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Jackson Tavern's Photos of Ditka & Rodman Give The Bar a Real Chicago Feel

The Loop gets a new bar with a neighborhood feel.

Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

"Genuine Food and Spirits" is what's scribbled on the awning at Jackson Tavern. That's the new place from Rachel Dennis, who also runs Tapworks and Randolph Tavern. The new spot opened on Monday, armed with a neighborhood feel among the weekday madness in The Loop.

Patrons will first notice the 137-foot long bar that sprawls from side to side. Hardwood floors and wood-paneled walls also greet customers. The black and white photos feature Chicago athletes such as Dennis Rodman and Mike Ditka, so this place might be the establishment for workers to sneak out and watch a day baseball game over a long lunch, or the locale to meet friends to watch the Hawks or the Bulls at night.

The menu, which features griddled burgers, tacos and sandwiches, can be seen here. Check out the photos above.

Jackson Tavern, 216 W. Jackson Blvd, (312) 877-5373, Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For the first month, they'll be closed on Sunday, but looking to expand hours in September.

Jackson Tavern

, Chicago, IL (312) 877-5373