Your friends are in town and you want to take them out for drinks and to catch up. However, so many bars in the Windy City have music turned up so loud you can’t even hear the bartender. We’ve compiled some of the best lowkey bars in Chicago that are surely to be your new favorites while you not only survive but thrive during Winter in Chicago.
1. Rose's Lounge
2656 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Rose’s Lounge touts its simple, no frills atmosphere. With mismatched furniture, year-round Christmas lights, and wood-paneled walls, this bar straight out of the 70's is the perfect place to grab a beer and relax. The venue even comes with a pool table, so you can have a little friendly competition while you’re catching up with old friends. And don’t forget Rose’s makes for a fun Instagram photo session spot!
2. The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The Whistler is more than just a bar. It’s also a gallery, record label, and live-music venue. This trendy venue offers enough entertainment to keep you entertained, while packaged in an intimate atmosphere. And with literal award winning cocktails this spot is definitely worth the trip for your next lowkey night.
1825 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Even if you’re not planning to play the flagship activity, there’s no better bar than a WhirlyBall bar! We offer a substantial number of liquors, cocktails, and craft beers on draft to fit whatever you’re craving. We also have plenty of comfy seats, from bar stools to couches, so you can sit and enjoy your company or even make new friends. And if that particular new craft variant gets your motor revving we offer laser tag, bowling, and WhirlyBall to keep you entertained!
4. Green Door Tavern
678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654
This former speakeasy has taken on the relaxed, easy-going environment that it boasted nearly a century ago and is now one of the most relaxed bars in Chicago. This bar has a great menu and enough history to keep you busy for the night. The Green Door Tavern manages to keep away a lot of the riff raff making it a perfect place to grab a drink and chill on a Saturday night.
We love having fun, but we also know when it’s time to take it slow. We hope you enjoy the lowkey bars of Chicago!
If you’d like to make a reservation and thrive with us this winter, please call using the number of your preferred location:
Chicago: (773) 486-7777
Colorado Springs: (719) 637-9999
Lombard: (630) 932-4800
Vernon Hills: (847) 918-0800