The Charleston

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The Charleston Centered on a residential stretch of Hoyne Avenue, The Charleston is a mellow neighborhood bar with a vintage feel that provides a welcome haven for midweek relaxation and low-key weekends. Chicago United States 41.91997 -87.680168
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Party Earth Review Centered on a residential stretch of Hoyne Avenue, The Charleston is a mellow neighborhood bar with a vintage feel that provides a welcome haven for midweek relaxation and low-key weekends. Narrow and cozy, the space features... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F, Su 6pm–2am, Sa 6pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Charleston Review

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Centered on a residential stretch of Hoyne Avenue, The Charleston is a mellow neighborhood bar with a vintage feel that provides a welcome haven for midweek relaxation and low-key weekends.

Centered on a residential stretch of Hoyne Avenue, The Charleston is a mellow neighborhood bar with a vintage feel that provides a welcome haven for midweek relaxation and low-key weekends.

Narrow and cozy, the space features simple benches and intimate tables where couples and friends chill out over quiet conversation, while affable post-grads and Wicker Park hipsters snag a seat at the antique wooden bar and peruse a chalkboard menu of the venue’s diverse beer selection, which ranges from local favorites to rarer Belgian ales.

An embossed ceiling dotted with open bulbs highlights the old-time vibe, accented further by the frequent clack and ring of a vintage cash register and a nearby safe covered with old books and candles.

Although the music ranges from ambient indie rock to psychedelic tunes spun by a DJ – or even the occasional live band – volume levels promote easy listening and unstrained conversation even when the room fills to capacity on Friday and Saturday nights.

Classy and mellow, The Charleston is an easy stop for its neighbors and a destination for anyone looking to kick back over a few rounds in an authentic and welcoming bar.

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Tip from Emma:

Daily specials are created on the whim of the bartender on duty. To get the deals you want, find out when your favorite bartender is working!

  • Crowd

    Post-grads, young professionals, blue-collar regulars, and a few hipsters and grunge rockers, mid-20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist of classic rock, indie, and down-tempo jazz, or DJs spinning a range of music from late 60s psychedelic to 90s pop and disco. Occasional live band performances, spoken word, and movie nights.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None. One percent of year’s profits are donated to charity. Cash only. ATM on site.

  • Prices

    Beer $3–$17, wine $8/glass or $30/bottle, mixed drinks $6–$8, shots $5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, flip-flops, plaid button-downs, tank tops, wedges, blouses, graphic t-shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowd, or midweek for a neighborhood vibe.

  • Close By

    Map Room (1949 North Hoyne Avenue) pours an extensive local and international selection of beer in an equally relaxed setting.

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