface68
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Chicago, Illinois
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Kibbitznest is your THIRD PLACE a WIFI-FREE Zone, NO, not free wifi, NO WIFI, to encourage face to face communication. It is a bookbar, with liberal arts books for sale, donated ones benefit our partner, kibbitznest with the mission of preserving quality human communication by promoting a balance between face to face and electronic media communication. We have beer, wine, spirits -a fantastic Moscow Mule! and small plates- delicious cheese plates and Chicago's very own Classic Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, beer floats, the famous Bobtail Ice Cream and more NOSH! The nonprofit conducts programming with stimulating discussions in partnership with the University of Chicago! Oh, and the games and the typewriters, foosball, just a fun place to be! Just leave your laptops at home! Bring your phones and take lots of pictures with your friends and post them on social media!Then tag, tag, tag!
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3 weeks ago
“A great place to chill!”
Apr 5, 2017
“Interesting concept in the works”
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2212 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3012
Lincoln Park
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after dinner one night. It was a lot of fun! Some of us had drinks, which were great, some had ice cream(delicious), some hot drinks. We didn’t get anything to eat, but there were people enjoying food. It’s a fun bookstore, bar,...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We live nearby and had been eyeing the place while under construction. We loved the idea that it is supposed to be a "technology-free" space. Interior is adorable and inviting and well planned. We decided to finally try it out for a birthday celebration on...More

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Ank919, Owner at Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi, Just wanted to thank you so much for your review. You are right, that night, we were slammed and not prepared! I think that was in February. My friend Loretta did have to help, thank God she was there! Your criticism is constructive, smart...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

This place is one in a million. Bookcases line the walls, comfortable chairs and tables, fine wine, coffee, tea. Greatest place to have a conversation, read, relax, enjoy life. Totally recommend to locals and travelers.

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Ank919, Owner at Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words! See you at the Nest!

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great concept! Books & Brews! Cheese plates and classic Chicago hot dogs! No wifi! No screens! Just face to face communication! Foos ball and board games! Great beer and wine! Paper Sundays - great idea- read a real newspaper!

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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit with friends and not their electronic devices Kibbutz Nest is the place to go. It is a cross between a pub (they serve beer), a tea room and a bookstore for new andd old books with a twist. They serve...More

1  Thank Irina P
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Ank919, Owner at Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

A long overdue thank you! Aloha!

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