- Night Out
May 11, 2018
This funky punky venue offers something a little different from the usual Lincoln Park bar scene. It’s a low-lit, moody, smoky space where music rules. Delilah’s plays host to rock DJs, they screen cult movies and will regularly devote nights to heavy metal or early 80s street punk depending on how they’re feeling. The black boxy building is suitably divey inside though it’s certainly not a dive bar, make no mistake – spread over two levels with a rotating selection of works by local artists on the walls as well as a scattering of bright green vinyl bar stools as well as some suitably battered leather sofas. Atmospheric as the place undoubtedly is, it’s very serious about its drinks and Delilah’s serves a superb range of bourbons, ryes and scotches (theirs is in fact one of the best selections in the city) as well as other spirits. Their beer selection is also on the money with a great list of Belgian beers including some unusual Lambics and a range of barrel-aged beers. The staff are pretty cool without being tediously hip and the crowd is as mixed as you might expect, a mix of metal-heads, nu punks and young professionals, drawn by their shared love of whisky and rock music. It can get a bit wild at times but that’s part of its appeal.