Simon's Tavern

Bar, Dive Bar
$ $
5210 N Clark St (btwn W Farragut & Foster Ave)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-0894
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 2:00am
11:00am - 3:00am
11:00am - 2:00am



  • Simon's the founding Simon was Swedish, of course began as a basement speakeasy during prohibition (upstairs was a grocery) and went legit in 1934.
  • Go there: Belly up to the bar, built in the 1930s to resemble the USS Normandy.
  • A dive with Scandinavian...flair? They serve up hot Glogg during the wintertimes.
  • It's Glgg Time! Drink this wonderful heated, spiced and sweetened wine, a bit like the German Glhwein.
  • Scandinavian old man bar. Divey, dark, and cheap. Best jukebox in the city. Visiting between Thanksgiving and New Years? Get the glogg and a ginger cookie.
  • Find a way to talk to the regulars. They may seem unfriendly, but they are really nice people if you can find common ground.
  • A must see if you are visiting or live in Chicago. Grab a shot of Aquavit or a glass of Glogg and ask the owner Scott for the 5 cent really only costs 5 cents and is worth every penny!!
  • The sign with the drunk fish is actually a Scandinavian pun, pickled herring is a popular food item there hence the drunk fish is getting "pickled".
  • Top 3 bar in Chicago. I would name the other two, but they don't exist.
  • Best jukebox in the city. No joke! Kinda silly that CD jukeboxes are vintage but still.
  • Apparently this is a glogg spot...kidding. If you don't get glogg at least once, you're an idiot.
  • Although "frozen" sounds antithetical to the concept of "glgg," you should still try the frozen glgg.
  • Frozen Glgg is AMAZING!
  • white glogg. Yum!
  • Bring cash, otherwise you get "dick" service.
  • Cheap drinks, cash only, and best jukebox in the city.
  • The best bar to come to during the winter season, warm up with a round of Glogg and ginger cookies. Plenty of history at this early 1930s prohibition era pub. The bar itself is modeled after a ship.
  • Great jukebox, one of my favorite places to drink in the city (I'm a beer & Malrt shot gal here).
  • Glgg slushies. All you need to know
  • Impressive beer list... great service.. and the Glgg!

Nearby places

5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave)
5240 N Clark St (at W Farragut Ave.)
5254 N Clark St (at W Berwyn Ave)