Cole's Chicago

The Basics

Name: Cole’s Chicago
Address: 2338 N Milwaukee Ave.
Type of Establishment: Bar
Specialties: Comedy and Music
Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30pm-2:00am, Saturday 4pm-2am, Sunday 4pm-2am


Q: What's your name and position at Cole's?
A: My name is Coleman and I’m the Owner/Operator.

Q: How long have you been in the neighborhood?
A: I have been open for 6 years, I have lived on the northwest side for my whole life.

Q: What do you want our community to know about Cole's? 
A:I hope to continue offering a place for communities to meet and share ideas. I want to continue to be a neighborhood space long term. I am always mindful of my impact, and hope to leave a positive legacy.

Q: What’s your favorite summer activity in Chicago?
A: Sitting outside on my porch after a long night of work at 3:30am, watching the city wake up.

Q: What positive attributes does Cole's bring to the community?
A: I am proud to say that I consider Cole's to be instrumental in developing Chicago's recent explosion in comedy and music, along with several other really quality small venues that opened around the same time. I have been able to use my space to create fundraising opportunities for many local charities and progressive political cuases, and I feel good about that too. On a more personal note I am really touched by a number for marriages between customers who met at Cole's.

Q: What's your favorite event that you've hosted at Cole's?
A: Will Guzzardi fundraiser, Ha ha!