The Gingerman Tavern

Dive Bar and Bar · Wrigleyville
3740 N Clark St (at N Racine St), Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 131 votes

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  • On Sister 'hoods: Lakeview and Park Slope
  • What you need to know
    Martina S.
    "Free pool Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!"(3 Tips)
    "Best bar in Wrigleyville"(3 Tips)
    Kevin F.
    "very solid beer list"(4 Tips)
    Amy Ellen G.
    "Reliable Tamale Man spotting place after Metro shows."(2 Tips)
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  • free pool
  • bar in wrigleyville
  • beer
  • jukebox
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • whiskey
  • staff
  • liquor
  • ginger
  • Tatsuya K.

    Take the beer quiz. Win $500 in drinks! Read more

    Tatsuya Kamohara · 1 week ago
  • Juan B.

    You can see the Lake from this lake bar.

    Juan Bermudez · September 4
  • Jacques T.

    Nice place to hide from the impending apocalypse up the street.

  • Amy Ellen G.

    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.

    Amy Ellen Graff · November 11, 2014
  • Brittany N.

    Cool dive bar.

    Brittany Nicole · August 30, 2014
  • Joseph B.

    My go-to place in Wrigleyville. Great service and prices, even after a game.

    Joseph Blewitt · August 26, 2014
  • Mike H.

    Great place for a beer before the Cubs game.

    Mike H · August 17, 2014
  • Redeye Chicago

    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

    Redeye Chicago · August 3, 2014
  • Gabe M.

    Try the beer.

    Gabe M · May 16, 2014
  • Nick S.

    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.

    Nick Sudduth · April 19, 2014
  • mike m.

    I guess they like tips. who knew

    mike mcgee · October 28, 2013
  • Tornaparts !.

    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..

    Tornaparts ! · October 16, 2013
  • Joseph G.

    $2 PBR before Metro shows is clutch!

    Joseph Gizzi · May 15, 2013
  • Greg K.

    Lucero sucks

    Greg Kulaga · March 8, 2013
  • Juan B.

    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.

    Juan Bermudez · October 18, 2012
  • Nick M.

    The female bartender with tattoos knows nothing about liquor. Tells you to fuck yourself if you ask her to do her job.

    Nick M. · September 15, 2012
  • 🎩Alex K.

    Big fan of the jukebox

    🎩Alex Keppel · September 2, 2012
  • Matt Spudart M.

    Play pinball: Junk Yard

    Matt Spudart Maldre · July 13, 2012
  • Mikinzie S.

    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.

    Mikinzie Stuart · June 30, 2012
  • Stefanie G.

    No longer cash only--$20 minimum though.

    Stefanie Goliszewski · April 12, 2012
  • Hannah ..

    Mock all the fraternity jocks walking by the coolest bar in Wrigley

    Hannah ... · January 15, 2012
  • Chad S.

    Hipsters only spend Ca$h

    Chad Svastisalee · January 8, 2012
  • Lillian R.

    Bartender is total bitch.

    Lillian Rae · January 1, 2012
  • Bryan B.

    Good spot to go before a show at the metro

    Bryan Brown · December 29, 2011
  • Nikki N.

    Cash bar with a pinball machine. Ftw!

    Nikki Nefarious · December 20, 2011
  • Kevin F.

    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.

    Kevin Farris · December 11, 2011
  • Kathryn H.

    Say what you'd like, but it's the best bar in Wrigleyville and a good bar in general.

    Kathryn H · October 19, 2011
  • Michelle R.

    Hardly hipsters. It's Wrigleyville after all.

    Michelle Roman · September 24, 2011
  • Jessica S.

    Hipster Central... gross. And they don't take credit cards

    Jessica Sejzer · August 22, 2011
  • Kyle G.

    The first bar with Young's Chocolate Stout in Chicago I've come across

    Kyle Gillespie · August 21, 2011
  • Martina S.

    Free pool Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!

    Martina Sykes · February 21, 2011
  • Zachary J.

    Free pool on Sunday.

    Zachary Johnson · February 20, 2011
  • Manbque

    Best bar in Wrigleyville

    Manbque · February 20, 2011
  • Len K.

    Come hang out with @localcelebrity and @lenkendall

    Len Kendall · January 31, 2011
  • SecretNote -.

    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.

    SecretNote -Benjamin · November 26, 2010
  • Patrick M.

    Cash only, no food...good beer selection. I like!

    Patrick Mullins · November 21, 2010
  • John M.

    Don't put on Astro-Zombies by the Misfits. It's overplayed.

    John Morrison · August 6, 2010
  • kayla w.

    i have found that this is the place to go before/after a show at metro. the band usually stops by too.

    kayla w · May 1, 2010
  • John M.

    try the Imperial, $5 great Costa Rican beer.

    John Morrison · October 14, 2009

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