Riptide Lounge

Riptide Lounge

1745 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 278-7317 serving: North Side, Bucktown
open:Monday To Friday From 08:00 PM To 04:00 AM Saturday From 08:00 PM To 05:00 AM

Sidewalk Score: 10 out of 10

The Low Down


Parking: Marie's, which is just off the Kennedy Expressway's Armitage exit, has a small adjoining lot if street parking proves elusive.

Know Before You Go: Alas, drink prices are the one thing not frozen in time; be prepared to shell out for standard beverages--and remember it's cash only.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

A freewheeling tavern whose Eisenhower-era decor, jukebox, late-night hours and proprietress have earned icon status.
by Contributor at Citysearch

The Scene
Freeze-framed at 1961--the bar's founding year--the small, thick-aired interior with linoleum flooring and whirring fans reminds one of Grandma's house. And Marie (yes, she really exists; she's in her 70s and lives…
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From Riches to Rags a Great Trip!
By carlah at Citysearch

After dining at the venerable Ambria restaurant, my husband and I decided to hit Marie's. The wait staff at Ambria gave us an enthusiastic send off... Read More

Go here and you won't be dissapointed!
By EBARMUL at Citysearch

The best place in the city that no one knows about. Frank, Patsy Cline and others on the jukebox. Ask Maire how she's doin' after she heads downsta... Read More

By shmoopie3 at Citysearch

Marie's is an odd, odd place, but that's not a bad thing. It's fun and upbeat, with a great jukebox. On my first visit, Marie herself did shots o... Read More

Rip it
By megd at Citysearch

Marie's is a great late night bar. It always has a friendly crowd and the bartenders rock. The jukebox is cool and has all old school tunes like ... Read More