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9 All-American Bars in Chicago

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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!


The Anthem

The Anthem

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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?


Murphy’s Bleachers

3655 North Sheffield

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



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.


Eleven City Diner

1112 S Wabash

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.



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. 




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3300 N Lincoln

N’awlins-style cooking. Fresh to death.



935 W Webster

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


Firewater Saloon

6689 N Oliphant

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


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