Dive Bars, Fast Food, American (Traditional)
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 448 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 527-0437
- turned_in_notHealth Score84 out of 100
- list_altTakes ReservationsNo
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- thumb_upGood ForLunch, Late Night
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsNo
- groupGood for GroupsYes
- insert_emoticonAmbienceDivey, Classy
- volume_upNoise LevelLoud
- turned_in_notMusicJuke Box
- music_noteGood For DancingNo
- local_barAlcoholFull Bar
- calendar_todayBest NightsMon, Fri, Sat
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- tvHas TVYes
- turned_in_notWaiter ServiceNo
- scatter_plotHas Pool TableNo
Great bar! Very clean and friendly. Open windows let fresh air in.
They have standard bar type food, but it's appealing. Drinks are reasonable an well priced - get away from touristy River North.
Worth a visit!
Holy crap. I was just re-reading the review I wrote for this dive a decade ago.. I must have been f*cking smashed.
Note; Snickers was a dive for a decade plus. A remodel occurred some years ago and now they've joined the surplus of Chicago bar and grills. When looking at reviews look at the date, this will help show the progression.
What I should have iterated was what Chicagoans have known about Snickers. A dive bar in the heart of a lively area. One filled with tourists and Chicagoans alike. The major draw being hot European bartenders that tend bar but don't quite "get" what bartending in America or Chicago is. (From that old review) It's safe to assume every American bartender would know how to make a car bomb or bomb shot. Since we're all pc and shit now, we're supposed to say car bomb not "ICB." (Frankly though, who came up with the terminology. Thinking about when the Bailey's shot hits the Guiness, the mixture curdles.. hardly bomblike.) For awhile this was a fun bar to hit when in the city. Not a destination bar, more like a place you hit while hopping around. There was always a time when Euro dance hits played on the juke and wide-eyed bar gazers were stuck on the hips of the bartenders. Those were some nights..
Today, it's fully remodeled with additional seating, a wider selection of spirits and a decent cooking area. It's lost any of its "dive" charm having an anonymous spot amongst its bar and grill brethren.
One of the best bars I've been to in Chicago. If you want to avoid the trendy, overpriced River North scene, check this place out. You won't be disappointed.
The owner John and the beautiful and friendly ladies working the bar such as Edyta are a pleasure. As our the gyros. I look forward to visiting again on my next trip back up to Chicago from Houston.
Went here for the #NationalDiveBarDay @seagrams7 Whiskey event.
With an extensive Beer and Cocktail list, I am hesitant to call this place a typical dive bar.
It is very loud in here, and the focus is the immense bar in the middle, and you can walk all the way around it. On the right side, there are more tables to order food, on the left side there are a few booths and tables for people that are focused more on drinks. Lots of large screen TV's to watch sporting events.
Downtown location without the downtown feel, and decor. It is casual, but not like your neighborhood bar. Anyone dressed up or dressed down is welcome here.
They do serve typical bar food such as: chicken tenders, buffalo wings, nachos, pizza, mushrooms, fries. They also serve a few choices of burgers, franks, and sandwiches. The food is okay, nothing special.
For a no frills bar, a drink with friends, and bar food, stop on into Snickers Bar & Grill.
The place was great and has an excellent location. The prices here are not bad at all. They have pitchers of beer which is always good value for the money. The staff was friendly and the music selection was excellent - a great blend of popular songs through time.
There was a corporate happy hour going on while we were there but that didn't get in our way.
One tip that I'd give is don't bother with the cocktails. The bartender made me repeat my order three times, took forever to make them, told me incorrectly which cocktail is which and to top it off, there was barely any booze in them. Had someone told us that this is a mocktail, I would have believed you.