Chicago Bars of the Past

People and places that aren’t around any more are an important part of our historic video archive. Take a look at this piece shot at O’Rourke’s Public House in Old Town; another at McCuddy’s Bar across the street from the old Comiskey Park; and a conversation about neighborhood taverns between author/interviewer Studs Terkel and his pal, columnist Mike Royko.

Be sure to go to Roger Ebert’s wonderful personal reminiscence about O’Rourke’s. You can find it at the link below.

Roger Ebert’s blog entry on O’Rourke’s.

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