“Ravens is a great after hours bar, then again there's not much else in the area open after 3-4am.”
“Great wait-staff, supurb bartending, great selection of beverages.”
“Ravens is a great place to hang out, watch the tube (usually a game or movie) and just talk.”
“Love the bartender!”
“The juke box has a decent selection, but can use a little more R & B. Drink are affordable and the bartenders don't make you wait an hour for a cocktail.”
“But before 3am Ravens is seriously slow and occupied by some obnoxious regulars who can be fairly rude at times.”
Listen to joe redbird. horrible service the guy/owner is a complete dickhead. never go here
Never go here!. I was recently traveling around the country getting stories for my friends travel book he's working on,and while in Chicago stopped in this place after walking around the city all day,I walk in and say ,"are you guys open?" to the bartender,at which point this guy (who i'm assuming is the owner,maybe just a regular,a classless jerk either way) sitting at the end of the bar near the one other guy in the place says "you got cash Pal?" at which point I'm a little caught off gaurd at the meaness of this cretent. And I say "yah I got plenty of cash and start to leave when the kind female bartender tells me to stay it's okay he's not mad" I think to myself ,who cares if this idiot is mad,and go back to order explaining to the bartender that I just really need a beer cause i'm tired from walking all day, at which point wisenheimers mouth opens again and says"Nobody cares pal" So I decide to leave not wanting to here this jerk all night and head out the door.I'm already out the door going up the stairs when Moron says to the bartender "don't worry I'll take care of this guy,Hit the road pal" ,And I'm thinking ,yah Yuh think so idiot <i'm obviously already doing that moron,the choice was mine not yours. So ant ways I told my friends in Chicago to never go there. Enjoy the review Idiot!
Tear it down and start over!.
An old friend took me here last week.
The other reviews and the picture seem to be a little outdated.
This place is officially a DIVE.
Geez, not the place to take a girl your interested in, at least.
I played the "when in Rome" thing, but I won't be going out with that guy again.
When Your Cold and Lonely.. Ravens is a good place to meet people and not spend a ton of money. The juke box has a decent selection, but can use a little more R & B. Drink are affordable and the bartenders don't make you wait an hour for a cocktail.
A compact, garden-level watering hole legendary for its late-night hours and lack of attitude..
Despite the tony Lincoln Park address, Ravens is refreshingly frills-free, which is immediately evident as one descends into the dusky basement entrance. Votive candles flicker against the deep-red walls, low-coffered ceiling and framed antique maps of Chicago. The small, rectangular space holds only six or so tables, plus a sprinkling of bar stools; the rest is standing room. Lots of booze goes down the hatch here, powered by a thirsty after-hours crowd, including workers from nearby restaurants and bars.
Night-movers are in heaven, blowing off their last bit of steam playing Golden Tee, Galaga, bowling, and eating popcorn, peanuts and M&Ms from the door-side munchie machines. The jukebox carries several indie faves, like Soul Coughing and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Libations include 20 bottled beers like Stella Artois and Harp, 10 micro-brewed drafts like Bell's and Summit Hefe-Weizen and various Grey Goose vodkas.
Love the bartender!. Ravens is a great place to hang out, watch the tube (usually a game or movie) and just talk. I love it. Todd, the bartender in the early evening, is aweseome!
Disagree!!. This place is a dive and out of the way if you work downtown!
Crap Shoot. Ravens is a great after hours bar, then again there's not much else in the area open after 3-4am. But before 3am Ravens is seriously slow and occupied by some obnoxious regulars who can be fairly rude at times. After work...if you're looking for some ok drinks and a guarranteed seat at the bar then Raven is your best bet. If you're looking for a entertainment, great conversation, and/or a hip crowd, Ravens won't be your first choice.
Its 3AM do you know where the action is?.
Great after work scene in the beer garden. Industry favorite on non-weekend nights and late-night on the weekends. Great wait-staff, supurb bartending, great selection of beverages.
The patrons are hit-and-miss...some weekends its a bunch of drunks, other weekends its a bunch of cool, fun people. Maybe it depends what mood I'm in. Not sure if I'd want to pick up a guy there but I always have a good time with the people I go with.
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