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Bar Deville

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West Town, Chicago
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  • The experts at Time Out Chicago and Eater recommend this place
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  • Adam A.
    "Check out the back room and bring cash."(6 Tips)
    David S.
    "Hands down best dancing hipsters"(4 Tips)
    bartend4fun
    "Get cash before you go and some of the best cocktails in the city"(18 Tips)
    Luke N.
    "Brad made me a great Corpse Reviver, Old-Fashioned, and Last Word."(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterApril 11, 2013
    The name of this tavern loosely translates to "bar of the city," serves drinks often made with local spirits in a cozy setting with antique furniture and a speakeasy-style room in the back.
  • On the Grid
    On the GridNovember 21, 2016
    Part cocktail lounge/pool hall/dance club that boasts a vast array of delicious spirits to keep your ABV from dropping too low. Come early to grab a spot at the pool table. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    You’ll find an extensive beer list, leather booths, brocade wallpaper and hipsters shooting stick in an antler-adorned back room, but they’ve set their corner tap on the path toward longevity. Read more
  • Dose M.
    Dose MarketOctober 20, 2014
    Always a bro-pumpin' party on the weekend and great jazzy weekdays. The place makes us think we're nearing Hotel de Ville on the Paris Metro.
  • DJ ELI E.
    DJ ELI EliSeptember 15, 2010
    THIS WAS A DOPE SPOT I WAS THERE LAST NIGHT FOR A HBO PRIVATE EVENT..THE ATMOSPHERE AND STAFF ARE AWESOME..THE PHOTO BOOTH IS SUPER DOPE..ITS A MUST SEE PLACE LOVE THE BACK ROOM WITH THE POOL TABLE AN
  • Luke N.
    Luke N.October 17, 2012
    First time here. Very pleasant evening. Been looking for a Tuesday night spot and this place wins with the cocktails and live music. Brad made me a great Corpse Reviver, Old-Fashioned, and Last Word.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 6, 2013
    Order the Bar DeVille cocktail, a potent elixir of rye, Campari, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, bitters, simple syrup and egg white, it's a frothy delight: http://tmoutchi.us/13EV7jr Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    You’ll find an extensive beer list, leather booths, brocade wallpaper and hipsters shooting stick in an antler-adorned back room, but they’ve set their corner tap on the path toward longevity.
  • Seve P.
    Seve Ponce de LeonJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    A great neighborhood bar for every mood: whether you want to sip some classic cocktails, shoot a game of pool, dance to a DJ, or just drink cheap beer and chill in a booth!
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrewerDecember 18, 2014
    Great cocktails, small but good tap list, good bottle list, and laid back vibe. Already been back several times!
  • Bassil A.
    Bassil AlcheikhJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order a Tom Collins. Their ingredients make it one you won't forget, for its deliciousness and its potency.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneFebruary 19, 2016
    Perhaps the most perfect bar. Variety throughout the three sections and a photo booth to capture the good times.
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeJuly 22, 2015
    Come to drink and play free pool with the worst pool sticks in the world. Club scene in the back later in the night.
  • Carol R.
    Carol RoseNovember 11, 2014
    Had a great time; however, there was a male bartender who was pretty rude and rough with my friends back in July. He got pretty mouthy with some of the ladies as well.
  • Dew Tour
    Dew TourJuly 19, 2010
    "Bar Deville" means "Bar of the City." One of Dew Tour BMX athlete Kevin Porter's (@tierraKP) fav hangouts. Ask for 1 of Brad Bolt's drinks he's straight out of Hogwarts with his drink concoctions
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash-only, dark like a moody cave. Chill on week nights, pointless on the weekend
  • Natalie J.
    Natalie JeanAugust 23, 2011
    Dark & Stormy! Cash only. Know what you want stay home if you like redbull.
  • Peggysue R.
    Peggysue RealNovember 4, 2012
    You will save cash here when you wait 15-20 minutes to order a drink on a Saturday night.
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GurleyNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    There is no drink menu but they can make any cocktail known to man
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha A.September 29, 2011
    Tom Collins w hibiscus liqour, simple syrup, and lemon? Amazing... I call it the LILO;)
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • Topshop
    TopshopJune 19, 2012
    We had our Topshop Chicago store opening party and let us tell you, they make a mean cocktail.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    When to go: If you're looking to linger with a cocktail, stick to the weeknights: On the weekends, Lincoln Parkers invade. Read more
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Great specials and all the pool you can ask for
  • Antony D.
    Antony DemekhinNovember 20, 2010
    A small bar that has 4,600 check ins in the last 60 should tell you something about this spot. YOU are not chill enough to come here so..stay home while I drink Old Crow here till I see double.
  • bartend4fun
    bartend4funOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get cash before you go and some of the best cocktails in the city
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezAugust 27, 2010
    Don't judge this bar from it's exterior. Great atmoshere. Even better drinks and good music.
  • David H.
    David HillJuly 13, 2014
    Great A/C...come here on a hot day.
  • William "B.J." J.
    William "B.J." JacobsSeptember 1, 2015
    Door man seems to have issues with women, blowing smoke in their faces upon entry.
  • David A.
    David AugustineMay 19, 2013
    Do not come after midnight, or you will be waiting in line for a long time
  • Brock R.
    Brock RumerJanuary 18, 2010
    A great space if you bring your own crew or want to revel in an abundance of hipster plumage.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RuffiNovember 11, 2011
    Order a "songbird" - awesome drink!
  • joi p.
    joi podgornyAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Asked for a black russian (don't judge), but no kaluha. They recommended left hand milk stout. Awesome.
  • David S.
    David SchafferJune 6, 2010
    Hands down best dancing hipsters I've seen outside NYC - f*ck yeah, these kids are magnificent
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Erin is and always will be the mayor here.
  • Adam A.
    Adam ArchuletaOctober 17, 2010
    Check out the back room and bring cash.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly Carlson 😷September 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best cocktails in THE CITY!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BroachOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to check out the Wednesday night DJs
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HindsSeptember 12, 2015
    Hip hop in the back room.
  • James A.
    James AdamMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They just have one vodka. Deal with it.
  • Brad C.
    Brad CowanOctober 17, 2010
    Try the Manhattan! Lemon twist in it is awesome
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ChongAugust 16, 2014
    Their photo booth.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravesDecember 22, 2009
    Make sure to check out the free pool and the awesome victorian back room
  • JA S.
    JA StefMay 19, 2012
    Cash only. Ain't that cute.
  • Missy M.
    Missy McHughAugust 16, 2014
    Happy Bachelorette Christine!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 1, 2013
    Order "The Last Word"
  • Aaron V.
    Aaron VincelApril 29, 2010
    Play awesome punk music, at least on Wednesday
  • Monica
    MonicaApril 6, 2013
    Cash only!!!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MApril 16, 2011
    Jill loves the Dark&Stormy. Me too
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 4, 2012
    I love to stay in the bathroom
  • Riley B.
    Riley BroachJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great music on "Shield Your Eyes" Wednesdays with Bob & Chris DJing!
  • DJ D.
    DJ DemchukJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    When will VICE do another party here? Hopefully soon...
  • Kristin R.
    Kristin RupertFebruary 9, 2010
    Whiskey sours made right. And some sick dancing on the weekends.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MerschOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartenders "are" always right.
  • Kris v.
    Kris von DopekApril 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    No CranberryNo Red BullNo O-bombsSo have a freaking whiskey
  • Greer G.
    Greer GoingsFebruary 9, 2010
    No rules, great drinks...bring cash Read more
  • effie
    effieSeptember 30, 2011
    did someone say handmade cocktails and photobooth?
  • gilbert l.
    gilbert laraDecember 18, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy a dark and stormy by Jason. Sorry, no red bull drinks. Bring cash.
  • Jepp P.
    Jepp PonkJune 9, 2013
    TimeOutChicago
  • Dellani F.
    Dellani FatinDecember 17, 2010
    bar in the city...
  • Evan J.
    Evan JacksonMarch 20, 2011
    Why are there so many shirts and ties? It's a Saturday
  • Josh A.
    Josh Aiep FarroJuly 21, 2010
    be pleasant :P
  • Jonathan
    JonathanApril 16, 2011
    The bathroom is SO pretty.
  • Mr D.
    Mr DeDecember 17, 2010
    Drink
  • Carrie G.
    Carrie GardnerNovember 14, 2010
    Cash only
  • Brian L.
    Brian LopezMarch 6, 2011
    Don't come in here asking for a Shitty club drink!
  • Steven W.
    Steven WalkerFebruary 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Old fashion cocktails
  • Tim C.
    Tim CourtneyDecember 18, 2009
    Cash only. FAIL. $3 ATM fee.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MirowitzFebruary 21, 2016
    Pretty worthless
    Downvoted Jun 9
  • peppermint 0.
    peppermint 002December 7, 2011
    ............
  • Thiago G.
    Thiago GonçalvesMarch 24, 2013
    lhbhllTFYBGUHIOJK
  • Yusak C.
    Yusak CrezcentDecember 30, 2010
    asdsadaddasasdasd
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