Hogan's was my favorite bar on State and Erie Streets in Chicago. This is a true bar song. All us songwriters have one. Everyone in the song came into the bar. I was devastated when it closed one Halloween. its closing was one of the best things that ever happened to me. if it had stayed open, I'd still be sitting there with my ass glued to a barstool. it was fun while it lasted - but it was time to move on.