“A neighborhood bar with a terrifying past clientele”
Named one of the best dive bars by Stuff magazine, the L&L Tavern seems like your normal, everyday little city watering hole... What L&L doesn't advertise is the fact it's had not one, but two serial killers on its bar stools. The L&L Tavern was the favorite watering hole for both Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy. Dahmer used the L&L Tavern as he scoped out his next victim. Gacy even showed up once in a clown costume. Today the L&L probably doesn't have too many serial killers on its stools, but it will always have the rare distinction of serving beer to two of the most notorious murders ever.
I question the Truth behind this Story. I lived around the corner at 3219 N. Halsted and worked at Carol's Speskeasy.when Dahmer murder Jeremy. Jeremy was Timmy roommate who was a friend of mine who worked at Carol's with me.
I heard a lot if the inside story due the Jeremy missing. Numerous bars were mention where Dahmer roamed for his victims and this bar was never mention during that time
I definately would have recalled this bar due to the facts especially living around the corner from there. I don't even recall it being a gay bar back then even if it is one now. Bull Dog Road was the popular gar bar back then at Clark and Melrose.
It still scare me to think I served Dahmer drinks at Carol's back then. For further communications you can reach me at
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- Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
- Mon - Fri: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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