Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago(312) 640-1156 citizenbar.com0.000000 0.000000 364 W Erie St (between Orleans and Sedgwick Sts) River North, Chicago
Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3amAverage cocktail: $5
This minimalist bar, decked out in sleek red and gray tones, might seem pretentious. But don't let the sophisticated look fool you. As the name suggests, the vibe here is warm and welcoming and makes you feel as if you belong, especially during the summer, when crowds pack its expansive deck. And even when the crowds swell around you, count on the personal touch of owner Jimmy D as he mingles like the host of a killer house party.