Best Intentions

3281 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
(312) 818-1254

Recent Reviews

Jack M.

Tequila makes my clothes fall off. They did kick me out when my pants hit the floor, but hey

TRP

Such an amazing bar with nice outdoor patio in summer. Great music and a dart board! Fairly small and can get tight in the winter but that only adds to it's charm. Divey, with lots of character. Attracts a younger crowd.

K Daniel

Five stars for great dive bars. The staff is friendly, attentive, and appropriately hipster for Logan. The drinks are classic and all well made, but the real gem is the burger. best intentions burger is griddled with mustard and onions and served with a melty American cheese and fresh onions. It's served in a paper hamburger wrapper inside of a paper bag. It's greasy and delicious. Classic flavors in a sack! Get the house made ginger ale on the side and French fries with house sauceThey have a great, ticked away party and the decor inside is just classic dive bar. It's everything you would expect, yet full of surprises. I can't wait until it reopens for in person dining!

Daniela Sommers-Dawson

It’s small and not good for any big meet ups. It lacks space. The drink was really strong (good thing for some). The draw may be this the charm in the warmer weather with the patio space open.

James Frenzel

Great dive bar and friendly fun staff.

Bjorn Skaptason

The best fancy cocktails.

Daniel Wolf

Their patio is the best part. On warm days they serve people out there. Inside there's not much seating. They claim to have Angostura bitters on tap but I have yet to confirm that. Their food is on point too– on a spring day they had ramps on the menu.

Jon Chandler

Excellence. The high life beer is very tasty

Geovany C.

This amazing bar is not even a dive bar, but a traditional classic cocktail bar which in fact know their knowledge, is amazing and unforgettable plus Andrew and Devon are phenomenal bartenders that will highly respect their guest in any means possible. Never have I have been disappointed

Dyspeptic Skeptic

Their patio is the best part. On warm days they serve people out there. Inside there's not much seating. They claim to have Angostura bitters on tap but I have yet to confirm that. Their food is on point too– on a spring day they had ramps on the menu.

Amanda M.

The minty green frozen drink (what is it called!?) is everything!!!!!!! My mouth is melting just thinking of it. Will be back soon to fill my craving

Daniel Bakken

Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Delicious food. Wish I would have tried a cocktail, the ones I saw looked impressive. Fun jukebox. Not too busy for Sunday lunch. Will have to return.

Excellence U.

New to the area and I visited this bar after seeing it in the show Easy. Ordered a vodka tonic and a Manhattan, both made perfectly, will visit again soon.

Ross W.

Great neighborhood bar. My girlfriend and I spent a week in Chicago over new years, and found our selves at Best Intentions more than once. It gets busy on the weekends, but that's to be expected. The bar tenders were very knowledgeable, and the prices were very reasonable.

Gabe G.

The best bar on the North Side of Chicago, one of the best in the nation. Amazing food, amazing cocktails, cheap Wisconsin beer, out of this world individualized service for all customers, not just the regulars. I have been coming back here ever since the first time I visited, years ago. Best experience will be visiting on a weeknight because it is packed with out of towners all weekend. Note that they are closed on Mondays.

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