9 All-American Bars in Chicago

With the 4th of July around the corner, all you want to do is grill out and crack open a cold one. So, to help you celebrate all week long, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most American bars in the city. Between old western glory and southern hospitality, these are our favorite all-American bars in Chicago!

 

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The Anthem

The Anthem
Photo Credit: The Anthem Facebook

1725 W Division

It’s a sports bar with a big flag and catchy, patriotic name. And, though very all-American, it’s specifically Chicago-focused in its decor. What more could you want?

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Murphy’s Bleachers

Murphy's Bleachers
Photo Credit: Murphy’s Bleachers Facebook

3655 North Sheffield

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Having been a patriotic staple of Wrigleyville for over 80 years, Murphy’s Bleachers deserves an honorary spot among this all-American list.

 

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork
Photo Credit: Pitchfork Food & Saloon Facebook

2922 W Irving Park

If they have such a thing as “Wing Night” ($.50 wings + $4 drafts), then you know it’s as American as it gets.

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Eleven City Diner

Eleven City Diner
Photo Credit: Eleven City Diner Facebook

1112 S Wabash

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Okay, so more of a restaurant, but there’s nothin’ stopping you from ordering a beer with your burger at this place. That’s the American way.

 

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Derby

Derby
Photo Credit: Derby Chicago Facebook

1224 W Webster

You guessed it—this place is all Kentucky Derby style, and it’s southern-themed menu items are in the running for some of the best in Chicago.

 

Smoque BBQ

Smoque BBQ
Photo Credit: Smoque BBQ Instagram

3800 N Pulaski

I couldn’t complete this list without some damn good BBQ to hold you over. That and a shot of whiskey, and you’ll feel like freakin’ Uncle Sam. 

 

Wishbone

Wishbone
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3300 N Lincoln

N’awlins-style cooking. Fresh to death.

 

State

State
Photo Credit: State Restaurant Facebook

935 W Webster

I mean, c’mon. This place has over 100 TVs. What’s more American than that?

 

Firewater Saloon

Firewater Saloon
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6689 N Oliphant

This place is overwhelmingly Texan, but it feels like home.

 

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