Quenchers Saloon

30s / ATM / Beer Lovers / Blue Collar / Cash Only / Casual / Comedy / Conversational / Diverse / Flannel Shirts / Grad Students / Hipster / Improv / Indie Rock / Jazz / Jeans / Jukebox / Laid back / Live Band / Live Music Venue / Lively / Mid 20s / Music Lovers / Open Mic / Outgoing / Performance / Photo Booth / Pizza / Pub / Reggae / Regulars / Restaurant / Sandwiches / Specialty Beer / Sports / T-shirts / TVs / Tank Tops / Wi-Fi
Quenchers Saloon A solid roster of entertainment ranging from comedy nights and rock performances to acoustic jazz makes Quenchers Saloon a hot ticket for a diverse mix of patrons – and its immense selection of over three hundred beers doesn't... Chicago United States 41.9249832289345 -87.6874208450317
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Party Earth Review A solid roster of entertainment ranging from comedy nights and rock performances to acoustic jazz makes Quenchers Saloon a hot ticket for a diverse mix of patrons – and its immense selection of over three hundred beers... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–F, Su noon–2am, Sa noon–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Quenchers Saloon Review

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A solid roster of entertainment ranging from comedy nights and rock performances to acoustic jazz makes Quenchers Saloon a hot ticket for a diverse mix of patrons – and its immense selection of over three hundred beers doesn't...

A solid roster of entertainment ranging from comedy nights and rock performances to acoustic jazz makes Quenchers Saloon a hot ticket for a diverse mix of patrons – and its immense selection of over three hundred beers doesn’t hurt either.

Two long and weathered wooden bars give the space a distinct lodge feel, accented by a fake deer head mounted between floor-to-ceiling shelves of liquor.

Simple tables frame the outskirts of the main room, leaving the rest of the space open for the blue-collar regulars, outgoing grad students, and occasional hipster to mingle and chat about the shows, or zigzag between the photo booth, retro jukebox, and free popcorn machine.

Dozens of chalkboards draw laid-back beer lovers intent on reading the handwritten details of their favorite brews or on scanning the massive calendar of monthly events, while just through the curtains in the back is the rustic stage room, home to regular indie rock, jazz, and reggae acts, as well as fundraising events, private parties, and Open Mic nights.

Offering everything from jazz and Leffe ale to indie bands and PBR, Quenchers Saloon is guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s thirst.

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Tip from Jonah:

The Tater Tot pizza may be the most brilliant culinary invention in the history of mankind. Eat one. Preferably lathered in ketchup.

  • Crowd

    Varies by event, but mostly blue-collar regulars, chatty grad students, and music lovers, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Daily events ranging from rock shows to comedy sketches. Improv comedy and Open Mic on Mondays. Check the calendar for events. Photo booth and retro jukebox. TV tuned to sports. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu including home-style chili, specialty pizzas, and sandwiches. Free popcorn. Beer of the Week specials. Cash only. ATM on site. Free street parking after 9pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $3.50–$7, chili $3.50, pizza $5–$7.50, sandwiches $7. Beer $2–$35, cocktails $5–$8, shots $5–$6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: flannel, graphic t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, jeans.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for a rowdy, lively time, or Mondays for $1 beers and Open Mic night.

  • Close By

    The Village Tap (2055 West Roscoe Street) has an outdoor beer garden open all year.

Quenchers Saloon User Reviews

Average rating:
The Best Bar You've Never Been To
Lindsey R. Feb 23, 2013
The best thing about Quenchers is its complete lack of pretention. You'd think a place packed to the brim with imported beers and a jukebox loaded with classic alt hits would scare newbies away, but oh contrair! The bartenders are some of the nicest in town. Want to try an Irish ale you can't afford? They'll suggest a similar-tasting Wisconsin brew that's half the price. Want something local on tap? They'll let you know if the bottle is cheaper. It's that sort of conscientious, personable quality that makes Quenchers a bar like no other, and one of the best places to drink in the city. With Wicker Park right down the street, it's easy to forgo Quenchers for something fussier, which is unfortunate. It's in a sort of no-man's land between Bucktown and Logan Square, but for those who live on the brink, it's a great location, and easily accesible by bus. The only downside: it's pretty small and pretty loud. I wouldn't recommend it as a meet-up place for conversation's sake, and prepare to wait for a barstool seat. But for some laid-back fun, good music and even better beer, it's the ideal spot.
Best Jukebox in Chicago
Chris M. Sep 7, 2012
A friend and I discovered Quenchers after asking around town for the best jukebox in the city, and it did not disappoint. Rare is the bar that has Neutral Milk Hotel and the Pixies in the jukebox. Be warned, you will be judged by your selections, however, so forget playing anything approaching arena and/or yacht rock. That's what I love about Quenchers. That and the beer selection. They have hundreds of beers and a bunch on tap with a ton of seasonal and regional selections. Best of all the staff knows their beer and is willing to talk about it if the place isn't too busy. The vibe is that weird mix of laid back but hipster. People are not judgmental of some things but are of others but all in all it is a welcoming place for all types. The only downside is that is kind of out of the way for a lot of folks and not very close to the train.
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