Ahh, Jimmy's.... Where else can one find
Polish sausage, pitchers of beer, ongoing theological debates, and an
Encyclopedia Britannica oft-used
to settle arguments?
Officially known as the Woodlawn Tap, Lutheran School of Theology at
Chicago (LSTC) and University of Chicago (UofC) students know this
much-loved establishment simply as "Jimmy's," named for its late owner.
Just steps from LSTC, the land Jimmy's
resides on is actually owned by the UofC. When the university decided to
develop the land for its own use,
Hyde Parkers, as the neighborhood residents call themselves, rallied to
save the land — in order to save Jimmy's!
If you find yourself in Hyde Park, stop
by Jimmy's for a glass of Leinenkugel, a Polish sausage, and some good
conversation. (And wonder if you're sitting on the same chair Joe once
sat upon — not much changes at Jimmy's!)
Woodlawn Tap (Jimmy's)
1172 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615-5115
773-643-5516 | Map