Nilda’s Place

Chicago, Illinois

Online listings can say what they want, but make no mistake, Nilda’s Place opens when owner Nilda feels like it. An immigrant from Puerto Rico who lives above the bar, Nilda notoriously picks and chooses when the light turns on and even then, the door might be locked, requiring a light knock to be let in. A little wildlife comes with the dive bar atmosphere at Nilda’s Place, a handful of parakeets behind the bar and a dog named Cosita patrolling the space. Nilda’s Spanish-speaking heritage is prominently displayed, the Old Style sign above the door reading “Cerveza Fria” underneath. With many great Ukrainian Village dive bars nearby, Nilda’s Place is well worth a try of the handle and a knock of the door before venturing further.
SFG Note: This is a dive bar directory listing. We haven’t had the good fortune of visiting firsthand yet. When we do, you’ll get a great review. In the meantime, we’ve compiled information to help you make a choice on visiting.

The Basics

1858 W Iowa St
Chicago, IL 60622

Neighborhood Bar



Further Reading

  • Old Style Bar Project
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