Paradise Club

7068 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ph: (773) 794-9081
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Opened in 1954
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Hala Kahiki, River Grove 2.3 mi
3.7 km
Lost Lake, Chicago 5.0 mi
8.0 km
Chef Shangri-La, North Riverside 6.6 mi
10.7 km
The Tiki Terrace, Des Plaines 7.6 mi
12.2 km
Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago 9.5 mi
15.3 km
Bar decor at Paradise Club in Chicago
July 2008, photo by Kurt B Balder
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Humuhumu’s description:
Paradise Club (or Club Paradise, depending on which sign you read) has been in business since 1954, with the same owner operating it since 1991. Drinks, once selected from the single tropical drink menu on the premises, are served in tiki mugs. Lauhala matting is used throughout. It reportedly has a bit of a dive bar feel, and caters to the area's robust Polish population.
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October 24, 2011, 8:27 AM
Okay. I really don't know how this place rated so high. I just went there this past Saturday 10-21-11. There was 5 people in there. Two of those people were the two working behind the bar. There wasn't a light on in the place. The only thing lighting the place up was the light from the television which had a soccer game on and some rope lighting from under the bar. No music playing. No lights on. No one speaking. Except in Spanish to each other and staring at me and my friends. Cash only. We weren't there 10 minutes.
Dean has visited Paradise Club.

May 29, 2014, 7:58 PM
Kinda awesome, kinda sad. Looks to have been a pretty great place, but attempts to move away from tiki is evident. Bartender is interesting and informative and a glance at the original menu is worth the visit. There are some great elements of tiki past in this bar and it is well worth a visit. Has a neighborhood polish bar charm as an added bonus.
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