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Nisei Lounge

Nisei Lounge

Dive Bar$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
17 Tips and reviews
  • malort
  • great value
  • draft beer
  • darts
  • board games
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  • Eric G.
    Eric GaydosAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite bar in Chicago. Bartenders great, drinks cheap, vibe genuine. I've never left without making friends. Nisei is a community. A community deeply, deeply rooted in Malört.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 19, 2016
    Teams: Utah, Washington State. For both Saturdays and Sundays, Nisei features $5 Bud Light stadium cups, $5 call Bloody Mary’s and $5 Fireball shots. Read more
  • Shanna G.
    Shanna GriffusSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendliest bartenders, board games, always a good deal, and always something interesting happening!
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenSeptember 29, 2014
    The Malort-arita is oddly good tasting. Friendly bartenders, popcorn, darts, and less annoying than 99% of Wrigleyville.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ClancyApril 27, 2013
    Only been here once, but it had a really great/friendly atmosphere. I appreciated that it wasn't super crowded and I could actually talk to the people I was with.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BlackAugust 23, 2014
    Cool, dive atmosphere!! Friendly bartender and fellow drinkers were fun.
  • Parker M.
    Parker MynchenbergMay 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a shot of Malort from Dougie, you'll mostly not regret it.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Better than average juke, even now that they have Touchtunes.
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha A.June 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Say hi to Lou! Best bartender in Chicago!
  • s p.
    s pNovember 24, 2012
    Only bar that carries Pac12 channel. During Oregon v Oregon State game it's like an episode of Portlandia in here.
  • Kenna C.
    Kenna CottmanJanuary 7, 2012
    Darts. Pool. Games. Seems like a fun bar.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SantellanoApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The door guy Joel is Awesome!
  • Evan J.
    Evan JacksonMarch 6, 2011
    The alcohol is watered down. Seriously, I guarantee they add water to their hard liquor bottles.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LindnerOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Malort shots. Take them if you dare
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CieslikJuly 15, 2015
  • Joe O.
    Joe OrlandoJanuary 19, 2013
    Drink malort!
  • Dan P.
    Dan PatrickApril 4, 2012
    Don't drink malort. Blahhh
    Downvoted Jun 5
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