Party Earth Review It’s spring break all year at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort, where partiers ready to rumble descend into a tiki-filled melee of rum-fueled madness. Columns with painted masks, seafaring paraphernalia, and murals of beach scenes... ... read full review
2833 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Brown, Purple Lines: Diversey
W–F 7pm–2am, Sa 6pm–3am
Lincoln Park, Chicago –
It’s spring break all year at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort, where partiers ready to rumble descend into a tiki-filled melee of rum-fueled madness.
Columns with painted masks, seafaring paraphernalia, and murals of beach scenes decorate the always-boisterous venue, where the specialties are sugary sweet cocktails fit for a Caribbean vacation.
Despite a profound lack of pretention, toward week’s end Fatty’s attracts its fair share of dolled-up club girls who teeter on down in their stilettos to pregame with fishbowls that begin at a paltry 32 ounces and go all the way up to four gallons of gluttony.
Not surprisingly, many don’t ever make it to the clubs afterwards.
The center of the cavernous space features a stage where bands pump out reggae riffs and mainstream covers Thursdays through Saturdays, while dotting the venue are mini games like basketball and bowling, and even a saddle ride for those who want to get their Wild West on.
Seating areas styled as front porches and ships are tucked into various corners, though drunken guests can also wander into an adjoining lodge-like area called Coach House, where several TVs are always tuned to the game and several guys are taking the weekly pong tournaments way too seriously.
Regular drink deals and bingo nights keep even the non-sports-minded folks entertained at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort, where the kitsch dial is turned to ten and everyone is beautiful by last call.
Party-ready students from nearby DePaul University, packs of sports-loving bros, groups of sexily dressed college girls, pre-club partiers getting riled up, and a slightly older crowd usually making its way to Coach House, early 20s to late 20s+.
Live cover and/or reggae bands Thursdays through Saturdays from 9 or 10pm. Bingo on Wednesdays from 9pm. Several TVs throughout venue and in adjoining Coach House tuned to sports.
Bar games like bowling, darts, saddle rides, basketball, and Wii. Pong tournaments on Wednesdays from 10pm. Photo booth.
Cigarette machine and ATM on site. Table reservations available.
Cover charge $0–$5, though usually $0. Beer $4–$9, wine $7, shots $6–$8, mixed drinks $8–$12, fishbowls $15–$200, craft beer flights $25 at the Coach House.
Preppy to club wear: Affliction t-shirts, polos, button-downs, dress shoes, blouses, designer jeans, miniskirts.
Wednesday nights for the weekly pong tournaments or Friday and Saturday nights for an all-out war on healthy living, especially on Fridays when fishbowls are on special for $10.
Just down the block and around the corner is Penny’s Noodle Shop (950 West Diversey Parkway), which serves affordable pan-Asian cuisine like chicken satay and various noodle dishes that work well to soak up whatever sugary concoctions are sure to follow.