Chicago >Arts & Entertainment > Duffy's Tavern
420 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.932941 -87.640321
Neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, North Side
Not sure what was worse - the service or the food – The worst bar/restaurant in Chicago! The service was beyond slow. Our waitress was too busy talking to her friends to take our order, bring silverware, ask if we needed any drink refills. When we did ask for refills she told us there was no free refills and did we still want a refill. We asked if there was a charge for water refills to which she had major attitude. After waiting for an hour, our food finally arrived but then we had to flag down another waitress to get silverware. Our food was horrendous! Everything was cold and tasted like it had been cooked the day before. The biscuits and gravy was like biting into rocks. Eggs were cold and rubbery. The only time I've refused to pay at a restaurant. It was the most horrible experience ever! And when we talked to the manager/owner, he seemed to care as much as the waitress. We didn't expect him to jump when we snapped but most owners/managers would be embarrassed and horrified that customers would have such a poor experience and the waitress was so unconcerned with her customers. I will NEVER go back - not even for a beer!
Homer Simpson would drink here – I like these guys a lot - they like sports and beer and that's what I like. I like pounding back a few cold ones and watching the game. These guys are always crackin jokes and stuff. Good place to get $h!T faced at.
Duffys is the best – This is place sweet when you'r just out of college and a few years after. Always a good time, definitely a great place while day drinking!
NOT A CUBS BAR!!! DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE A CUBS FAN – The cubs were playing out in San Francisco so the game came on at 9pm, I politely asked the bartender to put the cubs game on one of the TV's. Every other TV in the bar had the Sox game on, Tampa Bay and Cleveland. He said I had to talk to the Manager. HE was very RUDE and said he would put it on when the SOX game was over, he also said "this is a Michigan bar". I am not sure what that has to do with the SOX? Absolutley ridiculous to have a north side SPORTS bar not show the CUBS on ONE TV. I am telling everyone I know not to go there.
Best place to watch UofM football in Chicago – They use the slogan of Chicago's bighouse and it really is crazy on game days. If you don't show up several hours early, you shouldn't plan on getting a seat. During the game itself, you have the Michigan fight song, people cheering, a wolverine mascot and lots of suck-n-blow jello shots.
The breakfast food is greasy, but delicious (I love the chorizo). There is plenty of beer, although quantity is usually more valued over quality. The people are friendly and fun.
Decent but way too loud. AND WRONG ADDRESS IS PROVIDED!!!! – PLEASE NOTE: THE ADDRESS IS 420 W DIVERSEY, NOT 4201. Yesterday I found this out the hard way. I lost an hour of my life I'll never get back and ended up several miles from the actual location of the bar. It's actually located right near the lake and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Dear Citysearch, please change the address!!!!!
About the bar: The food is good, and the atmosphere's fun on game days. But the noise level is obscene. As in, painfully above and beyond even a normal sportsbar. The TV volume is ridiculous, and so is the volume of the music they play during commercial breaks. It's nice to be able to actually talk with your company when you watch sports, but it's next to impossible at Duffy's.
Sports junkies--especially Michigan fans--cheer on at this Lincoln Park bar. – In Short
This upscale sports bar, done in dark wood and exposed brick, caters to a preppy, post-college crowd, particularly Michigan alums. A bar stretches across one side of the smaller front room; table seating's also available. The larger back room features another bar, a stage and additional tables. More than 30 TVs hang from every angle. Perky waitresses take orders for impressively done pub-grub (freshly made sauces, large portions). Cover bands play requests most nights.
good idea..wrong clients – during the day and evenings its a very nice place to go to eat or watch a game. however the so called Michigan Alums cant handle their beer after dark. watch out for yellow stains and vandalism after dark from the patrons on weekends. not all. just the few Mich Alums it seems.
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