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Happy 75th, Lottie's Pub

Landmark Bucktown pub celebrates a milestone anniversary tomorrow night



    Happy 75th, Lottie's Pub
    Lottie's Pub
    Happy Birthday, Lotties!

    The notorious Lottie's Pub, known for its scandalous past as an alleged speakeasy, gambling hall and possible prostitution den that was run by Lottie Zagorski, a six-foot-tall supposed hermaphrodite, is having a birthday!  After 75 years on the corner of Cortland Street and Winchester Avenue, this historical bar is throwing a party for itself.  The festivities including live music begin at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 16.  Guests can throw back 75 cent Miller Lite drafts all day, while digging into a complimentary buffet of eats. Save some energy for the evening hours, when live band karaoke starts at 9 p.m.  Be on the lookout for freebies and giveaways throughout the festivities, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for any apparitions that may be lurking around the premises – you never know what kinds of outrageous happenings may have occurred in the past 75 years to warrant haunting.  They did find bones in the basement a few years back… But don't worry – the basement's been renovated since then. And after a few 75-cent beers, you'll forget all about it.