This Ukrainian Village spot might be the most well-kept dive bar in the city, where you won’t be subjected to decades-old lingering cigarette smells and mystery stains on the floor. Like a classic Chicago dive, you can order stuff like Old Style and malort, but Ez Inn also has a great cocktail menu with options like a frozen mocha made with vodka. Its large wooden interior is decorated in all sorts of Old Style memorabilia, and is like a winter cabin, with plenty of leather bar stools and couches and an open area perfect for hanging out when you need to stretch your legs. This space also doubles as a dance floor during occasional DJ sets, so keep an eye on their event calendar.
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