Nearest University: Loyola University Chicago
The infamous Loyola University dive Hamilton’s (affectionately known as Hammy’s) served the campus community for an impressive 80 years. After it officially closed its doors in October 2012, Bar 63 swooped in to take its place. It doesn’t have the tradition or lengthy rap sheet of Hammy’s, but current students have barely taken notice. It’s still the top spot for bar eats, sports, and late-night binge drinking with classmates.