Perhaps you've walked by it without noticing; The Cove Lounge certainly doesn't stand out very much. Walk inside, however, and you're unlikely to forget it anytime soon. Considered to be one of the best dive bars in Chicago, it features wooden bench seating, Bears posters, and a sprawling mural on the wall focused on Chicago and featuring, among other things, a portrait of President Obama.
The Cove Lounge, just a quick journey from The Blackwood, serves a rather diverse and unusual crowd, from seasoned old-timers to college kids to hipsters and beyond. Customers are drawn by cheap prices and drink specials available every day. While they do serve over 25 brands of beer, The Cove is proudest of its Croatian-brewed Karlovacko brand. In the way of entertainment, there is a juke box and six plasma screen TVs. Sit and relax with friends in the eclectic atmosphere of The Cove Lounge, a Hyde Park classic.