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Simone's Bar

Bar and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Pilsen, Chicago
132 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • beer
  • good for dates
  • karaoke
  • DJs
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13
    Over in Pilsen, Simone's packs the crowds in over the weekend with DJs, a satisfying brunch menu and more inside a unique space. Read more
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren ThomasNovember 7, 2016
    Food is fantastic! Try the empanadas, nachos, and guac. Beer selection is good, and margaritas are quality.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SomervilleSeptember 28, 2016
    Such a cool bar with the used chemistry lab motif. Definitely stop here!!
  • Heather B.
    Heather BellSeptember 11, 2016
    Pear cider. Good spot for chill drinks. Food is mediocre bar food.
  • Kindall H.
    Kindall HAugust 17, 2016
    Old school edgy atmosphere with old pinball boards used as decorations. Great beer selection.
  • Steph T.
    Steph TaylorJune 4, 2016
    The vegan burger is delicious
  • Oriana
    OrianaJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Trivia Tuesdays. Great food and atmosphere. The decor is cool and they have a great Dj on the weekends/Pilsen Art walk nights. :) I hear the food is made with organic veggies from their garden. Ask!
  • Aryana M.
    Aryana MinorDecember 21, 2015
    The wings are so bomb
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezNovember 2, 2015
    Good for dates, karaoke is on sunday
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 7, 2015
    After a late night out, the burgers and empanadas they serve are stellar and the people there are generally pretty friendly without being annoyingly so. Read more
  • Andy S.
    Andy SternbergJuly 28, 2015
    Great food, drinks and ambience in two distinct rooms and a great sidewalk terrace.
  • Catherine R.
    Best burgers on 18th street, hands down.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilliamsApril 4, 2015
    Also the BLT comes with avocado and is delicious!
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilliamsApril 4, 2015
    I love that any dish you order that comes with fries is a mix of regular and sweet potato fries. The 78 ketchup is pretty great too.
  • Gustavo S.
    Gustavo SanchezApril 3, 2015
    My favorite local bar, karaoke Sundays is a must! You'll have a blast. Great food and beer choices. Not expensive at all.
  • Coatcheckgirl™
    Coatcheckgirl™February 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Has lost a good deal of its trendiness which makes the crowd lean more towards average. It now feels like a place where Lakeviewians come to be "exotic." Tuesday trivia is fun tho.
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezJanuary 12, 2015
    Weird crowd. Very eclectic crowd. Young and old gather here.
  • Diana F.
    Diana FakhouriJanuary 3, 2015
    Mmmm nachos.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
  • Oriana
    OrianaDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Decor made of pinball machines. Good music, atmosphere and food. I think they organically grow their own produce. Ask'em. They got this bullshit phone charging that u have to pay for. Use the socket.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FolsomOctober 28, 2014
    Service was friendly & informative this time around. Again, the drinks & fry mix were delicious. We really liked the pulled buff chicken sand & added chz & ranch.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LaneOctober 4, 2014
    Interesting vibe. Unique neighborhood bar with good eats. Something for everyone.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nachos!! Git 'em.
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CorralAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great neighborhood bar! Beer selection is awesome! Try thier burgers! Big and juicy!
  • JK J.
    JK JohnsonAugust 9, 2014
    Great space...good variety of vegetarian options.
  • Emily J.
    Emily JurlinaAugust 8, 2014
    Try the empanadas.
  • Jen K.
    Jen KaneAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    All the bar food here is good
  • Yesenia J.
    Yesenia JimenezAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers are really good and overall ambiance
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor Mason XJuly 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fries and maple aioli. 👌
  • Morgan O.
    Morgan O'NeilMay 11, 2014
    Regular French fries are better than the sweet potato ones.
  • Everyday
    EverydayMarch 2, 2014
    Good selection of beers and pub food.
  • A-Bomb
    A-BombMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The service is terrible. Always. Every time. But their seasonal mixed drinks are usually pretty tasty.
  • Don M.
    Don MarkusFebruary 15, 2014
    Very nice place I would recommend it for a late evening drink nice atmosphere and friendly staff
  • C.S. G.
    C.S. GonzalezFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool to go to on week night, kareoke on Sunday's is alright too. Not worth the wait for the lines on weekend night's.
  • Pedro G.
    Pedro GonzalezFebruary 10, 2014
    Try the pilsen burger
  • Ruben
    RubenDecember 23, 2013
    Good times
  • Laurance G.
    Laurance GlasserNovember 16, 2013
    Nice pilsen hangout
  • Casey B.
    Casey BrowerSeptember 22, 2013
    The bloody tastes about as good as it looks.
  • Joel K.
    Joel KosterSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great neighborhood spot. Really cool interior designed from re-purposed salvaged architectural items.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 9, 2013
    Stuffed with reclaimed wood and old electronic equipment, it's one of the most distinctively decorated bars around.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly staff, delicious beer.
  • Laurin B.
    Laurin BelloAugust 20, 2013
    Good Manhattans, great attention, excellent location for indoors or outdoors.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HaidetAugust 16, 2013
    Awesome decor a great music. Try the Ruby Collins cocktail!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathAugust 15, 2013
    $10 purchase $30 or more
  • Sandy R.
    Sandy RadaAugust 8, 2013
    Cool place to hang out!!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FolsomAugust 2, 2013
    Unique drinks & atmosphere. Easter egg cocktail & sweet pot fries were our favs. Nachos & service were kinda meh. Decent beer selection. Love the interior. Good music & old horror movies on the tvs.
  • L M.
    L MJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the beer. It's good!
  • Krystal B.
    Krystal BlueJune 21, 2013
    Whatever you do, do NOT order the nachos.
  • Timmy B.
    Timmy BMay 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Really bad service tonight. Not normal- but disappointing.
  • Mykey P.
    Mykey PerkMay 14, 2013
    The Mexican black bean Pizza is super delicious!
  • Edwin
    EdwinMay 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday nights. $4 drafts and karaoke.
  • Tiffany A.
    Tiffany AlvarezMay 13, 2013
    Great drinks, music, and crowd
  • Minerva M.
    Minerva MarquezMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mimosa and brunch omelet is great
  • Vic I.
    Vic IxchelApril 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    OFF THE CHAIN.! ^-^
  • H2o
    H2oMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Grilled Tuna with the garden salad is Fantastic. Add an Allagash pint to the combo for a well rounded good time
  • Randy B.
    Randy BurgessMarch 3, 2013
    The essence here is very steampunk-arcade-noir. Cool.
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LedetFebruary 24, 2013
    Cool bar. Crowd seemed a bit dead/like they just killed a man. But friendly waitstaff and cheap drinks. Can't beat that.
  • Francisco L.
    Francisco LopezFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing sweet potatoes fries!
  • Maury V.
    Maury VFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this spot! Burgers are good and its a nice alternative to all the drunk craziness of some other bars
  • Clair B.
    Clair BelmonteJanuary 14, 2013
    Great looking male bartenders. Hipster, but hot. Worth a stop, for sure.
  • Joni J.
    Joni JonesJanuary 14, 2013
    Try the quinoa pizza. Especially on Mondays when it comes with a free tall boy of PBR for only $6 :) also the bloody Mary's are quite accommodating
  • Raum
    RaumJanuary 12, 2013
    Good food, good vibe, great time. Getting a table is a lil rough though.
  • Carmen G.
    Carmen GuzmanDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't get enough of the sweet potato fries!
  • Anthony H.
    Anthony HandleyDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with Allagash White on tap!
  • Manbque
    ManbqueDecember 4, 2012
    Try the Sixpoint Diesel they have on draft. Deeeelicios!
  • Sharee O.
    Sharee O.October 10, 2012
    The cocktails here are amaze
  • Delia H.
    Delia HornikSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    always playing rad tunes and great movies. the specials are totally worth frequenting this place. can't go wrong with the pizza/beer deal on monday's.
  • Sonia C.
    Sonia CentenoSeptember 13, 2012
    Half price wings wednesdays
  • Gaspar G.
    Gaspar GutierrezSeptember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    "Always have the best food, ALWAYS!" my hammered girlfriend
  • John S.
    John StevensonAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their tres leche is amazing, and the people watching is pleasant.
  • Annette Q.
    Annette QueyquepAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wings - yum! Grilled salmon sandwich - YUM! Side salad - beautiful & so fresh! I've been here twice now & I'm really diggin it! It's all so good!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 26, 2012
    Try their sweet potatoe fries they are AMAZING!
  • Andreas M.
    Andreas M hansenJuly 26, 2012
    Defently my favorite bar In Chicago so far! Great beers, great food, and great drinks! And Cheap!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJuly 24, 2012
    They have dancing on Friday's and Saturdays, but they serve food earlier so get here earlier if you're younger for a good time! Tip: It's packed... walk in like you own the place and you'll be fine.
  • Efrain G.
    Efrain GonzalezJune 1, 2012
    Nicest staff..Chris and Lindsey are the coolest!
  • Frances C.
    Frances CatherineMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you see a guy smoking an e-cigarette behind the bar, run FAR FAR AWAY. Worst customer service I've ever had in the city.
  • Moshin
    MoshinApril 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Dogfish head 60 minute on tap. Yum
  • H2o
    H2oApril 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great atmosphere during the week
  • Demian S.
    Demian SCApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome atmosphere...
  • Alton D.
    Alton DueksMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Monday Pizza and PBR $6!
  • H2o
    H2oMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Chipotle burger is the bomb
  • Angie K.
    Angie KMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Shitty wine, AMAZING nachos!
  • Brook A.
    Brook AidanFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pub quiz every Tuesday night at 8.
  • Brook A.
    Brook AidanFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pub trivia on Tuesday nights. First place is $30 off your tab.
  • Tara W.
    Tara WilliamsJanuary 29, 2012
    I feel like I'm in a giant pinball machine.
  • Sunshine V.
    Sunshine VargasJanuary 22, 2012
  • Rummy D.
    Rummy DentonJanuary 4, 2012
    Every Wednesday PBR tall boy and Jameson shot just $5!
  • Moshin
    MoshinDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Second Saturdays of every month for the best reggae, real Hiphop, funk, soul rare grooves.
  • The Warriors R.
    Don't Forget!!We are very excited for the generous support to gather gifts and funds for San Jose Obrero Mission. 4pm till 10pm.
  • Pinch R.
    Pinch RDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Half price wings on Wednesdays.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoNovember 2, 2011
    If you’re lucky, you can snag a couch in the back by the fireplace where you can take in the cool vintage bar, sip some seasonal glogg and check out the friendly neighborhood crowd.
  • Dana T.
    Dana TedescoOctober 29, 2011
    I like the music and decor here!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 19, 2011
    If you’re lucky, you can snag a couch in the back by the fireplace where you can take in the cool vintage bar, sip some seasonal glogg and check out the friendly neighborhood crowd.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MorrisonOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    $6 PBR tallboy and a Pizza on Mondays!!!
  • Pinch R.
    Pinch ROctober 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast burger for brunch is amazing
  • Luis L.
    Luis LarreaOctober 9, 2011
    Their brunch menu is great. Sat - Sun 11:30 - 3p
  • Ivonne L.
    Ivonne LopezOctober 1, 2011
    There are TWO (2) restrooms, make way for fanny <3
  • Chris S.
    Chris SantiagoSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Simones pizza - you won't be disappointed :-)
  • kara c.
    kara carrellSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    great place to hang out, and look COOOOOL... they usually have a cool set of DJs and pretty tasty food..
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarrollAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music on Saturday
  • Jay W.
    Jay WestAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get involved with their fantastic empanadas. Highly recommend.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole H.August 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This bar is great! They have an amazingly diverse crowd, great cocktails $ beers, drinks specials, and yummy food.
  • Edwin
    EdwinAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Pilsen Burger is flame!!!!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarrollAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free bicycle parking
  • Ricardo V.
    Ricardo ValleAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their quesadillas. I love them!
  • Bianca M.
    Bianca MontesdeocaAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Waitress' take way too long hardly check back womp womp womp
  • L M.
    L MMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Two Brothers Domaine Dupage draft
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarrollApril 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ordered a Negroni, bartender not only knew what it was, but made it quite tasty
  • Timmy B.
    Timmy BApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Seriously great food!!! Try the buffalo chicken sandwich (pulled chicken) and the empanadas!! You will not be disappointed!!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 29, 2011
    Sweet potato fries are something to die for! Read more
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HarrisMarch 13, 2011
    Annemarie is one of my favorite bartenders! She is a true mixologist!
  • Gozamos
    GozamosMarch 10, 2011
    The hot buttered rum here is to die for. Get it before spring snatches it away!
  • Melanie V.
    Melanie VMarch 9, 2011
    $5 nachos and $4 canned beers on tues! Delish nachos!
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LozanoFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love that Ennis Martin's art is on the wall!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan StegallJanuary 7, 2011
    Three Floyds on draft! Great beer.
  • Lawrence J.
    Lawrence JOctober 15, 2010
  • nathan w.
    nathan wyseOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    try a left handed milk stout ... they sure are tasty.
  • Jose A A.
    Jose A AvilaSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place for hipsters to get their coke after 12.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WebbSeptember 1, 2010
    Great food, good drink specials!
  • Maria C.
    Maria CortesJuly 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Morning Goose.
  • Yesy D.
    Yesy DelgadoMay 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are not a hipster or the right color they apparently don't want you money
  • Yesy D.
    Yesy DelgadoMay 30, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The service sucks! The waiters disappear, you have a better chance if finding Bigfoot. The bussers and door people are amazing and friendly
  • John C. S.
    John C. SweeneyApril 23, 2010
    Outstanding Beer selection! The food is fantastic
  • Gadling
    GadlingApril 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    It's not on the menu, but you can order bacon nachos. Pro tip: Order the bacon nachos.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RomoApril 9, 2010
    Breakfast and nachos are good there.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 8, 2010
    Go there: Every third Thursday, DJs Kiko and Rico spin rockabilly. Read more
  • Angelo
    AngeloMarch 17, 2010
    Great food and beer selection, check it out
  • Frank P.
    Frank PayneOctober 24, 2009
    Come in for delicious food, killer beer list; stay for adorable bartender with raven tatoo on her arm.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MaloneyOctober 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the draught list, outstanding cheeseburger and onion rings!
  • Holly M.
    Holly MaloneyOctober 4, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    don't get the shipyard pumpkin ale tastes like mgd. get the abita.
  • P Chuy O.
    P Chuy OrtegaNovember 10, 2015
    Que delicia de sándwich el de Portobello! Y acompañado de una cerveza IPA... :P
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