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The Gingerman Tavern

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Wrigleyville, Chicago
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  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FarrisDecember 11, 2011
    Sure, lots of piercings and full sleeve tats but a very solid beer list & free pool on Sun., Mon. & Tues. Shot glasses are kept in the freezer - nice touch. Bring cash - no credit cards accepted.
  • Mikinzie S.
    Mikinzie StuartJune 30, 2012
    Probably the best bar you'll find in Wrigleyville. Decent crowd (ie not douchey or fratty), decent selection of beers on tap for a decent price and a jukebox with good alt/ indie rock tunes.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SudduthApril 19, 2014
    One of my favorite bars in Chicago if not my favorite. Dope beer selection, good crowd, and they have a straight up punk juke box. Menzingers, against me!, and descendants plus more.
  • SecretNote -.
    SecretNote -BenjaminNovember 26, 2010
    If your strapped for cah go with the $3 PBRs or I'd go for the Rogue draft if you have some cash to burn. Staff is amazing. Probably the best dive bar in Chicago.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffNovember 11, 2014
    One of the only acceptable bars in Wrigleyville. Say 'hi' to Brendan on Mondays, get sloppy on whiskey. Reliable Tamale Man spotting place after Metro shows.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Refreshingly unpretentious, this beat-up bar is the perfect place to escape from—or mentally prepare for—the insanity of Wrigleyville with a game of a pool. Read more
  • Juan B.
    There are NO pool tables anymore. Bands and comedy have replaced it. Check out the lineup, small acts and well known musicians alike.
  • kayla w.
    kayla wMay 1, 2010
    i have found that this is the place to go before/after a show at metro. the band usually stops by too.
  • Tornaparts !.
    Tornaparts !October 16, 2013
    This place fucking rules. They've ONLY thrown me out once...ONCE! PBR and punk rock. Toby owns this place or some shit and Teenage Bottlerocket fucking kills. Yeah, they're on Fat Wreck now..
  • Kathryn H.
    Kathryn HOctober 19, 2011
    Say what you'd like, but it's the best bar in Wrigleyville and a good bar in general.
  • Michael D.
    Michael Dorsey3 weeks ago
    Lively spot for a drink. Windows open for easy people watching on Clark. Cubs fans welcome!
  • Nick M.
    Nick M.September 15, 2012
    The female bartender with tattoos knows nothing about liquor. Tells you to fuck yourself if you ask her to do her job.
  • Bobby K.
    Best place in wrigleyville. New owners have put in a music stage in the back room for live performances.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 26, 2014
    My go-to place in Wrigleyville. Great service and prices, even after a game.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezOctober 18, 2012
    Don't tell the bartender how to do their job. They don't come to your job and slap the dick out of your mouth.
  • John M.
    John MorrisonOctober 14, 2009
    try the Imperial, $5 great Costa Rican beer.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MullinsNovember 21, 2010
    Cash only, no food...good beer selection. I like!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GillespieAugust 21, 2011
    The first bar with Young's Chocolate Stout in Chicago I've come across
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezSeptember 4, 2015
    You can see the Lake from this lake bar.
  • Martina S.
    Martina SykesFebruary 21, 2011
    Free pool Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BrownDecember 29, 2011
    Good spot to go before a show at the metro
  • John M.
    John MorrisonAugust 6, 2010
    Don't put on Astro-Zombies by the Misfits. It's overplayed.
  • Jacques T.
    Jacques TroussardJuly 18, 2015
    Nice place to hide from the impending apocalypse up the street.
  • Clare
    ClareFebruary 16
    great service, decent beer selection.
  • Nikki N.
    Nikki NefariousDecember 20, 2011
    Cash bar with a pinball machine. Ftw!
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    Mock all the fraternity jocks walking by the coolest bar in Wrigley
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SejzerAugust 22, 2011
    Hipster Central... gross. And they don't take credit cards
  • Stefanie G.
    Stefanie GoliszewskiApril 12, 2012
    No longer cash only--$20 minimum though.
  • 🎩Alex K.
    🎩Alex KeppelSeptember 2, 2012
    Big fan of the jukebox
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GizziMay 15, 2013
    $2 PBR before Metro shows is clutch!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HAugust 17, 2014
    Great place for a beer before the Cubs game.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RomanSeptember 24, 2011
    Hardly hipsters. It's Wrigleyville after all.
  • Len K.
    Len KendallJanuary 31, 2011
    Come hang out with @localcelebrity and @lenkendall
  • Zachary J.
    Zachary JohnsonFebruary 20, 2011
    Free pool on Sunday.
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: Junk Yard
  • mike m.
    mike mcgeeOctober 28, 2013
    I guess they like tips. who knew
  • Gabe M.
    Gabe MMay 16, 2014
    Try the beer.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Cool dive bar.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueFebruary 20, 2011
    Best bar in Wrigleyville
  • Chad S.
    Chad SvastisaleeJanuary 8, 2012
    Hipsters only spend Ca$h
  • Lillian R.
    Lillian RaeJanuary 1, 2012
    Bartender is total bitch.
  • Greg K.
    Greg KulagaMarch 8, 2013
    Lucero sucks
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