Bus: 72 North, 73 Armitage(773) 227-4433 hideoutchicago.com41.913697 -87.662468 1354 W Wabansia Ave (between Willow and Ada Sts) North Side, Chicago
Tue 7pm–2am; Wed–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 7pm–3am; Sun, Mon for special events (call ahead)Average beer: $2
Appropriately named (it’s tucked away in an industrial corridor), the Hideout serves as both an unpretentious, friendly local bar and a don’t-miss roots venue. Some of the city’s best alt-country acts got their start in the backroom, which also plays host to rock groups, readings and other non-music events. Its annual block party in September is always a blast.