• 4744 N. Kimball Ave. Chicago, IL
  • (872) 888-8361


Nighthawk Chicago is the fulfillment of a long-time dream. During their two-decade association as business partners in Windmiller Sound, Brendan Phillips & Howard Windmiller bantered out loud about opening their own drinking hole.   A congenial spot.  A place for a really good cup of coffee.  Or a nice cold beer.  Or a truly tasty, specially crafted cocktail.

Searching for just the right location in Albany Park, they couldn’t believe their good fortune in finding a spot right across from the Brown Line CTA station at Kimball  and Lawrence.  It took over two years to revamp the property.  Uncovering a vintage tin ceiling and stripping a wall to its original brick, they have created a unique gathering place in this up-and-coming, wonderfully diverse neighborhood.

Nighthawk boasts a mix of previously owned bar furniture, a stunning new quartzite bar, bespoke speaker cabinets, extra-comfy barstools, and, of course, the best sound system ever.  It’s been a labor of love for these two dedicated proprietors.  The result is a quirky and cozy destination for our friends and neighbors.


Sunday   8am-2am
Monday   7am-2am
Tuesday   7am-2am
Wednesday   7am-2am
Thursday  7am-2am
Friday   7am-2am
Saturday   8am-2am


Went during their Bob Ross painting nights… tons of fun! Very unique cocktails that taste awesome!


Not only has La Colombe on draft, has excellent hot chocolate. The staff are wonderful. Definitely stop by if you’re in the area.


A local gem. The friendly staff and tasty drinks keep us coming in on a regular basis. Check out the special events (Bob Ross night, film noir screenings) and Danny Ong’s cocktail nights as well. You’ll be glad you did.


A welcomed addition to Chicago and especially Albany Park. Warm inviting atmosphere where the baristas know who you are and the coffee is damn good. They pour La Columbe, and they do a mean Irish Coffee. Decent selection of beer, wine and spirits makes this a decent all around bar that covers your early morning, your late night and everything in between.


Nighthawk is a great place to grab a coffee in the morning, and an even better place to grab a beer after work. It’s an awesome little place with a cool staff. The mixed drinks taste great, or if your on a budget they serve the finest canned Hamm’s in all the land.


A truly great bar. Upon walking in, I was greeted by a smiling bar tender and a warm, cozy environment. The bar had a modern feel (TVs, great sound system, great drink selection) to it while somehow also evoking a tastefully rustic feeling.


Bookending the beverage day with hot and cold-brew coffee drinks in the morning and a full bar at night, this all-day Albany Park hangout in a renovated storefront has a comfy tavern vibe with vintage touches.


Coffee by day, booze by night. Candles light the bar so the bright likes don’t hurt your eyes when you’re drinking. Decent bar in the neighborhood with good people Brown line is right next door for fast transportation and if you ever feel hungry there’s a 24 hour diner next store.

Nighthawk Chicago
4744 N. Kimball Avenue

at the end of the Brown Line

Hell Yes It’s A Bob Ross Wednesday September 19th

Come at 8:00.  Put your name in the hat.  One painter at 9:00.  One at 9:45.  Paint and drink along…

Misfit Movie Night Tuesday September 18 – Robot Jox

Join Albany Park filmmaker Mike Meyer and the Nighthawk crew as they blast off into the distant future, where long…

Albany Park Poets Monday September 17

I don't think that I shall ever see, something so lovely as poetry...with cocktails. Join the Albany Park poets Monday…

Film Noir Tuesday 9/11 711 Ocean Drive

Mal Granger is a telephone company lineman with a penchant for gambling. When Granger's bookie, Chippie Evans, talks him into…