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Big Joe's

1818 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640 USA

110 Reviews
Open Now
Thu 1p-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Wifi
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“Watch the Mighty Turtles Race!”

Cheap drinks, a rockin' juke box, a fun crowd and turtle racing make this local dive a must-visit. Yep, turtle racing! You place your bets on a turtle and the slowest turtle wins. They're dropped into a "ring" and everyone crowds around to see which turtle will find their way across the red line last. If you want a good and unique time in Chicago, this is the place to go.

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Brian G.

Came for the turtles, stayed for the family. My friend and I had Turtle Racing at Joe's on our list of things to do while we were visiting Chicago. After reading other reviews, we knew we should... Read more

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Steve A.

Big Joe's is a total neighborhood bar. It's a place most people wouldn't know is here unless they are looking for it. Only catching a glance of it going somewhere else was how we found out. Has a... Read more

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Michael B.

Three words: TURTLE. RACING. FRIDAYS. That's all you will need to know when coming to this bar located on the north side of Chicago. Big Joe's a cash-only dive bar located in the Andersonville... Read more

Big Joe's

1818 W Foster Ave
Chicago, Illinois
60640 USA
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Open now until 2:00 am
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Mon - Fri: 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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