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Richard's Bar

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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Probably one of the best bars in Chicago

Simple little bar with an amazing array of mob pictures and memorabilia on display. An excellent... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Dublin, Ireland
Great find except

Love this place. Old, great bartenders, lots of stuff to look at. Fair price for beer. Can't go... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Palm Harbor, Florida
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491 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-5522
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+1 312-733-2251
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Simple little bar with an amazing array of mob pictures and memorabilia on display. An excellent old school JukeBox with some old greats on it. Good selection of beers and spirits. Very friendly and approachable staff make all for a very comfortable relaxing and enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Love this place. Old, great bartenders, lots of stuff to look at. Fair price for beer. Can't go wrong. Only thing it's a smoking bar. For us that is a bummer. But we did enjoy and would like to go back.

Thank smiller560
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This place is great! Cash only, cheap drinks and great folks. Perfect for a pre-game drink while waiting for your table at La Scarola next door.

Thank Adv1213
Reviewed 23 March 2018 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 kathyrI8393MW
Reviewed 9 November 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
Reviewed 7 November 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

Thank nuala372
Reviewed 22 August 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
Reviewed 9 February 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
Reviewed 7 July 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
Reviewed 28 February 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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