Big Joe's

Dive Bar
1818 W Foster Ave (Ravenswood)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-8755
1:00pm - 2:00am
1:00pm - 2:00am
1:00pm - 2:00am
1:00pm - 2:00am
1:00pm - 2:00am
12:00pm - 3:00am
12:00pm - 2:00am

This dive bar is comfy and relaxed serving beer and other drinks (no food). Its bartenders are friendly, and the bar follows a great concept.


  • Get a couple of pitchers on a Friday night, and win a turtle race. Stay away from Jolanda.
  • Live Jazz sundays at 8pm
  • Cash only, diverse crowd, lots of interesting people.
  • Turtle racing on fridays
  • Drinks seem pricey for this divey bar. CASH ONLY! Had to wait in line to get in and air conditioner was busted that night, so the place was hot. They also had turtle racing but mehhhh
  • You get nine tickets for every pitcher you buy.
  • Awesome dive bar! Turtle races are amazing!!!
  • Officially a local now! being shown hidden secrets by the best tour guide in town!!!!
  • That is some REALLY cold beer!
  • check out fun short stories at Storyoke at 6:00pm on Sunday!
  • If you're a stand-up comic, the 10:00pm Monday night open mic here lets you do 8 minutes instead of the usual 3-5.
  • Watch the turtle races at Big Joe's. Get selected for the turtle races and win a wooden chip or t-shirt!

Nearby places

1930 W Foster Ave
1801 W Foster Ave (Ravenswood)
5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave)