Chicago >Bars & Clubs > Danny's
1951 W Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.919492 -87.677240
Neighborhoods: North Side, Bucktown
Just another hipster bar... – Meh...this place was just like any other hipster bar. Trendy, crowded on weekends, hard to find a place to sit, expensive drinks, even on the weekdays. Music was fairly good. Nothing to write home about, though.
Love it! – Good music and comfortable atmosphere. Great stopoff on your way down to wicker park especially on a weeknight.
One of the hippest house parties you'll ever attend. – The Scene
Although Danny's was actually someone's pad more than 50 years ago, the Bucktown tavern is more swank smoking den than fraternity mixer. Try not to stick out if it's your first time here, as most of the lounging lizards are regulars. Leave your overt drunken nature at home, too. Obnoxious behavior isn't tolerated.
The well-stocked bar greets you with potently poured drinks by grungy young bartenders. Whether you're looking for solitude or you're with a group of friends, head to the back for sparsely furnished semi-private alcoves with leather sofas and chairs. Watch your step! If not for the dangling lit butts and tabletop candles, you'd have a hard time seeing inside this hipster's paradise. DJs spin an eclectic mix every night of the week, from reggae and funk to electronica. The vibe is as dope as the clientele it caters to.
Danny's is still a laid-back neighborhood staple – Always a good time every time I have gone, Danny's consistently has a cool vibe and great DJs spinning interesting stuff. A great dim ambiance alludes more to a house party than a bar. They've got a nice selection of drafts, though actually getting a drink can sometimes be trying just because the bar itself is pretty small. A cool place to grab a couch and hang out with friends. Also, it should be noted that this ain't the place for high-fiving baseball hats.
smoke, smoke and more smoke – this is the epitome of cool, lights that emit TV-like lighting sit in corners to give a hint of being in a bar with TVs, but this is too cool of a bar to have the television on...
A slide projector shows home vacation shots. beer is great and attendees are even more interesting.
BUT - i cannot stand the smoke in the middle and back rooms. Even smokers cannot stand the stagnant smokey air, how much would it cost to put a fan back there (even the kind you ffind the alley would do....)
I like the place, but I will not be going back until I am good and toasted, and don't care about hacking for a week afterwards and having to take a shower before bed and then in the morning again....
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