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Watering Hole without a TV -- too much to ask??

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Hello -

My husband and I have just moved to the area and are in search of a bar WITHOUT a plasma TV. I realize that Chicago is a huge sports town, but is it too much to ask to have a decent bar without a TV? We're not looking for a lounge or a club, but just a nice bar without a TV? A new bar opened, Paramount Room (www.paramountroom.com), that looked like had potential, BUT IT HAS TVs!! Please help!

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  1. Try Bluebird in Bucktown- no TV, nice atmosphere, little bar atmosphere, little up scale atmosphere, and great beer and wine list.

    1. Up in Lakeview, the Duke of Perth. Reviews emphasize the food, which is good. But it's a nice bar atmosphere.

      http://www.dukeofperth.com/main.htm

      1. Celtic Crossings in river north. No TV, but a good laid-back jukebox (no 50 Cent or Pussycat Dolls), friendly owner/op bartenders. Not just another cheesy Irish bar. Good place to just talk and drink.

        1. Simon's in Andersonville - there's a little tv up in the corner, generally muted, usually playing some random movie on cable.

          On Clark just north of Foster.

          1. Right down the street from Simon, Hopleaf has a tremendous beer selection and no tvs (at least from what I recall). Their mussels are also amazing.
            Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St.