3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Here is a little history on Schubas for ya. Schubas is a brick and masonry neo-Gothic treasure that’s been a Lake View neighborhood landmark for over 100 years. Built in 1903 as part of a project undertaken by the Schlitz Brewery, the building was one of hundreds erected at the turn of the century. This project included structures housing everything from corner taps to opulent hotels, and stretched from Minneapolis through Wisconsin to the far reaches of Chicago’s Pullman district. Schubas remains one of a handful of these elegant buildings still operating as a saloon.
Décor: The bar room itself is small but cozy. They have a big mahogany bar in the front with tin ceilings and walnut wainscoting. Love the photo booth! Their music hall is in the backroom.
The Crowd: Always ready to have fun. People I have met here are good-natured & easy to strike up conversation with.
Service: The staff is always friendly and attentive.
Liquid Courage On Tap:
2 Heartland Ales
Eats: Although I have never had their food, Schubas is open daily for lunch and dinner with country brunch on the weekends. In 1997 an expansion of Schubas dining operation branched into the building next door. A new full-service kitchen and 80-seat dining room make up the adjacent The Harmony Grill.
Sounds: Jukebox full of sweet sounds from Lily Allen to old school Beach Boys, Otis Redding, The Walkmen, The Shins. Bands rock out in the music hall.
Parking: Street parking of course!
Overall: Schubas is definitely one of my favorite Chicago music venues. The booking here is always top notch. If you haven’t given Schubas a go I think you should!