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Glascott's Groggery

Glascott's Groggery

The Glascott family has held liquor licenses in the city of Chicago since the 1880s, when Patrick Glascott opened a bar on Ashland Avenue. Seen here supervising a wrestling match in the yard, the man had a wooden leg and his sons would regularly steal it to "play pirate," said Bob Glascott, Patrick's grandson. "I'd ask my dad, 'What did he do to you when he found out?' And Dad would just laugh and say, 'What could he do? We had his leg! He couldn’t catch us!'"