Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap

Dive Bar, Bar
1172 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 643-5516
10:30am - 2:00am
10:30am - 2:00am
10:30am - 2:00am
10:30am - 2:00am
10:30am - 2:00am
11:00am - 3:00am
11:00am - 2:00am

This dive is different from all the rest. A typical spot for University of Chicago students, don't let the word "dive" get you thinking it's a lowbrow place. You can sip a beer while talking about philosophy. Stear clear of here during finals week; it'll be packed with students who are ready to let loose.


  • Now with 200% more local beer on tap: Argus Lager and IPA.
  • This is a legendary bar that once carried the Encyclopedia Brittanica so that the bartender could mediate as professors or students argued about things!
  • I have never been this proud of anyone in my life.
  • beer. get some beers.
  • Don't bring in outside drinks or you will have a bad time.
  • If you sit near the east wall, you can tap into Starbuck's wifi!
  • If you want onions (raw or grilled). . . Just ask.
  • Go to Jimmy's for the little-known (but delicious) Sunday hangover brunch.
  • Cash-only, thoroughly a dive, good if you're into that, not so if you want a beer you haven't tried before. I'd rather get in my car and go to Skylarkjust as cheap, better selection, better food
  • Jazz Jams on Sunday nights.
  • Historic Hang Out
  • Now serving Coney Island hard root beer & Henry Weinhard's hard ginger ale.
  • I was there at the beginning: January 1, 1948.........returned on June 18, 2015...........great memories of Jimmy and his saloon.
  • Good is mediocre but it's one if the few places in Hyde park that are open late and sell food besides clarkes
  • It's a dive bar. Get a dive-y drink.
  • Cheap drinks. Great bar. Cash only. Jazz on Sunday's from 9 to Midnight.
  • The food is hit-or-miss, but the atmosphere is chill.
  • lots of space, good service, interesting crowd, fries
  • This place chars their dogs and it's incredible. The kraut dog is $3.50 and comes with a heaping portion of sauerkraut and a huge pickle spear. Recommended.

Nearby places

1750 E 55th St
1174 E 55th Streeet (at Woodlawn Ave)
1214 E 53rd St (btwn Woodlawn Ave & Kimbark Ave)