A classic, dingy dive that's one of the only places in the city where you can buy a pack of cigarettes and smoke them right in the bar. Make sure you have money for the jukebox, and if you do, then make sure you have quarters for your laundry the next day.
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Gibsons Italia, in River West, is the trendy Italian sister spot to Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.
Piccolo Sogno is a classic Italian restaurant complete with candlelight, white table clothes, and pure romance.
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The Victor Cocktail Bar
The Victor is an intimate cocktail bar in North Center that makes great Old Fashioneds.
The Whistler is a bar and music venue in Logan Square with quality cocktails and a cute back patio.
The Long Room
The Long Room is a craft beer bar in Lakeview that's great for an early in the game date or catching up with friends.
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