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View Map1951 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 489-6457
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Editorial Review of Danny's

For nighttime eyes, it's hard to spot the paint-chipped "Danny's" in the dimly lit front window. Instead, you need to keep your eyes peeled for the Schlitz sign that hangs overhead at this beloved Bucktown bar. Maintaining a definite following, many Chicagoans have been coming to Danny's for years, all concluding their experiences with strong opinions of annoyance (over a changing 'hood, not necessarily a changing bar) and resilient dedication (to their favorite art-house drinking establishment).

Candlelit tables dot the rooms in this converted house, outfitted with barstools, booth seats, tables and chairs, ottomans and couches. Palpable moods fill the rooms, where both animated and sullen faces alike can coexist without much tension; this place seeks to fulfill multiple needs for friendships, drinking and thinking. Wine selections change weekly, and a $6 glass (like the white Argiolas from Sardinia or the Francois Parent 2002 Pinot Noir) merges perfectly with all of those friend/drink/think needs.

Many artists, DJs and musicians add the best touches to the Danny's community, including the sounds of reggae, soul and electronica, the sights of video projections and installation pieces and the words of poets (at the monthly and much-loved Reading Series). Behind the bar waits an affordable variety of liquor and a tap that pours Boddington's. If all of these things don't make you plainly happy for a night, then surely just one will.

Centerstage Reviewer: Heather Blaha

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7 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 7 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday

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