Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Zebra Lounge
1220 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.904539 -87.628750
Monday thru Friday 5pm - 2am
Sat 6pm - 3am
Sun 6pm - 2am
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR. ASSAULTED AND OWNER NOT HELP – I was assaulted by a regular patron of this place and I went in the next day to ask the owner for his help and he said he wouldn't help and not to bother him with it. Not a good guy and would not suggest giving business to a person who is like this. I would give it Zero stars but site would not let me give it zero
Real Friendly Place – If you want to go out and meet new friends this is the place. Don`t be shy just talk to complete strangers and it`s easy to strike up a conversation because the live music is at a level were you can actually talk without shouting. The bartenders remember your drink and are very nice to everyone, she is beautiful and he`s not bad at all. The drinks are reasonable but the best part is the diverse crowd of people from all walks of life. It`s never the same experience always something a little different. It is a very nice crowd of people.
The pace is relaxed and the vibe mellow at this tiny bar tucked into a Gold Coast high-rise, even come weekends. – Lights are low, and black, faux-leather booths implore patrons to lounge. The zebra-stripe motif goes from lampshades over the bar to the alternating strips of mirror and dark wood that adorn part of one wall. Tunes are restrained but well-known, from mellow rock to a jazzy jolt of Bobby Darin. The Zebra Lounge would be totally nouveau-retro, but it's been around for decades and has refused to change, making it, instead, a classic.
I love this place! – What a cool lounge! Been in the area about a year, and just discovered it. It's kind of off the beaten path, locationwise, which is good, cuz' otherwise you'd never be able to get in! The atmosphere is dark and sexy, the bartenders are excellant, prices are reasonable(for the Gold Coast) the lounge lizard piano players are great, and the clientel is diverse and attractive. Consider me a new regular!
Grouchy people need not apply – The Zebra Lounge is definitely one of my favorite places in Chicago. This tiny hole-in-the-wall (literally) has a great, laid back atmosphere with probably the oddest mix of people you'll ever see. On any given night you'll see the young hipsters, the Gold Coast yuppies, conventioneers, and the omnipresent Bachelorette party along with all of the regulars of course. The staff is always friendly and remembers you on return visits. Of course the main attraction is the piano. This is about as authentic a Lounge Lizard experience as you'll ever get in the 'oughts. Basically, if you like to have a good ol' time and laugh a lot, go to the Zebra. If you take yourself real seriously and want to be part of a "scene", there are about a million other bars out there for you.
Always an adventure – From transvestites to great martinis, the Zebra Lounge has everything you wouldn't expect from a small bar hidden in the Gold Coast. always a great time.
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