18 SECRET CHICAGO BARS, AND HOW TO GET INTO ALL OF THEM

May 12, 2015

 

 
By RAF MIASTKOWSKI and JAY GENTILE
 @RafFoSho
 

You might not know this, but we're actually terrible at keeping secrets, especially when it comes to bars. And while you might know about a bunch of these already (because, again: us), there just might be a few you don't.

 

Consider this your beginner's guide to every Chicago bar that's -- in some way (hidden entrance!) or another (no address!) -- secret.

 

Bordel

 

4009651  

 

Wicker Park


As the west-of-Ashland stretch of Division Ave continues to attract more bros-to-the-wall by the minute, Bordel remains a charming cocktail lounge that stands firmly against the soul-crushing waves of party buses. Part of the reason is probably because the second-story establishment has an unmarked door. Actually, that’s probably all of the reason. Once inside, visitors can expect classic cocktails, table service that serves up booze in a tea set, and live performances that range from burlesque to flamenco dancing.


How to get in: Open the door located to the right of the Black Bull entrance, head up the stairs, and then open the next door on your left.

 

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/how-to-get-into-secret-bars-in-chicago

 

 

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