Two “Tied” Taverns From Schlitz’s Chicago
Jul13

Two “Tied” Taverns From Schlitz’s Chicago

We did quite a long article a while back about Southport Lanes (3325 North Southport Avenue) — the neighborhood bar with quite a long and interesting history. At the time, we noted in the article that this was one of Chicago’s “tied” bars, meaning it was owned by a brewery and operated by independent contractors.  A very similar system still exists today in Britain, but was outlawed in the United States decades...

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