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Party like it's 1934: Lottie's celebrating 80 years since prohibition

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Lottie's, a pub in the Bucktown neighborhood, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend.

In 1934, 80 years ago, prohibition ended. In honor of that anniversary, a Bucktown pub will be celebrating this weekend by turning back the clocks and offering old school prices on new school beer. 

Lottie's, located in the 1900 block of West Cortland Street, has been a tourist destination as well as a backdrop for several Hollywood films. It has also been featured in the show "Chicago Fire" several times.

The pub opened in 1934, and customers say they embrace the "typical bar" atmosphere - it is one of the last of the dying breed. Employees say Lottie's was once the place where cops, firemen and politicians would throw their parties. And the woman whom the bar is named after - Lottie Zagorski - is part of the reason for the bar's popularity.

"She was a kind, generous person," patrons Gene and Sharon told FOX 32's Joanie Lum. 

"People trusted Lottie, she made the bribes and kept secrets," owner Mark Domitrovich said.

The pub has 25 craft beers. This weekend, they will be celebrating 80 years with 80 cent draft beers and burgers.


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