Join me for my next “Follow Me on Friday” as I visit what is likely the most neighborly of neighborhood bars–the Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase (between Sheridan and the Lake). The fun takes place this Friday, May 18th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Owner Joe Quinlan will be serving up free appetizers and a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink.
When Joe took ownership of the Lighthouse a year ago, he upgraded the decor and tap beer selection, but he didn’t take away any of the tavern’s neighborhood feel. It’s still a place where the vast majority of customers are regulars who live within walking distance of the establishment. But not to worry–newcomers are welcome. You’ll be greeted by a friendly bartender who won’t forget your drink order and you’ll have easy access to one of the best juke boxes in town.
But the best thing about the bar is that it’s hidden away. In fact, many long-term Rogers Park residents don’t even know it’s there. No large backlit sign over the entrance or neon beer signs in the window; just a small unpretentious sign next to the front door.
In case you have trouble finding the Lighthouse, it’s tucked in the back of the large apartment building at the northeast corner of Sheridan and Chase.
Join me for a pleasant spring evening at this most neighborly of neighborhood bars.
Follow Me on Friday is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and community organizations. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or organization where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II,7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; Jenny’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1642 W. Howard; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; the Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; and The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan.
I look forward to seeing you this Friday, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., as we enjoy some munchies and drinks at theLighthouse Tavern!