Travel | Beers from around the globe await
Not all beer gardens are German. If you order right at these joints, you’ll get an international experience that’s (sort of) just like visiting the mother country.
1531 N Damen Ave, 773-235-4039 bigstarchicago.com. Sun–Fri 11:30am–2am; Sat 11:30am–3am. Average beer: $4.
Tacos de pescado; tacos al pastor; chips with housemade salsas
Tecate, Pacifico, Modelo Especial
1834 W Montrose Ave, 773-334-5664 troquetchicago.com. Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu, Fri noon–2am; Sat noon–3am. Average beer: $5
Charcuterie, moules frites, croque-madame
Domaine DuPage (No, it’s not French, but this Two Brothers beer is a French-style ale, and that’s as close as you’re going to get)
4530 N Lincoln Ave, 773-271-9000 thegrafton.com.Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2am. Average beer: $5.
Fish-and-chips; Irish breakfast; shepherd’s pie
Put two stouts head-to-head: Guinness and Murphy’s Irish
POLISH (AND, UM, KOREAN)
Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar
960 W 31st St, 773-890-0588 community-bar.com. Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am. Average beer: $4.
The Korean-Polish barbecue, served—for free!—on Mondays from 5:30–7:30pm
A cold shot of vodka