First, the art. The primary eye-catcher is a portrait of a nude Sarah Palin, toting a machine gun, standing on a bear rug. Then there’s former Illinois governor turned federal prisoner number 40892-424, Rod Blagojevich, stripping down in his orange jumpsuit for a cavity search. And that’s just the start of the lewd collection, painted by the husband of the bar’s owner, at this divey but beloved watering hole. Open since the '50s, the small mainstay bar draws in everyone from young hipsters to old barflies who look like they haven’t been home in years.
Old Town Ale House
219 W North Ave. (at Wells St.), Chicago, IL 60610
Our Rating Transportation Subway/El: Brown Line to Sedgwick Phone 312/944-7020 Web site Old Town Ale House
Map219 W North Ave. Chicago
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