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Richard's Bar

491 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5522
+1 312-733-2251
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Neighborhood bar

No frills, but totally worth the visit. Sinatra music playing and a staff member singing along... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
RuNcK
,
Saint Joseph, Illinois
via mobile
The best of the worst!!

What can you really say, other than this is a dive the way dives should be. If I lived in Chicago... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Birdsocks
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 weeks ago
“Neighborhood bar”
Nov 9, 2017
“The best of the worst!!”
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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491 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5522
West Loop
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+1 312-733-2251
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No frills, but totally worth the visit. Sinatra music playing and a staff member singing along. Cigarette smoke and cheap beers with an old fashioned wooden bar to lean on, tin ceilings and a old school atmosphere. Archie Bunker would love it!

Thank RuNcK
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

What can you really say, other than this is a dive the way dives should be. If I lived in Chicago - this would be "my bar". From the look of the bar front outside, to the cigarettes behind the bar - it could not...More

Thank Birdsocks
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a real Chicagoan dive bar. Despite being an avid anti- smoker I had to smile while stifling a cough, when I saw the cigarettes for sale behind the bar in Richard's Bar. They were cheekily placed beside a government notice about the illegality...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

When you walk in, the first thing you see is a beautiful wooden bar. The place is not big, but reminds you of the olds days in Chicago. There are pictures of old movie stars, athletes, and politicians. You expect Al Capone to walk in....More

Thank Johnny C
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Reviewed February 9, 2017

Stopped at Richard's before dinner on advice from Hotel Concierge! Fantastic Dive Bar!! Great Old Bar and Bar Stools and Bartenders were great Guys!!!! Owner gave great advice on what to order for an appetizer at La Scarola next door!!! So Much Fun!!!

Thank dawnakuhne
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Recommended to me by a friend who used to live in Chicago. She called it a true Chicago bar. We took a short Uber ride here from downtown. It is a quaint, neighborhood bar where lots of locals come to socialize. Everyone was very nice...More

Thank abkasel
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Check it out, Sinatra on the Juke... Old Neighborhood Bartenders, quick friendly & fast on the draw. A mix of local Pros Cons, if ya know what I mean. Don't ask any questions, you can find the thing that will get ya' to the thing....More

Thank Drew W
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Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Richards bar is super cool! We were recommended to pop by this place by some locals. I was slightly apprehensive at first as we were told it was where the mafia drank! We walked Into Richards around 11pm and knew immediately that this was a...More

Thank Jamierobson0991
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

Cheap drinks and packed bar - a must see for late night laughs. Beware - there is smoking going on 24/7 in this place. Be prepared to burn your clothes the next day.

Thank DSRBrady
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Reviewed May 12, 2015

This bar is crazy fun. Locals were amazing and nice. Made sure your glass was always full. If you like a hole in the wall bar with smoke and laid back people this is the bar for you. Fun music and an ol Chicago feel....More

Thank Jaime L
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