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Zebra Lounge

Gold Coast
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Address: 1220 N. State St., at W. Division St., Chicago, IL
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+1 312-642-5140
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun 18:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 18:00 - 03:00

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A fun experience

Went on a Friday night with friends to check it out. Got there really early and was able to get one of the few booths. This place is pretty small, so get there early if you want... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
Orange, California
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Coimbra, Portugal
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends. Enjoyed some cocktails and whiskey. The waitress was really nice and there was live music after 9pm. We decided to give it go since it's one of the "still standing" speakyeasy bars since the prohibition. It's a must see.

Thank icandelaria
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not sure if it was because it was Colombus Day, but only 2 other people where here when we visited. When the bar tender asked the piano guy to start playing he took his time leaving the bar and started to play-he was great. Unfortunately the other 2 people in the bar were trashed so when he started to play... More 

Thank Anne L
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

So we have been planning to go here since we moved the area. After dinner one night we decided to pop in. It was still early about 8 pm. The drinks were ordered. The the Cosmo was terrible. But the bourbon was good. The bar lady was going through the motions. I think this place must get packed and she... More 

Thank jazzyart
Orange, California
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Went on a Friday night with friends to check it out. Got there really early and was able to get one of the few booths. This place is pretty small, so get there early if you want any seating. Loved listening to the music, but weren't there long enough to see it fill up (probably until 10 pm) and become... More 

Thank LuckyInTravel
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Not your typical Chicago bar. I went here with friends while celebrating my birthday and had a blast. It was crowded, but the piano player and the rest of the bar made me feel special as they sang Happy Birthday.

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Corner Brook, Canada
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746 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

Cozy little spot Great entertainment handled all requests and covered all genres Lots of regulars Service vg We quite enjoyed this spot

Thank Nlenigma
Los Angeles
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

we went here one night late for a little live music. when we got there we had no problem finding a place to sit and hangout, but shortly thereafter it filled up to standing room only. The music is really loud so talking can become a bit more difficult, but like any similar venue you just deal with it. Its... More 

Thank Stoney89
Canton, Ohio
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

What a fun night out. There is an outstanding piano player and yes you will be singing every word to the songs. Such a cool atmosphere for a fun night out.

Thank Janet S
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

When we went here, we knew it was not going to be like that tourist trap on Hubbard. This was something neat with a lot of history. Yes...the place is somewhat difficult to find because it is nestled inside of an apartment building. But it's entrance is right on State Parkway. Yes....the place is small....but that is exactly what makes... More 

Thank LennyChi83
Chicago, Illinois
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361 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

It is rumored that the Zebra Bar was issued Chicago's second Liquor license the day prohibition was repealed - Liquor License number 1 having gone to the Drake Hotel. Yes the place is tiny, dark and difficult to find, wedged into the ground floor of a residential building, but it is also a great spot to stop for a drink... More 

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