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Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Perth
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Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Hi

I'm a 50 year old Australian fella who will be visiting Chicago in September this year for a couple of weeks. When in holiday mode I usually do my cultural stuff (galleries, museums, bookstores etc) in the morning, then maybe have a few drinks in the afternoon early evening.

I dislike trendy bars and lounges that cater to younger people, feel so out of place .... Can anyone recommend more sedate, blue collar type places where one can read the newspaper and chat if in the mood.

I'll probably be staying in the downtown region but don't mind walking elsewhere if it is safe to do so.

Cheers.

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1. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Cruise around - http://www.chibarproject.com/ for ideas. You'll probably want to get out of downtown and hit up a neighborhood spot.

Take advantage of the public transit here - http://www.transitchicago.com/

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2. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Try Exchequer Pub or Miller's Pub, within a block of each other on South Wabash (near the Palmer House).

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3. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Corodozos on washington--it's even in a basement! Emmits on Grand and Halsted--right across from the grand street blue line and then Richards Bar across the street will work too.

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4. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

"Stocks and Blondes" on Wells near Washington.

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5. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

I second Richards

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6. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

No need to leave downtown to find a good tavern. (Unless you want to, of course!) Conveniently located in River North (near to many hotels): Rossi's, 412 N. State Street. Here is the review from Chicago Bar Project. http://www.chibarproject.com/Reviews/Rossi's/Rossi's.html

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7. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

I second Rossi's as the best dive bar in the downtown area Rossi's, 412 N. State Street.

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8. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Just a wee bit out of the way but a couple of suggestions: Old Town Ale House on North and Twin Anchors on Sedgewick. Both of these are in Old Town.

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9. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

If you want a good burger with that drink - http://www.mmonks.com/

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10. Re: Blue collar type bars, taverns etc

Thanks folks for your suggestions, I will do some research, can't wait to get there in person and sample a local brew or seven. Cheers