Happy Neon Friday! This week we're back in Chicago, in front of what's now known as the Clark Street Ale House. It used to be known as the Stop & Drink, and the antique neon sign dates from the days when Clark Street in River North was still a bit rundown and seedy. Fortunately, when the bar was renamed the new owners did the sensible thing and kept the awesome vintage sign.
I'm told that this sign-less the added on ale house bit-can be seen in the somewhat obscure film Mickey One, starring Warren Beatty. Although now that I think of it, maybe it was Goldstein, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's in The Blues Brothers.