Durkin's Tavern

Durkin's Tavern

"Affable neighborhood sports bar straddling Lincoln Park and Lakeview attracts a post-college crowd."

810 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL
(773) 525-2515 serving: North Side, DePaul
open:Mon-Fri 4pm-2am Sat 11am-3am Sun 11am-2am

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
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The Low Down


Save Money: Nightly drink specials (except Friday and Saturday) include $3 "you call its" (shots, bottles, drafts--anything) on Sundays and $2 draft beers every Monday.

Save Time: The bar's cash-only, but don't worry about stopping at the bank--there's an ATM inside.

Know Before You Go: This is a gathering spot for Pittsburgh Steelers, Purdue Boilermakers and Sharks (Aussie Rules football team) devotees, so crowds form when games are on. Pittsburghians can get a bottle of genuine Iron City Beer.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

Loud, Dirty, Drunken
By Jason G at Insider Pages

Large, loud, dirty bar frequented by college kids. Fratty atmosphere with a flip cup table. Reasonably-priced beer and drinks. Bathrooms are dis... Read More

Plenty of specials, good food
By Sarah B. at Judy's Book

As holder of the "oldest continuous beer license" on the north side (they served during Prohibition too), Durkins still has a lot going for it. Ev... Read More

Prohibition-era bar
By Sarah B at Insider Pages

With the oldest beer license on the North side, Durkin's serves beer and food, and sponors many local leagues, including softball, ecuhre and poker... Read More

Love the Happy Meal!!!
By Sarah H at Insider Pages

I have to say that a couple of years ago I was at this bar every Friday night! My friends and I would count down the minutes until work was over an... Read More