The Owl

Night Owl

Late-Night Drinking in Logan Square

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Sometimes you go to a bar because it’s shiny and new.

Sometimes you go because you hear the mixologist shakes a mean bacon-and-jam martini. (You’ll be the judge of that.)

Then there are times when you just want a cold beer.

Especially when it’s 4am, nothing else is open and you happen to be at The Owl, opening next Saturday as your new after-hours perch in Logan Square.

This is the late-night place that you’ll turn to after you closed your other late-night place. A former dive bar, this spot has been upgraded to look... well, like a slightly newer dive bar.

Another way to say it: it looks like a ’70s singles bar for hipsters and insomniacs—and we mean that in the best way possible. The trendiest thing here is the long, curvaceous bar made from 100% “reclaimed wood”—i.e., they kept the previous bar—with a gurgling waterfall behind it.

There’s no mixology, but 20 draft lines pour a lot of local brews. There’s no kitchen, just a big binder of delivery menus (hopefully your cell still has juice at this point).

Still, we think you’ll like this bar. It feels like a place where random things just sort of happen. A hipster band starts jamming in the back. A DJ suddenly starts throwing down.

The sun rises.

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The Owl
2521 N Milwaukee Ave
(between Logan and Sacramento)
Chicago, IL 60647
773-235-5300
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