Subway: Brown to Paulina(773) 709-1401 twitter.com/hungrybrainchi41.939365 -87.686480 2319 W Belmont Ave (between Oakley and Western Aves) Roscoe Village, Chicago
Sun–Fri 8pm–2am; Sat 8pm–3amAverage beer: $2.50
This converted theater kept its artsy charm with thrift-store finds galore. An old piano, couches and a coffee table sit on the small stage (which gets occasional use for one-night shows). Art-school dropouts flank the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga game and great jukebox, and friendly bartenders serve up cheap beers with a smile.