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September 23, 2008 12:56 PM   Subscribe

Ok, Chicago mefites...what are your suggestions for bars near Wicker Park/Bucktown/Logan Square that have a reasonably chill atmosphere, accessible pool tables, and reasonable drink prices?

It's been a while since my girlfriend and I have been out on a Friday night. So this Friday, I'm looking for somewhere we can go to shoot a few games of pool (she's good, I'm not), have a few (or more) drinks, and generally have a good time until odd hours of the night.

I live up Logan Square way so I'm looking for something down the general Milwaukee Ave corridor. Any and all suggestions welcome. I've done the looking on citysearch, Metromix, Google Local, etc. but I'm really looking for a bar with pool tables, not the other way around.
posted by moitz to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Map Room has free pool and one of the best beer selections in the area.
posted by nitsuj at 1:02 PM on September 23, 2008


The table fills up at the Map Room pretty quickly. I can't think of a lot of places, but there are a couple of tables in the basement of the Double Door. Sweet Alice's on Milwaukee had a table, but I think I heard that they've closed down.
posted by hwyengr at 1:28 PM on September 23, 2008


seconding the map room but perhaps not on a friday night, as the frat boys invade galore. the empty bottle is cute but a bit further away. pool, decent drink-prices and shows.
posted by krautland at 1:50 PM on September 23, 2008


I second the Map Room, but I do think it's best enjoyed on a weeknight or afternoon--it does, as said upthread, fill up fast.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 2:21 PM on September 23, 2008


Club Foot, definitely. Perhaps better during the week. Shame 1056 is no longer around.
posted by damn dirty ape at 2:27 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Inner Town Pub, but you want to get there early before it's overly crowded.
posted by smich at 2:44 PM on September 23, 2008


The Flat Iron (formerly known as the Note) is A-OK.
posted by Lieber Frau at 3:14 PM on September 23, 2008


Is there a pool table at Quenchers?
posted by true at 4:53 PM on September 23, 2008


No table at Quenchers last I checked. Too bad because that's stumbling distance from me. damn dirty ape, I may take your suggestion. Last place we played was Timothy O'Toole's in Streeterville...nothing says fun like $6 beers.
posted by moitz at 5:08 PM on September 23, 2008


If Quenchers is stumbling distance, then so is the Mutiny. There will probably be a band on a Friday night, but no cover. Liar's Club also has a pool table upstairs, and that's down at Fullerton and Ashland/Elston.
posted by ruby.aftermath at 5:28 PM on September 23, 2008


Speaking of places on Fullerton, Fireside has a table. When you get tired of pool, you can switch it up to bowling.
posted by hwyengr at 6:40 PM on September 23, 2008


There is never a cover at The Mutiny, bands(you get what you pay for) almost every night and they have gigantic cheap draft beers. A place that won't be crowded before midnight on Friday is Nick's, it's a 4am bar so it usually doesn't get that packed til the other bars close and there's a pool table.
posted by lee at 6:58 PM on September 23, 2008


Lemmings is good too.
posted by lee at 7:01 PM on September 23, 2008


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