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“Cool place on the near south side”
Review of Simone's

Simone's
Ranked #1,606 of 10,078 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I find myself here a couple of times each year and if you are on the near south side in the Pilsen neighborhood it is a good place for a drink and/or to grab a bite. The food is typical bar food but prices are very reasonable and the place is very Bohemian with a lot of cool re-purposed artwork inside. The interior is planned out in three sections that keeps the crowding to a minimum and most people there are in their mid 20's to 40's. The staff is nice but they made me take my ball cap off last time I was there because they are trying to be "more club like", which I thought was a little odd. Simone's is just a few blocks off Halsted at 18th and Morgan with street parking available.

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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found this place on accident while visiting Chicago, and I'm really glad we did. The cocktails were AMAZING and the bartenders were so friendly and down to earth. They talked to us like regulars. They have a trivia night which is really fun, but get there early 'cause it fills up. Try the craft brews- DELICIOUS! This bar makes you feel like a real local in a good way.

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Thank JoeM549
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

After leaving a horrible club downtown my group and I stopped at Simone's. Very cool. It was jumpin but not overpacked. Waitresses were prompt, prices were decent and the appetizers were good. I also enjoyed the DJ, he was better than a lot of the ones at some clubs! I will be back! Very soon!

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Thank LPGUERRERO
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

On a recent early Saturday evening my wife and I went to Simone’s Bar located in the Pilsen neighborhood for a light dinner. This establishment offers a variety of bar food and features a large U-shaped bar in the center of its dining room. It also has another barroom in the rear, but it was empty when we arrived. Upon my inquiry with one of the staff, we were told that the back bar would fill up later in the night.

The main dining area was about 35% filled and although the bar was crowded, we managed to get two seats. Our bartender was friendly and poured decent cocktails, but the quality of the house wine was average and overpriced. We ate at the bar and had a plate of empanadas and a hamburger. Both dishes were just fair. This restaurant caters to younger patrons and plays loud, recorded, contemporary music that hinders conversation. In a pinch it is OK, but I would not go out of my way to eat there.

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Thank ChiMike606
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Love Simone's. It's a chill place to grab dinner, cozy up to the bar or tap away in the corner on your laptop. Good DJs on the weekend and pleasant sidewalk seating during the warmer months. Pilsen is a great neighborhood and Simone's is a fantastic stop.

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Thank HCallan
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