Old Town Ale House

Dive Bar
219 W North Ave (N Wieland St)
Chicago, IL 60610
3:00pm - 4:00am
3:00pm - 4:00am
3:00pm - 4:00am
3:00pm - 4:00am
3:00pm - 4:00am
12:00pm - 5:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am

The cozy atmosphere at this bar is hosted by the great bartenders serving up great drinks from behind the bar. These drinks are decently priced, the jukebox is full of jazz, and it's always buzzing with conversation. Eat before you go, as they don't serve food, but come ready for a good time!



  • Look here: The portraits hanging in this bar are mostly of regulars (with a few politicians thrown in).
  • Come for the stiff drinks, stay for the insane characters that populate this Chicago institution which caters to the comedians/alcoholics of Old Town. Best juke box in Chicago & open until 4AM!
  • The best jukebox in the city! Hardbop Jazz!
  • Seriously awesome dive bar. Crazy good people watching. Cash only.
  • Best Juke box in the city.
  • You can actually buy some of the art on the walls of the bar. Order something on tap.
  • This place is the home of the best art in the city.
  • be very old and get very drunk.
  • It's a little dirty. Yea it's a dive bar but there are plenty of other options on Wells Street
  • The bathroom smells like my bathroom in college.
  • So politically incorrect. Hilarious! Cash only.
  • Motherhood the Musical is playing down the street at the Royal George Theatre. Use the code OTB5 for $5 off your ticket at the box office or online
  • Great staff and good drinks. Excellent atmosphere for meeting friends...
  • Cash only!!! PBR on draft and they serve High Life!
  • pinball pinball yeahhhhh
  • Great dive bar opposite Second City. Great atmosphere, even better jukebox.
  • They don't take credit cards so bring cash.
  • Anthony Bourdain praised.
  • If for no other reason, notable for the replica of the Maltese Falcon tucked away among its artistic flotsam and jetsam.
  • Cash only bar where you can rub elbows with second city cast members and future snl members. Dont forget to look at the art on the wall

Nearby places

1616 N Wells St (btwn Concord Ln & North Ave)
1615 N Wells St (at W North Ave)
1447 N Wells St