7432 Madison St, Forest Park (708-366-2823)
One of the largest bars on Madison Street, this two-story party palace is the place to be in Forest Park. The main floor, dotted with dart machines and video games, is spacious enough, but we enjoy heading upstairs and grabbing a seat at one of the picnic benches on the rooftop patio, which also has its own bar.
Height: 2nd floor
Drink of choice: Slushies
If you’re eating one thing: BBQ wings
Wait for a table: None
Crowd: Casual twentysomething Forest Parkers
7432 Madison St, Forest Park (708-366-2823). Mon–Wed 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun 11am–10pm. Average beer: $3. Opens on Memorial Day Weekend.
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