Party Earth Review Opened in 1957, The Lodge Tavern is the oldest purveyor of drunken revelry on the infamous Rush and Division strip, and late-night hours ensure that anyone in the market for a rowdy 3am booze fest need look no further... ... read full review
21 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Red Line: Clark/Division
M–Th 2pm–4am, F, Su noon–4am, Sa noon–5am
Gold Coast, Chicago –
Opened in 1957, The Lodge Tavern is the oldest purveyor of drunken revelry on the infamous Rush and Division strip, and late-night hours ensure that anyone in the market for a rowdy 3am booze fest need look no further than this venue’s shingled façade and peanut-encrusted floors.
Reminiscent of an old English pub, the space is compact and full of hardcore weekend warriors and boisterous tourists, who crowd the long wooden bar and scattered tables for potent mixed drinks and libidinous staring contests.
Drunken patrons in everything from dirty work jeans to post-convention button-downs yell out toasts and cheers, or swerve their way back to the mini-bowling machine and old-school jukebox where they try to focus on the swirly words.
Those with a salt craving will find baskets of peanuts – lots of ‘em – at the bar, in corners, and on every available ledge, not to mention underfoot, turning the place into an obstacle course for the groups of girlfriends stumbling around in heels.
Rambunctious but always friendly, The Lodge Tavern is an easy choice for a midday brew or a raucous last call.
Rowdy college students, young professionals, blue-collar regulars, tourists and suburbanites, and older patrons looking for younger blood, early 20s to late 30s+.
Shuffleboard bowling machine. Jukebox with music ranging from classic rock to 90s pop hits. TV tuned to sports. Free board games.
Free peanuts. ATM on site.
Beer $4–$6, wine $7–$10, mixed drinks $5.50–$9.50, shots $2–$10.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, blouses, flats, sneakers, or work clothes.
Thursdays through Saturdays for a guaranteed night of boozed-up, blottoed buffoonery.
Butch McGuire’s (20 West Division Street) right across the street is a big family-owned Irish pub with a similar, though slightly less rowdy, vibe.