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The Gingerman Tavern

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
Wrigleyville, Chicago
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FarrisDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • SecretNote -.
    SecretNote -BenjaminNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • ben m.
    ben mApril 24
    Fantastic spot. Drink here before the Metro.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezApril 9, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    There are NO pool tables anymore. Bands and comedy have replaced it. Check out the lineup, small acts and well known musicians alike.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseyAugust 3, 2016
    Lively spot for a drink. Windows open for easy people watching on Clark. Cubs fans welcome!
  • 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.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyApril 7, 2016
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 100+ times
    You can see the Lake from this lake bar.
  • Jacques T.
    Jacques TroussardJuly 18, 2015
    Nice place to hide from the impending apocalypse up the street.
  • Clare
    ClareFebruary 16, 2016
    great service, decent beer selection.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HAugust 17, 2014
    Great place for a beer before the Cubs game.
  • Nikki N.
    Nikki NefariousDecember 20, 2011
    Cash bar with a pinball machine. Ftw!
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MullinsNovember 21, 2010
    Cash only, no food...good beer selection. I like!
  • Hannah ..
    Hannah ...January 15, 2012
    Mock all the fraternity jocks walking by the coolest bar in Wrigley
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GizziMay 15, 2013
    $2 PBR before Metro shows is clutch!
  • 🎩Alex K.
    🎩Alex KeppelSeptember 2, 2012
    Big fan of the jukebox
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BrownDecember 29, 2011
    Good spot to go before a show at the metro
  • 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.
  • Martina S.
    Martina SykesFebruary 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Free pool Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!
  • 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..
  • 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
  • Gabe M.
    Gabe MMay 16, 2014
    Try the beer.
  • Juan B.
    Juan BermudezOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Cool dive bar.
  • Matt Spudart M.
    Matt Spudart MaldreJuly 13, 2012
    Play pinball: Junk Yard
  • John M.
    John MorrisonOctober 14, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    try the Imperial, $5 great Costa Rican beer.
  • Zachary J.
    Zachary JohnsonFebruary 20, 2011
    Free pool on Sunday.
  • Len K.
    Len KendallJanuary 31, 2011
    Come hang out with @localcelebrity and @lenkendall
  • Stefanie G.
    Stefanie GoliszewskiApril 12, 2012
    No longer cash only--$20 minimum though.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RomanSeptember 24, 2011
    Hardly hipsters. It's Wrigleyville after all.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueFebruary 20, 2011
    Best bar in Wrigleyville
  • mike m.
    mike mcgeeOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    I guess they like tips. who knew
  • John M.
    John MorrisonAugust 6, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't put on Astro-Zombies by the Misfits. It's overplayed.
  • Chad S.
    Chad SvastisaleeJanuary 8, 2012
    Hipsters only spend Ca$h
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SejzerAugust 22, 2011
    Hipster Central... gross. And they don't take credit cards
  • Lillian R.
    Lillian RaeJanuary 1, 2012
    Bartender is total bitch.
  • Greg K.
    Greg KulagaMarch 8, 2013
    Lucero sucks
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