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Business Details

54

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

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Payment method:
cash, amex, master card, visa, no credit cards
Neighborhoods:
Northwest Side, Humboldt Park
AKA:

The California Clipper

Categories:
Night Clubs, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Restaurants
Other Information:

Parking: Street, Valet

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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wishingsky
07/22/2007
No longer my favorite bar

The California Clipper used to be one of my favorite bars in Chicago. I was thrilled when the general manager agreed to allow me to use their back room to hold my 30th birthday party. However when I arrived the evening of the party the doormen refused to let me in because my driver's license had expired less than one week earlier (on my actual birthday). I was forced to drive all the way back to the suburbs to get my passport because I had over two dozen guests coming - I couldn't simp...view morely leave. When I returned they didn't apologize for sending me home - instead they spent about 45 seconds seriously reading my passport, as if they were looking for a reason to send me away again. Later on, a 45 year old guest of mine was almost turned away for the same reason - a recently expired license. The doormen bragged to her about ""having to send the birthday girl home too"" when she objected. This time the manager stepped in and allowed her to stay, with the warning that she shouldn't take a nasty tone with his employees. The manager did attempt to recitfy the problem with my ID by offering me free drinks, but after my guest was also denied at the door I spoke with him and was horribly surprised by his attitude. I understand that its difficult to obtain and maintain a liquor license, but considering the business that I brought in that evening I felt all of the staff (with the exception of the nice cocktail waitress) were rightous and rude. I was left saddened by the entire experience and will not be returning.view less

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chickendoll
11/20/2006
Best Bar in the City

I found the staff extremely welcoming and funny. The manager was there and introduced me to an amazing drink called the Purple Martin. The door men are very cute. I take all of my out of town guests here and we always have a great time. The music is good on the weekends and Bingo night is pure magic. Tuesday nights they have movie night with some pretty interesting choices. The staff makes you feel like family. If you are looking for redbull and vodka in pint glasses, then my gu...view moreess is your probably not going to like this bar, but if your looking for a fun night with good conversations then please stop by. A great place to go on a date too :)view less

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shecat88
11/15/2005
DO NOT GO HERE

The management is completely rude. They act as if they have the hottest club in Chicago. ( PS- THEY DONT!) Its too far out of the city, and has no real 'vibe' The staff is okay. When I went in I had a slight problem , and spoke with the GM. He was unaccomodating, and needs to go back to manners school. I just hate when men manage a place, that they think it makes them better than the rest of human beings. I would never spend my hard earned money in a sub standard place with such rude ...view morerepresentation. Dont you !!!!view less

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1002 N California AveChicagoIL 60622

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1002 N California AveChicagoIL 60622

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