In the tradition of T's
of Lincoln Square
, The Glenwood is primarily a gay bar that's open and friendly and inclusive to anyone. Rogers Park
locals rub elbows here with a jovial, lighthearted crowd fresh from either the theater next door, one of the galleries nearby, or an LGBT softball game.
The Glenwood has been steadily building a family-like community since it opened, and that's more than evident among the patrons. Everyone here seems to know one another, or at least act as if they do, which is the next best thing. The bar itself does a lot to encourage this sense of camaraderie: The wall lined with stools makes it easy for drinkers to walk around and mingle with one another. The website boasts proud awards the tavern has won based on it's inclusiveness and friendliness. The photo gallery from previous Halloween parties and other events hits home the fact that The Glenwood not only welcomes its customers with open arms, it also keeps them close.
There are daily specials (Monday night features double pints for $6) and the beer selection is better than average. Ever community minded, The Glenwood allows non-profit enterprises to hold events where the charity of your choice receives 10 percent of the night's total take.
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman