2149 S. Halstead St.
Chicago, IL 60608
B&W, 4 per strip, $3.00
Photos: August 27, 2005
Last visit: September 17, 2022


This corner bar in Pilsen, tucked under the Dan Ryan Expressway, seemed to me to be in the middle of nowhere, but when I went inside, it was much bigger than I'd expected, and packed with people. Thankfully, it was a very different scene than Shenanigan's and Excalibur, my two previous stops, and I made my way to the booth in the corner, through the tables of people enjoying their beers.

The photobooth, a Model 21E black and white machine, had the classic "Photographs" sign on top, and produced great photos with four rounded corners on each shot. Very nice.

UPDATE 11/6/16: Andrew writes that the booth here is in poor condition as of a visit today, but it's still working.

UPDATE 5/1/22: Becca reports that the Skylark booth is still going strong.

Contributed by Brian, Andrew Kropp, Becca Hall