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Delilah's

Delilah's

Whisky Bar and Dive Bar$$$$
North Side, Chicago
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  • Natarajan C.
    Huge Whiskey and bourbon selection
    Upvoted Mar 11
  • Kaila S.
    Kaila SchleuDecember 28, 2016
    Great punk bar for the chill kids.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 26, 2016
    Team: Buffalo Bills. No Bears fans wanted to be inside this Bills backers bar during that week one Bills win. Delilah’s offers Sunday fans $3 Labatt Blue Blue Light or Genessee Cream Ale pints. Read more
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BerlinOctober 14, 2016
    Whiskey, atmosphere
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoytmanSeptember 7, 2016
    Mint Julep
  • Zach S.
    Zach SmithMarch 29, 2016
    Whiskey specials every night of the week. Upstairs bar with a pool table. One of the best dives in the city.
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappMarch 18, 2016
    Might be the best whiskey and bourbon selection in the city
  • Nora B.
    Nora BensonNovember 29, 2015
    Cheap drinks and great whiskey specials
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WigginsNovember 29, 2015
    I absolutely love this place!! I am a lover of bourbon and Manhattans (made with rye). The bartenders here know there stuff and give awesome recommendations. Great chill spot for great whiskey!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioOctober 5, 2015
    $3 shots of Makers and $3 Labatt's on Friday nights. Don't be afraid of this punk dive bar - it also serves top notch whiskey and drinks. The second floor can get a little rowdy at times.
  • Marissa H.
    Marissa HarrisonOctober 3, 2015
    Great atmosphere, everyone's welcome. And love the music variety! Also good Oktoberfest beer choices.
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SmytheSeptember 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Whiskey. All the whiskey you could want. The bartenders are great and know their stuff. Always solid daily specials too.
  • Déia C.
    Déia CristinaAugust 12, 2015
    Cheap beer and good music
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaJuly 17, 2015
    Dark and smells like whisky and is wonderful
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphJune 23, 2015
    Great bar. Good selection of liquors.
  • Zach F.
    Zach FelsensteinMay 22, 2015
    Wish this were my neighborhood bar. Great vibe.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 7, 2015
    A nice spot for drinks in Lincoln Park.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittMarch 16, 2015
    As crowded as Delilah's gets, it never feels TOO crowded. Good service upstairs and downstairs (which opens later in the night). Good specials, even on weekends.
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelFebruary 26, 2015
    Last call announcement is good and entertaining. Cheap specials. This place will make u a fan of whiskey even if ur dead set against it. Snag a matchbook & be the coolest fire source on the block.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 2, 2015
    Great little bar with a nice alcohol selection
  • David B.
    David BermanJanuary 1, 2015
    Whiskey selection is fantastic, and the vibe is extra homey
  • Kate S.
    Kate SchafferNovember 25, 2014
    Best place for whiskey in Chicago.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    If you want a good whiskey selection, come here
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Punk bar Delilah's: browse the seasonally focused tap list—and don't be surprised if you get distracted by the whiskey list, too. Read more
  • Mark O.
    Mark OwensJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great time great staff...
  • Kathryn J.
    Kathryn JillApril 16, 2014
    Hole in the wall
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 31, 2014
    With $3 daily specials ($4 for mixed drinks), you simply can't find a more affordable place to throw back shots of Maker's or Jim Beam before a night on the town.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MadridFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    13th anniversary bourbon is my jam!
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GenawFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They make you feel like family. I adore all the staff. They make me feel special ♥
  • Casey B.
    Casey BrowerJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The cleanest part of this bathroom is Jeremy's mouth, and even that's pretty filthy.
  • Eric S.
    Eric StricklinDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bills win great day
  • Leah N.
    Leah NowakDecember 9, 2013
    A damn good time! Never ran into a more friendly crowd.
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GenawNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Punk Dive Bar with Great music and Whiskey choices
  • Indra S.
    Indra SubektiNovember 13, 2013
    If you are lucky enough to get seat at the Bar please don't move
  • mariela
    marielaNovember 5, 2013
    $1 cans of American beer, $2 JB shots ON MONDAYS. Long line for free pool.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PolandNovember 3, 2013
    Hungry? 1 min around corner is Los 3 Panchos and it's delicious. Get the chorizo tacos then bring them back here.
  • Casey B.
    Casey BakerOctober 27, 2013
    Cassandra was a lovely waitress tip her well!
  • Eryn G.
    Eryn GOctober 14, 2013
    Personable staff, amazing atmosphere, and a great time!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WeisOctober 13, 2013
    Mile O'connel is a chump !!! Jk great effen bartender and best lead man in Punk !
  • Michele K.
    Michele KrampSeptember 29, 2013
    It's a dive bar. Awesome!!!
  • @KayeNW
    @KayeNWAugust 23, 2013
    I can't come to Chicago and not hit this place. Delilah's is in my top five.
  • DeArthur B.
    DeArthur BanisterAugust 19, 2013
    Great whiskey bar with great specials and an awesome crowd!! Oh and great bartenders!!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJune 1, 2013
    Drink some Maker's Mark; rumor has it the neon sign out front was custom made by Maker's and given to the bar because they sold such a high volume of the Bourbon brand.
  • DjAbacus
    DjAbacusApril 13, 2013
    One of my favorite places ever
  • Pete B.
    Pete BApril 7, 2013
    If you like tequila and love whiskey, try the High West Silver
  • David B.
    David BermanApril 5, 2013
    No longer has the absinthe equipment. They now just serve it on ice.
  • William —.
    William —April 5, 2013
    I've loved this place a long time DESPITE ITS BEING FULL OF WHITE PEOPLE. This and the Duke of Perth are responsible for my adulthood - long love affair with whiskey.
  • Phil M.
    Phil MontwillMarch 24, 2013
    Perfect location to see naked green women on the walls
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathFebruary 1, 2013
    Order the Parker's Heritage Collection Ten-year-old wheated bourbon.
  • Shelby M.
    Shelby MontagueJanuary 12, 2013
    I liked it until a rat crawled in...
  • Erica M.
    Erica McKeehenDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    In the autumn, they have an astounding list of pumpkin beers.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BakerSeptember 29, 2012
    Bring your quarters for the Donkey Kong game
  • Lori
    LoriSeptember 23, 2012
    Bloody Mary's are amazing!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrandtJuly 29, 2012
    Thank you, Mike Miller for Delilah's.
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: AC/DC
  • Lindsey H.
    Lindsey HoughtonJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    too many backwards baseball caps, polo tees & girls who are way overdressed and wearing impractical shoes (basically, the type of people you'd expect to see in wrigleyville/lakeview). what happened?
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    Great, eclectic DJ lineup, better whiskey selection.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 29, 2012
    Great, eclectic DJ lineup, better whiskey selection. -FS Read more
  • Jerrod W.
    Jerrod WagnerMay 26, 2012
    Come here to cheer on the bills and sabres
  • Ross G.
    Ross GardinerMay 19, 2012
    Largest selection of whiskey in North America
  • World Whisky Day™
    World Whisky Day™January 13, 2012
    one of the greatest whisky bars in the world!
  • Deejay B.
    Deejay BobolaiDecember 24, 2011
    Walked into this bar randomly. Really cool atmosphere and people!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    Does it make sense to have private parties book the entire upstairs until 12::30pm on a Friday night? No, no it does not. Otherwise, stay upstairs. Usually less crowded.
  • PLATZ
    PLATZNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    When you're at Delilahs, you're treated like family. The best juke box in the world, too!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 31, 2011
    One of the city’s best spots for rock & roll doesn’t even have a stage. Instead, this Lincoln Park favorite has one of the best jukeboxes in town for the main room. Read more
  • @MisterHirsch
    @MisterHirschOctober 15, 2011
    A classic Chicago dive bar. Great spot with plenty of whiskies and beer.
  • @KayeNW
    @KayeNWOctober 15, 2011
    The owner is a Bills fan... Enjoy amazing whiskey and upstate NY hospitality during a game. If you sleep past the game, there is much to celebrate with whiskey and great beer!
  • Deanna
    DeannaOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite bar in Chicago. Awesome bartenders. Generally good music and lots of booze to choose from!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The buck beer on Monday is now Olympia - which is an improvement over the former offer (now-defunct American [brand] beer from Iron City Brwg.).
  • Jen S.
    Jen StarrSeptember 20, 2011
    Malort! Drink it!
  • Rene R.
    Rene RodriguezSeptember 20, 2011
    Metal shop every first Tuesday of the month. DJ Plays, O'Conell, and Sam own
  • Rene R.
    Rene RodriguezSeptember 20, 2011
    Metal Shop rules!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerSeptember 9, 2011
    Jaegger is for kids. Try a chilled shot of locally-made 70 Proof hum, The World's Most Unique Rum.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SegerSeptember 9, 2011
    By Brad: 3 parts Few White Whiskey, 1 part Hum, 3 dashes Orange bitters, dash tabasco, twist. Delish Manhattan Fuego!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    An eccentric and spectacular craftbeer (and rye whisky) bar. It can get crowded. If it occurs, the bar on the 2nd floor is a safety valve from the crush.
  • Keith N.
    Keith NormanAugust 9, 2011
    get shots of absinthe Read more
  • World Whisky Day
    World Whisky DayAugust 3, 2011
    They´ve got an INCREDIBLE whisky selection! Ask Mike if you can try his bottling of Highland Park!
  • Mimi B.
    Mimi BJuly 1, 2011
    It's an underground vampire bar...team Edward
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 23, 2011
    The specialty here is bourbon, and shots are the form of choice. Between the painted black walls, black leather furnishing, and hard rock tunes, the vibe is sure to set the mood. Read more
  • Robert L.
    Robert LaRocheJune 14, 2011
    Check out the High West Rendezvous Rye. Do it. Do it.
  • Laura F.
    Laura FrenchJune 2, 2011
    Cheap beer and shots while rock music is blasting, great bar staff. Read more
  • Adam P.
    Adam PummApril 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch the Buffalo Bills here, just don't wear the opposing team's gear
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    A constant stream of good, ‘70s and ‘80s punk music. on Mondays there’s $1 American Beer. If you’re lucky enough to find a seat, it’s a pretty fun time, Read more
  • J.D.
    J.D.March 27, 2011
    Large 20+ absinthe selection in addition to all the great whisky.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMarch 21, 2011
    One of the best whiskey bars in the US. So order one.
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterJanuary 3, 2011
    Steve Seabury, author of Mosh Potatoes heavy metal cookbook, says: Every Metal Head loves whisky, and this place has more than their fair share. 350 plus bottles from 11 different countries. Read more
  • Mazda
    MazdaDecember 6, 2010
    Delilah’s is one of “the great whisky bars of the world.” - Whiskey Magazine
  • Stevie S.
    Stevie ShotsNovember 25, 2010
    Greatest bar in the city.
  • reza setiawan ر.
    If whiskey is you thing, this is the perfect place! Cheers
  • Bri S.
    Bri SmiSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Try a bag of Gunslinger beef jerky! Locally made deliciousness.
  • Michael V.
    Michael VarleyAugust 2, 2010
    Almost did not feel worthy being there. Such a great place. Largest Bourbon selection I have ever seen, and prepare to be educated on all that they offer.
  • Rebecca -.
    Rebecca -July 27, 2010
    Cookie is the shit! Tip him well! ;)
  • Mb
    MbJuly 19, 2010
    Great selection. From Philips Union Vanilla, Makers 46, Bowmore Darkest to Strathisla 1960. Read more
  • Bob W.
    Bob WoodJuly 12, 2010
    Drink whiskey here
  • orbaddict
    orbaddictMay 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Funhouse pinball located upstairs! In excellent working condition too. Donkey Kong in the stairwell, $.50 per play.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RudolphMay 17, 2010
    Best Rock Bar in Chicago.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    Drink this: Delilah's carries approximately 400 whiskeys. Read more
  • Colin C.
    Colin CMarch 19, 2010
    Best whiskey bar in Chicago, interesting mix of ppl and an incredible selection of booze. I'm not usually a bourbon drinker, but the Delilah's 13 (yes they bottle their own bourbon) is incredible!!!
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PMarch 9, 2010
    The best whiskey bar in the city. The selection is unparalleled, especially in conjunction with the atmosphere.
  • Ernest W.
    Ernest WilkinsFebruary 18, 2010
    Go upstairs and beat someone in pool, then make them buy you a shot of Old Grand-dad. Or 3.
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