The California Clipper
Iconic bar with a retro vibe
Bar · Humboldt Park · $$
This circa-1937 Humboldt Park bar offers a huge drink list including shots and shaved ice drinks. The setting has a divey, retro vibe with low, glowing lighting, booths and local live music.
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hours Open Today · 8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 1:30 AM
location 1002 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622, USA phone +1 773-384-2547 website directions Get Directions
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Great cocktails
Great cocktails
Google Reviews
We went here twice. I hate that they have cover fees and normally avoid places like that but once I started getting into the live music I understood. They make a pretty dangerous cocktail and the beer is cheap. I wish there were more seats but without them they had a nice little dance floor. It's easy to get a crowd dancing then there are less seats.
Sam Berman · June 15, 2018
This is a great bar, great atmosphere and good cocktails. The band who hosts bingo once a month is fantastic. I've gone here a couple of times a year over about a decade. However, one bartender lied to my face and took my money for the wrong drink, even when I said "this isn't what I ordered." I had ordered a tequila based drink and got an old fashioned. He said "it's an Oxacan old fashioned." Riiiight. The wait was so long and I wanted to get back to bingo that I just let it go. What a jackass. Hopefully he doesn't last long at this otherwise lovely bar.
katie hovany · June 12, 2018
Get here early, grab a booth, and get ready to have a great night. Some of the best, no-frills, cocktails in the city. Live music is tasteful and fits the scene well. I look forward to coming back!
Justin Fowler · May 8, 2018