THE MAP


View Old Style Bar Directory in a larger map

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bar #49: Moe's Tavern (formerly Relax Lounge)

2937 N. Milwaukee Ave.
10:30pm, Thursday, March 29
Price of Old Style: $3.50 bottles


I used to drive past Relax lounge all the time when I lived in Logan Square, but it seemed like a shady dive bar, so I never went in.  Now that I have been doing this blog, I was excited to finally get to Relax,  but alas, it closed and now Moe's Tavern is in it's place.  Doh!

Nothing unique about this place - it's obviously a ripoff of Moe's from "The Simpson's", down to the Simpson art on the awning and windows.  They don't have Duff beer (actually a decent selection of craft beers), but you can order a Flaming Moe!

The interior is really stale...it seems like an office in a strip mall that was converted into a bar.  This couldn't have been how Relax was...Moe's was just very BORING and too clean--it had no character.  Christ, it had CARPET!  There was a cute bartender, but that couldn't help Moe's, as there were only 3 other people in the bar.


So, after doing some research...it appears that Moe's was served with a cease-and-desist order from Twentieth Century Fox for copyright infringement.  It appears they haven't taken it too seriously, as some "minor" changes were made to the mural on the wall.  A great bar gets it character from it's bartenders, customers, and overall atmosphere.  Moe's has a long way to go, as the only character it has is in the form of a 20 year-old cartoon.
BEFORE

AFTER

5 comments:

  1. Actually back in the Relax days, the atmosphere was pretty sterile as well and bright to the point that it was annoying. It was an odd mix of gang bangers, hipsters, and Ray's (former owner) friends. Sketchy? Maybe back when the bars were still on the windows and the door had a buzzer system. There were far sketchier Polish bars in the area.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Finally, your search for the best and most economical cleaning product has come to an end because you have visited the right place where you are going to explore the details of one of the best cleaning products and it is Snow Joe sj625e and also about Snow Joe sj625e reviews. It is an electric snow thrower and it is simply perfect for meeting the needs for home cleaning.

    if you want more just look here "snow joe sj625e review"

    ReplyDelete
  3. I mean those product is very useful.Many people likes this site and i also like this.From these reviews, you will get an idea about the specific features of this product.This blog is very useful for me.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.if you know more "Click here"

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always appreciate the good work. Very informative and useful post. Please keep up the good work.
    You might have faced drain cleaning problem in many situation in your life. But this problem would not occur if you know the best drain cleaning product available in the market.
    In my blog I have given a thorough research on best drain cleaner and i think it will really help you all in your daily life.
    If you want to know more just click below
    Ten Best drain cleaner reviews

    ReplyDelete
  5. how exciting! enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy, it really is a precious time. even though only 24 weeks along, i have already begun the nesting stage so i enjoy seeing the sweet and simple items you've curated for your next babe. it's inspired me!Sinfa

    ReplyDelete