Simon's – the founding Simon was Swedish, of course – began as a basement speakeasy during prohibition (upstairs was a grocery) and went legit in 1934.
A dive with Scandinavian...flair? They serve up hot Glogg during the wintertimes.
Cheap drinks, cash only, and best jukebox in the city.
Tasted Glugg for the first time!
Best jukebox in the city. No joke! Kinda silly that CD jukeboxes are vintage but still.
Bartender knows how to pour a jameson on rocks
Find a way to talk to the regulars. They may seem unfriendly, but they are really nice people if you can find common ground.
A must see if you are visiting or live in Chicago. Grab a shot of Aquavit or a glass of Glogg and ask the owner Scott for the 5 cent tour...it really only costs 5 cents and is worth every penny!!
white glogg. Yum!
Love this bar. Dark, cozy, jokes from the bartenders...they even serve "pumpkin crap" this month...
Scandinavian old man bar. Divey, dark, and cheap. Best jukebox in the city. Visiting between Thanksgiving and New Years? Get the glogg and a ginger cookie.
Top 3 bar in Chicago. I would name the other two, but they don't exist.
Apparently this is a glogg spot...kidding. If you don't get glogg at least once, you're an idiot.
Although "frozen" sounds antithetical to the concept of "glögg," you should still try the frozen glögg.
Frozen Glögg is AMAZING!
Bring cash, otherwise you get "dick" service.
They don't take credit cards and yet they are on your ass for a 4$ tab. Beware?
The sign with the drunk fish is actually a Scandinavian pun, pickled herring is a popular food item there hence the drunk fish is getting "pickled".
Frozen glogg is amazing !!!!
Best bar ever! Great people! Wish I had a place like this near me. Hell, wish I lived near hear!
If you're a North Community Bank customer, there is no ATM fee here!
Get a frozen Glögg if it's hot.
The route #50 Damen bus is the ‘side door’ to get here from the near northwest side. ☞ You could connect to another venue's wi-fi network.
Interesting experience sitting at the bar when a crowd of 30 arrives for a pub crawl. Bartenders in RARE form
Ask the owner (Scott) about the history of the place. He is happy to tell and it's really interesting!
The best Glogg in the city!
Awesome low key bar. In the winter they serve hot grog. Hop Leaf gets more attention, but this place has a better overall vibe.