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The Anthem

1725 W. Division St. (at N. Hermitage Ave.), Chicago (Ukranian Village), IL 60622; 773-697-4804

The Delicious Deal
burger and beer combo ($8)*
*not valid Mar 17 or May 5; BBE price: $8 per person; savings of $8-$10; includes: one seasonal 16 oz. draft beer per person and one burger per person; choice of any burger on the menu ("burger, veggie burger, Jucy Lucy"); available daily (Mon-Fri, 4PM-2AM, Sat 11AM-3AM, Sun 11AM-2AM); max party: 2; dine- in only; not valid with March Madness $16 domestic buckets and $5 house bourbon shot & beer, or with any other discounts or promotions; please note: reservations not accepted

Must use your passcode by: May 7, 2013
Time left to get your passcode: Expired on Mar. 7, 2013

Straddling the border between Wicker Park and West Town is a great little joint that’s perfect for kicking back after a long stint at the daily grind. The Anthem is geared to sports fans—lockers behind the bar, football cards for wallpaper, and a TV the size of a small swimming pool—but the dark wood, copious candles, and string lights set up a little romantic vibe, too. Basic cheeseburgers can be great, but opt for the unexpected with the Juicy Lucy, a burger stuffed with Velveeta that oozes out with every bite. Topped with house-made horseradish pickles and caramelized onions, it’s the very definition of “less is more.” Paired with salt- and pepper-dusted fries and Revolution Brewing’s Anti-Hero IPA, it makes an epic game-day meal.

full menu

menu musts

Jucy Lucy
Turkey club
PBLT (braised pork belly, lettuce, tomato, and lemon garlic aïoli)
White chili
Southwest salad
view full menu here

the crowd

Trendy young guys and their dates seem to be the majority at The Anthem, which attracts a lot of spillover from the bars in Wicker Park.

... on the side

on the stereo
During the early dinner hour, the sound was turned down on the TVs while the biggest hits of the 90s to the latest beats filled the air.

The decibel level rises as the crowd grows. It’s pretty low-key early in the evening, but a sports bar in this part of town? Come early to chat, later to cheer.


Mon–Fri 4 PM–2 AM; Sat 11 AM–3 AM; Sun 11 AM–2 AM

price range for dinner entrées

$5 (waffle fries) to $17 (16 buffalo wings)

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