Snake n' Jakes Christmas Club Lounge
Crowd: Hemingway-loving hipsters, casual alcoholics, crazy neighborhood regulars
Decor/Interior: What was once an old tractor shed is now the grungiest bar in the city. No windows, a few couches and tables strewn around.
Good to know: Open until at least sunrise on weekdays, don't bother showing up before 2AM, no one but the bartender will be there.
Crowd: All local, most live within walking distance
Decor/Interior: Basic squeaky barstools and a few tables across from the bar.
Good to Know: If I remember right there's free pool/ping pong, although the pool table has a definite lean.
The Club Ms. Mae's
Crowd: Severe alcoholics, party animals, and people going to or coming from a show at Tip's down the street.
Decor/Interior: Grime and spilled drinks, a pool table and air hockey table, a jukebox that almost exclusively plays metal.Good to Know: Due to changed ownership, the drink prices are now $2- single well drinks, $3 - double well drinks, $3-5 Call, $4-7 Premium. Open 24/7 365 days a year
Crowd:All ages and sizes.
Decor/Interior: Wire mattress springs hang on the ceilings with barbies and other random objects stuck in them, two pool tables, places to sit at the bar and at tables.Good to Know:You have to be buzzed into the bar, so don't feel rejected by a locked door.
Brother's Three Lounge
Crowd: Seedy - off duty strip club managers, bartenders and other rabble
Decor/Interior: Shotgun style setup, bar and barstools in the front and a pool table in the back.Good to Know: It's a good getaway from Magazine St's more pretentious establishments.
Crowd: Cubs fans and dart players
Decor/Interior: Nice bar and a few tables but it gets packed easily.Good to Know: Don't order beer on tap. I don't think those pipes have been cleaned in years.
The King Pin Bar
Crowd: Local kids, lots of piercings and tats
Decor/Interior: Sweet music art, pretty nice bar, clean bathrooms for the ladiesGood to Know: It's a quieter place, so it's great for conversation/relaxed drinking
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The Saint Bar & Lounge
Crowd: Used to be a little seedier, now it's mostly kids under thirty
Decor/Interior: Patio out back, decent bar area with a few tables.Good to Know: Great jukebox selection and a working photo booth across from the bar. Also, last time I was there I was shooting moonshine, so if you're into that kind of thing...
The Bridge Lounge
Crowd: Loyal neighbors and kids under the age of 35
Decor/Interior: Classic bar setup with a large area with plenty of seatingGood to Know: The bar is always way too packed on Tuesdays for trivia night.