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View Map2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 472-2771
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Editorial Review of Delilah's

photo: Courtesy of Nick Flandro
If music is your thing, then you should be able to hear Delilah's calling your name. Though not a music venue per se, the bar caters to the music hipster in all of us. DJs are the main attraction, as the identity of the spinner ranges from the regular patron to a member of your favorite local band. Music styles pit country/western against rock, punk, metal and R&B.

Delilah's overtakes two floors, with plenty of booths to sit down in and stools to sit near the bar. When the place is crowded, the chairs will fill up and standing might prove to be awkward at times. It's normally elbow-to-elbow during Punk Rock Mondays, and with good reason: the pool is free and the cheap beer (really: It's a buck for domestics) keeps aflowing.

A whopping three-quarters of the patrons who grace this bar are regulars, the rest music lovers who stumble in before or after a show at the not-too-far-away Metro. Loyal customers stay for the huge selection of beer (plus specials like Wednesday's $2 PBR longnecks) that pales in comparison to the 240 whiskeys on hand.

Curiosities like enough whiskey to sate Sinatra and Sunday night movie screenings of cult flicks like "Twin Peaks" have kept the bar going strong for 11 years. Beyond the booze, it's a center for local arts in its own way: The art-clad walls change with the mood of owner, Mike Miller, meaning you'll get an experience that looks a little different, but always feels top-notch. With nary a cover charge, the bar is very welcoming despite the ominous black that covers the walls and ceiling. A local favorite to indie rockers (the non-musician kind) and musicians alike, don't be surprised if you run into a few familiar faces here.

Centerstage Reviewer: Myrna Torres

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