Chicago’s O’Rourke’s Pub in the ’60s and ’70s As Captured by Photographer Jack Lane

By: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Last Updated: November 3, 2010

A cast of characters including neighborhood oddities, poets, painters, celebrities, and other notables populate Jack Lane's black and white photographs from O'Rourke's Pub. Located on North Ave., the bar was a Chicago institution in the 1960s and '70s. Jack-Lane-photographs

Lane's photographs include well-known faces such as Roger Ebert and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Wolfe, but more importantly evoke the sense of camaraderie, diversity, and personality that marked the era and the "Saloon Society" of Chicago.

The exhibit will be on view at Lubeznik Center for the Arts from November 13, 2010 through February 13, 2011. A free opening reception, featuring a "spirited" panel discussion with Chicago's Rick Kogan, will be held Friday, November 19 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Admission is FREE. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information or visit

The Lubeznik Center is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Galleries are closed on Mondays. For more information please visit or call 219-874-4900. All times are based on Chicago time.