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Happy Village

Bar, Beer Garden, and Dive Bar$$$$
East Ukrainian Village, Chicago
50 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • beer
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • ping pong
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  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleJune 1, 2016
    Pack some cash, come early on a summer afternoon and colonize one of the long tables under the tents. There's not much point in fighting the crowds here, so bring your own.
  • On the Grid
    On the GridNovember 21, 2016
    Love table tennis? Test your skills against some eclectic locals at one of our favorite dive-bar/packaged goods spots in the neighborhood. Read more
    Upvoted Nov 5, 2017
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Local dive bar with ping pong in the back. Come off hours for a few people milling about or a warm night to hang in the patio. Good spot.
  • prince of A.
    prince of ArroganceJune 20, 2016
    Wonderful outdoor patio, when the sunshines it's a great spot for drinking with friends and cheap too. Chilled out atmosphere
  • Eric S.
    Eric SecviarSeptember 27, 2013
    Great atmosphere, great hospitality. Ping-pong and a gorgeous patio. Sometimes the owner will play chess with you, too.
  • Taylor K.
    Taylor KonigsederMarch 18, 2015
    Great dive bar, really fun with a group of friends. Be sure to check out ping pong in the back room!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Head inside, grab a cheap drink and keep on going through the back door to a spacious canopied patio. They don't serve food, but you're welcome to have a pizza delivered. Read more
  • SDizz
    SDizzOctober 1, 2013
    Omg...why has no one mentioned that is smells amazing on the patio?! GRAPE VINES URRYWURRR. Smells so good.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaAugust 26, 2014
    Their back patio is great. You can bring in food and eat it while you drink outside.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MoralesJanuary 12, 2013
    Great little hidden Local Neighborhood Dive! And yes they have Ping Pong! Cash Only!
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen StolarSeptember 1, 2014
    A great neighborhood bar. Tons of outdoor seating and a very active ping pong room !
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    I didn't know I wanted to play table tennis while drinking, but now I know and I'm so glad that Happy Village made me more self-aware.
  • Will C.
    Will ChungMay 29, 2015
    At the end of bar, head straight for the beer garden and right for the ping pong tables
  • Tim M.
    Tim MulcroneAugust 6, 2014
    Great neighborhood joint, cheap booze and one of the neighborhood's best patios.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiAugust 12, 2015
    Awesome outdoor patio and cheap canned beer!! Can't beat that for the summer!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    Beers here are dirty cheap, and if you have to sit inside, the juke box is above average. You can also play ping pong in an adjacent room. Read more
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffAugust 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Phenomenal patio, sassy staff, cheap drinks, and, yes, ping-pong.
  • Chuck C.
    The jukebox has a really eclectic selection. It's a cozy bar.
  • David V.
    David VelezAugust 22, 2015
    Cash only! Use the ATM near the front.
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZJune 25, 2015
    One of the best bet gardens in the city
  • Layne F.
    Layne FrostMay 9, 2013
    Happy Village is my favorite patio bar! Come enjoy it before it gets too hot!!
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeJuly 22, 2015
    Great back yard for throwing back cans of beer
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SAugust 9, 2014
    It's a super great idea to put a single ladies stall behind like 14 doors so we have to constantly say we are sorry just to pee
  • Dan G.
    Dan GouldJuly 27, 2013
    Who knew? Happy Village doesn't allow babies in the bar. They don't serve their kind
  • Laura W.
    Laura WMarch 14, 2016
    Local bar with beer garden and ping pong.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MetcalfeApril 14, 2015
    Ping pong is free if you can tear the bros away from the table
  • Stephanie K.
    Stephanie KoenigMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the patio on unseasonably warm days in march.
  • David H.
    David HeiserJune 3, 2015
    Nice patio for summer. Cheap beer prices. Cash only.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BolesApril 20, 2013
    Beware of Laura G on the ping pong table. She is a mighty force to be reckoned with.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Outdoor seating area makes this place
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WOctober 23, 2010
    The patio out back is awesome. Totally unexpected.
  • James R.
    James RApril 23, 2016
    best patio, byof, ping pong
  • John A.
    John AmundsenApril 2, 2010
    where i go to be hamms-fisted and pay tribute to the out-of-doors by smoking copious amounts of cigarettes on a glorious patio.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BSeptember 17, 2009
    Sit outside and smoke. Go inside and smoke someone at Ping Pong. Order beef jerky on a whim and realize it was a huge mistake.
  • Karin G.
    Karin GordonApril 15, 2012
    Beautiful patio. Even in the pouring rain.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 16, 2016
    Beer garden
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2013
    $10 purchase $30 or more
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Meh service. They do have ping pong tables and a beer garden though. Read more
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Meh service. They do have ping pong tables and a beer garden though.
  • Alyssa R.
    Alyssa RusslerJuly 30, 2016
    Noon to three for dogs!
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Roberta!
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. Cheap beer and good times.
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle OrtizJuly 28, 2013
    Come here if you wanna ping pong pang.
  • Kseniya M.
    Kseniya MakarovaJune 4, 2016
    It's very happy
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CieslikAugust 21, 2015
    Having a beer
  • Claire M.
    Claire MMay 28, 2010
    The guy in track pants drinks odouls and will own you at ping pong!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SchmidtDecember 12, 2011
    Play some ping pong!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GDecember 3, 2011
    I don't really recall this place been all that happy, but I don't think the name "Depressing Village" would be a huge selling point.
  • sarah
    sarahMay 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    ask the bartender for roberta
  • Maggie
    MaggieAugust 6, 2010
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