Bus: 2, 6, 10, 15, 28, 55, 170, 171, X28(773) 684-1013 thecovelounge.com41.795344 -87.581915 1750 E 55th St (between Everett Ave and Shore Dr) Hyde Park, Chicago
Mon–Fri 10am–2am; Sat 11am–3am; Sun 11am–2amAverage beer: $3
The payoff from the nautical theme hinted at by this blue-collar hangout’s name is decidedly small. Aside from a light fixture made from a ship’s wheel and anchor-shaped coat hooks, this is your standard shot-and-a-beer dive. The crowd here is composed primarily of townies, with a bit of overflow from the U. of C. student-heavy crowd at nearby Jimmy’s.