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Primary Phone: (773) 360-7394

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Northwest Side, Wicker Park

The Crocodile

American Restaurants, Pizza, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Night Clubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Takes Reservations: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Parking: Street


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GOT ROBED WHILE TEMPORARILY WORKING THERE AND RECEIVED NO APOLOGY FOR THE CRIME OR ASSISTANCE IN MY PRESSING CHARGES! The story goes: I went to work for The Crocodile as a flyer passer-outer as only a temporary job. First off, I would like to say getting hired for the position was horrible service as the advertisement clearly stated at 4 was the interviews and I had to wait around until five for not even the original person who was suppose to conduct the interviews to show up and interview me. Anyway, I got the position and worked that Saturday only to discover after my shift that my purse had been broken into and I was robed. My iPod and two debit cards where clearly missing from my purse. After calling back the bar, the establishment did little to help. I called them back immediately after the discovery and they said they would look through the security tapes that day but they never got back to me. I came back in on Sunday and still got little sympathy or assistance. The cops came and the thieves turned out to be cooks working there. They were caught on the security video going through my purse. What does the bar do about this, well nothing. I receive no formal apology from the manager of the bar, no assistance in my court case, and no sense of compensation. Also, while pressing charge for my robbery, one of the employees mention that the person excused of stealing from me had TAKEN MONEY from the register before and yet NOTHING was done about that previously. Clearly, the bar has staffing and customer service problems. Also I will tell you the atmosphere and the food itself isn't all that amazing. My advice don't go to this bar, there are plenty of bars in Chicago and they provide a much better experience.



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new SundayFunday spot!

Crocodile has been my new Sunday place to go. I'm a 9-5er, but this turned out to be a good alternative to other places for a couple drinks and Great music....starts at 8pm. Every week legendary DJ JesseDeLaPeña has a themed music night or special guest DJ's and MC's. The ""free"" pizza is a great treat to have for every drink order (not a lot of bars do that), not sure who took care of some of the people who didn't have a good experience or were charged, but on my last 2 visits (Sunday only) the waitress has asked specifically if I wanted a free Margarita pizza with my drink.
I've been going the past 2 months, and will probably go every chance I get!



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Has Its Days

I can honestly say I have never had good service at Crocodile. 8 people sitting at the bar, all with drinks, and I ended up not getting served. Two friends of the bartender noticed I was getting aggravated and they asked their friend (the bartender) if she could get me a drink. Rather than asking me what I wanted to drink, the bartender asked me If I was a friend of the man that insisted the bartender took my order: I respond ""yes"", she responds ""No You Aren't"" and walks away without getting me a drink. I Refuse to go back



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good cocktails and cool atmosphere

Good, small joint. Cocktails, both speciality and regular, are really good. The bartender is attentive and friendly. Very strongly recommend it, especially for a cool weeknight local.