Weegee's Lounge

$ $
3659 W Armitage Ave (btwn N Monticello Ave & N Lawndale Ave)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384-9423


  • Drinks are stiff and true to tradition, order a classic sidecar or sloe gin fizz: http://tmoutchi.us/13EV7jr
  • Owner Alex Huebner says the flicker of a television would spoil the speakeasy vibe of his candlelit bar, where you can enjoy an expertly mixed Sazerac and classic jazz on the stereo.
  • Photo booth
  • goddamnit this place is so lovely.
  • One of the only bars that I know of that has a shuffleboard
  • The bartender was kind of a bastard, but the drinks were really great
  • Damn good classic cocktails. Seriously, anything they make will be good.
  • This is one of those exceedingly rare bars slinging classic cocktails in a laid-back setting without pretense. With low lighting and a shuffleboard, it's a great place to rest after a long walk.
  • Try the Corpse Reviver #2 - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Recoomended by NYT 6-12 cocktails
  • This comfy, dim neighborhood bar has hazy red lighting and fantastic black-and-white photos. Their relaxed vibe is complimented more with the sound of vintage jazz in the backdrop.
  • Love the feeling of stepping inside a different era in time. The drinks are strong... Whoa
  • Free shuffle board!
  • The Raincoat is one of the best whiskey cocktails in the WORLD.
  • They make a fabulous Aviation cocktail! If you like gin, vodka or whiskey based cocktails, this place will make you happy. And they have shuffleboard. Winning!
  • Raincoat was deliciously refreshing compared to the relatively tasteless, yet highly recommended, Sloe gin fizz. Definitely worth the extra $4.
  • Order the "Aviation"
  • This is more known {although still obscure} as a cocktail bar. But the beers on offer are solid. I classify this as a good 'first date' venue.
  • Bartender Chris H. is the best!
  • Cool place. Feels like a Speakeasy from the 20's. In a shitty neighborhood, but that's part of what makes it cool. They have free shuffleboard too.

Nearby places

3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave)
3281 W Armitage Ave (at Spaulding Ave.)
2421 N Milwaukee Ave (at W Fullerton Ave)