Archie’s Block Party: The neighborhood bar at Iowa and Rockwell celebrates 75 years

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(L-R): Deborah Pup, Dave Hoekstra, Katrina Arthur

Dave Hoekstra previews Archie’s Block Party at longtime Humboldt Park watering hole Archie’s Iowa and Rockwell Tavern with bar manager (and Archie Boroca’s granddaughter) Katrina Arthur and Deborah Pup (Archie’s daughter).  They discuss the bar’s 75th anniversary celebration which takes place on Saturday 6/23 and features live music, giveaways and charity raffles.

They also discuss some of the history of the bar and the challenge of striking a balance between unorthodox cocktails and the classic “shot and a beer bar” vibe, and more from the city’s leading seller of Hamm’s beer.

 

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