Sky-Ride Tap

Chicago, Illinois

Named after a famous attraction at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition, Sky-Ride Tap sits just under Chicago’s “L” Loop line, a dive bar oasis in a heavily trafficked downtown neighborhood. Owned by Kyriakos “Carl” Damianides for over 50 years and with a life as a bar even before that, Sky-Ride Tap, also referred to as Sky-Ride Cocktail Lounge, is one of the classic dive bar mainstays of Chicago. Legend has it that the clocks are fast to get visiting drinkers out to their nearby trains on time. Take special note that Sky-Ride Tap is open Monday through Friday but closed on weekends, so plan accordingly.
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

105 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60605

Downtown Dive



Further Reading

  • CBS Chicago: Owner Profile
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