Friendly Polish bar offers a dirt cheap, if limited, beer selection.
Sitting in Ola’s, you’ll see more people coming in for take-away booze, cigarettes, and lottery tickets than sitting down for a drink—and I can’t understand why they wouldn’t. The comfortable dive-slash-liquor store serves some wildly inexpensive draft beer, only $1.75 for a mug of Old Style and $1.50 for PBR. On a Saturday evening, the TVs will be playing Cops, and the hilariously outdated jukebox was blasting Sting upon my most recent visit. Just slightly off the main drag of Division Street bro bars, this place is a welcome and delightfully run-down oasis in Ukrainian Village. Ola’s also offers up a selection of Polish favorites, including Zywiec and Okocim. —Luca Cimarusti