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

scout1 Sep 14, 2007 09:05 AM

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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    figmolly Sep 15, 2007 12:12 PM

    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.

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      mjm47 Sep 15, 2007 08:39 AM

      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.

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        wideberth Sep 14, 2007 11:13 AM

        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.

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          mike_d Sep 14, 2007 10:53 AM

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


          1. jpschust Sep 14, 2007 09:33 AM

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

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