Old Town Ale House

Row 1

219 W North Ave (N Wieland St)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-7020
Dive Bar
Mon–Fri: 3:00 PM–4:00 AM Sat: Noon–5:00 AM Sun: Noon–4:00 AM

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!

Foursquare Tips

  • 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.
  • One of the best dives in America, grab a few beers, say hi to Street Jimmy and enjoy some old tunes on the jukebox. The owner Bruce painted all the art adorning the walls, Roger Ebert was a regular.
  • Low-key and friendly place with a cool feel where they don't judge you by your shoes. The art always gets people talking.
  • Eclectic - loved the drawings/paintings all along the wall. Cash only!