Mechanical seat covers at O’Hare Airport

I finally got to see the ‘Sani Seat’ mechanical seat covers at Chicago O’Hare Airport. I’d heard so much about them over the past few years, it was great to see them in action!

Outside The Loop Radio

Thanks heaps to Mike Stephen for inviting me onto Chicago’s Outside The Loop Radio for a chat this morning!

For those of you who tuned in, feel free to browse through the photos I took while I was in Chicago last year. They really were impressive washrooms… some of the best I’ve seen in the world. If you have any suggestions for interesting toilets in Chicago that I missed, I’d love to hear them in the comments section below.

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One-way mirror

Streeters Tavern

A one-way mirror above the urinal at Streeters Tavern in downtown Chicago

Come take a seat

Come take a seat at Filter Cafe’s very homely restroom. You can use the chalkboards to scribe all kinds of messages to fellow toiletgoers while you’re there.

Filter Cafe 1

Filter Cafe 2

Filter Cafe 3

Punch House

For the final bar I visited on this particular night, I present to you Punch House on W 19th, complete with chalk board walls for all kinds of drunken ramblings. In my state of inebriation, I scribbled ‘TOWNSVILLE REPRESENT’ (my hometown), plugged the website and drew a picture of a cat.

Punch House 1

Punch House 2

Punch House 3

Club Foot

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I came across a shrine to Elvis in the mens room at Club Foot.

Club Foot 1

Club Foot 2

Club Foot 3

The Empty Bottle

The deeper into Chicago I travelled, the better the toilets kept getting. Welcome to The Empty Bottle in Ukrainian Village. It’s hell loud, ridiculously divey, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a washroom as grungy as this one.

Empty Bottle 1

Empty Bottle 2

Empty Bottle 3

The Boiler Room

The Boiler Room in Logan Square. I was feeling pretty tipsy by the time I made it to this to bar.

Boiler Room 1

Boiler Room 2

Cole’s Bar

This bar turned out to be my favourite out of all the bars I went to in Chicago: Cole’s Bar in Logan Square. Friendliest ever bartender, cute girls from St Louis, and a wonderfully graffitied restroom.

Cole's Bar 1

Cole's Bar 2

Kuma’s Corner

Kuma's Corner


The dive bars in this city are epic. This was at Kuma’s Corner in Chicago’s Avondale.