Subway: Green, Orange, Red to Roosevelt(312) 360-9488 mainstayhospitality.com41.866566 -87.625307 1233 S Wabash Ave (between Roosevelt Rd and 13th St) South Loop, Chicago
Sun–Fri 11am–2am; Sat 11am–3amAverage beer: $4
Put your money to good use (as in uses other than beer) at this popular, no-frills after-work joint. Every Wednesday night, a guest (i.e., amateur) bartender gets behind the bar, slinging drinks for a good cause (all of the tips go to his or her charity of choice). So drink up, but skip the mediocre bar food–nobody needs to be that generous.