Granville Anvil | Edgewater | Dive Bar, Gay Bar | Bar

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Hours: Mon-Fri 9 AM-2 AM, Sat 9 AM-3 AM, Sun noon-2 AM

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The old Anvil could've easily been shortlisted for Chicago's seediest gay shithole, but it's a wonder what better lighting and a new coat of paint will do. On a recent visit a patron lamented the removal of the dick decorations from above the bathroom door, but that's about as far as any hetero-ification has progressed—the clientele is still, you know, gay dudes, and the decor tends toward Tom of Finland. Drinks are nothing special, but the crowd is friendly—at times overfriendly, if you catch my drift—and the back patio is a nice spot to chain-smoke on a summer evening. —Sam Worley