Established in 1937, we're Humboldt Park’s longest-standing neighborhood bar with a classic Chicago tavern vibe, seasonal cocktails, and live music.
The California Clipper would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.
Our very own Richard Pizarro and Danny Leonard host the first ever Clipper Quipper, a Live Comedy Game Show w/ a panel! This month features Jen Connor, Anthony Rossi, & Leon Wilson.
Chicago's premier Drag King show returns once again to our stage! Presented by Switch The Boi Wonder & Po'Chop, different Kings take you on a beautiful journey every other month. This month features Bubba Boom, Clitora Leigh, Dyl Pickle, D'Cameron May, Koda Pendants, & Luc Ami. Always incredible, bring your ones to tip these talented performers!
Every month Beloved Radio curates a night filled with 5 of their DJs from their extensive roster of radio hosts. All genres with top notch heads. This month features:
Feral, Oui Ennui, O'My's, Miss Twink USA w/ DJ INWARD, & Aguila
For fans of Mannequin Pussy, Slow Pulp, and Horsegirl, Sydcram cultivates an intimate alternative rock sound with electric guitars drenched in reverb and distortion. On her most recent release “Three Legs” Sydcram explores themes of home and distance, reflecting on returning to her midwestern roots.
We've arrived at the end of the year once again and to celebrate we will be having a very special CHICAGO party with 2 sets of live music from Family Junket and 4 DJ sets from Nosha, Conflict Bureau, Noleian, and Pen Pals. Live Music starts at 7 and DJs get going at 9. Swing by for the best party of the year and see Chicago at it's finest!
Super cool spot. Love the ambiance. Sat in a cozy booth. Came on a Monday night for some live music. Was incredible. Had an old fashioned was good.
Definitely a cool bar, interesting floor plan, lots of red lights, fun crowd and nice bartenders. Reminded me of some of the bars/lounges I used to frequent in LA when I lived there. They have a DJ and I've heard also do live music on various nights. Definitely going to go back at some point! Cheers!
What a great find. We had a day of adventures around town and wanted a last late afternoon drink before heading back to the house for dinner. We got here right as they opened and immediately felt at home. Friendly staff, delicious drinks and we bought a shirt to commemorate the visit. Would definitely visit again!
Excellent atmosphere, top notch bartenders and fabulous cocktails are complemented by a reliably fun crowd. Still one of my favorite spots in the city.
Simply the best bar in Chicago. Hands-down. The energy, the vibe, the bartenders. Just go and enjoy.