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Rainbo Club

Dive Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Ukrainian Village, Chicago
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  • Titi G.
    Titi GironJuly 22
    Seat on a booth and enjoy the art work around you! You can buy it too!
  • Titi G.
    Titi GironJuly 22
    Love the Wicker Park ambiance on this spot! Cool art work and cheap beers!
  • Shannon H.
    Runner up for Best Chicago Mainstay at the 2017 Time Out Chicago Bar Awards.
  • ben m.
    ben mApril 30
    Drink something local and get excited when the Tamale Guy walks in.
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionApril 9
    Been here 25+ times
    The Rainbo Red is great and only $4.
    Upvoted Oct 12
  • On the Grid
    On the GridNovember 21, 2016
    Somehow, the quintessential dive bar has gained a favorable reputation with just about every Chicagoan you’ll meet. The $3 old school photo booth produces the best b+w tones you’ll see in the city. Read more
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love any place that serves PBR on tap, but especially this one.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MetcalfeJuly 12, 2015
    favorite place to "chill" - draft PBR for $2
  • Alex N.
    Alex NelsonNovember 12, 2014
    Cheap PBR, loud and awesome
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaNovember 10, 2014
    Cool cash only dive bar
  • Mike D.
    Mike DOctober 6, 2014
    Good atmosphere, photo booth
  • Anne B.
    Anne B.August 27, 2014
    Cheap beer. Good atmosphere. Good people watching.
  • Ian H.
    Ian HaisleyAugust 6, 2014
    $2 PBR? Yes please. Hipsters a plenty.
  • Theresa K.
    Theresa K.May 31, 2014
    Poor man's Green Mill. 😊
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Awesome people watching spot.
  • Tory C.
    Tory ConradMarch 5, 2014
    This isn't a dive bar. It's a dive!
  • Victor S.
    Victor SanchezFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best bar in Chicago.
  • Jess C.
    Jess CNovember 24, 2013
    Great dive bar and the photo booth is fun! Plus cheap drinks!
  • Amber K.
    Amber KJuly 14, 2013
    Someone told me this is a place where middle-aged men come to hit on cute hipster girls. It is, and they wear camo shorts.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDJune 6, 2013
    This is NYC's version of 7B. If you are from out of town perfect place to crank some Old Style's
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 26, 2013
    Order a cheap beer: $2.00 PBR Drafts, $3.00 Old Style Tallboy Cans.
  • MissBruce L.
    MissBruce LeeMay 23, 2013
    Go there for the nice and large berr selection, and for a good time with friends.
  • van
    vanDecember 9, 2012
    cash only. and photobooth!
  • BetsyM
    BetsyMNovember 10, 2012
    Cheap drinks, dirty bathrooms, cash only.
  • Alfredo S.
    Alfredo SOctober 27, 2012
    Bar soap in the bathroom. Yeap.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MartinAugust 22, 2012
    Get a Galliano and lemonade. (:
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineAugust 22, 2012
    Rainbo is in Wicker Park and during prohibition it was a speakeasy. One of the best bars in America.
  • Dalton M.
    Dalton McGeeAugust 12, 2012
    Find the W.
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: CSI
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    Somehow, this Ukrainian Village dive has managed to remain an underground favorite. The local artists and musicians who frequent it hold on to terra firma with cheap drink in hand.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 29, 2012
    Couples in the photo booth, dog on the floor, tamale guy at the door,LPs spinning, the night's just beginning. -FS Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 23, 2012
    Somehow, this Ukrainian Village dive has managed to remain an underground favorite. The local artists and musicians who frequent it hold on to terra firma with cheap drink in hand. -ASK Read more
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the Photo Booth.
  • Emmanuel W.
    Emmanuel WamahApril 1, 2012
    There is a Rainbo club and Rainbow room..careful when you check in
  • Jesse W.
    Jesse WoghinMarch 22, 2012
    Multi ball on CSI pinball is broken.
  • Bex S.
    Bex StoneFebruary 25, 2012
    This place is terrifying. All the irony is stifling. The plaid makes me dizzy. My boobs are way better than all others.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SchultzFebruary 11, 2012
    Supposedly not a gay bar.
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    make-out photos in Photobooth
  • Emma E.
    Emma ExleySeptember 1, 2011
    Attractive bartenders don't excuse bad attitude or closing an hour early
  • Corey P.
    Corey PZOW!June 9, 2011
    I usually stop in wednesdays when its more chill. The bartenders are cool dudes.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MikulaMarch 18, 2011
    Two words: pinball.
  • Michele L.
    Michele LenniFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    John Haggerty of the legendary Chicago Punk band "Naked Raygun" tends bar here.
  • Dion
    DionDecember 24, 2010
    Al capone didn't hang out here! He owned the place. It was called The Damen Club. And it had gambling. Ah.. The old days
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly Carlson 😷August 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap mix drinks
  • orbaddict
    orbaddictJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Sopranos pinball machine here. Volume's so low you can't hear it at all. Game is in playable condition, but could be better.
  • Dew Tour
    Dew TourJuly 19, 2010
    Some say hipster dive...others say bohemian hideaway. We say pure awesome! Always a great scene at Rainbo
  • Jon C.
    Jon CarcamoApril 29, 2010
    The hipsters here make Williamsburg look like L.L. Bean
  • Terry M.
    Terry MMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    $4 shots of Jameson. Thank you!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    In the film "High Fidelity" (2000), Rob (John Cusack) has an interesting proposal for his ex-girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle) in scenes shot at the Rainbo Club. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    The Rainbo Club, located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, attracts hipsters, indie-rockers, and others looking for cheap beers in a no-frills setting. Read more
  • Rob F.
    Rob FoellingerDecember 6, 2009
    This bar is in a scene in the movie High Fidelity, look for it next time you watch! Read more
  • Laura B.
    Laura BeckJuly 20, 2009
    Al Capone hung out here. gangsta!
  • Antonella M.
    Antonella MontinaroAugust 7, 2013
    El antro de tu vida 3B bueno bonito barato
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